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Internet Goodness »

[28 Nov 2006 | No Comment | ]

Here’s a quick list of my favourite “can’t live without” firefox extensions.
ColorZilla  – In-page Colorpicker / Advanced EyedropperFireftp – A fully featured FTP Add-onTab Mix Plus – Better Tab control & Session SupportWeb Developer – A brilliant array of tools for Web developers, can’t live without it.Mouse Gestures – Can’t surf without mouse gesturesInfoRSS – Scrolling RSS feeds in your Firefox status barPerformancing for Firefox – Blog fast, blog easy, just do it.
Now, that’s why I am hooked on Firefox – no other browser can do that for me – …

Linux Administration »

[28 Nov 2006 | No Comment | ]

I have this weird line wrapping issue when using putty on CentOS so that when path names exceed 80 characters, it wraps onto the same line and deletes the text showing me my current path.
I am no Termcap guru, but the old-school Unix Termcap gurus here at work gave me this fix that they used when migrating from SCO to Suse.

Windows Administration »

[28 Nov 2006 | No Comment | ]

Troubleshooting Slow Logins on Windows 2000 Terminal Services with roaming profiles / Outlook freezing when opening an attachment from Exchange Server (On Terminal Services and Fat Client).
How are these 2 problems related? First let me describe the environment.
Windows 2000 Active Directory
1x Raid 1 / Raid 5 with 2x Pentium 3 / 1gb Ram server that acts as Windows 2000 Exchange AND File server with SP3 (100Mb/s network)
4x Raid 1 with  2 x Pentium 3 / 1gb Ram Terminal Servers (Load Balanced with 3rd party software, RDP only / no Citrix). …

Internet Goodness »

[27 Nov 2006 | No Comment | ]

Last week, I finally bowed down to the power that is Firefox. So where have I been, you may ask? I have been hanging my Internet based washing on Opera (Linux) and Maxthon (Windows) for the last couple of years.
Let me explain why:
First at work, I (still) use Windows 2000 as my workstation. There’s a host of reasons for this, which I won’t go into – but the main one that keeps me using Maxthon is that our intranet uses integrated authentication, which means one less login for me each …