Need Help? Troubleshooting made easy!

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Here are some tips that makes troubleshooting easy:

1) Check the event log
2) Google it
3) Reboot
4) Run IISreset
5) Empty the Recycle Bin
6) Hit [CTRL]+[BREAK]
7) Kill the ASPNET worker process
8) Clear Temporary Internet Files
9) Touch the config file
10) Degauss the monitor (Not that applicable any more, I suppose)
11) Simmer ground rhino horn on a bed of whale pancreas
12) "get latest" and rebuild
13) Login as admin
14) Run ipconfig /renew (Windows)
15) Check if CAPSLOCK is on.
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Updates – Site, Sound, Shikaka

Shikaka by TheNeknowWow man, it has been ages since I contributed in any way towards my blog. I suppose it cannot be called a blog as a blog gets updated. This, I’m afraid, has not been the case with my little home on the web.

I’ve updated the back end of WordPress to the latest version and while I was at it, I realized that the theme I was using would have looked good back in my younger days or, worse yet, the days of Geocities. In light of that, an update and change was needed. I scratched deep & hard, not to mention thought about it for quite some time(about 3 minutes) and decided on dropping all fancy crap and instead go with a smooth, responsive and open look.

I might, at some point, decide to add more images and perhaps a real logo but until that day decides to roll in, this will be the future. If I’m really honest with myself I can admit that the old logo looked horrible. I’m not even sure if you can call it a “logo” by today’s standards. Heh, what a flop.

Work has been insanely busy lately. But busy in the best sense of the word: Toys. I’ve been getting new toys every week and have been worse than a kid at Xmas. I have been actively involved in the Raspberry Pi scene and with that came some really interesting projects.

But, more of that in a while.

 

Windows Server 2008 VM network slow – Microsoft Windows TCP Offloading

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VMs – Gotta love them.

I like playing with Virtual Machines. I like playing with Virtual Hosts. In fact, 90% of my servers are all VM based at the office. It makes business sense to go virtual when the positives far outweighs the negatives.

The ability to swap between them when failure occurs in the blink of an eye is such a great advantage, any business who has not looked at going this direction is shooting themselves in the foot.

Unless specific requirements are needed, I prefer creating VMs that have “host only” communication. This way I can lock away what needs to be locked and NAT what needs to be seen. One of the issues that I have run into when going the “host only” route is that some installations throughput is seriously lacking with the speed cracking. A little bit of scratching showed me that it was Microsoft Windows(2008 and up) trying to be [their version of] clever by doing some TCP off loading(among others).

This becomes a problem when speed is exactly what the doctor ordered. How did I get around it?

Easy, follow these steps:

 

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Updated WordPress

Well, well, well

Well, well, well.

I haven’t updated this blog in ages. Between work and life things have been rather hectic. Is this a good enough reason not to share my discoveries? Surely not?

I’ve updated WordPress to the latest version and will do something about this horrible theme. My goal is to create a theme from scratch but seeing that my time management has been off-by-one-kanobi, I will most likely rip a pre apart and construct something from the ruins.

To be continued…

Join the Battle for Net Neutrality

Save The Net

Sept. 10th is the Internet Slowdown

Cable companies want to slow down (and break!) your favorite sites, for profit. To fight back, let’s cover the web with symbolic “loading” icons, to remind everyone what an Internet without net neutrality would look like, and drive record numbers of emails and calls to lawmakers.
Are you in?

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If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do?

Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.

Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?

On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet.

If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10th

Everyone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown:http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/post/96020972118/be-a-part-of-the-great-internet-slowdown

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