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This is the website of Steve Friedl, a software and network security consultant in Southern California. You'll find a collection of tools, tech tips, and other information in the scope of my consulting practice. I've been a C and UNIX developer since 1981 and have an exceptionally broad background in this area. Some areas of expertise include:

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Fresh! Tech Tip: Microsoft's confusing "Not enough" error messages — added 2013/03/05

Favorite Tech Tip: Configuring Windows 7 for a Limited User Account — added 2009/05/27

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Fun "No dashes or spaces" Hall Of Shame

My blog has moved! Now hosted at — added 2009/03/15

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