Orange Broadband Router SE572 Fix – Block UDP 500

I just got a Orange Broadband since they have a deal for Microsoft UK employees.  They conveniently provide a wireless b/g router from Seimens, unfortunately its not the most high-performance access point on the market.  For the last few days I’ve been scouring the internet on forums for a firmware update, fix, or workaround all…

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Is Going to College Elitist?

    Rep J. Gresham Barrett           This is not a technical post but I couldn’t help but to share a remarkable video clip which pretty much sums up the average person’s *scratch* American’s *nay* Republican’s *no sir* umm…well lets just agree that this guy just doesn’t get it the current…

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What if Steve Jobs Was a Simpsons Character?

I couldn’t help but to roll on the floor laughing when I saw these Simpson videos.  A few you of your know that I worked at Apple in their retail store in Los Angeles so pretty much everything little detail has been analyzed and mocked in these two videos.  Awesome!     Choice quote: "You…

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Microsoft Hack Its Own Website…Awesome

“Live To Code.”  This is what user’s will be greeted by when they go to Microsoft UK’s website.  Is this a simple DNS muck up or is it part of some larger viral marketing campaign meant to show the softer, lighter, friendlier side of Microsoft?  You decide.  How much you want to bet that we…

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Vista SP1 RTM Released to TechNet Plus and MSDN Subscribers!

I won’t get into this whole SP1 mine field as I think there has been enough back and forth on the blogs.  The interesting blogs I’ve read have been Mike Nash’s Windows Vista blog that has been showered with customer feedback to some of our popular evangelists in the field like Keith Combs. The press…

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I Love The Passion, But Seriously, What An Idiot

This has got to be the most absurd comment about Windows or Linux I’ve ever read.  Clearly the commenter holds Microsoft in high regard.  I just wish he wasn’t so completely retarded misinformed. "You are kidding arent you ? Are you saying that this linux can run on a computer without windows underneath it, at…

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Microsoft Kills Santa and Other Wild Tales of Pizza and Love Making

During my presentation of Search Server 2008 in London in front of a great audience of about 200,  I was showing off how businesses can pull in search results from 3rd party search engines using Federated Search.  In my demo, I showed how using The Register’s RSS feed formatting, I could get search results from…

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*CORRECTION* Vista Search Annoyance

I received some emails regarding my article on a Vista Search bug.  The article stated that the bug would be fixed in SP1, but it was unclear on what settings would change.  The original article read, “As it turns outs, the quick fix was to change the start menu settings so that the search bar…