For an easy to use disk erasing tool: http://www.dban.org/.
It's pretty important when you retire your old computer that you securely delete the contents of your hard disk. Even with a regular format, it is still possible to retrieve a lot of data from the disk. DBAN can help you with that.
By default, there's no ODBC driver available on 64-bit Windows systems for Access and Foxpro. This is because they only are native 32-bit at the moment. There are a few workarounds present, but the easiest would be to stick with 32-bit if you need this.
Lifehacker published a really interesting howto, explaining how to install Android on your iPhone in six easy steps:
Those looking for an easy way to implement dynamic charts in your websites, should check out Open Flash Chart.
It accepts data in JSON format, allowing an easy and uniform way to create all kinds of charts. Check out its website for more information on its features.
A list of IEC power cable connectors, useful as a resource for ordering spare parts:
More information about the search at Belgacom: it took place last wednesday (Oct 14), after a complaint of Mobistar and KPN at the Raad voor Mededinging (a counsil which keeps an eye on companies keeping to Belgian competition laws).
The investigation is about the wholesale services of DSL where Belgacom alledgedly would have invoked obstruction measurements.
The search is only a step in the whole investigation, without actual accusations. The entire procedure could take several years before completion.
A lot of the server infrastructures currently located in Frankfurt will relocate to the new state-of-the-art Datadock data center in Strassbourg. This includes this website's hosting (Server4you) as well. The exact time of relocation is currently unknown, but estimates by the end of 2010.
The official site: http://www.datadock.eu/en/index.php.
(10:00): There are currently some general routing problems, affecting the majority of the customers at Belgacom. The problems started around 7am this morning. I've contacted Belgacom, and they said the problem would be resolved by 11am.
Unofficially, rumor has it that the police has raided Belgacom because of suspected fraud. Whether this has got something to do with the routing problems is unknown. More details and corrections will follow.
Update (12:00): after careful testing and a bit of a hick-up (routing between Telenet and Belgacom still gave troubles), everything seems to be in order again. Additional news about the alledged raid will follow as soon as I have more info.
A list of internet speed tests:
At work, several computers were in the process of being reinstalled. All those computers suffered from a problem where Foxit Reader plugin would not correctly work in Firefox.
While we haven't managed to really fix the issue, we resolved it by uninstalling the latest version 4.2, and installed version 4.1.1 instead. Once installed, we then upgraded to the latest version using the update functionality inside Foxit.
End-users are no longer required to buy Office 2010 media. If you have an product key card, you can download Office 2010 from the website, free of charge:
For OEM manufacturers, direct link to the Office 2010 pre-installation kit. Unlike 2007, this release is also available for download free of charge:
For easy (and shared) visualisation, IBM has this available online: http://manyeyes.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/.
It is a complete online tool for graphing an arbitrary set of data.
Some information about configuring WSUS without AD (and thus, without group policies):