The new phone book’s here! The new phone book’s here!
–Navin R Johnson (played by Steve Martin)
The Jerk, 1979
I felt a lot like that recently after I had installed CentOS6.4 on a Hyper-V Server 2012. I had “yum updated” the Linux VM before it dawned on me that I had skipped the whole legacy-network-adapter–install-LIC-swap-adapter-for-synthetic dance. When I … Read the rest
Your java is vulnerable.
There’s an update, the update is vulnerable.
n days ago there was a zero-day exploit released for Java.
Sometimes I feel like a broken record, but what can you do?
- The safest thing to do is uninstall Java. Most users do not need it.
- If you cannot uninstall Java because you need it to run a
I have never used Windows Remote Assistance to request assistance. I have always provided the assistance to users via “Offer Remote Assistance” on a Small Business Server console. I was especially vexed by this Windows Intune error message recently when I was trying out Intune for the first time.
I had a clean install of Windows 7 Professional, and I … Read the rest
I have been edging towards WordPress for some time now, and recent comment abuse on AdvisorBits has pushed me over the edge. So, for the first post of 2013, I am please to unveil the newest version of my now 11 year old blog AdvisorBits. Since I had to rewrite the CSS anyway, I decided to use the 114o grid … Read the rest
I have written previously about running CentOS on Hyper-V. Subsequently, I updated my VM from CentOS 6.2 to 6.3. When this happened the kernel version changed to 2.6.32 and the drivers that used to support the Hyper-V virtual hardware components do not work. Microsoft has released a newer version of LIC that works with the new kernels. You can … Read the rest
Microsoft has announced that “Windows SBS 2011 Standard, which includes Exchange Server and SharePoint Foundation as component products, will be the final such Windows Server offering.” From the Windows Server 2012 Essentials FAQ
After the initial adjustment to the major shift in my personal perspective of the business networking world, we beginning to see that the reports of the death … Read the rest
Having tried all the major virtualization vendor’s products over the years, I am most familiar with Microsoft Hyper-V and so my network lab runs that hypervisor on hardware. Microsoft has done an ever improving job over recent years to support non-Microsoft Operating Environements, NMOE, on their Hyper-V platform.
This post is to report my recent experience and supplient other available … Read the rest
A few days ago I read an interview with a teenager who was reported to have stolen “Israeli credit cards”.
I know what a American Express credit card is. I know what a MasterCard credit card is. I have never heard of an American credit card or an Israeli credit card. I’m betting that Amex and MasterCard are both multinational … Read the rest
A few years ago, I happened to notice an idiocycracy about some word proccessor’s spell checker. Its been fixed.
The other morning I got a message from my web host that I was over my bandwidth for the month. In and of itself this didn’t overly concern me; but once I thought about it and realized it was about 5 days into my monthly billing cycle, I started to wonder.
The logs indicate that the cause was many thousands … Read the rest