We're certainly intending to have the web as our GUI.
I just have to build little engines, and let web sites tell my engine what to do.
Eventually, you'd have to wonder why one should even bother with Windows.
I had a couple of users who were getting mail bounced when they sent it to certain people out on the Internet. It turns out that some (not all?) of their mail was being delivered directly to the Internet instead of going out through our relay hub server. This became a problem because there is another user on the network who is running Windows and is therefore also running malware, so the IP address for general outbound Internet access is blacklisted.
Searching around the 'net we found some documentation which suggests removing and replacing the configuration for the smarthost. We did that, and I'm not sure whether it had any effect on outbound mail ... but now certain users *within* the Exchange environment can't send mail to each other.
Willfully choosing Exchange and forcing it as a mandate upon the tech people who have to keep this pile of garbage running should be punishable by violent death followed by painful ressurection followed by another violent death.
When doing smart-host delivery with Exchange don't forget to check your GlitchRetrySeconds registry setting :-)
Kills me that they MS programmers thought that was a good reg key name for Exchange. I suppose they do have a sense of humor. I love how they dropped the ball on that brand new SMTP protocol and just "forgot" to deliver delayed mail until the SMTP server gets restarted (without that reg key).
They should give it a descriptive name, such as:
Grid Oriented Application Tablet Second Edition
(the acronym will do just fine of course)
<looks around for Animal>
<laughs> Knew it'd been too clean around here lately.... :-)
I accidentally discovered something amusingly inane.
If you have a Windows box, right-click on the Recycle Bin, and 'Create Shortcut'.
Then, drag-n-drop the shortcut you created (it'll be on the desktop somewhere) into the Recycle Bin.
Continue to do that for as long as you're amused.
I hadn't tried that, no.
Which is good.
Because if I want to delete a file with no fuss, I go to the command prompt.
Otherwise, Windows Explorer occasionally likes to freak out and hang its head in complete indecision about your request to delete a file, copy it, or move it to some location (network or otherwise).
That is all.
I just guffawed out loud in the middle of a conference call.
"... Microsoft ..."