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Internet Explorer 8: Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely?

A default installation of Internet Explorer 8 has some security settings that can be annoying at times though technically they are the correct way to have things configured. One that will pop up a lot if the default settings is left untouched the the display of “mixed content” or display a HTTPS URL that has HTTP content mixed into it. Technically when visiting a secure webpage being delivered over SSL there should not be any HTTP items on the page as it leaves the door open for a security breach. The problem is there are a ton of web sites out there that display mixed content.

**NOTE: This setting is the same for the Windows XP 32-Bit and Windows 7 64-Bit versions of Internet Explorer 8.

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TortoiseSVN: Update Local Repository for a Remote Repository That Has Moved

If you have been working on a project that is synced with the other developers using SVN which has recently moved don’t worry as you can update its remote repository location instead of trying to manually merge all of the file into a new copy of the repository. All you need to do is use the SVN switch command with the relocate switch.

TortoiseSVN Switch Relocate Described:The below is from the TortoiseSVN help files.

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How to Install nmap Security Scanner on Windows XP

Installing nmap security scanner on Windows XP is fairly easy. The easiest way is to download and run the nmap stable release executable file currently located here. You can verify the latest release by visiting nmap’s download page here.

Once the nmap.exe file is downloaded just double click it and choose a location to unpack the files. The easiest place would be something like c:\nmap or if you have cygwin installed you might want to do c:\cygwin\nmap. Make sure to note the location as you will need to add this to your path so you can execute it without having to be in the nmap directory.