Archive for September, 2008

Is Nothing Sacred!!!

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As with any ol’ political campaign, there always has to be some cracker/script kiddie advocacy/special interest group breaking the law to push their agenda.

Sarah Palin Yahoo! e-mail account cracked.

SharePoint Wiki Homepage Not Working

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I ran into an issue when migrating a SharePoint Wiki list from one site to another. In creating a Wiki list based on a saved template (with content) the default home document was broken or not being set. So the QuickLink link takes you to the Wiki list default view, AllItems.aspx, rather than the Home.aspx document as it normally should. Apparently, WSS does not allow administrators to change the welcome page property, only MOSS.

In searching for a fix to this, I ran across a blog post of someone that had similar SharePoint Wiki Library issues, and recommended a great utility called the SharePoint Manager 2007. It allows you to view/edit the SharePoint object model directly.

So, to fix the broken Home.aspx Wiki list, you set the /Site/RootFolders/Wiki/WelcomePage property to "Home.aspx".

Hope this helps someone else out there.

Counter-Phish, The Anti-Phishing Strategy Game

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Apparently, sometimes corporate Risk Bulletins are useful!

Tips to protect yourself from phishing schemes:

  1. Never provide your personal information when responding to an unsolicited email request, no matter how legitimate the communication may look. Whether by phone, email or internet site, data created by phishers may look like the real thing. If you didn’t initiate the communication, you shouldn’t provide any information.
  2. Never provide a password over the telephone in response to an unsolicited request. Financial institutions should never ask you to verify your account information online.
  3. Contact the financial institution yourself, if you believe the contact may be legitimate. Phone number and websites can be found on your monthly statements from your financial institutions. You can also look up companies on the internet or in phone books.
  4. Regularly review your account statements to confirm there are no fraudulent charges. If your account statement is ever late, immediately contact the financial institution to determine why.
  5. Visit the anti-phishing working group website to obtain a list of the most recent incidents of phishing and find the latest news in the fight against phishing, www.antiphishing.orgBecoming Proactive

When you encounter a potential fraud, especially if you believe you’ve lost money, act immediately:

  • If you receive phishing emails, you can report the fraud to the FBI’s Internet Fraud Complaint Center at, and forward the email to, to pass the tip to the SEC’s Enforcement Division.
  • If you think your personal information has been compromised, visit the Identity Theft Resource Center of the Federal Trade Commission for more information on how to proceed with protecting yourself and minimizing the damage.

Banana Smart Car at Work Today

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Took jaryn for his first time hitting balls.

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Took jaryn for his first time hitting balls.

Originally uploaded by skowronek