Play DivX movies and FLAC music on your Sony PS3 playstation with ps3mediaserver

As we head into the holiday weekend, I figured we could post a playstation tip.

Do you have a Sony playstation PS3 at home?  If you have FLAC files or DIVX movies, you can enjoy them on your big TV via your playstation.  Just install the ps3mediaserver on an xp or linux box and go!  So if it rains this weekend, get the Top Gear episodes out and enjoy them via the playstation.

We recently set this up to test it, and it really works beautifully.

http://code.google.com/p/ps3mediaserver/

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Warning – Microsoft Security Alert Email – KB910721 is a SCAM

Yesterday afternoon spammers started sending emails with a link to malware via a false Microsoft security alert.

Don’t be fooled, and don’t click on it!

The emails look like this:


Update for Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express (KB910721)

Brief Description
Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express. This update is critical and provides you with the latest version of the Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express and offers the highest levels of stability and security.

Instructions

* Install Update for Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express (KB910721). To do this, follow these steps:
1. Run attached file officexp-KB910721-FullFile-ENU.exe
2. Restart Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express

Quick Details

* File Name: officexp-KB910721-FullFile-ENU.exe
* Version: 1.4
* Date Published: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 17:03:27 +0300
* Language: English
* File Size: 81 KB

System Requirements

* Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000; Windows 98; Windows ME; Windows NT; Windows Server 2003; Windows XP; Windows Vista

* This update applies to the following product: Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express


For more informaiton see these links:

http://www.sophos.com/blogs/sophoslabs/v/post/4889

http://www.dscoduc.com/post/2009/06/17/Beware-of-the-KB910721-spam-email.aspx

BES enterprise activation fails – Contact Administrator – Simple Fix

We host email for several small business customers.  After a recent Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES) update, I’ve had a lot of trouble with the enterprise activation of new phones.  The user enters the correct information on the blackberry, and it comes back with an error to contact the system administrator.

In 3 separate cases last week, with both a storm and a pearl, I had this problem.  We are running the LATEST BES OS (v4.7) which was realased in the last few days, and even after I wiped the phones, it would NOT do the enterprise activation.   Again it gave me a “contact system administrator” error on the blackberry.

Finally I installed the blackberry messenger software on the clients computer.  Just by installing the software and connecting the phone, the enterprise activation worked.

For verizon customers you can get the software here:

http://vzw.smithmicro.com/blackberry/download.aspx?ct=corporate

For Sprint customers: (Pearl selected in this case)

download the “BlackBerry Desktop Manager Version 4.7”

http://www.nextel.com/en/software_downloads/pda_smartphone/blackberry_8130.shtml

download the “BlackBerry Desktop Manager Version 4.7”

Domain SPF records on Network Solutions

If you send email from your domain you should really consider setting up a “Sender Policy Framework” (SPF) DNS record for it.
There are already great resources out there for setting up and for verifying your work; I won’t repeat them.

I WILL write about how to properly set the SPF at Network Solutions (NetSol).

After you use online resources to make up your SPF record string, at NetSol it is configured under.

Account Manager  >>  Dns >> Manage Advanced DNS Records >> Text (TXT Records)

Though their site has some documentation on SPF, it lacked a important piece of information.

The default TXT settings are:

* (All Others) and

@ (None)

Of these default fields, which one (if at all) should be overwritten?

The correct answer is, set your SPF record in the Text field of “@ (None)” line. Leave the TTL alone.  Careful to add it to the right spot, adding your SPF to the “* (All Others)” won’t work, trust me I know.

That little tidbit of information may help someone.

Enjoy!