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May, 2006

  • PAE and VMM... For Parky

    Well Parky, you asked , so I'm going to try to answer! The way I think about PAE is that it kinda works a bit like a stonking great in-memory pagefile might. It doesn't change the game for 32-bit applications, but it does give the OS more headroom...
  • IE7 Beta 2 and Flickering Redrawing Desktop Stuff

    Beta 2's been absolutely stunning for me, but suddenly today my desktop icons were going nuts (er, flickering) whenever I changed tabs, or switched between an IE and a non-IE window. I couldn't work out what was different at first, so figured it was...
  • ISA Server Coding Corner

    The ISA Server Coding Corner (so corner-y, I didn't know it was there)... Light on editorial, heavy on script examples. It's the first time I've seen it, so here's the plug. Another scripty tip: If you're an infrequent user of the ISA Server SDK...
  • Restoring My Faith In Humanity

    One of the most wonderful things about working in the computer industry is that you're assumed to be an expert on absolutely everything to do with computers, and saying "I don't know" about any question is taken as a personal affront by the person asking...
  • Buy Alprazolam Here

    Just getting back at the trackback spammer that infested my classically-late-to-the-party-and-factually-questionable magnum opus Why Changing Your Blog URL Sucks . Please continue your regular blog reading schedule. The irons are still warming.
  • Aussies: Mothers' Day is this Sunday!

    Quick reminder that it's The Day Of The Mother for Australians this Sunday the 14th May. If you haven't bought a gift yet, well, lunchtime is good, right? I got mine a Logitech Harmony 880 remote (kinda a both parents present really) and spent 4...
  • Signatures You Won't See In Customer-Facing Emails

    Dagnabbit, there's just no room for humour when it comes to email signatures when you send stuff to a customer. Unless there is, and I'm just a humourless person. Ah. I see. Still, this is a blog that represents my personal opinion, so I get a bit...
  • 3 Simple Rules to Kerberos Authentication/Delegation SPNs

    The one where I try to boil Kerb down to three simple rules, and then decide that's probably impossible without sub-rules and perhaps a nine article series, and then get bored and go home.

  • Good with LCS, LiveMeeting, Office Communicator? Want Gainful Employment?*

    We're hiring a TS for Unified Messaging in Melbourne - this popped up in the inbox: Technical Specialist - Unified Communications Be a part of one of the most exciting areas within Microsoft, the Office Unified Communications Group (UCG) - one...
  • Changing the Default Browser (back to IE!?)

    I've been using Maxthon for a long time (after switching from Avant shortly after this post). I've been quite happy with it. After some positive reviews from some colleagues and friends, I decided I'd try IE7 beta 2 on my primary work machine. Yeah...
  • Reflections

    It's MSPoll time here - the time at which the 'softies get to tell the bosses way up the org chart how they're feeling. Those looking for a mini-msft style discourse here will be disappointed; I did use Mini's advice, though, and use at least the period...