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This is the first part of my plan to modularise our sites. This one will be focused on computing of all sorts, from software reviews & recommendations, to thoughts on the latest hardware, to web development tips & tricks. Stay tuned for hopefully regular updates!

Exchange Server login name


For ages I had problem with the login name with the email system they have at work, Microsoft Exchange Server 2000. While it would work fine via the MAPI or web interfaces, I couldn't get it to work via POP3 or IMAP4. Searching online brought up the notion of using a special sequence as the login name, domain\username\mailbox, so it'd be something like geeksrv\Damien McKenna\dmckenna. Well, turned out that wasn't correct and today I finally got it, I needed to do domain\ntloginname\exchangealias which ends up being completely different than the other one. Thought you admin-types might like to know.

OpenOffice.org v2 is out!


A day for celebration, OpenOffice.org v2 has finally finished its six months of simmering time and is ready for consumption. It's a large download (75mb) so definitely don't try getting it if you have a modem connection to the net, but the rest of you should definitely give it a shot.

FYI OpenOffice.org is a completely free replacement for Microsoft Office that is really quite easy to use, has an open file format (meaning you'll still be able to read your files in ten years) and doesn't restrict you to only using Windows so you can use it on Linux or other OSes.


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