Hirlpoo West

Notes (technical and not so technical) from the Microsoft Field.

September, 2004

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    Hold music

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    Color me easily amused - I was on the phone today handing off one of our customers to the support organization of one of our third party tool vendors and ran into something interest - you got to pick from six music options while you were on hold. “Press...
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    Repeater Redux

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    So it’s been a month or so since installing the repeater and the initial glow has worn off. I pretty much cannot get a Verizon signal through it – but it makes my brother-in-law’s T-Mobile phone rock solid – he never has less than...
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    Long running DDOS attack, or overzealous mail administrators?

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    In exchanging emails with friends and colleagues lately I’m getting more and more NDR’s that bounce back with some message that says “We do not accept spam”. I knew one such company was small enough that my friend would know the...
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    Looking back at computer history

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    Via Scoble , a humorous look at 2004 from 50 years ago: http://manalang.com/archives/2004/09/19/the-home-computer-of-2004/ I love the dual steering wheel thingie – I wonder if that is one of the technologies “not yet invented” That picture make me remember...
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    Cool trick for cleaning up your installed devices

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    I’m sure this isn’t new to everyone, but someone internally passed on these instructions for viewing all of the devices installed on your machine. Normally only connected devices show up in device manager, but this little trick will show every thing,...
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