Turn up your speakers http://www.rathergood.com/alf/
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=44260&area=search&ordinal=6 The new version of Microsofts reference application, Petshop
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?section_name=ret&aid=835 MS might pull XBox out of of Australia
http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/business/columnists/dan_gillmor/ejournal/4307752.htm “What is Microsoft going to do with this [$40 billion]?”
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/2345731.stm While certainly a way forward, I doubt services that aim to eliminate spam will ever work 100%. I can’t see a system that can remove all your spam without ditching shedloads of legitimate email, as the spammers will learn the systems and algorithms and make their messages work around them. Having said that, anything that reduces it is fine by me. The best method I have found is to get a domain where you can have *@domain email addresses and use a unique address for each public place or email list, that way you can work out the culprit and cut it off at source.
“Sky will punt BT’s frill-less high-speed Net access service, BT Broadband, to its high-spending customers.” But why ADSL, not through satellite? Surely Sky should be promoting Sat technology? http://www.sky.com/skycom/article/1,,70047-1066911,00.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/business/2338325.stm “The computer giant unveils far higher than expected profits¸ restoring investor confidence in the battered technology sector.”
This ZDNet article “Will C# benefit Microsoft, or the industry?” http://techupdate.zdnet.com/techupdate/stories/main/0,14179,2887217,00.html asks if Microsoft will use its IP rights to make it difficult for developers to compy with an ISO standardised C#.
If you get strange windows popup messages appearing, it is possible you have received a new form of spam that is being sent using the windows message service (not to be confused with MSN Messenger). The system uses the system alerts that sys admins use to send messages that the server is going down (see “net send” from the command line). http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/27634.html
http://www.silicon.com/bin/bladerunner?30REQEVENT=&REQAUTH=21046&14001REQSUB=REQINT1=55962 “The results are in: ditch the office and work at home if you want to stay healthy. The evidence is contained in two surveys published recently which focus on the stresses of office life and the benefits of teleworking.”