September 12, 2003

Free IT education on the 'net

Don't ask me why but has free education available over the Internet. The courses are a little dated -- for instance they don't have anything on Windows XP or even Windows 2000 but they do have Windows NT education. Their IT course catalog is here.

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September 10, 2003

WiNc didn't work for me

Don't know if it's because I run the Orinoco Client Manager (but it still didn't work when I killed the Orinoco S/W) or what. Supposedly my card and my access point are both supported. Anyway, it looks like it'd be some good software but I can't evaluate it!

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WiNc from

The new Wireless Center has a free utility called WiNc from Cirond that includes some of the functionality of NetStumbler and can also function as a replacement for WinXP's wireless connection manager. Check out Cirond's supported hardware list before trying out the utility. Also note that you must get it from the site within the next two weeks and not from the Cirond site. After two weeks the program costs $20. I think that means picking it up from will keep it free forever. You can find more about it and download the program here). There are versions for PocketPC 2002 and 2003, too.

The utilities that come with the Orinoco card are pretty good -- it can scan for access but it doesn't record -- and if you don't have an Orinoco, you're SOL.

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New Wireless Center on

Got a note from them yesterday about the launch of their new Wireless Center. It's not exactly Wi-Fi News but it's not a bad site.

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September 09, 2003

Good rundown of MS03-035 through MS03-038

Woody's Office Watch has a good rundown in his September 4th issue. He explains the issues and the implications. If you don't subscribe to his Office and Windows newsletters then you're missing some really good information.

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