Archive for category: Tech

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 […]

Freeing up Space on Server 2008 R2 (and 2012)

15 Jul 2014
July 15, 2014

We manage a pile of Windows Server 2008 R2 machines across a bunch of clients and many of those servers weren’t necessarily built by us. As such, sometimes space is allocated… poorly… And many of those servers are frequently dancing on the edge of running out of space on the C: drive.  (I will spare […]

Log Shipping Monitor – Free

05 Jul 2014
July 5, 2014

I just wrapped up a data center migration (physical data center to AWS cloud) in which we had to migrate a fairly large SQL Server database – and then keep it in sync with the original DB for a week or 4 until it was time to do the actual cut-over. Being a pragmatic and […]