Blog du Tristank

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August, 2005

  • Off to Tech.Ed Tomorrow...

    And as seems traditional for me at this time of year, I've developed a cough/cold combination. Fan-tastic. There's an idea for some flair: My mucus will be there. Will you ? Please forgive me if I flick over into lockdown mode and refuse to touch...
  • Personal Development Plan: Must Include Media Training

    Mental note: Work On The Head Bob
  • Support Terms #194: Numbing

    The Numbing From Dilbert, we derive The Numbing - the null state following that terrible moment in which you know that there's nothing you can do, and you might as well be fine with that. In a support context, this is most frequently experienced...
  • Tabs: Convert To The Middle-Click

    The first bit of feedback I sent about the IE7 Beta release was that I wanted the tabs to be double-click closable. This is a habit I've picked up from Maxthon and other IE-based browsers, where a double-click on a tab closes it. I can't remember whether...
  • Ctrl+C In A Message Box Does What!?

    OK, so now searching for this reveals it as a widely-known and somewhat ancient tip , but I didn't know until this week. I can't remember where I saw it. I can't tell you how many hours this might have saved me over the years, because I DIDN'T KNOW...
  • The New, Official, SBS Support Blog

    Straight from the guys at the coalface, we've got the SBS Support Blog . Subscribe now, ask questions shortly thereafter!
  • New IE Column in MSDN: Exploring Internet Explorer

    via IEBlog , it's the first Exploring IE column: The Local Intranet Zone and Proxies: The Surprising Connection , by everyone's favourite fiddler , Eric Lawrence. It's well worth a read - if I had a dollar for every time I'd had to explain how a site...
  • Just a quickie: Props Out To Jeff

    I read a bunch of one-man blogs regularly, but one of my favourites is the CodingHorror blog . Props out to Jeff Atwood for a consistently interesting and varied collection of... stuff. From all over. How he comes across this stuff, I'll never know...
  • Tech.Ed AU: Screen Scrapin' RSS feed for Mediacasts Site

    No RSS feed, yet , eh? Now ya do! I knocked up a quick script to take care of this niggling problem , and added it to my unofficial feed collection . <enclosure>s aren't implemented (or planned) in the unofficial version (hence it's not really...
  • Tech.Ed AU: The Finalizer, Visitors and Sessions

    First up: Not GC-related, but to all the Oz Tech.Ed attendees that would like to see a Support Professional attacked by a mad killer robot (and let's face it, you know who you are, and I know who you are), go leave a comment , hey?. Next up: Queen...
  • Yes, I'll Be At Tech.Ed 2005 Australia!

    On the beautiful Gold Coast, only two short weeks away! My rough work plan outside of the sessions: Tuesday 30 Aug 15:30 - 21:30 (what!? Surely that's a typo!) Secure Well Managed Infrastructure stand (ISA Server, Virtual Server/PC, Networking and...
  • MSRC Blog: Zotob Worm

    Ok, earlier this morning we activated our Software Security Incident Reponse Process to respond to a malicious attack known as Worm:Win32/Zotob.A. Our investigation has determined that only a small number of customers have been affected and we're working...
  • Strider HoneyMonkey (Gobsmack Fluoro Turbo Omega)

    (OK, it's just Strider HoneyMonkey, really)
  • 64 Bit: It's When, Not If

    It's got a little of everything, really.
  • Gordon Bell's guide to High Tech Ventures

    Written back in the 80's (it seems), but it's kept me amused for most of the evening now. http://research.microsoft.com/~gbell/High_Tech_Ventures/ There's some formatting weirdness, but it reinforces my impression that Gordon has a highly developed...
  • Upkeep

    Breaking News: The Name Change. Yep, the blog name has changed from the rather long-winded "extra bits that didn't fit" to "Blog du Tristank". Shorter. Punchier. Guaranteed to reinvigorate the genre. And frees up the other name for use on ebtdf.com...
  • My Web Search Barometer

    One of my colleagues is something of a search prodigy. In the interests of keeping him somewhat anonymous, we'll refer to him as Bobo. My immediate workgroup has a little lunchtime cabal (let's call them Bobo, Ruskie, Shirley and Dragoon until I come...
  • Now I Need A New Phone (er, PDA)

    TristanK tries to convince himself he needs a PDA phone.
  • Slowly but surely...

    Dugie got his publishing act together, and promises to blog. So, we've another Aussie tech blogger in the OPML !
  • Three-o'clock Shadow?

    Dugie (blog to follow - I suggested getting anywhere he could slap some discreet, tasteful advertising and use his opinions to pay for the hosting) hosted the Brisbane Virtual Server User Group tonight (for the last time before it becomes BIG forever...
  • ISA Server 2000 SP1 - Support Expired

    While browsing the Support Lifecycle Supported Service Packs page, I was reminded that ISA 2000 SP1 exited support at the end of June 2005. If you're still on ISA 2000 Service Pack 1, it'd be a really good idea to start testing for a migration to SP2...
  • On The Road in Brisbane

    ...For a few days. I think it's been about 15 years since I was here last, maybe even more. The taxi ride from the airport to the hotel here was fun, in the same way that being a World Rally Championship co-driver/navigator must be fun: the off-kilter...