Sony rookit on 1/4 million PCs, MSRT removes a malware somewhere every 3 seconds and other statistics.

I’ve been reading a paper about the Malicious-Software Removal Tool (MSRT, and I hyphenate it to prevent it being read as the Malicious software-removal tool), it’s entitled, MSRT progress made, trends observed. If your interested in what the tool does, or in the statistics it makes fascinating reading. Here are some points from its summary with…

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Camera lens rules

Because my daughter has been on school holidays this week I have been spending time at home and thinking about photography more than work. In some of the forums I’ve been reading I keep seeing questions about the “digital SLR crop factor” – and statements that given focal length on digital is equivalent to a…

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Hello Scotland !

We had a very well attended roadshow event in Edinburgh earlier in the year, but the truth is we don’t hold as many events outside Reading and London as we’d like to. I’m going to be doing some of the organizational stuff on the next roadshow so I’ll probably have a list of reasons why…

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Good and not so good use of RSS.

Every morning my postman puts 3 or 4 catalogues through the door. My wife’s late father had a printing company, and she still murmurs “more work for the printers” when this things arrive. It’s one of of the few causes of friction in the O’Neill household, because I try not not to get to get these…

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Taking a walk on the Virtual side

I mentioned in my last post that I’d been working on Videos for Virtual Tech-ed – they’re calling the web-site “The Virtual side” ,they’re rotating the videos on the front page so fortunately you have to click on a link on the right to find the one of Steve and I.  I’m pleased with quite a lot…

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Hello Girls !

I remember, four years or so ago commenting that a colleague had a new, and better hairstyle. She replied thanks, and since she’d thought long and hard about the change, it would have been nice if other people said so. And off we went into a conversation about how men and women in the work…

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Apple’s real problems shipping a virus

Apple have had to post the following on their website We recently discovered that a small number – less than 1% – of the Video iPods available for purchase after September 12, 2006, left our contract manufacturer carrying the Windows RavMonE.exe virus This known virus affects only Windows computers, and up to date anti-virus software…

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Virtual PC 2007 – Beta available.

Last week I was talking to Andy Malone who has been running some great sessions for us up in Scotland, and he mentioned Virtual PC 2007. Until he mentioned it I didn’t know it was to be seen outside a certain privileged circle, but it is; you can sign up for it on the Microsoft…

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Why Vista was delayed …

I’ve mentioned previously that I’m coveting the new Pentax K10D – sadly Pentax have pushed the release back a few weeks, either because they have so many pre-orders for them that they want to produce some more, or perhaps because finalizing the camera and getting into production took a little bit more work than they…

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Follow up to my post on power outages

I had this from a friend a few moments ago: I thought it was priceless   From: David {Details removedSent: 13 October 2006 15:59To: James O’NeillSubject: Just read the blog James Just read about the power. Spare a thought for one of my team that sent a text from Cyprus today saying he might not…

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