Google challenges occulus rift with “Cardboard”

I ran across this today and thought i would share. Apparently, google is using an android device and cardboard to provide a VR headset.   read the article here:   http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2014/06/26/google-cardboard-is-googles-awesomely-weird-answer-to-virtual-reality/    


How-To: Reset the windows re-arm count.

Found this when I was tasked with finding a way to resolve an issue with a golden image a customer was using for Citrix. The image they were using was updated a few times and the end result was they were unable to sysprep the image and create new Citrix XenApp servers. Microsoft stops people… Continue Reading




Ever have issues activating windows 7 via KMS?

Windows Key Management Server or KMS as it is known is normally a very simple affair. You install the KMS server, the servers find KMS server via DNS and everything works. Most of the time….   I have read that sometimes when cloning is used the process does not go as smoothly. Recently I ran… Continue Reading



TrueCrypt is still safe to use.

I went to download TrueCrypt today and was greeted with this warning on the official site to download truecrypt: http://truecrypt.sourceforge.net/ WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issuesThis page exists only to help migrate existing data encrypted by TrueCrypt.The development of TrueCrypt was ended in 5/2014 after Microsoft terminated support of… Continue Reading


Linkedin x-ray searching

I recently became interested in using x-ray searches on linkedin to find people i am not connected with. Here is an example of a search for orange county area Citrix people   you can read more here, it is rather intriguing what you can do with google… Using X-Ray Vision to Improve Your LinkedIn Searches I… Continue Reading



SSL healthcheck for IIS

If you ever wondered how your SSL security stacks up, but were lacking the expertise or time to dive into this, I recommend you use the following tool to grade your servers SSL security: Qualys SSLlabs “scan your server” tool. Don’t let this happen to you If your server runs IIS for the web server… Continue Reading