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Exchange 2010 Migration

I have to say it was a hell of lot easier to install, maintain and troubleshoot Exchange 2003. Perhaps a clean install is straightforward, a migration is certainly very complicated. The management console is poor, you need to drop into Powershell to do...
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Hello World, I'm Back

OK, I have been slack with my blog the last few months. This was by choice rather than pure laziness. Sometimes you just need to walk away for awhile. After a hard year I decided to give myself a break. I didn't blog, answer newsgroup or forum posts,...
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Where am I?

I guess I lied in my last post. I did write a blog post, just didn't publish it. This is from mid December. Oh well, I haven't had much of an online presence in the last few months. The initial reason was moving house, but then I realised I was actually...
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Australian Computer Society and the ICT Industry

I caught a post on Mitch Denny's site that piqued my interest. The crux concerns the ACS requiring a degree for entry vs real world experience/ability whilst it's membership is in steady decline. It also touches on, or comments on the post do, about whether...
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Malware using EULA to block detection

Spotted this at ZDNet http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5944208.html RetroCoder, makers of Spymon are threatening legal action against Sunbelt Software. The British company wants Sunbelt , maker of CounterSpy , to stop flagging its SpyMon software as...
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Mod chips ruled legal in Australia

After a protracted case involving a couple of appeals, the High Court of Australia today ruled that 'mod-chips' are not breaches of copyright. Sony had been trying to push the line that they were a technology used to breach copyright. Initially the defendant...
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Halo - The Movie - God help us

Hot on the heels of Doom - The Movie comes an adaption of Halo. Imagine the rivetting storylines. The Oscar-winning creative team behind the "The Lord of the Rings" films, including director Peter Jackson, has been named to run the production of the upcoming...
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Kazaa now illegal in Australia

Following on from an earlier ruling in the USA, Kazaa is now illegal here in Australia. I find it rather strange myself. If the users of the product do the wrong thing with it, how is that the makers problem? The judge, Justice Wilcox, said "The respondents...
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Google Library - Purveyors or Pirates

The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, the Association of American University Presses and the Association of American Publishers in denouncing Google's copying of books without first seeking permission from the copyright holder...
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Technology Blues

Who would have thought that it would be this hard to find a $1 plastic part. My main system is down at the moment. The little plastic retainer that the processor heatsink clips onto has come away from the motherboard. No worries, I'll just pop down the...
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Stupidity

Is it just me or do you see stupidity everywhere? We recently had an Australian, on drugs charges in Indonesia. It was a no brainer case, the drugs were in her bag. She claimed they were planted by someone else. Of course thats easy to say, very difficult...
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