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Kudzu's Tech Blog

Welcome to my tech blog! Here you will find my thoughts and findings regarding .NET, programming, design, and other computer related topics.

 

8/7/2009 - Attention Microsoft: Vista Compatibility

See this screenshot from Microsoft.com taken today. More...

8/7/2009 - Windows 7 RTM is on MSDN

At the risk of slowing down my download in progress, I'm alerting you that Windows 7 RTM is on MSDN now. Bye bye Vista! More...

8/2/2009 - Why no Telnet?

Starting with Vista, and continuing with Windows 7, Telnet client is no longer installed as default. More...

8/1/2009 - We cannot bill to a PO Box?

I am much more forgiving of smaller companies. But how could Nokia.com make such a mistake? Did they go cheap and hire some fresh graduates? This is the sort of thing that is very damaging to our industry. If the average end user sees that a huge company like Nokia can't seem get it right, then they assume all software developers must be idiots. More...

7/31/2009 - OpenVPN: MULTI: packet dropped due to output saturation

If you see this error, here is the solution. More...

7/22/2009 - Windows 7 is RTM

Windows 7 has been finalized. Want to know when you can get it? More...

7/22/2009 - ASUS 1005HA Netbook

I have upgraded again. More...

7/20/2009 - Dell Pocket Projector - Thoughts and Tips

I have had a Dell M109S "pocket" projector since late last year. Overall I am very happy with it. Here are a few tips to make it work better. More...

7/20/2009 - Windows 7 on more PC's

I have now put Windows 7 RC on another PC of mine. More...

7/15/2009 - Windows 7 - A step closer

Previous news was a bit misleading leading many users to believe that MSDN and Technet users would have Windows 7 release on July 13 or soon after. I think expectations or at least messaging was not properly communicated, but we are a step closer to Windows 7 release being available to partners. More...

7/2/2009 - Windows 7 - First Snag

Despite the title, this is actually positive post. I'm quite pleased how far I've gone before I hit a single snag with Windows 7. More...

6/30/2009 - Windows 7 - Absolutely Sold

Previously I had only spent about 5 minutes using a much older version of Windows 7 back in January. After fubarring up my current Vista install, I decided to go straight to the Windows 7 RC. I'm sold. It just feels right, and as "satisfied" as I was with XP, Windows simply never gave me this feeling before. More...

6/29/2009 - Skype and Proxy Settings

Setting a proxy in Skype options should make Skype use the proxy, correct? Wrong! More...

6/28/2009 - Solving the Leaky VPN Problem

Most VPN users use VPN's to access internal resources. However many users use VPN's to secure both internal and Internet traffic. Because Windows (and most other OS's) implement VPN's using routing costs, when the VPN disconnects abnormally, traffic falls back on the primary internet connection. This is often undesirable and often called the "leaky VPN problem". Solving it is generally not easily accomplished, but I have found an easy solution. More...

6/8/2009 - Bye Bye Vista - Hello Windows 7

Only after SP1 did Vista ever become "Ok" in my book. Windows 7 is coming much sooner than expected though, and from what I've seen of Windows 7, its very good and I think will interest those still on XP. More...

6/8/2009 - You cannot port block me!

I cannot believe I waited this long. I've done it and I'm free!!! More...

6/1/2009 - Secret Vote Tallying - Trust Us!

"Various filters are applied to the raw data in order to eliminate and reduce attempts at 'vote stuffing' by individuals more interested in changing the current rating of a than giving their true opinion of it. The exact methods we use will not be disclosed. This should ensure that the policy remains effective. The result is a more accurate vote average." More...

6/1/2009 - Watch Your Wording

This example is from a website, but it occurs frequently in user interfaces and documentation. This type of error is especially prone in localiztions. More...

5/30/2009 - Open VPN Notes

I just set up a VPN using OpenVPN. What an amazing piece of software OpenVPN is. Here are a few tips and tricks for non standard setups that I hope will save someone else some time. More...

5/29/2009 - IP Forwarding versus NAT

I could not find a definitive answer to this. After much frustration and by accident, I've found the answer to what the difference between these two are. More...