Showing posts from August, 2003

Google Go Boom

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THis is the first time I have had an error from Google, kinda cool.

Device Manager Blues

If you remove a card from windows 2000/03/XP and don''t uninstall it first, it hangs out in the registry. So how do you get to the info after it is removed?

Devices that are installed but are not currently connected to the computer (such as a Universal Serial Bus (USB) device or "ghosted" devices) are not normally displayed in Device Manager.

This tweak causes all devices to be shown.
Open your registry and find the key
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerEnvironment].

You may need to create the key if it does not already exist. Create a new String value, or modify the existing value, called ''DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES'' and edit the value according to the settings below.:

System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerEnvironment]
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: (1 = show all hidden devices)

Exit your registry, you may need to restart or log…

FREE Anti Virus for Exchange server

Say what?

BabelFish for Outlook 2000

A fun way to use this tool is to have it translate spam. In all seriousness, it''s also an opportunity to communicate with others in a different language and learn it. Just run the executable and it puts a "Translate" drop-down box in Outlook.

Need to backup your stuff?

BackupPC: Open Source Backup to disk

BackupPC is a high-performance, enterprise-grade system for backing up Linux and WinXX PCs and laptops to a server''s disk.

Java Email Client

Columba - Java Email Client

Columba supports POP3, IMAP, SMTP, and ESMP with authentication. It can handle more than one e-mail address and organize messages with a filter system. It has a unique feature in the VFolders in which you can apply filtering rules. Their interface is nice and clean. If you''ve used an e-mail program of any kind and can set up e-mail accounts, you should be able to figure this one out relatively quickly. If the thought of adding POP and SMTP information fazes you, this is not going to be easy to use, especially since the help file is still slim pickings.


6 of 4

OK, what if you could peer-to-peer with a protocol that could not be blocked at a firewall? Is highly encrypted, and is free?

Well check out 6/4

This just in...

New Site Design

After quite a while, I re-vamped my blog site. Now in CSS :) I have also added an XML-RSS feed. I have been using FeedDemon now for a while, and like its interface. So if you are still going from site to site, I do recommending using this site reader.

I have also just returned from HP World 2003 and have all kinds of neat cool things swirling in my head. The ones that aren''t work related I will stick up here.

Now off to do some painting...

What I have been waiting for...

openMosix, an Open Source Linux Cluster Project

Finally a Linux cluster that works like VMS. You run a process, and if the CPU gets to large on that server it will jump to another physical machine and run there.


It is made possible from the OpenSSI, very cool tech.

Single System Image Clusters for Linux (SSI)



Microsoft Knowledge Base and Google are 2 great places for finding information when you''re a network administrator or a programmer working with Microsoft Technologies. Google also contains an index of newsgroups called Google groups. With Google groups you can do an overall newsgroup search or you can search specific newsgroups. SkrubTheWeb will search Knowledge Base, Google and relevant Google Groups in a single click.

Howard the *uck?