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Thursday, December 21, 2006

All I got for Christmas was a Blogger upgrade 

What that means is that of you're a regular poster (hi Audra, Dave, Rob and Stew) you'll need to create a Google account when you next sign in.

Most usefully, you'll also be able to categorise posts...

Which leads me to what to do with this one.


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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

MS Word "ticking timebomb" 

From eWeek: Microsoft has issued a zero-day attack alert for its ubiquitous Word application. The unpatched flaw can be exploited when a user simply opens a maliciously rigged Word document, and there are no pre-patch workarounds available, Microsoft warns. Microsoft says don't open or save Word docs, even from trusted sources
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Friday, December 01, 2006

Spam free signups 

No, not the bugmenot thing, but Spambox. You create a temporary account to sign up to whatever and the account gets deleted after a period you specify so you don't get spammed.
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