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January 2005

Tax Time – Turbo Tax vs Tax Cut

Number of Views : 3801It is tax time again. I am probably one of the strange ones out there. I like doing my taxes, well I like the challenge of it, not the idea behind it. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like giving my money to anyone. But, what …

Microsoft Active Directory user Export

Number of Views : 2120Once again I had an eye opening experience on how much I really don’t know. I was working with a client and needed to export a list of users from active directory who were all part of an specific organizational group (OU). Now I have done …

Extending Disk Volumes with DiskPart

Number of Views : 1908I just found out there is a very useful tool built into XP and Windows 2003, called diskpart.exe. This program will allow you to expand a windows disk volume to larger disks. I had the chance to use this recently to increase a server from three …

GotDotNet issues

Number of Views : 2147I have had a lot of issues recently with updating source code on my GotDotNet workspace. Not only with source code but also up time. Recently I have received a few emails from people who have not been able to access the workspace, to either download …

SpyWare – Here4search.com – Part 2

Number of Views : 2115I finally got this infected machine cleaned. My magic potion of software goodies ended up as: 1. Install firefox – this way the here4search would not take over every web page 2. Download – lavasoft ad aware (did not do too much) – somehow machine would …

SpyWare – Here4search.com

Number of Views : 1968A friend of mine had a serious computer issue today. His machine would not even boot to XP – he was getting the great “Please insert Original XP disk and select ‘r’ for repair”. Well since this machine runs his finance (web browsing for banking) and …

Log Parser 2.2

Number of Views : 1987One of the most useful tools I have ever used just released an update. Microsoft Log Parser 2.2 is now out. Get it here – Microsoft.com I have used this tool for many projects. To analyze server data for multiple sites and also for just straight …

IIS Reporter Version 1.6 Release

Number of Views : 3492I have rolled out another update to IIS Reporter. Version 1.6 is now the most current. I have added many features to both enhance the program and also ease the use. Below is a list of things added and removed, but before I get into the …

Myth TV update

Number of Views : 2580Well I have MythTv about 80% of where I would like it to be. I realized that I should swap the machine it was running on, to another box I had around the house. This did not go so well. KnoppMyth, the distrobution I chose for …

SSL Certificates

Number of Views : 2006I was on the phone with a client the other day and was fielding some questions regarding SSL certificates. This particular client was looking to secure two web applications. Both were non public sites (email and a reporting tool). They were asking how to generate self …

Active X Coding and security

Number of Views : 2148Here is a great article of a programmer (Brian Hook) who was testing Active X and how secure it is. I have to agree, I created an active X object a while back and found that there were some inconsistencies from what I thought it would …

Speeding up my broadband

Number of Views : 1746Today at News.com.com and Slashdot, I read that Comcast is raising the broadband speed. From 3mbps to 4mbps. This is great news. As I start to do more with VOIP, and streaming media this will make things much easier to use. Read here http://news.com.com Slashdot – …

MythTv

Number of Views : 2029I have been finishing up on my install of mythtv. If you are not familure witht his you should read up here www.mythtv.org. Myth Tv is a Tivo like os and system that is free. I have build an earlier version and had not used it …

What a Week

Number of Views : 1962What a week, it was one crazy week. I have been doing a lot with IIS Reporter and plan on making a refined version. The current version does not have a remote server monitor, I do have a version that does allow for remote monitoring but …