Saturday link roundup.

Any Video Convertor – Free Edition
This is what I use for converting .AVI to DVD playable discs.

CIFS and SMB Timeouts in Windows
This blog post gives a consolidated overview of the most common SMB timeouts in Windows and their behaviors. Some of these legacy timeouts or timers are optional, implementation specific, not defined or not required by the protocol specifications. Let’s recall that MS-CIFS documents the protocol implemented in Windows NT and Windows 98, whereas MS-SMB describes the extensions added in Windows 2000 and beyond.
(I wish I had this information when I looked at an SMB timeout in: NTLMSSP was returning the error “STATUS_MORE_PROCESSING_REQUIRED”)

Certain Administrative Templates from the Windows XP Security Guide may prevent you from starting the Windows Firewall service in Windows XP Service Pack 2
Actually saw this particular issue last week on an old PC.

Captured Discipline Time Lock Safe
Or you could just buy a cheap electronic safe, reset the password and post the combination to yourself.

Acrobat and Microsoft Office 2010 Compatibility
”Adobe Acrobat X is the first version of Acrobat to support Microsoft Office 2010”

Dennis Higton – An untold story of testing Britain’s first jet plane

Strategies to Mitigate Targeted Cyber Intrusions
At least 85% of the targeted cyber intrusions that Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) responds to could be prevented by following the first four mitigation strategies listed in our Strategies to Mitigate Targeted Cyber Intrusions:

  • use application whitelisting to help prevent malicious software and other unapproved programs from running
  • patch applications such as PDF readers, Microsoft Office, Java, Flash Player and web browsers
  • patch operating system vulnerabilities
  • minimise the number of users with administrative privileges.

The Green Bean Weight Loss Diet for Dogs