August 29, 2003

Little red X's in IE instead of pictures

Today's Lockergnome Windows Daily pointed me to this article on describing one possible solution for the problem. Down near the end of the article it tells you what registry keys to delete. I've only checked this out on one of my machines but the ftp and http keys were present and I've deleted them.

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August 27, 2003

"Fix" for MS03-032 w/ ASP.NET and IIS

This fix (or this one for Windows 2003 Server) for the "ohmygawd" security issue detailed in TechNet article MS03-032 (MSKB 822925) apparently breaks applications that run on an IIS installation that also has ASP.NET 1.0 installed. Fortunately there's a workaround, detailed here which deletes and recreates the ASP.NET account. According to the ASP.NET web page, the problem only affects Windows XP Professional installations.

Couple of NBs:

* the TechNet article listed above contains a lot of extra information about the original flaw and the fix.
* this is a cumulative IE patch so it fixes several other problems and should bring your version of Internet Explorer up-to-date.

Posted by tony at 07:12 AM | Comments (0)

August 26, 2003

Free alternatives

FreePublicProxies is just what the name implies: a list of free public proxy servers. Some of them I wouldn't trust (you wanna use an anonymous proxy server that's accessible only by IP address?) but there's also a list of top free proxies. Perfect when you want to surf secretly.

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Cool tools ar

bCheck over at (the same group of folks that brought you CoolMon) has a bunch of neat, free tools available! Hoekey is a hotkey tool, Purrint lets you configure your Print Screen key and wherzit will sohw hidden windows. These things are all small (wherzit is only 4K) and dang useful.

Posted by tony at 01:31 PM | Comments (0)

August 24, 2003

My only RSS reader : Bloglines

I've just finished uninstalling the last of the client-based RSS readers: FeedDemon. I haven't used anything other than Bloglines for a couple of weeks now and there's really no reason to clog up my hard disk with software that I'm not gonna use.

Don't let me down, Mark! :)

Posted by tony at 08:36 AM | Comments (0)

Back to Tiny Firewall

I've gone back to the Tiny V5 beta. After changing networks 3 or 4 times and having to either reboot or remove my wireless card each time to regain network access, I finally pitched the ZA Pro trial. Too bad, too, cause I really wanted to like it -- a friend of mine works there and it would've been mighty neighborly of me to use it. But the thing doesn't even have an active ports display!

Next question is: is Tiny worth the price?

Posted by tony at 07:57 AM | Comments (0)

TikiWiki : PHP-based Open Source portal

It's been another busy week! While searching for some portal software for a friend of mine I ran across, a SourceForge project. Talk about ambition! And it looks like they've done a pretty good job of implementing it. It includes weblogs, wikis, forums (fora?), articles, group permissions, RSS feeds for nearly everything, email notification and incorporation of email into discussions, per user customizations and more.

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