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SECURITY: Control Those Pesky Start-Up Apps the Easy Way

by rwhisaw In reply to SECURITY: Control Those P ...

Great tip it works well.

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WINDOWS: Windows XP Speed Daemons

by HutchTech In reply to HutchTech Blog

<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">TechRepublic is sharing some of the wealth from the 2nd Edition of <em>Windows XP Hacks</em>, published by O'Reilly. I have the book, and these are actually four of the most useful things in it. Take a look at other similar downloads from TechRepublic, as well. I believe they've got several portions of the <em>Hacks</em> manuals available online for free.<br />
<br />Here's the link: <a href="http://techrepublic.com.com/5138-6249-5659526.html?tag=nl.e103">Use these four Registry tweaks to accelerate Windows XP - TechRepublic</a>
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<br />- Hutch</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://hutchtech.blogspot.com/2005/04/windows-windows-xp-speed-daemons.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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BLOG: Is the Blogosphere Ready for Primetime?

by HutchTech In reply to HutchTech Blog

<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">If you spend even a
little time in the blogosphere these days you'll note the constantly
shifting technology (blogcasts anyone?), the incessant attacks on the
established media elite (hey, they actually pay two "blog babes" to
read these things on CNN), and the general migration for the original
diary-type blogs to content/topic oriented blogging.<br />
<br />I enjoy blogging, in fact, I wish I could do more of it. Amazingly,
people actually read this stuff (a great big "thank you" is in order
here). Amazingly, the folks at TechRepublic.com are even re-posting
this blog, for free, further expanding the reach of the HutchTech
franchise. Okay, let me clarify, this is not something their doing just
for me, actually they're offering it to all their members. In an
attempt to build a stronger online community, TechRepublic is offering
to upload your blog and show it off to others who might be interested.
As far as I'm concerned, it never hurts to expand your reach. In fact,
the added exposure will probably improve the blog in general.<br />
<br />So, whether you're reading this at hutchtech.blogspot.com or
techrepublic.com, I thank you for your time. I hope you'll read,
research, test, and enjoy. Perhaps you'll even be inspired to try
blogging yourself. If you've got something to say, say it, you might be
surprised who's listening.<br />
<br />- Hutch<br />
<br />UPDATE: Check out this link to the Daily Show video: http://movies.crooksandliars.com/cnn-blogs.wmv</div><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://hutchtech.blogspot.com/2005/06/blog-is-blogosphere-ready-for.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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BLOG: Is the Blogosphere Ready for Primetime?

by Jay Garmon Contributor In reply to BLOG: Is the Blogosphere ...

Wow, thanks for the kudos. Would you have any objections to us using
some of the above text as a "testimonial" to promote our blog platform? We'd love to point people your way.<br />
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MAC: Widget Wrangler--An Addict

by HutchTech In reply to HutchTech Blog

Okay, except for the snafu causing Snerdware's GroupCal 2.0 to quit working with iCal, my transition to OS X v10.4 Tiger has been very smooth. And like many, I've succumbed to falling in love with widgets. I've used other widget programs before (on both the Mac and PC), but nothing seems to run as smoothly as Apple's version. However, I do have one beef--my iBook screen is just too small to use very many at once. Okay, maybe trying to have 15 of them open (my current count) is not exactly what was intended, but it's what I want. So, we need to virtualize our widget display options. Something like a widget wrangler to allow us to have multiple widget desktops: one for network/communications, another for news/media, another for research, etc. This way I could setup my virtual widget zones just once and not have to keep on removing and adding what I think I need at the moment.function (match)
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MAC: Widget Wrangler--An Addict

by HutchTech In reply to HutchTech Blog

<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Okay, except for the snafu causing Snerdware's GroupCal 2.0 to quit working with iCal, my transition to OS X v10.4 Tiger has been very smooth. And like many, I've succumbed to falling in love with widgets. I've used other widget programs before (on both the Mac and PC), but nothing seems to run as smoothly as Apple's version. However, I do have one beef--my iBook screen is just too small to use very many at once. Okay, maybe trying to have 15 of them open (my current count) is not exactly what was intended, but it's what I want. So, we need to virtualize our widget display options. Something like a widget wrangler to allow us to have multiple widget desktops: one for network/communications, another for news/media, another for research, etc. This way I could setup my virtual widget zones just once and not have to keep on removing and adding what I think I need at the moment.<br /><br />Just a thought. Please.<br /><br />- Hutch</div>
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<div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://hutchtech.blogspot.com/2005/06/mac-widget-wrangler-addicts-cry-for.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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MAC: Widget Wrangler--An Addict's Cry for Help

