July 06, 2005

Administering shared XP computers?

Microsoft has a Shared Computer Toolkit for Windows XP. The Overview describes its features including restricting unauthorized changes to the hard disk. There are add-on out there that do this but this is the first time I've seen Microsoft offer it. You can download it here. Note that it's still in beta.

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July 04, 2005

GNU does telephony

Bayonne is another effort of The GNU Project. Bayonne is a telephony server so you can build your own voice response system, home automation system and voice messaging systems.

You can retrieve a complete list of GNU projects from The Savanna Project.

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July 03, 2005

Internet Radio: A few sites

EverybodysMusic.com looks like a nice mix of stations. An all-Beethoven channel, a Big Band channel, an eclectic music channel (Radio Kava -- Brad Kava, perhaps?) and classic country (KRTY Classic).

Another great eclectic station is Radio Paradise. All the way from a 128K MP3 stream to a 20K WMP stream suitable for dial-up. Free, or, actually, listener supported, and started up, I believe, by the original engineer who put KPIG on the Internet waaaaay back when.

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Slingbox: placeshifting TV viewing

See this link for CompUSA's ad for the Slingbox from Sling Media. What is it? A box which lets you stream your DVR/Tivo/cable/satellite over a network. Let's you control it, too. Currently costs about $250.

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