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Aussie IT Pro Bloggers

Australian and New Zealand (iat?) IT Pro Bloggers. Update! Now all at http://www.techtalkblogs.com/ – much less manual! Better for me!   Download / LinkThe OPML is here.   Fun And/Or Useful Things To Do With The OPML Upload it to Myw3b as a list of feeds…. Read more

RSS Feeds For Useful* Things

Until the website folk get their collective minds into gear and produce RSS feeds, I’ve taken to scripting my own. All care taken, no responsibility accepted. The Idea There’s nothing like the tiny dose of repetitive strain injury caused by having to click through a few sites daily – just looking for updates – to spur you into action. The… 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

The EBTDF Ninja Feature Award

Inaugurated in October 2004, the EBTDF Ninja Feature award marks a truly kickass (can I say kickass on MSDN?) feature. Each EBTDF Ninja Award recipient is listed below in the Hall of Fame.   The EBTDF Ninja Feature Hall Of Fame   Small Business Server 2003: Remote Web Workplace Got RDP Proxy? SBS2003 Does.   Virtual… Read more

Outlook Calendar Adapter for Blogwave

Your One-Stop Shop for the OLCalendar Blogwave Adapter. Usefulness not guaranteed. For now, an all-in-one version history (topmost is newest, natch), but later- who knows? General Notes: PubDate is set to the Start Date of the appointment. I haven’t found a good way of representing the end date in RSS yet; I’m messing around with… Read more

PC Games Widescreen Report Card

The Wide Screen Report Card I’m working through my vaguely-current catalogue of games to work out what works well in widescreen (nice alliteration there), and document any tweaks required, if I find them. Test System: Athlon XP 2800+Abit AN7, 1GB RAMATI Radeon 9800 non-Pro 128MBApple Cinema Display 20″ LCD (the 2004 model). I have Scale… Read more

Blog Comment Policy

I’m in favour of open comments on my blog. Usually, I receive “real” comments outweighing the spam by about 10 to 1, which I can deal with. I’m leaving automatic moderation disabled for the time being, but I’ll “moderate” comments that… Don’t relate to the subject matter of the post Are obviously comment/link spam Don’t pass… Read more

Use of Asterisks in this Blog

When I’m either being ironic or outright lying, I’ll usually include an unattributed asterisk to make it obvious, in much the same way advertisers do. Except they’re supposed to include fine print, whereas I’m not. For example: I like pizza. – is true. I like being beaten at chess*. – is false. So, wherever you see… Read more

About Me, About This Blog

It’s pronounced “try-stank”. I’m Tristan Kington, a (Senior) Premier Field Engineer primarily covering Cybersecurity and PKI. I have a background spanning IIS, TMG, networking and infrastructure, and some development bits. I maintain or act as a Lead on a couple of our Assessment offerings, and I’m passionate about seeming passionate about things. Often. No, sometimes…. Read more