Quickly enable/disable default gateway for VPN on Windows

Submitted by Hannes Schmidt on Thu, 01/10/2008 - 14:53.

Whether a VPN connection has the "Use default gateway on remote network" option enabled has big impact on how network traffic from your machine is routed.

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Letstalk - Review Of a Negative Customer Service Experience

Submitted by Hannes Schmidt on Tue, 08/22/2006 - 16:35.

To make a long story short, do not ever shop at Letstalk.

I ordered two Motorola E815 cell phones from Letstalk on July 06, 2006 along with a Verizon family plan for my wife and I. The two handsets arrived on July 11. The two holsters I had ordered for the phones were too big although Letstalk advertised them as accessories for the E815.

After a week the battery of one of the phones started to show signs of a defect. Although it had been charged all night, it would only hold the charge for 10 hours without any calls made or received. A call to the Letstalk customer service number yielded an RMA number that was needed to send the phone back to Letstalk for exchange.

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Why the iPod sucks ...

Submitted by Hannes Schmidt on Wed, 05/17/2006 - 15:15.

Update: Apparently, I forget easily. Or should I say forgive? Just came back from the Apple Store with a brand-new iPod touch. Good news is that it doesn't have a hard-drive but uses Flash memory instead. Also, the Hold switch is gone/virtual. Make of it what you want but I'm leaving this article up.

Being what's usually referred to as an early adopter, I was one of the first people to buy an 1st generation iPod. And I didn't even have a Mac. So I relied on a software called ephPod to upload and manage songs from my PC. That software still exists but is bug ridden and not as versatile as iTunes, which is what I use now with with my 40G 3rd generation iPod.

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