Thursday, July 31, 2008

Certificate Revocation List

Today my WSS not working and it complain that the Client Certificate was not valid. After checked and confirm the client certificate I used was the correct one, which one the only possible was the cert are revoked. Without access to the server which issue the cert, I opt for alternative way of solving this. After some searching below is what can be done to disable the checking for Revoked Certificate for your IIS.

This is a registry hack, used it at your own risk.


DefaultSslCertCheckMode = 1

Setting up Client Certificate for SharePoint

To further secure your SharePoint server, you can implement client site certificate. With client certificate, you end user must install the certificate manually before they grant access to your server. How the cert should be distributed will not cover here. Below are simple steps on how to implement client certificate.

You need to prepare the Client Certificate before you start the configuration.

  1. Setup your WSS to use SSL
  2. Now in IIS Manager, select Directory Security tab, under Secure Communications click Edit…
  3. Checked Required client certificates
  4. Checked Enable client certificate mapping
  5. Click Edit… button
  6. Click Add, the select the Client Certificate, and the AD Account you with to map the certificate to.


For Client Certificate mapping, you can do it in two way.

  • If you enter the password, all client having the cert will be logged as the account you selected
  • If you leave the password blank, they will be challenge with NTLM (user id and password) when they first access the site

Monday, July 28, 2008

Increase your GMail Security

Do you know that you can increase your GMail security by always communicate in HTTPS? To do this login into your GMail, select Settings, scroll to the bottom, select Always use https under Browser connection.


Source: ZDNet Blog

Friday, July 25, 2008

Paste and Go 2

After upgrading to Firefox 3, being waiting for the Paste and Go 2 to update it’s installation files to support the final version, no luck. Decided to hack and get it installed myself. Below is how to do it.

1. Download the xpi installation file from the official web site.
2. Unzip using 7-Zip
3. Use notepad and edit the file install.rdf
4. Change following text from <em:maxVersion>3.0a1</em:maxVersion> to <em:maxVersion>3.0</em:maxVersion>
5. Now copy the updated install.rdf files back to the xpi file. You can use drag and drop. i.e. Open the xpi file in 7-Zip then drag and drop the file.
6. In FF3 click File->Open File… then select the Paste and Go 2 xpi file.

P/S: If you had Paste and Go 2 previously installed, make sure you uninstall before you proceed with the installation.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Google Talk Translation bots

Yup, you can had a translation bot added to your GTalk. For example if you need a English to French translation bot, add a contact called, click Yes when prompt to accept contact. Now whatever text you chat with the newly added contact will be return with the targeted translation text. It’s pretty cool and it support many 12 languages. Below official text from Google Talk web site;

Translation bots

Send a message in one language and have it instantly translated into another. Just add a translation bot to your contacts using the following format: [from language]2[to language] There are 24 bots available:

(ar = Arabic, de = German, el = Greek, en = English, es = Spanish, fr = French, it = Italian, ja = Japanese, ko = Korean, nl = Dutch, ru = Russian, zh = Chinese)


Free Vector Graphic Designer

Below are explanation from the official web site.

What is Creative Docs .NET?

Creative Docs .NET is a vector-based graphic design tool with support for rich text, ideal to quickly write short documents, manuals, posters, illustrations, schemas, plans, flow charts, and much more.

The interface is tailored for high productivity: it does never get in your way. Creative Docs .NET tools are simple, yet powerful. All styles and attributes can be modified interactively with a minimum number of mouse clicks. A color gradient, for instance, can be modified directly by dragging its handles in the document window.


Microsoft Office Outlook Connector 12.1 Beta


Brief Description

With Microsoft Office Outlook Connector, you can use Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 or Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 to access and manage your Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail or Microsoft Office Live Mail accounts, including e-mail messages, contacts and calendars for free!


With Microsoft Office Outlook Connector, you can use Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 or Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 to access and manage your Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail or Microsoft Office Live Mail accounts, including e-mail messages, contacts and calendars for free!
Outlook Connector enables you to use your Live Hotmail accounts within Outlook:

  • Read and send your Office Live Mail/Windows Live Hotmail e-mail messages.
  • Manage your contacts in Windows Live Hotmail.
  • Use advanced options for blocking junk e-mail messages.
  • Manage multiple e-mail accounts in one place.
  • Manage, and synchronize multiple calendars, including shared calendars to Windows Live Calendar from Outlook.

Download it Today

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Lively – Virtual World by Google

livelyGoogle had launch a new services called Lively. It’s a 3D world which allow chat and you can create your own Virtual Room, choose from a set of Avatar (you can customise your avatar with dress and other outfit). You can also decorate the room with furniture.

Currently the top room are bearing Sex theme… Looks like sex still appeals. So far run without any problem on my PC with integrated Intel GMA graphic card. Will try at home to check did my Nvidia GeForce provide better experience.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

FireFox 3 Set World Record

This is how my certificate looks like. Need one for yourself, just check use the link, if you had pledge for the download you should be receiving the link via email.
FF3 Download Certificate

This map shown how Malaysian downloaded FF3 on the Download Day.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008 My Files

The Bata version of My Files – Online file sharing services allow you stored up to 5GB of files. One things not sure was what is the biggest single files allowed? Will try upload and checked.

Update: Not problem upload a PDF file size 43MB


Adobe BuzzWord


Did a quick test on Adobe BuzzWord…

  • Pretty cool interface
  • Provide Paragraph Style
  • Allow Comments
  • Support Spell Check
  • Chinese Not Supported