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November, 2008


November 26, 2008  9:46 AM

Useful spam fighting technique

Posted by: alessandro.panzetta
spam, tools

Not a spam filter or any other server/client based tool but a simple temp email address generator that can help you keeping the real mailbox clean of spam! Check MeltMail and see how in a simple click you can create a temp email address that...

November 25, 2008  9:51 AM

[e-Home] Home automation

Posted by: alessandro.panzetta

In my previous post I've introduced my "hidden dream" of having an automated house where I can have an intelligent house that can act and react to situations by following some procedures or predefined...

November 20, 2008  4:27 PM

“Hi do you perhaps know…?”

Posted by: alessandro.panzetta
fun, google

How many times we have been questioned by peers, friends or customer about something and we just Googled that question because they were too "dumb" at googling? Well, it's now time for our revenge http://letmegooglethatforyou.com/ :) Have fun

November 20, 2008  8:51 AM

My 2 cents on Vista

Posted by: alessandro.panzetta
IT support

Many and many articles have been written on the last Microsoft operating system, some claim that is a good operating system with significant enhancements, some other instead scream about the issues and problems they had to face with Vista. To my pint of view everything depends on the context in...

November 18, 2008  7:45 AM

Homemade House Automation!!!

Posted by: alessandro.panzetta
automation, domotics, home, IT support

This is always been one of dreams! And today this dream can come true! Since last June I have changed job role and passed from System Administration, a job that I've done form about 10 years, and have become a Technical Support Engineer in a company that is a leader in software for industry...

November 10, 2008  10:48 AM

Group Policy scripts, what are they doing on my PC?

Posted by: alessandro.panzetta
Group Policy, IT support

Even if I'm not anymore in the direct IT Department, some manager have asked me this question when they noticed that there were some shutdown/startup scripts running on their client machines so I thought that writing a post that explains how to find this information could be a good idea. Let's...

November 10, 2008  9:26 AM

Social networks…what’s next?

Posted by: alessandro.panzetta
Social networks

I subscribed to Facebook a couple of weeks ago and I found it exciting because I could find some University peers, family members in the US, former colleagues and so on but now I wonder: what to do now? I spent some days at "building relationships" trying to find all persons I could by...

November 2, 2008  9:38 AM

IT: the past and the future

Posted by: alessandro.panzetta
future, IT support, mainframe, past

In my experience as a SysAdmin I've had the opportunity to put my hands on several IT infrastructures and I've seen many ways of using the IT technologies. I've seen things that humans….oops that was another thing :) Actually I'm not managing these infrastructures anymore because...


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