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New Server / Server List

Feb 14

As of today, WintersNet has racked another server to our range. This is hosted out of a dedicated facility in Atlanta, GA, USA. As requested recently, below is a list of our servers made available to our clients:

ambrosial.wintersnet.net – Atlanta, USA – Hosted by QuickPacket
ephemeral.wintersnet.net – Dublin, Ireland – Hosted by Microsoft
immemorial.wintersnet.net – Virginia, USA – Hosted by Microsoft
nautical.wintersnet.net – Los Angeles, USA – Hosted by Quadranet
stargazer.wintersnet.net – Los Angeles, USA – Hosted by Quadranet
storytime.wintersnet.net – Chicago, USA – Hosted by Microsoft

I hope this sheds some light on our current infrastructure!

WintersNet links with EsperNet

Nov 23

Following on from my post yesterday, it’s with great pleasure that I can announce that EsperNet have decided to take us up on our offer.

More details to follow, but for now I highly recommend you check them out: http://www.esper.net

We hope this is the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership for both parties.

From SearchIRC: “Founded in 1996, EsperNet boasts a long history of serving its IRC community with a stable, enjoyable chat environment, and looks forward to many more years of the same.  Though its name suggests a focus on fantasy genres, EsperNet features channels focused around a variety of different topics and interests and welcomes new channels of any (legal) nature.”

I’ve created a monster

Nov 22

So, pardon the dust. I’ve had to move the site at short notice to a brand new server, in order to accommodate a new project — the details of which I’ll post in the upcoming days. Needless to say, I’m working as fast as I can to get the content back up, so bare with me!

In other news, I learnt the hard (or at least irritating) way today, regarding managing Full Access permissions on a Microsoft Exchange 2010 user mailbox. Microsoft, in their infinite and glorious wisdom, have half-implemented what would have been a great feature: auto-mapping the mailbox to your Outlook client. In practice this works great… when you first notice it pop up in your client. However, when you’ve finished and presumably need to revoke the access to the mailbox, you’ll notice that it lingers there. Not a problem, I thought to myself, It’s obviously sitting underneath Account Settings. Nope. Well, then, where the bloody hell is it? It’s nowhere. Here’s the kicker, folks:

Once you add yourself to Full Access via the EMC, the only way to remove it from your Outlook Client is by using ADSIEDIT.

Well, bravo Microsoft. You’ve once again managed to half-implement what would have been a truly fantastic, time-saving and useful feature — and subsequently turn it into a pain-in-the-ass.