Articles in the Internet Goodness Category
I hate spam, it’s the needless bane of my existence. Spam, spammers and Microsoft vulnerabilities are the scourge of the internet. I spend way more time trying to stop spam than I want to. It’s not like it’s exciting work or anything.
Anyway, onto the story. A mail server that I administer recently started getting a lot of bounced messages from some Major ISP’s here in Australia. I try to telnet to port 25 to send a test email via command line to see what the deal is and I get:
Anyone who knows me, knows I am very keen on Network / Server Based Computing. As a part of my daytime lila I run a small Windows Terminal Server ‘farm’ that supports 300 remote desktop sessions across 40 branches in a 2500km radius. It’s not completely without it’s faults but it’s pretty damn good.
The more I used Linux, the more I wanted a similar solution to RDP. Anyone who ever advocated VNC as a replacement for RDP really just, well they didn’t quite have a clue. Winvnc, tightvnc etc, …
I became a fulltime Linux DESKTOP convert approx 8 months ago even though I have been administering, using, toying and playing with it for years. There were two programs holding me back from the changeover:
I finally made that changeover by keeping both programs available on my Wife’s windows PC that I can connect to via Remote Desktop. Not long after the changeover, I decided to give Wine another try. It was basically a matter of:
1. Install Wine via Synaptic (Wine 0.9.23)
2. Copy all my “Program Files\Macromedia\” files across …
I’ve longed for the day when I could do away with my “Programs Menu” altogether. I had been searching for something to do this kind of thing for a while when I came across Quicksilver for Macintosh. Those Macintosh people sicken me. How dare they have something so cool?
If you’re a software whore like me that has a Start Menu that fills an entire 19″ monitor or hate the nested menus that are so common in Linux Distributions, then you will fall in love with Launchy and Katapult.
What do they …
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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 – …
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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 …