Lots of time I have web pages performing complex functions and want to make sure that they execute without a problem. A problem would be they just take too damn long and time out when put under a load. This is the problem when things don’t scale properly, they just get really slow. So in order to gauge how long a page takes to load we really need a stop watch. Luckily we the components of one…
Archive for January, 2009
When upgrade from Exchange 2000 or 2003 to Exchange 2007 you must perform a transition. Mainly because you can not upgrade the binaries on the Exchange 2003 box to 2007, 2003 is 32 bit and 2007 is 64 bit. During the transition you will need to have the 2003 Exchange Routing Group connected to the 2007 Exchange Routing Group. This will allow you to delever mail to recipients on both platforms and keep business continuity. You connect the two with a Routing Group Connector and I advise you use the Exchange Manager Console to manage them.
I am starting to warm up to Exchange 2007 and found that anything and everything can be fixed through the Exchange Management Shell. Recently I transitioned an Exchange 2003 administrative group to Exchange 2007. After migrating the users from the Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007, I decided to check to see if creating a mailbox is the same. So I opened the (ADUC) Active Directory Users and Computers MMC and ran through the creation of a new user and mailbox. When I went back to the Exchange Management Console the “Recipient Type Details” showed as “Legacy Mailbox”.
In part 1 of the Xbox Media Center article I explained the hardware modifications, basically the mod chip installation. The purpose of the mod chip installation is so that you can use unlocked hard drives in the xbox. The locking mechanism of the ATA specification was to stop people from poking around with the contents of the drive. Even after unlocking the hard drive the format of the drive is not FAT or any recognizable partition scheme. The second reason for a mod chip is to load an alternate dashboard or the software you see when you start it up. The third reason for the mod chip is large drive support, the original xbox comes with only an 8GB hard drive.
To kick the new year off right I am sharing a strategy to fight SPAM and email annoyances; it is a common sense approach to SPAM. This concept I can not take full credit from, although I can no longer find the original source to cite; so I will take credit for it now. If you can find the original cite, please post it in the comments; I only remember it was a security consortium and it was in their best practices (circa 1990).