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March, 2007

  • 360 Elite, Eh?

    We announced what appears to have been the world's worst-kept gaming secret! From my perspective (as an Australian owner of a White Xbox for the last year), I'm not fussed; HDMI is non-present on my current monitor, and I'm quite happy with the VGA cable...
  • Every Windows Admin Should Know: Template User vs Mr Nobody

    Raymond beats me to the punch (mine was going to be rant-i-er, but five times * as funny), on how the HKEY_USERS\.Default , despite having the word "Default" in the key name, isn't "The Default User" from which all others are initially spawned. It...
  • (Gasp)

    Oh noes ! They found out our secrets ! How!? Who would have thought that anyone would produce a converter between Office Open XML and any other format ? I mean, it's XML ! People can read XML themselves, right? Why would you ever want to translate an...
  • Cool new content for beginning developers

    MSDN just launched a content site for beginning and amateur developers. If you're learning to program, or just want to make sure your foundational knowledge is up to scratch, it's certainly worth checking out. Beginner Developer Learning Centre
  • I want to publish a website to the Internet. How do I enable Kerberos?

    Ya don't. You can't win. But there are alternatives to fighting. Why Not? Windows Kerberos doesn't work in an Internet scenario, it's intranet-only. the client machine must be a member of the same Active Directory forest as the target site...
  • Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows: Installation Experience

    "Experience" is a lovely word for a corporate blog. Discuss. Anyway, my experience was that it didn't work the first time round. That was at 7pm. it's now 9pm, and I've just finished my first laps around Barcelona in RFactor , using the Wireless Racing...
  • NLB Ain't Application-Aware

    It's been ages since I touched on anything wibbles-related , but I realized I'd neglected a very common query: If one of my applications is under load, will Network Load Balancing route/move/transfer all the additional load to the other server? ...