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Desktop Opportunities

When security issues arise like Sasser and those now infamous over the last few years, it is once again an opportunity to talk to your customers, peers and prospects about desktop security. It is also an opportunity where the situtation is appropriate to present the Linux and OS X desktops as alternatives to Windows. I will add a caveat here before I continue as this is another contentious issue. My goal is not to show Windows as a...

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Evaluating CSS Hacks

Vincent Garcia reports on a CSS hack for Safari (discovered by Anne Van Kesteren) which provides support for the min-height property by taking advantage of the CSS 2.1 table model. IE/Windows doesn’t support the table model, but treats heights as min-heights anyway. Vincent explains the hack further in his entry. With any CSS hack, it’s important to evaluate it before use to ensure it makes sense. CSS hacks are a...

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DB Transactions With ColdFusion

…posted by davidjmedlock: Time flies all too quickly. I’ve been remiss in my posting here and I apologize. I did plan to write a quick note about the security of scheduled tasks, but I have yet to figure out a solid way of authenticating who ever is accessing them. At any rate, I did find this excellent article on Macromedia regarding database transactions. For anyone who has ever developed serious applications, you may...

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High Availability with SQL Server 2000 failover and DoubleTake-Part II - Page 2

Testing your Failover In order to test your failover, choose Start | Programs | Double-Take| Failover Control Center and select Failover. You can also test failover by shutting down a network card or shutting down the server (Figure H.) Click for larger image Figure H. After clicking the Failover button, you are asked to confirm if you want to perform a manual failover (Figure I). Choose Yes and your Failover will begin (Figure...