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The ability for web browsers to automatically detect proxy settings is really useful when you have to switch between multiple networks all the time.  With Internet Explorer, proxy settings are being detected in both XP and Vista, but things aren’t going so well with Firefox!  If you are using Vista and Firefox happens to be your default browser, you have to manually configure the proxy settings for it to work on our student network…which is NOT convenient at all!  (more…)

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VIM 101

Ok…so VIM (born in 1991) is not exactly new…at least its not new to students who have done TELE301 in the past. If you have never used Linux before, its quite hard to get your head around it at first. I still remember the first time I saw VIM in the Tele301 lab…my first impression was:

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If you are doing INFO 404 this year and you are preparing for the Practical Test, you might find the following links to be quite useful. (more…)

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From what I’ve seen this year on the ITS HelpDesk (@ the University of Otago), there are more and more students having Mac laptops…and I got a fair number of students asking for help with their Skype / Microsoft Messenger. Since the university network is behind a proxy, you need to have some proxy related settings in the software to allow it to go through the proxy. While you can use Adium for the MSN part, its hard to find something to replace the Skype on the Macs. So what can we do about it?

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DEV JAM is Microsoft‘s yearly orientation event that starts on the 4th
of March. The Microsoft Academic Team Paul, Ryan and Tarryn will be
visiting the Otago Campus on the 13th this month. This year the event
is focused on showcasing some of the new technologies including
gaming, user experience and streaming videos. There will also be a
chill out session involving XBOX consoles and the new SCENE IT Game!
To find out more info on the DEV JAM Demo’s please go to:

http://blogs.msdn.com/nzstudents/pages/dev-jam-orientation-2008-find-…

Date: Thursday, 13th of March
Where: Commerce Building 2.07
Time: Session 1 starts @ 12pm, Session 2 starts @ 2pm.

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Lately I’ve noticed that quite a few people searched for the WPA2 Patch and actually came to my blog instead of the download page from Microsoft. So I’ve decided to put the link (to the download page) here and hopefully it will save you a bit of time. (more…)

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Summer is here! And with it is coming new technology from Microsoft that will affect how we design and build infrastructure and applications.Come and join Chris Auld (Microsoft Regional Director) and Jeremy Boyd (Microsoft Regional Director) along with local, Beric Holt, as they set up a solution entirely on Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and host an application built in Visual Studio 2008 and .Net 3.5 over a two hour period. (more…)

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