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Mar 8, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

And the fun continues...

Something I had noticed a couple of posts ago was bothering me today and I decided to search out the problem and see if there was a fix for it. The problem being the tags for a post were no longer working. I had used them for the first post, but when I decided to use them a couple of posts ago, no luck. I ignored it as something to look at later and when I posted my HDD woes, the tags were still broken.

Mar 8, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

Ottawa Area Security Klatch

Title: Ottawa Area Security Klatch Location: Microsoft Canada, 100-152 Queen St., Ottawa, ON, Canada Link out: Click here Description: Talk #1: DNS Security: The Seven Deadliest Sins Speaker: Derrick Webber A vulnerable DNS allows attackers to compromise everything else in the organization: your web sites, servers, SSL, VPNs, even desktops. This short presentation covers the very worst mistakes in the design and operation of the Domain Name Service and how to fix them.

Mar 7, 2010 - 4 minute read - Comments

Fun with Technology...

Well, not so much fun… Tuesday last week, I guess there was a power bump or some such event and my main drive on my mac decided to take a nose dive. I should have expected this, as the power is not exactly the most stable in this neck of the woods. I do have backups, but I was lazy the past 2 months and didn’t do a backup. Time machine isn’t quite suitable (no real control) and I haven’t bothered anything beyond a full dump at intervals and that takes time.

Mar 3, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments


Well, registration for the site doesn’t automatically give you the ability to create articles, just to comment. As I didn’t have to register, I didn’t notice. I have upgraded access for the current members and if it doesn’t work, leave a comment for me.

Feb 25, 2010 - 2 minute read - Comments


I have a friend who has decided to get a new computer. The old one just doesn’t seem to be able to handle the load on it. This is rather amusing, as the “load” is the use of a web browser. I asked and that is pretty much the sum of the computer use. I guess there may be a game of solitaire in there somewhere, but that is supposedly the entire sum of the computer’s existence.