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April, 2005

  • Ooh, MSN Messenger 7.0 is out

    Noticed on ActiveWin that MSN Messenger 7.0 is out now. IMO, the coolest feature is the MSN Spaces integration. I could live without Winks, and Nudges are politely but firmly disabled, but the Spaces-driven contact cards and gleams are a great feature...
  • Hitchhiker's Guide Movie: Four Stars

    As a fan of the trilogy-o-five and a bunch of Douglas Adams' other work, I was quietly skeptical about how good the Guide movie was likely to be. Douglas is gone - weirdly, a loss that still affects me personally, as if he'd been a lifelong friend - but...
  • Frustrated with Outlook

    Rambling, and an Outlook wishlist of sorts.
  • My Email Solution for 0-2 users

    From before - I decided that My Real Problem with Outlook having a single delivery location is the speed of that location vs the accessibility. A local PST is relatively quick, but it's inaccessible except via Remote Desktop (not terrible, but not Webby...
  • A Physics Accelerator?

    Idle speculation.
  • x64 Gaming

    Since my upgrade to XP x64, I've been looking for patches so that my favourite titles can benefit from the extra-spicy new registers, and other cunning tricks. So far, I've found I have one game that can actually do x64 - Chronicles of Riddick. Which...
  • Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil under x64

    This doesn't work, as the MSI is coded to only allow "pure" Windows 2000 or XP installations. Faux XP-From-Windows-Server doesn't seem to cut it :) As I was researching the problem, I noticed that PlanetAMD64 have set up a new Wiki , so I thought it...
  • x64 Compatibility

    The theme for this week is compatibility, brought to you by the letters W and O, and the number 64. In the PlanetAMD64 forums and on their Wiki , we've been thrashing out some terms for games that run or don't run under Windows x64 editions. My...
  • ISA 2004: CARP Exclusions (and a tip for 2000)

    In ISA 2004 Enterprise Edition, one of the new features that was added based on user feedback was the ability to exclude certain sites from the CARP treatment. I've expounded CARP's virtues before in CARP and NLB . The problem with CARP - or more specifically...
  • x64: It's Lonely Out Here (But I Feel Powerful)

    No TV. Latest casualty: DVICO FusionHD DVB-T card. No XP64 drivers now (and not for a while , at least). So I'm taking it out and lending it to a friend indefinitely. I built a (32 bit) Media Center PC the other week, so it's not a total loss, I can still...
  • x64: Windows XP x64 Edition Upgrade Offer

    aka Double Your Bits For Free! That's right - if you bought a Win32 version of XP and you're ready to move to x64 on your AMD64 or Intel EM64T-based system, Microsoft are running an exchange program that lets you swap over . It's still early days...
  • Mental Note

    Next time, run the setup on a fast machine, then port the Additions-installed VHD over. Duh. There's a reason the screenshot is one of setup ! It's been running since about 8pm tonight (it's 10:30pm now, and it's been 13 minutes to completion for about...
  • Learn VPN and Quarantine with Uncle Michael™

    Michael Kleef posts a short series of how-to Blogcasts on Quarantine. And Tristan links to them. And some tools.
  • ISA 2004 SP1 and Windows Server 2003 SP1 (install in that order)

    Just a quick note - if you're planning on upgrading Windows Server 2003 to Service Pack 1, and you have ISA 2004 Standard Edition already installed, you should install ISA 2004 SE Service Pack 1 first - it copes with a few of the changes in WS2003SP1...
  • .Net 2.0 Beta 2 Install - It's not over 'til it's over

    MSCORSVW chewing CPU for a few minutes after .Net 2.0 install...