Archive for June 1st, 2005

Spybot 1.4 Released!

Spybot Search & Destroy 1.4 has been released!  View a screenshot

Although updates to 1.3 were released on a regular basis through 2004 and the first half of 2005, the new version of Spybot includes updated, improved, and added features.

Updated features include:

"First native multi-installation scanner
On PE boot CDs as well as on any system with multiple installations of Windows 2000 or later, Spybot-S&D 1.4 is able to scan the other installations as well, including the registry. From what we know, Spybot-S&D is the first anti-spyware solution that offers inactive registry scanning as a native feature.

Speed boost-ups
Spybot-S&D 1.4 should work noticably faster than 1.3 during scans. And if you still don’t like to wait, you can play our easter egg while scanning.

Improved tools
We’ve improved the Tools section that Spybot-S&D offers in advanced mode – the process list now offers a list of open network connection per application (Windows 2000 or newer only), helping you to quickly identify which applications are local and which do use connections to the outside. Our detection mechanisms have also been updated, from detecting and cleaning services over protocol filters to the afore-mentioned scanning in inactive installations registries.

Graphics remake, and more
We’ve replaced the old home made icons with a bunch of great graphics provided by the guys at Yellow Icon Studio to make the user interface look smoother. But while this is highly visible on the surface, there have been more than 104 important changes underneath."



I Passed!

I finished my final exam for the last unit, Exchange 2000, and ended up with an average of 79%! I found it to be one of the tougher units, and our teacher really came up with the tough questions in the module quizzes. Regardless, I have passed all of the units which have quizzes and tests, so I’m guaranteed a diploma!!! The next step is to get certified.

Talking about Stranger things have happened



Stranger things have happened

Yesterday, for the most part, it was a pretty normal day. Having overtime for 2 and 1/2 hours and starting at 1:30PM was just extra cash. It would seem that after about 10PM at night though, one gets the stranger kinds of calls. This is exactly what happened.  So getting a call with a girl is pretty usual, but one that actively is flirting with you….that’s where things get odd. This one girl was actively hitting on me.

Conversation went something like this…  End Quote

Call Centres get all kinds of people phoning up, it’s an excellent place to work to really get to know all different kinds of people. This is a quote from my  best friend Alan’s blog. He works in a call centre near Toronto. I might get work in a call centre when I get out of college. Who knows.

Just When You Think It's Over…

     Today is the day for our Exchange Server 2000 final test. I feel pretty confident about it. It’s scheduled to begin at 12 noon, although I had to drive my brother to school, so I’m here 3 hours early (it’s 9:27, not 8:27). Not to worry, I don’t have a lack of things to do. I can still study for today’s test, my last quiz, not to mention certification exams.

     It’s a mixed feeling, as the rest of the class will be done this course as of Friday, and my contract keeps me here until mid July. So, it’s over, but it’s not. It will be a little tougher to get up in the mornings knowing class itself has ended, but I’ll still be motivated, as the course is really worth nothing without the certifications attached to it.  I’ll be studying for them here at school, as I’m too relaxed and not in the right mindset to study at home. Although I may stay home every so often, if for no other reason then to spend time with Melissa.

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