Archive for category: Tech

KB2992611 Breaks More than Web Servers

17 Nov 2014
November 17, 2014

This will be a short’ish post because I’m still trembling from the trauma… I applied Windows Updates to a client’s production servers yesterday morning. Normally I wait an extra week to give things a chance to “shake out” and get tested in Dev (and other client’s servers) before I apply updates to production, but this […]

Relocate Dropbox to a Removable Drive

05 Oct 2014
October 5, 2014

Most of my recent rigs have had 120 GB SSD drives as primary drives and then something larger and slower/magnetic for data. However, the tablet I recently bought only has the 1 SSD drive. While that isn’t really a problem, the fact that my Dropbox library keeps getting larger and larger is making it a […]

Java: Suppress Sponsor Offers

25 Aug 2014
August 25, 2014

While it is popular and common to suggest that we should avoid installing Java if we’re security conscious – or at least not enable it in our browsers – sometimes that’s just not an option. For instance, the web application that I spend my days in needs Java to be fully functional. Java upgrades are […]

The Trio of Despair

12 Aug 2014
August 12, 2014

Our cast of characters: Firefox – my favorite web browser LastPass – my chosen (and favorite) password management utility N-Central – the web based RMM (remote monitoring and management app) with which I spend my days getting my job done. For years these 3 got along great. They were friends. They laughed, they told stories […]