Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Bookmark:The Supernetting/CIDR Chart

Just how do you return an email

Confidentiality notices are all the rave at the bottom of all emails. But this one one left me puzzled.

If you are not the intended recipient please notify us immediately by returning the e-mail to the originator.

OK now, should I print it and put a stamp on it.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

No love for quickbooks.

Philip E. over at MPECS Inc. Blog, has an excellent write up on just one of the painful parts of Quickbooks. I cannot agree more, as I have seen a decline, no a cliff, in the effort companies are making to support Vista.

...it has been months - no years - since Intuit has had an opportunity to get their QuickBooks product to work properly on Windows Vista RTM as well as the Beta 1 and 2 versions!...

I however recommend MS Accounting. But sometimes the customer insists on Quickbooks, grrrr.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

10 Immutable Laws of Security

Worth Repeating.

  • Law #1: If a bad guy can persuade you to run his program on your computer, it's not your computer anymore
  • Law #2: If a bad guy can alter the operating system on your computer, it's not your computer anymore
  • Law #3: If a bad guy has unrestricted physical access to your computer, it's not your computer anymore
  • Law #4: If you allow a bad guy to upload programs to your website, it's not your website any more
  • Law #5: Weak passwords trump strong security
  • Law #6: A computer is only as secure as the administrator is trustworthy
  • Law #7: Encrypted data is only as secure as the decryption key
  • Law #8: An out of date virus scanner is only marginally better than no virus scanner at all
  • Law #9: Absolute anonymity isn't practical, in real life or on the Web
  • Law #10: Technology is not a panacea

Friday, September 07, 2007

Bookmark: Install Windows 2003 Recovery Console to HD

Once you have your clean install completed (*See Below), make sure the install CD is in the drive, and launch setup with this command line:

d:\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons

'd:' is the drive letter of your CD/DVD drive.

It will ask you a few simple questions and quickly it will be installed on your system. The next time you boot you will see a new option:

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Very odd google maps directions (part 2)

Ever since I embedded that map, I can not go back and edit that post (sorry for the misspellings).
The blog Composer window just clears the entry....
So strange.

Very odd google maps directions

When you go from Pittsburgh to Scranton It takes one route. On the return it takes a different one. There does not seem to be an construction considerations.
I cannot figure this one out.

Very odd.

View Larger Map

Even weirder, the above leaveing pittsburgh goes though the city of altoona , yet a regular map serach (not embedded) does not.

Very "helpful" error message

I got this error while cleaning up on of my clients computers.

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 with Business Contact Manager Update was successfully uninstalled. To help maintain the security of your computer, uninstall Microsoft SQL server Desktop Engine (MSDE). To uninstall MSDE, click Microsoft SQL Server Desktop E...

Its a good thing I knew how anyway, as the error message left me with "E..." just as it was getting good.

Add "Remove Temporary Files" and "Run Disk Cleanup" to right-click menu


Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Caution about GoDaddy Blog templates

Go Daddy used to have Quick Blog.
Now its called Quick Blogcast, and comes with all new templates. So if you change or edit your old template, poof its gone and migrated to one of the new 57 Blogcast templates.
So, if you have a legacy template don't touch it!
In any case they will all be migrated anyway, so it does not matter that much.
But now you know.

Exchange 2000: Don't forget the Badmail

Don't even bother with windows explorer to delete. Drop to Cmd, CD to the folder and del *.*.
One hour (or so) later, all clean.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Double Bad: How to really waste my time

I got this email below. At first I thought the whole thing was spam. Nearly deleted it.

A couple months ago, you submitted an evaluation for the class, M5131. We would appreciate it if you could provide additional feedback related to how this class has impacted your job. Please click the link below to complete the brief follow up evaluation.

Click here to begin the survey

After holding my breath I clicked....still not sure what M5131 is...
It is legit! but look at the survey. Do you think I will read all that. I did this once already. That was an exercise in verbal acuity. Someone over at Knowledge Advisors better get thier act together.
I did not complete it.