Per LarryO, a lot of people are running XP in non-admin mode at MSFT. Some great pointers in his article — Aaron’s blog and his post on RunAs. I’ve had problems making non-admin work on the machine in our family room — mostly when I am at the machine and I want to do something not permitted — I have to dig into this RunAs post. Particularly as it applies to running CPLs and manipulating network connections.
From Fanblogs this week so far:
Conventional Wisdom — who’s up, who’s down.
Just 46 teams left in the single elimination college football championship tournament. Go Bucks!
Minnesota and Purdue are playing out of their minds…
The FanBlog XIV — the most considered poll in the nation.
Big 10 early grades…Kudos to Purdue, Shame on Iowa.
Candy Labs – AppRocket – Download — wow, very fast.
Acrobat Speedup — awesome!!! speeds up reader loading by a huge amount.
Karen’s Power Tools — a whole bunch of useful toys
Outlook Attachment Options — finer grained control over outlook’s attachment blocking
Broken URL fixer — easy fixup of those busted urls you get in mail
Just finished this bio of Ludwig II. Probably mostly of interest to folks with my name and heritage (tho my ancestors left Germany long before the events of Ludwig II’s life), but it was pretty fascinating. His patronage of Wagner, of architecture, his erratic behaviour, the plot against him, his mysterious death — a lot of interesting threads. I’m more motivated to visit Bavaria now…
Good article about Computers in the NFL | Gadgetopia — there is a lot of science involved in the game. Also a great pullout section in yesterday’s WSJ on the state of the NFL — why it has been successful to date (versus the other pro leagues) and the upcoming economic stresses on the league. Wish I could link to it but it is behind the WSJ sub wall. Worth reading if you can get your hands on it tho, there is a point of view that the days of revenue-sharing are ending, and the league faces the risk of becoming more like MLB or the NBA.
John Battelle’s Searchblog: Amazon Gives A9 Users a Discount – clever way to motivate use.
Firefox gets to 1 million downloads – are we really going to see browser competition again?
Wikipedia surpasses 1M article – fantastic, I’m embarrassed I haven’t contributed to any yet.
VMWare Ace – I’d use this at home for all the machines that the rest of the family uses…
Ad serving for games – what a great idea, look at how many minutes a month a user spends in front of a game…
2. Considering the seemingly unprecedented rash of missed extra points and other seismic choke-jobs by kickers, there may not be a more valuable player in the country than Ohio State’s Mike Nugent. A week after hitting the game-winning, 55-yard field goal to beat Marshall, Nugent went 5-for-5 (from 50, 47, 46, 33 and 30 yards) on a soaking-wet field in the Buckeyes’ 22-14 win over N.C. State. Nugent has been doing this for three years now, earning All-America honors in 2002 when he hit 25 of 28 attempts and following it up with a 16-of-19 junior season and 8 of 9 so far this year (the only miss coming from 50 yards). Is it any coincidence that during the same time span Ohio State, despite often struggling terribly on offense (it managed just 137 yards against the Wolfpack), is 28-2?
I previously blogged that i was going to try Streetkeys.com to get a replacement key. well don’t bother, they don’t really seem to be able to offer the service they promise. without ever explaining why, they refunded our money and told us “we can’t help you”. We have to get a key the hard way now — have the car towed to a dealership and have the key cut and matched at the dealership. Sad.
Dude, you must not be married. From NCAA College Football – Fanblogs.com: TV schedule for 09/18, here is Kevin’s TV plan for the weekend:
bq.. Well, with four Tivo’s running on 8 sat inputs, it looks like this:
Sat: Nebraska/Pitt (T1)
Duke/Va Tech (T3)
TCU/Texas Tech (T4)
Ohio State/NC State (T1)
Notre Dame/Michigan State (T4)
Clemson/Texas A&M (T5)
Florida Tennessee (T6)
Boise State/UTEP (T1)
Minnesota/Colorado State (T7)
OK based on this reco — Movalog: Merging your blogs — i installed multiblog last nite. actually went on kind of a plugin install rampage. the install of multiblog and getxml were so easy i decided to try out some more from the mt3 tested library. i’ve slowed down tho, as the install of typemover hasn’t worked quite so well — some path problems.