by HutchTech In reply to HutchTech Blog

<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Okay, except for the snafu causing Snerdware's GroupCal 2.0 to quit working with iCal, my transition to OS X v10.4 Tiger has been very smooth. And like many, I've succumbed to falling in love with widgets. I've used other widget programs before (on both the Mac and PC), but nothing seems to run as smoothly as Apple's version. However, I do have one beef--my iBook screen is just too small to use very many at once. Okay, maybe trying to have 15 of them open (my current count) is not exactly what was intended, but it's what I want. So, we need to virtualize our widget display options. Something like a widget wrangler to allow us to have multiple widget desktops: one for network/communications, another for news/media, another for research, etc. This way I could setup my virtual widget zones just once and not have to keep on removing and adding what I think I need at the moment.<br />
<br />Just a thought. Please.<br />
<br />- Hutch</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://hutchtech.blogspot.com/2005/06/mac-widget-wrangler-addicts-cry-for.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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MAC/EXCHANGE: So Much To Do About Something

by HutchTech In reply to HutchTech Blog

<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">In recent days I've begun
to feel that the blog is turning into a list of Mac related reports.
Sorry, I'll be writing about some more PC/Web-Based/Cross-Platform
stuff in coming days. However, I must begin a rant against the wonder
and horror that is MS Exchange.<br />
<br />I love Exchange. I hate Exchange. For those of you who don't know,
Exchange is the preferred (yes, I'm prepared to defend this term)
method of storing, sending, and accessing e-mail for most larger
corporations and businesses. But Exchange is more. It stores notes,
calendars, tasks, etc., etc. Making all this data available from
anywhere (if you use the web-based options) and to multiple users in a
single Exchange/Domain environment. It's far from perfect, but recent
advances have made it an even more stable and useful tool. That said,
if you plan on using any OS other than Windows forget having a great
experience with Exchange.<br />
<br />I want to use Exchange. I want one calendar, one inbox, one list of
tasks and notes. On my Mac I can use the web to access my Exchange
account, but since the layout is IE 6-centric, the experience is far
from satisfying. I could use Outlook 2001, but sadly it won't work
outside my domain. In other words, it doesn't have the RPC over SSL
capabilities that Outlook 2003 for the PC does. I could use Entourage
(and do for some things), but it only syncs my calendar and mail with
Exchange. And quite frankly, it's not a very nice looking application.
I used Snerdware's wonderful GroupCal product for quite a while (yes, I
purchased a fully licensed version). GroupCal allowed me to have my
iCal program synchronize my tasks and calendar with the Exchange
server, but ever since OS X v10.4 Tiger, which included iCal 2.0,
GroupCal doesn't work--supposedly the developers are working on it, but
we'll have to wait and see.<br />
<br />So, you can see my frustration. I'd love to be able to work
seamlessly in both the Mac and PC environment, and to do so means I
have to have a unified method of getting my calendars, tasks, mail, and
notes. E-mail I've conquered (that's another story), but the others
have a long way to go.<br />
<br />I sure hope the Mac development team at Microsoft is listening. If
they want to help their Exchange compatriots continue to take over the
world they're going to have to.<br />
<br />- Hutch</div><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://hutchtech.blogspot.com/2005/06/macexchange-so-much-to-do-about.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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SECURITY: How Low Can You Go?

by HutchTech In reply to HutchTech Blog

<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">One of the keys to a secure desktop is giving users only the amount of power they really need. Many new security threats take advantage of the fact that most users are setup with administrative privileges on their computer. Back in the Win9x days there was really no other option, and because of convenience this practice has continued (by default really) in the Windows XP world (and, yes, those few of you home users that use Windows 2000 need to listen up too). Longhorn promises to move users into the least-privileged universe (Apple has moved OS X there, and yes, I know, Linux has been there for quite a while--maybe since the beginning).<br /><br />So what is least-privilege about? Basically your day-to-day user account would not have administrative rights on the computer. Meaning that you, and all those vicious worms crawling the Internet, would not be able to install any software. To install software you would have to log out and log on as administrator, or right-click the executable and choose the "Run as..." Option and enter your local admin credentials.<br /><br />Recently eWeek.com had an article talking about how users can implement this option now, long before Longhorn. I have to say that while this sounds great in theory, most users will end up frustrated by the amount of programs that may not function properly (or at all) for them if they don't have admin rights. I tried it for all of 1 day and had to give up on the idea--too many of the apps I use would not work. Take a look at the eWeek article (see link below) and maybe try it yourself. By the way, the article links to an MS Knowledgebase article with a list of programs that have issues with least privilege, so you might want to start there.<br /><br />- Hutch<br /><br />See the eWeek.com article here: <a href="http://www.eweek.com/print_article2/0,2533,a=154643,00.asp">Users Overlook XP's Non-Admin Security Option</a> </div>
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<div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://hutchtech.blogspot.com/2005/06/security-how-low-can-you-go.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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PODCAST: The Screen Savers are TWITs

by HutchTech In reply to HutchTech Blog

<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">I can't believe it took me soooo long to post this, but the Original TSS (The Screen Savers) gang is back, podcasting on This Week in Tech (www.twit.tv). If you miss the old days of Leo, Patrick, Kevin, Yoshi, Roger, Robert, etc., etc. you can get a weekly dose of their posts and podcasts.<br />
<br />- Hutch<br />
<br />Official TWIT Link: <a href="http://twit.tv/">this WEEK in TECH | your first podcast of the week is the last word in tech</a>
</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://hutchtech.blogspot.com/2005/06/podcast-screen-savers-are-twits.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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