June 2004 Entries
Not too much to say really. It's a rather large plugin as far as Trillian goes at around 2mb, but if you're interested, you can check it out at the Sourceforge page.
A Lotus Notes code vunerability!
Proposition N2N is a .NET library, that allows you access to Notes Databases located on a Domino server. They won the Lotus Advisor Editor's choice award for best data integration tool twice already.
For full details, check this page.
Another RSS reader designed for the Notes client. Click here to download.
Now available for public download - click here for the release Notes.
..and I don't want it to be an iPod. And when people ask me "Why didn't you get an iPod?" I'm going to punch them in the face. It's going to be cool.
(Note: I am aware that it's bad practise to start a sentence with 'and', but sometimes it just feels right yunno?)
An interesting read written by a MCSE about why you should ditch IE.
When I first looked at iTunes (for Windows) I hated it instantly. That might have been partly due to the fact that my media files were all organised fairly carefully already, and it seemed to want to go ahead and fuck about with all of that despite my protests. After having a play about with it, and failing to see the appeal, I uninstalled it and went on with my life.
However last night I set it up for someone non technical. She insisted on iTunes, so I didn't argue, and while installing it I got an insight into how it...
First off, I don't think I've said this before, so I'll say it now - the Partnerworld software download site is really horrible to use, and what's worse is that it seems to have changed recently so now you need to login even more than you did previously. Bleh. The thing is so clunky and it's been driving me insane today while trying to download 2 files. Anyway..
The title of this entry is somewhat boring, but that's basically whats about to follow. Today I took some time out to catch up with some of the Notes/Domino weblogs out there, some...
A month or so ago I came across Wikipedia, with a bit of skepticism. Well, it seems I wasn't as skeptical as some - this guy thinks that Wikipedia sucks big time. If you don't feel like reading the article, then theres some good discussion on it at vowe.net.
A warning to all - if you spend too much fucking around with Linux, or going to things like "Pengiuncon" and watching Tron, then this could happen to YOU!
In my opinion, thats about one step away from plushies..
You've got to love Microsoft. I'm doing a bit of experiementing with ISA Server 2000 (2004 is still in beta, although I hear good things about it), and I'm patching it to SP2 when I come across this little gem in the release notes for that service pack:
Fixes recommended through an audit by third-party security experts.
Doesn't that just smell like "we fucked up" to you?
Studio Blog Reader has now been created as an OpenNTF project - you can view the Project Page here. While there are now a few RSS Aggregator tools about for the Notes client, this is the only one so far which has been open source, all of the others are commercial products.
The 0.1 release had some bugs which prevented it from being too useful for me (issues running the scheduled agents on Linux servers, problems for me when I tried on a 6.51 W32 server, and a few other random problems) it showed a lot of promise, and I'm...
Anyone interested in the New Zealand Internet infrastructure should read this story from the Herald, and this post on Publicaddress.net. Russell Brown sums it up quite well with his opening paragraph:
It would seem counterintuitive - absurd, actually - that the Internet in New Zealand could become more expensive and less efficient, but that's an entirely likely outcome of the way its two biggest players, Telecom and TelstraClear, seemed poised to take it.