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Another Top Tip for Tech Interview Hopefuls

I’ll add one to Shifty’s list of Tips for Jobseekers: Accept All Changes before you hit Send. (Or just disable Track Changes before you start). If you don’t, just be prepared to answer seemingly psychic questions from your interviewer. And/or use the Document Scrub Tool (officially: the Office Remove Hidden Data Add-in)…. Read more

What’s He Up To?

It’s once again quite busy here. The Support biz locally tends to be cyclic – in the same sort of way as a wheel on a bicycle that’s repeatedly hit the kerb. And the wheels actively change shape while you ride on them. (And you’re on fire, and riding quickly through a hospital zone, being chased by helicopters and ninjas, and the… Read more

Engadget XBOX 360 Hands-On

Peter Rojas’ article here: http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000153062828/ My favourite part was the comments, though. And of them, this one made me laugh: 36. Posted Oct 11, 2005, 3:01 PM ET by Mu Catty My friend works for MS and he saw what Sony can do with the Cell processor. He almost died on the spot when he… Read more

Windows Server 2003 SP1 Automatic Updates Blocker

Like XPSP2 before it, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 is going to be distributed via Automatic Updates. The start date for automatic updates is July 26, 2005. If you’d rather move at your own pace over the next year, you’ll want to look at the Blocking Toolkit, and the following information: http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsServer2003/evaluation/news/bulletins/ws03sp1blockertool.mspx FAQ: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/evaluation/news/bulletins/ws03sp1blockertoolfaq.mspx… Read more

Scripty Bits with Mark Yocom

Mark Yocom’s blog has bubbled up from the background buzz of the bloggers on MSDN: He’s blogging about scripting. Lots of scripting. Many cool tips to make the lazy administrator’s life easier (and I’m all for The Laze, which is what The Scripting is all about). One question, though: What was the EXE? (It might be that his… Read more

On The Road in Brisbane

…For a few days. I think it’s been about 15 years since I was here last, maybe even more. The taxi ride from the airport to the hotel here was fun, in the same way that being a World Rally Championship co-driver/navigator must be fun: the off-kilter wheel on the not-so-new taxi hit its resonant frequency at about… Read more