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Murlocs invade the US
TavernCast - a World of Warcraft Podcast The crew of the Taverncast have put on a fantastic halloween radio play, in the vein of Orson Welles famous radio play of the 30’s. The show starts with a standard, albeit short, episode of Taverncast, and turns into what seems to the listener as a radio channel reporting on mysterious blackouts in New Mexico, culminating over the course of an hour into what appears to be the invasion of the, by US goverment created, fish-men apparently turned against ......

Posted On Monday, October 31, 2005 5:36 PM

Electric Shocks from my laptop
Often, when I take my laptop somewhere, it starts stinging me when I place my wrists on the speaker grill, this is the normal position when typing. Turns out in fact, that I am being electrocuted And I am not the only one it seems: I noticed my laptop also is giving me a shock. I pulled out my handy Fluke 77 Multimeter and got the following: The Shock is from AC current, not DC. While there is some DC voltage leaking to ground in ......

Posted On Friday, October 28, 2005 8:36 AM

Sharing the pain of customers - Microsoft's WSYP initiative

You have GOT to see this. Only three minutes

Can you believe that MS made this themselves? :D


Posted On Thursday, October 27, 2005 6:38 PM
Official Google Blog: Rumor of the day Dig for this on the web Wow. Not only is this google’s awnser to , but it looks to be much much more. Since the very first days of the web, people have always strugled to find places to put all their stuff online. Its only the more technicly savvy, or well-connected that seem to be able to host their stuff online, and with good bandwidth. Google could change all that. Upload anything (within the limits of legality and the EULA ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 26, 2005 6:27 PM

For the sake of every IBM administrator’s sanity, and for the benifit of google: The default password used by the BMC ( Baseboard management Controller ) for the eServer xSeries 336 3387 is as follows username: USERID (all uppercase)password: PASSW0RD (with a zero, and all uppercase) IBM’s website seach is again useless to find this information, try this string: It seems to be unable ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 26, 2005 2:13 PM

WoW Expantion post on WoWGuru.. fake?
Someone posted this on WoWGuru: There are also apparent screenshots of the Bloodelf stuff here: So far most people think its a fake. I am not sure. The level of detail is impressive, especially the individual examples of Blood-Elf skills for instance. My main reason for doubting the article is bacause of the sheer amount of Raids that would be added... So far Blizzard has released ......

Posted On Friday, October 21, 2005 2:36 PM

A VB Script that checks registry for installed hotfix
You may find this usefull! I am quite new to scripting, so I am sure that I could have done things much better than I did in this script. So I would very much appreciate any feedback, tips and comments! The next version of this script should allow command line input aswell, so you dont have to supply a list of servernames. Also next version will check with WMI directly, instead of checking the registry. ————... ......

Posted On Friday, October 21, 2005 9:00 AM

The tale of the server who was not to be updated
Dear friends, Now I relate to you a take of perill. It concernes a Windows 2000 server with Cisco VOIP software that we did not know about. No one had ever told us about it. We have been pushing to get all of our servers to some kind of patch standard.. a mammoth task, 200 servers, and nothing even resembling a patch management infrastructure. I had installed WSUS, and added all clients that where on the old SUS server over, this included mostly PCs and Laptops, but also a bunch of servers, including ......

Posted On Thursday, October 20, 2005 11:40 AM

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