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September 2006 - Posts

29 September 2006
New Form Of Blog Spam?
I've noticed a new (well, new to my site at least) form of blog spam trickling in here on JK.com; the spammer leaves a comment that is simply a duplicate of the post up to a certain amount of words, and the only link back to their site is in the "From" box, so for example if Google were to spam this... Read More...
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29 September 2006
Microsoft Interview Update
No lengthy post here other than apparently I did pretty well on my initial phone screens; Microsoft will be flying me to Dallas next Thursday (Oct 12th) for a full round of face to face meetings with the group I hope to be working for soon. The good news is that due to MS's global nature I won't... Read More...
27 September 2006
Can't Open Documents In Office 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh -- Fix
I posted earlier about the inability to open documents in the Office Beta 2 Technical Refresh. The fix is here in the readme file (who has time to actually read readme's?)...in a nutshell the issue only affects users who have a consumer version of Symantec Anti-Virus installed (in my case I have Norton... Read More...
26 September 2006
Half Life 2: Episode 2 -- A Plethora Of New Videos
I haven't even finished Episode 1 yet and already a whole slew of new videos showcasing HL2: Episode 2 are starting to make their way onto the internet. If you have Steam installed I highly recommend hitting the My Media tab, then click on Browse Media and hunt for the 2 trailers and 5 gameplay videos... Read More...
26 September 2006
Increase Your Virtual Server Performance
Microsoft Virtual Server (well, virtualization in general) is a godsend, especially now that it's free. I've been on the VS bandwagon for a while now, but have been plagued with performance issues since the very beginning. Initially I just chocked it up to being a result of the inherent overhead involved... Read More...
26 September 2006
Yoga Will Kick Your Ass
I used to be a physical guy when I was younger. I played tennis and soccer competitively throughout high school, and was an avid skier for about a decade. I used to rock climb, hike, camp out, and even went through a running phase for about a year where I ran between 10-20 miles 3-4 times a week. I also... Read More...
21 September 2006
Moving From Smarter Mail To Exchange 2003
And I need some testing from the community at large. I think I'm about 90% there however I'm still ironing out some hiccups. Anyone who would like to help out, please send an email to jayson DOT knight AT jaysonknight DOT com. Don't worry, I won't sell your address (unless the price is right of course... Read More...
20 September 2006
Microsoft Interviews -- Take Five
I'm currently interviewing with no less than 7 different firms, but lo and behold Microsoft has called me again about another position they have open (read this post for a little background on my experiences interviewing over at The Collective), so this will make interview number 5 that I've had with... Read More...
20 September 2006
Can't Open Word Documents In Office 2007
I recently updated my Office 2007 Beta 1 installation to the Beta 2 Technical Refresh. Everything is great except for one huge problem: I cannot open any Word documents in Microsoft Word. Attempting to open a file results in the following error: "The file fileName is not available." I can of... Read More...
19 September 2006
What's Jayson Been Up To?
I feel like I'm writing more and more of these types of posts lately, but the past couple of weeks (actually months) have been a whirlwind of changes and whatnot (as no doubt regular readers will attest to). I've made some pretty huge decisions about my life, and so far they've all been for the better... Read More...
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