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I couldn’t believe it when I saw the above headline on an eWeek article. The article points to this Knowledge Base entry. Within the entry, Microsoft states, We strongly recommend that all users upgrade to Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) version 6.0 running on Microsoft Windows Server 2003. IIS 6.0 significantly increases Web infrastructure security. [...]

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Pixture Studio

I was looking for some icons to use on my laptop. Specifically, I have a guitar tuning java program which didn’t come with an icon. In my search, I came across Pixture Studios. The owner (known as Hide) of this site allows free personal use of a lot of his artwork. Check it out for [...]

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Firefox is Still on the Rise

According to XiTi, Firefox has an aggregate usage rate of 24.1% in Europe. Some countries in Europe (e.g., Germany) have usage rates over 35%. In North America, the aggregate rate is 15% while Oceania (dominated by Australia & New Zealand) has an aggregate rate of ~25%. Web masters need to sit up and take notice [...]

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First Python Script!

I wrote my first Python script (or program, take your pick) this week. I needed to pull data from a listing of files, each with thousands of xyz data points, and place the data in a new file. Using Google to look up what I needed to know, I was eventually successful. The first thing [...]

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Sun’s ODF Plugin for Word (beta)

Sun has announced a beta plugin to convert between Word 2003 .doc files and the OpenDocument .odt files. I downloaded the plugin and gave it a try. A report format that I used to use at work was particularly troublesome for the OpenOffice.org (OOo) converter. When I used OpenOffice to convert, figures were aligned slightly [...]

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