In which Tristan excitedly tries out a couple of new mini firewall VMs like pfSense 2.2 and Smoothwall Express 3.1, and discovers that when they say "Synthetic networking is faster", they really mean that synthetic networking is faster.
... which can be annoying when you're trying to work out where your traffic's headed, with something like LogParser. Note: "negative" here means "with a minus sign in front of it", not simply "doesn't like your ideas or opinions".
Windows 8.1, or Windows 8. Applies to .Net 3.51, 3.0, and 2.0. Works with or without Internet. Cheques may not be honoured.