Monthly Archives: July 2006

A Quick Guide to desktop Videoconf

Some interesting questions last week regarding desk based 1:1 videoconferencing (ReTS#8022). Desktop Videoconferencing (or DVC) is a generic description for the use of desktop computers to simultaneously send and receive video+audio with a remote site. A headset microphone combination is … Continue reading

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Digging through some of my old paper work the other day, I rediscovered a printout of “A Word Wrapped in Light” by John Marstall (Firewheel Design – Sparkplug). Images make you stupid? from Feb 2005. Tentative or not, though, the … Continue reading

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Sysadmin Appreciation Day

Today is Sysadmin Appreciation Day … considering some of the issues we have had today perhaps it was good that we didn’t mention this 😦 System Administrator Appreciation Day [1] If you can read this, thank your sysadmin A sysadmin … Continue reading

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When terrorism is state sanctioned II

Each coffin represents a single person killed in the on-going conflict between Israel and Lebanon. I will be updating this page daily with new numbers taken from BBC’s coverage on the conflict. For comments and suggestions please email me at … Continue reading

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SECURITY: Windows VPN Client Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Another CISCO VPN Windows client issue; as we should have already moved to the 4.8.01.x version this should not be a big issue. We will need to ensure that all machines *were* upgraded last time. ==================================================== The following is a … Continue reading

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When terrorism is state sanctioned

In the past few days Israel has killed hundreds of Lebanese and Palestinian civilians; in many cases wiping out entire families, targeting Red Cross ambulances and UN peace keepers — in clear violation of international law. Despite the indiscriminate bombing … Continue reading

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SECURITY: warning – Trojan attachment

PROBLEM: This morning an unwanted email attachment is being delivered via spam email, see below for an example of the wording used in the email. This attachment is a “trojan” (a malicious program that is disguised as or embedded within … Continue reading

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Thinking of a datastream?

Blogject [Wikipedia] Blogject is a neologism coined by Julian Bleecker for an object that gathers metadata about its interaction with people, other objects, or its environment. Just as people can blog about their interactions in the world, blogjects similarly gather … Continue reading

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TDF – And the fat lady sings!

Wow, what an unpredictable tour! Yellow Jersey (maillot jaune) “General Classifiaction”: GC Team Country Time 01 LANDIS Floyd PHO USA 02 PEREIRO SIO Oscar CEI ESP 00′ 57″ 03 KLÖDEN Andréas TMO GER 01′ 29″ 04 SASTRE Carlos CSC ESP … Continue reading

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This weeks links (2006-07-24)

Something to think about The best business solution is not always the best technology solution. The burden is on you, the technologist, to make the best system the business will use. There are two basic types of processes in business: … Continue reading

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