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ISA 2000: Web Publishing and the Pesky Client IP Address

ISA 2000: when you publish a web server, the requests in its IIS logs all appear to come from the ISA Server computer. This is normal. What happens under the covers is that the client computer connects directly to the ISA Server, which it believes is the Web server (you install the Web Server’s Server Authentication certificate… Read more

PasteOff: Clipboard-To-Image-File Utility

PasteOff Strange New Disturbance I’ve been testing PjPic, and it addresses many deficiencies of PasteOff (multi-profile!). If you like PasteOff, you might like PjPic more. Or as well! Fiddling: PasteOff Image Saving Thing As I mentioned in my post about MSN Spaces, I’ve got this weird habit of wanting to save and convert clipboard bitmaps… Read more

Changing the Default Browser (back to IE!?)

I’ve been using Maxthon for a long time (after switching from Avant shortly after this post). I’ve been quite happy with it. After some positive reviews from some colleagues and friends, I decided I’d try IE7 beta 2 on my primary work machine. Yeah, I know – what was I thinking!? Anyway… it’s good enough… Read more

Anthology Of Interest

Okay, so there’s no interest here, but perhaps an anthology anyway. Yes I’ve been gone a while; another computer packed it in (this time without my own personal brand of assistance), I’ve been off to India (usually 5.5 hrs difference from Sydney, but we worked the night shift – 10pm to 4:30am in theory, we… Read more

Half Life 2: Done.

Somewhat controversially, I don’t think it’s the best game ever. It’s good, but it’s not all that, girlfriend. I was playing through it wondering if there was something I was missing that all the other reviewers knew. It’s a good first person shooter with some interesting things, and if I were to go back and replay… Read more

Ooh, MSN Spaces! (beta)

I have to hand it to the MSN guys, this was a pretty slick way to set up a blog. It looks particularly good for the first-time blogger that doesn’t have a ton of legacy posts behind them. If you haven’t blogged, perhaps this will change your mind? As a tip to the unwary: I… Read more

Ninja Feature: Remote Web Workplace in SBS2003

Remote Web Workplace is (in my humble opinion) The Ninja Feature of SBS2003. In fact, it gets the inaugural EBTDF Ninja Feature award for being so cool. Thanks to Susan Bradley for putting me on to it. Let me say right now – if you’re using Small Business Server 2003, and you were thinking of fiddling… Read more

Games Moving to Online Distribution?

Change is in the wind. As far as I know, when Valve released Half-Life 2 via Steam, they became the first developer/publisher to offer a top-tier AAA title using online distribution, right from the release date. Hopefully, this will become the first of many. It doesn’t look like there’s a tidal wave of titles just waiting to be… Read more

x64: It’s Lonely Out Here (But I Feel Powerful)

No TV. Latest casualty: DVICO FusionHD DVB-T card. No XP64 drivers now (and not for a while, at least). So I’m taking it out and lending it to a friend indefinitely. I built a (32 bit) Media Center PC the other week, so it’s not a total loss, I can still watch recorded shows… There seems… Read more