Remove rootkit infections with GMER

I ran across this tool today and thought i would share, GMER. According to GMER, “all your rootkits are belong to us [*]”   Seems legit, i removed some malware from my daughters laptop with malware bytes and kept finding some traces, so i ran autoruns, removed anything suspicious and non microsoft from autostarting, disabled any… Continue Reading


Enabling Windows 7 Desktop Experience on XenApp 6.5

Good Morning!, If you were not already aware, you can enable your desktop sessions published on XenApp 6.5 to resemble a Windows 7 Desktop.  By doing this the end user experience will be much better if the users are used to using native Windows 7 Desktop’s. You can follow along with the process to try… Continue Reading


Replacing my Cisco Firewall with PFSENSE!

I have been getting a little bothered by Cisco lately. For starters we have been having all sorts of issues with hardware failure at one of my clients. And even though we have a HA arrangement with the ASA 5545x firewalls, the connections are dropped and the fail-over is far from seamless. I have also… Continue Reading


DIY flexible cable ties (CHEAP)

I bought some reusable wire ties from MicroCenter (GearTie was the brand i bought: http://www.ebay.com/itm/GEARTIE-REUSABLE-rubber-twist-tie-/131065447831?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e841c0597) and cleaned up my cabling quite a bit. In retrospect, it was not very inexpensive and i was thinking there had to be a better alternative. Today on Lifehacker i ran across a DIY showing how to make your own reusable wire… Continue Reading


Another method of providing HA for microsoft print servers

Good evening, Microsoft used to have a supported method of providing HA for print servers. It utilized MS cluster services and provided a way to guard against an outage on the OS that would interrupt printing for your users. This had been around for some time and was completely abandoned with the release of server… Continue Reading


Impressive Nokia Lumia video taken from a helicopter

http://blog.gsmarena.com/nokia-lumia-1020-boards-a-copter-in-poland-captures-impressive-footage/  Nokia Poland came up with an interesting way to showcase the camera chops of the Lumia 1020. Instead of the typical walk around town, the smartphone boarded a radio controlled copter for a flight around Krakow.  




Inexpensive temp monitoring for data closets or small server rooms

A college introduced me to this product today, the Watchdog 15. a small self contained monitoring solution for small server rooms and data closets. http://www.itwatchdogs.com/DataSheets/WatchDog15%28P%29_Datasheet_%2820120822%29.pdf   I have not used these, but i thought i would share. I may pick one of these up for a customer who has a large number of IDF closets… Continue Reading


National Geographic shows off just how awesome the Nokia Lumia 1020 really is!

Award-winning National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez has used a Nokia Lumia 1020 to capture stunning images during a unique storytelling expedition in the iconic America West. Read the story here: http://conversations.nokia.com/2013/08/29/national-geographic-photographer-explores-american-west-with-nokia-lumia-1020/