Software runs my life

Year: 2006 Page 1 of 9

Folding Update

Just a quick update regarding my folding progress! If you have been watching my folding statistics on the left of this site you will have noticed that I have achieved my goal of breaking into the top 100 folders for Overclockers Australia. Seeing as OCAU are currently running 2nd in the world for folding that is quite a solid effort. It was helped by the fact that I won FBOX57, the 57th box given away as a prize for loyal folders (you can see the announcement here). The box is a late model p4 that seems to ripping up the FU’s at the moment.

So what else is new? Well I am working full time now, and we celebrated another year with another great xmas party at the Quay Grand down at Circular Quay. After lunch we moved up to the bar there, I found a picture of the view:

Quay Grand Sydney

It is pretty crazy to think that I am one of the longest serving employees at Naiman Clarke, it has been almost 3 years now! Speaking of which we have just launched a new website, please take a look and tell me what you think. Over the holidays I will be performing some more work on the server and back-end software, hopefully the front-end will stay pretty stable for some time to come. It is a really exciting time for me as the work I have been doing for the last 12 months is finally coming to fruitition. It will be really great to see it all in action. I believe that in 6 months time (once the bugs are all gone and all features are operational) we will have the most advanced recruitment system ever created. Well I might be arrogant, but what is the point in aiming for 2nd best? 🙂

Outlook 2007 without a gateway

For some reason Outlook 2007, unlike Outlook 2003, requires that a network gateway is set before it will connect to your Exchange server. I really wonder whether this is a bug or not, it seems a bizarre requirement when most Exchange servers will be on the local network. I would have thought that most companies would prefer to implement a proxy server and not define a gateway. In fact, a workaround for this problem is to set the http proxy settings within the Account Settings -> Change -> More Settings -> Connection Tab:

If you enter your Outlook Web Access URL in this section then you can connect without a gateway being set. This is obviously not a great solution, it would be nice if it ‘just worked’ like Outlook 2003 always did. This is especially true for corporate network deployments. I am still left wondering whether this is a bug or not, I really can’t understand how it would be a ‘security feature’.

Daydream + Vista = ?

I am such a loser that the colours of Hill Inlet in the Whitsundays reminded me of the Vista aurora. I have therefore created a couple of 1680×1050 (20-22in monitor) wallpapers for you to enjoy:

Crossing the Inlet

Crossing the Inlet

Down the Inlet

Down the Inlet

Please let me know what you think!

Page 1 of 9

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén