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MVP Award Number 12

  As much as things change, they remain the same. I’ve just been reading my long posting written when I was awarded MVP status for the 10th time and pondering how times have changed.  I was originally awarded MVP status as an “Internet Explorer...
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Attack of the psycho server

  Hmm, it seems that my mail server has learned a foreign language – that or it is swearing at me ;o) Ok, so what’s the diagnosable problem?  0x800CCC6C SMTP_452_NO_SYSTEM_STORAGE No space to store >sigh<  I blame the IMAP accounts...
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Six countries, and 3 weeks, later I am back from holidays

After exploring the northern hemisphere of our amazing planet and visiting climates as varied as 41 degrees (Celsius) in Egypt and –2 degrees (Celsius) in an ice grotto situated at 3,000 feet above sea level in Switzerland, and flying over the Ukraine...
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Broken blog comments

I thought things were a bit quiet around here… The “submit” button for comments was broken so I’ve had to change the style theme for this blog.  The change has fixed the “submit” button, but broke the Lijit widget, so that had to go (which is a pity...
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Would you class this as a threat?

I received an interesting email via the contact facility for this blog. You can see a screenshot of the email to the left of screen. A Russian-speaking associate tells me that the email text translates as: " You, dummy, aren't you worried about...
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Announcement: Sandi is awarded Microsoft MVP status for the 10th year in a row...

Yes, it feels a bit weird writing in the third person for this post's title, but writing "I" in the title feels even weirder. I have received an email advising that I have been awarded Microsoft MVP status for the 10th year in a row ......
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Remember what I said about trolls?

This one seems to be having a bit of a problem with the concept of moderation... :o)
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Thank you for your well thought out contribution...

It is because of trolls like the following that I have no interest in using the oft-broken CAPTCHA, preferring to use spam filters and moderation of *every* comment. Below is just one of the dozens of unsavory comments that have been submitted to my blog...
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Spyware Sucks rated 8.3 (Great) on Blogged.com

How cool is this? I just spotted this email in my overloaded inbox. " Dear Spyware Sucks author, Our editors recently reviewed your blog and have given it an 8.3 score (out of 10) in the Technology/Internet category of Blogged.com. This is quite...
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ALERT: Spyware Sucks may go offline for a few days

Details here: http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2008/06/16/houston-we-have-a-problem.aspx Update: We'll be offline until as late as Friday: http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2008/06/16/offline-for-a-couple-of-days.aspx
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Sandi joins Truste

I am pleased to announce that I have joined Truste as an Online Compliance Researcher. The Press Release is here: http://www.truste.org/about/press_release/06_12_08.php I am very excited about this new opportunity. It has always been my dream to be able...
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Nice publicity for Spyware Sucks

Spyware Sucks was linked to by the MCPM (Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine and the "Redmond Security Watch" email newsletter: http://mcpmag.com/columns/columnist.asp?columnistsid=16 "ESPN Sports Bad Code ESPN's Soccernet site...
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A red letter day for Spyware Sucks and IE-VISTA, and kind of sad...

It is a sad day for me today, in some ways. For a long time my closest friends and associates - people that I truly respect - have been encouraging me as best they can to put a donation link on Spyware Sucks, just like I did years ago on inetexplorer...
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Merry Christmas to all...

It's Christmas Eve and my holiday break is about to begin. We (myself, my long-suffering hubby, and our two teenage offspring who, by the way, insist that at 16 and 18 years of age they are not too old to have a Christmas Stocking at the end of the...
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msmvps.com is growing up

Vlad and Susan have both announced that Yoda (the msmvps.com server) is getting a girlfriend server, by the name of Brianna (hey Susan, I still say we should have gone with Jar Jar as the name for our new server). I adore Susan - she epitomises the ultimate...
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Admin announcement

The signal to noise ratio with regard to trackbacks and pings has gotten so bad that I have (reluctantly) disabled Trackbacks. So much crap was coming through, so often, that I had no choice. The spammers have finally worked out that, at least for CS...
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Sandi is on holidays!

My family and I are on holidays for a few weeks, so things will be quiet around here. I am not planning to do any blogging until mid-October. That being said, keep an eye on my blog; there is an announcement already written and scheduled to go live in...
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Sorry for the blog downtime...

Nothing really scandalous or exciting like a denial of service or a hacking or something like that has happened - all it was was a hardware failure. Susan may post the details to Yoda's blog some time soon. Things may be shaky for a little while,...
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Problems at www.ie-vista.com and inetexplorer.mvps.org

The servers are down for emergency maintenance www.ie-vista.com is affected, inetexplorer.mvps.org is affected, as is email. SpywareSucks is the only service unaffected. No word on when things will be back up.
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New blog tag: Your questions answered

I get stacks of emails from people all over the world asking for help with Internet Explorer, or malware, or whatever else - some are submitted via site feedback here, some come to me via www.ie-vista.com . My online time is a finite resource, and I want...
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