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November, 2004

  • Problems With Other Browsers?

    Thanks to Eric TF Bat who dropped me a comment: There's an issue with this blog on standards-compliant browsers; the right-hand navbar seems to be making the central text area go haywire. Check it out in Firefox to see the effect. It's probably a side...
  • Thanksgiving Tech Support: Thanks, HP.

    HP claimed the first victim of the holidays - a teary mother. I'd given her an HP PSC 1315 as an early Christmas present, and it's really, really good so far. With one fairly significant blow: it doesn't like printing Avery labels properly. Mum likes...
  • Half Life 2: Done.

    Somewhat controversially, I don't think it's the best game ever . It's good, but it's not all that , girlfriend. I was playing through it wondering if there was something I was missing that all the other reviewers knew. It's a good first person shooter...
  • Routed Networks in ISA 2004

    I was having an argument with a friend from elsewhere in the Aussie support organization about ISA's (new in 2004) network templates and their default routing layouts. I like arguments - I learn a good 57.3% of what I know from (friendly) arguments with...
  • Wow. Busy. Work. And Half Life 2. And comment spam.

    First, my sincerest thanks to the jerk currently at 221.219.2.87 for comment spamming me; moderation's enabled for the time being. Hope we can get a nice CAPTCHA thingy implemented here soon. While it might *look* to the casual observer like Halo 2 came...
  • Halo 2 Multiplayer on Live: First Impressions

    Ah haaaaaa haaaaaaaa ha hahahaha haaaaa hahahahaha haaaa hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! (every single one of those was typed. Individually. In time with me cackling insanely after coming down from a slaughter high). Bedtime. But seriously...
  • It's Halo 2 Night!

    No self-respecting Xbox gamer would have missed that tonight's the night! Aussies - by virtue of our timezone being 17 hours ahead of Redmond - and Kiwis (2 more hours ahead of us) get their first crack at Halo 2 tonight. Expectations aren't so much high...
  • Getting Help With ISA Server - Helping Us Help You!

    Usability strides in ISA 2004 aside, ISA Server is a powerful product that's still quite easy to misconfigure. With great flexibility comes great potential complexity... Most of the time, there's a straightforward explanation for unintended results...
  • I Hate Glass

    Forget circles . Forget copper . I mean, sure, I get that I'm not supposed to use or pick up copper, but glass just completely freaks me out. I'm more scared of glass than I am of spiders. And I'm really scared of spiders, so scared I couldn't even use...
  • What's a Private IP Address?

    Private IP addresses are defined in RFC 1918 (a very readable RFC, for my money, and quite short to boot). The RFC defines three ranges: 10.0.0.0 -> 10.255.255.255 (10.0.0.0/8 - an A class network in oldspeak) 172.16.0.0 -> 172.31.255.255 (172.16...
  • ISA Server and Xbox Live: Not Officially Supported. But I'm interested...

    It's old news, but I thought I might as well get the conversation started, after John emailed me asking about getting ISA working with Xbox Live. I need to state up front that last time I heard anything about anything, Xbox Live wasn't officially supported...
  • ISA 2004 does 502s rather than 407s if you're already authenticated

    Update : Also works for ISA 2006 and TMG. There were a couple of newsgroup questions on ISA 2004 authentication that prompted me to go digging through the SDK. Edit: A little more background so this makes more sense: When an HTTP request is submitted...