I’m pretending to be a DBA at work, and I’m setting up a SQL Server instance. This is a machine that’s going to be sitting all by itself (not in a domain) doing stuff, and I want it to be able to send email alerts to operators when it detects things that operators should know […]
Archive for September, 2004
This one really tells a story.
Here’s a past vision of what a home computer would look like in 2004. My question is what’s the huge steering wheel for?
I got an email from a fellow named Daniel Smith who seemed to agree with my idea that RSS needs to become more RSS-like.. here’s the response I wrote him, which is a little more fleshed out than some of the other stuff I’ve written on this. Yes, my thinking is reviving NNTP and making […]
Sometimes it’s good to get away.
“This is becoming a broken record. Every couple of months some web site that hasn’t properly prepared for the amount of bandwidth consumed by having a popular RSS feed loudly complains and the usual suspects complain that RSS is broken. This time the culprit is Weblogs @ ASP.NET and their mistake was not providing HTTP […]
Looking for a place to put your photos? Here’s a page that lets you search for sites that host photos. Seems comprehensive.
Don’t forget that there are drawbacks to the common methods of reducing RSS bandwidth. Method #1 is to reduce the polling frequency – but if CNN tells my aggregator to poll every 4 hours (because they don’t like paying for 50 million hits on their server every 15 minutes or even every hour), there’s a […]
I had a problem with a Cisco VPN client after installing Windows XP SP2. According to Cisco the fix is: netsh fi add port UDP 62515 “Cisco VPN Service” enable all The netsh command is cool – I’ve never had the need to experiment with it before but there’s a lot you can do with […]
You’re driving home from work, and someone rear-ends your van. Exception. A friend of yours is driving to meet you at a campground. He gets a flat tire. Exception. While getting towed back home, a lady tries to kill herself by running out in front of the tow truck. Nested exception.