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October, 2004

  • Ninja Feature: Remote Web Workplace in SBS2003

    Remote Web Workplace is (in my humble opinion) The Ninja Feature of SBS2003. In fact, it gets the inaugural EBTDF Ninja Feature award for being so cool. Thanks to Susan Bradley for putting me on to it . Let me say right now - if you're using...
  • Ben Armstrong - Virtual PC Guy - blogs about games in Virtual PC (a Ninja Feature!)

    ( Wild divergence warning - skip to Back To The Topic At Hand if you don't want to read about my childhood) I sometimes raid my collection of 200+ game CDs (yes, all purchased legally) to dig out some of the old DOS games I grew up with. It often happens...
  • ISA 2004: FTP Uploads are off by default. Mostly.

    Something I ran across before work: With ISA 2004, the FTP filter is a slightly different beast from ISA 2000. In ISA 2000, the FTP Application Filter added two distinct protocol definitons: FTP, and FTP Download Only. You could assign permissions...
  • Xbox DVI Adapters - On Second Thought...

    In my earlier post on Xbox 2 rumours , I mentioned that I'd like a DVI adapter for the Xbox 2. (I wasn't able to find one for Xbox 1 yet, either) But I have a problem now with my Xbox 1, which is that since I picked up an Apple Cinema Display , I can...
  • ISA: How To Publish Apple Remote Desktop

    Question : I'm trying to get Apple Remote Desktop to function through ISA Server. The standard definition of udp 3283 send/receive does not work. Any ideas? Answer : Assuming Apple Remote Desktop needs only the one port (based on this article it seems...
  • Ars Technica's New Look

    Go check it out - http://arstechnica.com/ ! I stumbled on the new look while surfing from their RSS feed , and thought I'd ended up at the wrong site! I was only recently looking for a way to customize the Ars look to something less white-on-black (and...
  • I'm Barnacular.

    That word is mine now. Ben The Virtual PC Guy has another post on OS nostalgia . It's starting to make me feel old! I'm really enjoying his blogs, because - at least so far - I share similar experiences. Back in the Good Old Days, I coaxed Windows 3.0...
  • ISA 2004: Hosting a game of Locomotion

    The usual disclaimers about third-party software apply here; we make no warranty, expressed or implied, about anything to do with anything, ever. Cautionary Admonition: ISA is a serious network security product. Never use it for fun things like this....
  • The EBTDF Ninja Feature Award

    Inaugurated in October 2004, the EBTDF Ninja Feature award marks a truly kickass (can I say kickass on MSDN ?) feature. Each EBTDF Ninja Award recipient is listed below in the Hall of Fame. The EBTDF Ninja Feature Hall Of Fame Small...
  • How To Win Friends And Annoy Legitimate Email Users, Part I

    The events herein took place a couple of months ago. My rage has subsided into a background hum of frustration. Only now can I write about the experience. My parents' ISP uses some wonderful spam software that they won't describe to anyone. (Repeated...
  • Paint.NET Is Good (and 1.1 is out now)

    I fairly frequently need to use an image editing application for random minor acts of vandalism (see links at left for examples), or just formatting and saving blog images. I've had Paint.Net 1.1 RC1 installed for a while, but hadn't remembered to try...
  • ISA 2004 Access Rules: A Self-Contained Universe of Possibility

    NB I'm on cold & flu medication, so please forgive me if I'm a tad scattered, or even weirder than usual. I was having fevered semi-dreams of something to do with a wireless access point, and somehow, every time I swallowed, the clients disconnected...
  • Upgrade Nightmare: The Parental PC

    My parents' Celeron 800 was getting a little long in the tooth, so I figured I'd upgrade their PC as a "welcome home" present. I got them a new AMD Sempron 2400+, 512MB DDR RAM I had left over from my last upgrade, a new Gigabyte motherboard, and a Radeon...
  • But I didn't. Sleep, that is.

    (following on from the last post)... I was too wired. Instead, I hit the ISA newsgroups again, and picked up a couple of fascinating questions. A couple of people had VPN problems with ISA 2004, but it turns out that the problems are different (and not...
  • Tablet PC: Got Collateral?

    I just went out and saw Collateral . I really enjoyed the movie, and found myself wondering if Scoble had seen it, while watching the scenes where Vincent was working on a Tablet PC. I was trying to come up with a positive marketing message from it. ...
  • Xbox 2 Rumours

    Right up front: I'm not on the Xbox team. I have no direct connection with the Xbox team. If you imagined the distance from Sydney to Redmond, and then doubled it, that's still less far away from the People Who Know than I am. So, this is purely from...
  • ISA 2004 RADIUS Authentication Article on ISAServer.org

    Just spotted that ISAServer.org have a new article on RADIUS authentication for Web Publishing rules from their RSS feed : Using ISA Server 2004 RADIUS Authentication in Web Publishing Rules (Part 1) http://www.ISAserver.org/tutorials/ISA2004-RADIUS-Authentication...
  • Dug from the XBox AU Newsletter: Live Alerts

    (It's clickable) I don't know when it happened, but I'm glad it did! Xbox Live Alerts are now enabled for the Aussie Live crowd. Might have to try it out later, when my homies get back. Now all we need is that Messenger tab that shows you when all your...