Archive for November, 2005

Microsoft Outlook – duplicate email messages Part II

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

This is part II, click here for part one of the saga… Okay, so I revisit to install Microsoft Office 2003 SP2 and hope that solves it. Somewhere along this time, I had also found a suggestion of removing the entire mail PROFILE and creating a new one. *(The theory being that previous account information [...]

Microsoft Outlook – duplicate email messages Part I

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

This will likely be a multi-part story because it turns out the solution was one of the more obscure things I think I’ve run into AND I thought it was worth “dumping” everything I found out in the process here for my own reference and anyone else wandering through. I have a customer that uses [...]

Microsoft Fremont will challenge Google Base/craigslist

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

Betanews is reporting that Microsoft has a competitor to Google Base in the works already, fremont.live.com is currently restricted to MS employees but a broader beta is claimed to be coming later this month (ummm… since this is the next to last day of November, I’ll assume they mean later NEXT month, unless tomorrow is [...]

Mobile browsers also eat into Internet Explorer’s market share

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

Yesterday there were articles and blog posts comparing the next generation of the big three browsers, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera. Among the insightful comments on one of those articles, there was the observation that Firefox’s market share of (up to) 15% (more on tech oriented sites), gave webmasters a reason to abandon a one-browser [...]

VLC as a great multimedia video player/ network streamer

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

I sometimes forget that VLC is cross-platform. Given that linux is my primary platform I’ve used it quite a bit in playing around with streaming a video from one machine to another. Engadget has a great tutorial up on using VLC (Video Lan Client) to stream multimedia content from one pc to another. It’s really [...]

Google Reader makes it easier to add RSS feeds to your profile

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

The Google reader team have been working on ways to simplify adding RSS feeds to your Google Reader profile. There are a couple ways now to do this (outside of logging into reader and entering the address (or site) and searching for the feed that way. First up is a little tiny button with a [...]

Viruses and worms can come in from many directions

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

For a long time, email was the primary vector for viruses, before that floppy discs carried bugs from pc to pc. Then came network worms exploiting windows security vulnerabilities which led to the rise of firewalls and the increase in viruses piggy-backing into the system through browser bugs. But, any program that listens for data [...]

Mozilla Firefox 1.5 release this afternoon

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

According to Planet Mozilla it looks like we should expect the release of Mozilla Firefox 1.5 at around 3PM EST (12 noon PST). There are no promises, but that’s what I’m seeing, no exact time mind you, but ~around 3PM EST today. Likely once there is an official announcement news will spread quickly and the [...]

SVG editing under linux with Inkscape (Or on Mac, Windows or other Unix)

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

DesktopLinux has the news of a new release of Inkscape, an open source SVG editor for Linux, Max, Windows and Unix. The program boasts capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, and Xara X, which also use W3C standard SVG file formats. I’ve used Inkscape before and I’m not big into drawing graphics, but it’s VERY [...]

Sony still dragging heels on DRM recall

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

New York’s Attorney General is trying to hold Sony’s feet to the fire. Over a week after the recall of the Sony discs carrying the controversial DRM Rootkit XCP, affected discs were still available for purchase at several retail outlets. From the betanews article…    Send article as PDF   

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