Bart’s Preinstalled Environment (BartPE) Version 3.1.10

Version 3.1.10 (released on Feb 13, 2006) – This looks like one of the better tools available for troubleshooting a windows installation that won’t boot. I’ve used InsertCD (Knoppix based I believe) and this works, but I’m eager to put this BartPE to use. That last version he produced was problematic for me so I hope this version shows some improvement.

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How To Troubleshoot Any Networking Problem

Tech author extraordinaire Mark Minasi shares a bit over two dozen “rules of network troubleshooting.” This will be new for some, a good review for others, and a handy reference for all.

Far more useful than an attitude review for IT people – this post actually contains some useful information! What a novel concept.

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Technologist Manifesto…, or Things Everyone in IT Should Know

I found the following link to be an insightful perspective into the issues surrounding IT in corporate America.

Technologist Manifesto…, or Things Everyone in IT Should Know

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Web 2.0 Pixel Page

As you may have noticed from my other posts, I have come to the conclusion that the concept of pixel ads is a throwaway. At least in its incarnation at milliondollarhomepage.com. The problem as I see it is that there is no real draw for the user to come to the site, other than to see the amazing mess of pixels that make up it’s home page. The most profitable web ventures make it because their real estate is useful for a large number of people. That said, it is hard to imagine the concept being much more than a 1 hit wonder, which is fine with me.

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8 Reasons Why You’re Not a Millionaire

I stopped at 8 because I’m not inclined to keep going and the list could conceivably go on for a long while. Maybe it’s the principal of the matter – you don’t want to be a money whore.

The fact of the matter remains that while you apply yourself to solving each of these problems it will inevitably lead to another list of reasons why you’re STILL not a millionaire. In reality, it seems the attainment of millionaire status is often the result of luck (and maybe a mind to seize opportunity the moment it arrives).  Keep playing the lottery.  Or read more for insight into what might be holding you back…

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Auction ends for last pixel on the Million Dollar Homepage

In a totally anti-climactic finale, the Million Dollar Homepage is now history as the final 1,000 pixels was sold on eBay today for a paltry $38,000 (or so the final bid sits right now). This marks a rather cheap end to what appeared to be a spectacular bidding war that lead the price all the way up to $6,001,000 million as mentioned in my previous post. Nevertheless it stands to be noted that the Million Dollar Homepage is now the Million Dollar Thirty Seven Thousand Dollar Homepage. Not that it really matters.

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Ten Million Dollar Homepage? Maybe Not?

As if Alex Tew hadn’t already generated enough envy through the advent of his Million Dollar Homepage, it appears he almost became a multi-millionaire from his simple and ingenious idea. You can see from my other posts that I have a 100 pixel advertisement on his site. Seeing the eBay auction for the final 1,000 pixels makes me feel like I got a REALLY good deal.

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This week’s update on PixelAds and traffic

It has been just a bit over a week since I placed my pixel on the Million Dollar Homepage. As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve uploaded my pixels to a few other pixel ad sites here and there. The results are pretty interesting and I’m a little more than surprised to say the MDHP is not the only pixel site generating traffic.

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The WMF Exploit has you…

Alex Eckelberry’s post regarding the latest zero day exploit for IE couldn’t have been timelier. I had noticed his post earlier in the day but hadn’t given it much notice. I was surprised that an exploit had been found and used in such a short period of time, but I suppose that indicates it was a black hat that found the vulnerability in the first place.

In any case I recently switched my browser of choice and have been using FireFox as my primary browser. Unfortunately I haven’t made this preference known to my system as of yet, thus URLs I click in emails or otherwise automatically open still in IE. My experience this evening has lead me to make that change.

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PixelAds and The Million Dollar Homepage

Yes, I am most assertively a late arrival to this particular phenomenon. I’ve read the entire blog over at Alex Tew’s now infamous MillionDollarHomepage, and am embarrassed to admit I’m 4 months behind on the topic. Nevertheless he still has a little more than 100,000 pixels to go before collecting his final dollar, as of today. I would venture a guess at late January 2006 for the final pixel placement.

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