si.blogs in Delo newspaper

September 10, 2004 at 9:30 AM2102

Quote from friend and coworker David:

Jonas, Živa and si.blogs have been mentioned in an article about blogs in Delo magazine, which is the biggest daily newspaper in Slovenia. Turn to page 19.

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Speed up Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0

September 9, 2004 at 1:13 PM2102

Go to Adobe Acrobat Reader program files folder plug_ins and move all plugins except the following: EScript.api, EWH32.api, IA32.api, Search.api, Search5.api to Optional folder in Adobe Acrobat Reader program files folder.

Have fun ;-)

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Spammers Skirt IP Authentication Attempts

September 7, 2004 at 10:49 AM2102

As enterprises continue to register Sender Protection Framework records, hoping to thwart spam and phishing attacks, spammers are upping the ante in the war on spam and registering their own SPF records.

E-mail security company MX Logic Inc. will report this week that 10 percent of all spam includes such SPF records, which are used to authenticate IP addresses of e-mail senders and stop spammers from forging return e-mail addresses. As a result, enterprises will need to increase their reliance on a form of white-listing called reputation analysis as a chief method of blocking spam.

Read the rest @eWeek

But did anyone really expect that SPF will prevent all spam? Well… maybe someone did… but that’s because of lack of understanding how SPF works. What I really like about SPF is that it protects innocent domains from spammers, virus/worms writers abusing them.

As matter of fact SPF is not antispam product at all. It only allows you to be confident in genuineness of domain and sender from that domain.

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eBay domain hijacker arrested

September 7, 2004 at 8:55 AM2102

Police in Germany have arrested a 19 year-old from Helmstedt for hijacking the site of eBay Germany about a week ago. Visitors to eBay Germany were redirected to a site hosted by internet provider Intergenia AG. Initially, phishers were suspected of the domain hijack.

The boy admitted he requested a DNS (domain name server) transfer for several high-profile sites, including,, and eBay Germany. While most of these transfers were denied, somehow eBay slipped through. It remains unclear how the domain could have been transferred without the consent of the existing holder.

Read the rest @The Register

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Ericsson ditches Bluetooth

September 6, 2004 at 2:22 PM2102

Ericsson, the inventor of Bluetooth, has ended years of aggressively positioning the short range standard for dominance and has stopped developing new products. This is a sign that the market has become one for volume suppliers, not innovators, but it highlights a broader sense that, while the current generation of Bluetooth will achieve a large base, the next generation will be pushed into niches by emerging alternatives —if they can avoid Bluetooth’s many mistakes.

Read the rest of article @The Register...

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Ferrari F1 behind the scenes

September 6, 2004 at 12:26 PM2102


What system software do you use?
PCs use Microsoft (Windows) XP companywide.

That`s explain whay they are so damn good! ;-)

Read the rest of article @CNET. Tnx David for this post ;-)

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Optimizing Storage for Exchange Server 2003

September 3, 2004 at 10:48 AM2102

Are you planning to deploy Microsoft® Exchange Server 2003? Are you concerned about availability, fault tolerance and performance? If so, it is critical that you understand how to optimize your storage system for Exchange Server 2003, regardless of the size of your organization.
Disk subsystem bottlenecks cause more performance problems than server-side CPU or RAM deficiencies, and a poorly designed disk subsystem can leave your organization vulnerable to hardware malfunctions. Specifically, your disk subsystem is performing poorly if it is experiencing:

  • Average read and write latencies over 20 ms.
  • Latency spikes over 50 ms that last for more than a few seconds.

High disk latency is synonymous with slow performance. To reduce costly disk latency issues, at a minimum, you should:

  • Invest in high performance disks and spindles.
  • Consider performance before capacity.
  • Align your disks by using DiskPar.

All of these topics are discussed in this guide. In general, to optimize your storage system and avoid high disk latency issues, you need to understand:

  • The causes of Exchange disk I/O.
  • How to calculate your disk I/O requirements.
  • How to optimize your specific storage architecture.
  • How to verify the performance of your storage system.

Download guide here...

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Exchange SDK Development Tools

September 3, 2004 at 10:45 AM2102


The Exchange SDK Development Tools offer the following features to help you start building solutions on Microsoft® Exchange 2000 Server and Exchange Server 2003:

  • Exchange Explorer
  • Exchange Application Deployment Wizard
  • Exchange Store Event Sink Wizard for Microsoft Visual Basic® 6
  • Managed Exchange TreeView Control

Download it here...

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Is Linus Torvalds secretly working for Microsoft?

September 1, 2004 at 8:05 PM2102

Is Linus Torvalds secretly working for Microsoft? That sounds crazy until you consider that lately, the free operating system he created, Linux, has been helping Microsoft close deals.

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Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 released!

August 31, 2004 at 6:01 PM2102

The primary focus of Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is improved security. In addition, the service pack includes roll-ups of all reported customer issues found after the release of the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1. Of particular note, SP1 provides better support for consuming WSDL documents, Data Execution prevention and protection from security issues such as buffer overruns.

Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 SP1

Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003


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