Exact phrases are evil

February 9, 2005 // 0 Comments

<RANT> Every now and then I want to search for a phrase (or a word) that includes special characters. Nothing fancy, maybe not more than a . (dot) in the "wrong" place. ".NET" comes to mind, or recently, ".Text". The exact phrase search facilitie… ... [continue reading]

The DNS Client service riddle

February 9, 2005 // 14 Comments

If you believe Microsoft's description for the DNS Client service, it's needed to resolve and cache DNS names. They emphasize that if the service is stopped, the computer will not be able to resolve DNS names and locate Active Directory domain controllers. Well, I can't say anything about the Active Directory domain controllers, but as far as the DNS resolutions go, this descriptions appears to be plain wrong. ... [continue reading]

Skype Tips

February 7, 2005 // 0 Comments

There's a new independent (and inofficial, AFAIK) web site at which lists news, a FAQ, ratings on addon hard- and software for Skype and many other things. Looks to me like they might be sponsored by somebody, but then it's the only si… ... [continue reading]