Central Splitter installed

Wednesday, 4 October 2006

I've finally got the C10100E Central Splitter (from MATS Systems) installed, and I'm pleased to see that the new connection speed is a reasonable amount faster than previously recorded. This also means that I've been able to relocate the modem and VoIP hardware into the storeroom (instead of sitting on the kitchen bench!)
ADSL2+ (After Central Splitter)
Upstream Downstream
SNR Margin 9.0 dB 8.5 dB
Line Attenuation 22.5 dB 33.5 dB
Speed 942,200 12,129,800

Windows Imaging Component RC1

Wednesday, 4 October 2006

The Windows Imaging Component (WIC) provides WIC-enabled applications to display, edit, and access metadata for any image format for which a WIC-compliant CODEC is installed.

This looks like it might be useful if you need to open or examine graphics files.

It appears that it also comes as part of .NET Framework 3.0.

Analyzing IL for unused code

Wednesday, 4 October 2006

Here's a useful utility that can find unused code in your compiled .NET assemblies.

Getting Windows Update working with a proxy server in Vista

Wednesday, 27 September 2006

There's a new trick to configuring the proxy information for Windows Update from within Vista. netsh is the new tool instead of proxycfg.

Installing Office SharePoint 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh

Wednesday, 20 September 2006

Like a few other people, I experienced a problem installing the Beta 2 Technical Refresh for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Everything went by the book until the "SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard" got to the final step, when it failed with an error "could not find stored procedure 'dbo.proc_MSS_cleanup'".

The solution is outlined in this newsgroup post.