I mentioned IE87 pro in the last post, but recently I was doing some work on a server 2008 R2 which didn’t have it installed, and I wanted to look up some data on how much less current solid state drives use than traditional hard disks. I fetched up at Tom’s hardware which was an example of horrible use of flash.
I know some people are able to tune out the look-at-me, look-at-me flash, if you’re one I’ve doctored this page to give you some sense of what it is like when I try to read it. If you scroll the page down the Windows Server Ad on the left doesn’t remain pinned but bounces back into place. Just horrible.
This showed I was accepting cookies from an admonger (On internet options my cookies setting was on Medium – this is settable by group policy – only Medium-High level and above blocks these cookies).
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Safety\PrivacIE]
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
A value of 0 is “disabled” , 1 is “Automatic” and 2 is manual. Once filtering is turned on you can select which of the sites detected to block or allow. There is another option though, if you go to In-Private filtering settings via the Saftey menu or via the status bar there is an advanced settings link which takes you to the in private filtering part of Manage add-ons: here you can export or import your settings: again we seem to be missing an easy way to propagate settings: the file is in RSS format there doesn’t seem to be an obvious way to subscribe one. The file itself looks like the one below
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<rss version="2.0" xmlns:wf="http://www.microsoft.com/schemas/webfilter/2008">
<description>Export of InPrivate Filtering</description>
As you can see the file is an RSS XML file which defies an extra WebFilter schema. We can have Web filter blockRegEx or AllowRegEx items – the reg ex is a regular expression, and this is no time to dive into explaining them. Suffice to say that . in a regular expression means “any character” and .* means any character, any number of times (what would be * in most wild card syntaxes). Since . has a special meaning the escape character \ appears before a . when we mean that character – the descriptions show the normal way of writing the expression, a couple of minutes with notepad and I was seeing something like this. Not only is this something I can read, but might notice the ads which I might follow because they are both static and relevant have got greater prominence. I’d say that was a good result all round.