This is not brought to you by the letter P

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Sesame Street be damned.

On Tuesday, I was called out to a client’s site to assist with an e-mail problem. Apparently, their Exchange server got hungry and began eating incoming e-mails. Even worse, messages and contacts were also disappearing at an alarming rate.

Turns out, Trend Micro released a buggy anti-spam rule set that immediately decided that any message with a lower-case letter P in it was spam. Not like that’s a common occurance or anything, to use the letter P in an e-mail. Anyway, within a few hours, the glitch was discovered and fixed.

This is an additional reason to triple-check all code before releasing to the public. According to an article at Internet Week, less than 100 customers were affected by the problem. Im not sure which is worse… the fact that there was a problem, or the fact that less than 100 customers had set the Auto-Update feature on the spam rules. What version of Trend’s rules are YOU running?

Isn't that interesting?

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One of the domain names I used to hold, czyk.org, has been puchased recently by a company named CZYK Enterprises. I would have never guessed that anybody was actually interested in that domain name.

Ah, wait, I see. A quick check of the WHOIS information reveals that the domain owner has a -czyk last name also.

Microsoft's Additional License Program

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I stumbled across this during my journeys through Microsoft’s web site. It allows existing owners of Windows XP (both Home and Pro versions) to purchase additional copies of Windows XP at a 15% discount. It’s all automated online, and you receive the licenses immediately. Check it out here:

Windows XP at shop.microsoft.com

Not Dead Yet

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Wow, it got really quiet around here again. I’m not sure where the time went. Maybe I’ll return soon. Good new last week though, Brad is coming home from the Gulf. He’ll be back at Camp Pendleton, CA for a few months, and then he is off to Okinawa. Lucky him.

.NET Framework v1.1 Final

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No surprises here. In time with the forthcoming release of Visual Studio.NET 2003, the final version of the .NET Framework v1.1 has been released on MDSN. Here’s some of the highlights, paraphrased from Microsoft’s propaganda:

Support for IPv6 Mobile Web Applications Support Side-by-Side Execution of .NET itself, or programs built on the framework

Related Links:

.NET Framework Home Page

Microsoft .NET Framework Version 1.1 Redistributable Package

.NET Framework SDK Version 1.1