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5/2/2014

Great deal on Samsung 500GB SSD drives – $245

by @ 11:52 am. Filed under tech

I had a couple of these I bought a while ago that were much more expensive when I got them. I ordered two more today at a much better price…

 

Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive MZ-7TE500BW

Rating 3.50 out of 5

5/1/2014

Great Cause – Science / Tech / Engineering / Math camp for Detroit Public School Girls

by @ 10:55 am. Filed under general

This is a great cause because it is about science, tech, engineering, and math which we all need more of. I personally know one of the co-founders and she is a great person and wouldn’t be involved with anything BUT a great cause. If you have a spare dollar or three please consider sending it that way. I would love to see them hit their goal by this weekend and if everyone who reads this blog or who has ever used one of the many free tools I openly provide and has saved them hours or days of work gave $5 they would go WAY over their goal and be funded for even more and better things.

This summer we are hosting our first Science, Tech, Engineering and Math (STEM) day-camp for young Detroit Public School girls. Help us excite and inspire this generation’s innovators! 100% of donations will go directly to our campers.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/stempowered-fostering-curiosity#home

Anyone who donates anything has my thanks! I wouldn’t ask except I know I have a lot of very good people following this blog who want to see improvement in our world and are generally in a position to share some little bit. :)

 

SPECIAL JOEWARE OFFER FROM ME TO ALL OF YOU…. Anyone who donates $250 USD or more to the cause that I can validate as being received ping me on my joeware email address with high priority (if you can) message with the subject of STEM ROCKS with an address and any proof you have and I will validate the donation and then have a joeware t-shirt in the size of your choice sent to you in addition to any perk you get from the site itself. This isn’t through the co-founders or their project, this is completely between you and me and my pocket because I believe in this cause.

 

    joe

 

P.S. I know I have been very quiet lately and you may be thinking, "Piss off joe, I didn’t even read this!" However I am close to releasing a new version of AdFind with the 2012 R2 updates and some other fixes and additions and I also have been working on a tool to detect network usage on a machine (based on windump/winpcap) specifically to easily capture in a lightweight summary manner what clients are hitting a DC for LDAP, etc.

Rating 4.50 out of 5

4/27/2014

Useful Websites

by @ 3:52 pm. Filed under general

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicaprobus/33-amazingly-useful-websites-you-never-knew-existed?bffb

Rating 3.50 out of 5

4/26/2014

Well played Facebook…

by @ 9:59 am. Filed under tech

I have been working on an app that will track network packets coming/going to a machine specifically so I can more easily determine when a Domain Controller is being used prior to decommission. I am making it generic enough that it isn’t locked into just watching say the LDAP port, I allow you to specify any WinPCap filter you want. Anyway, while testing the app I had it watching port 80 and 443 packets as there were a lot of those going on on my machine and I wasn’t sure what all of them were so thought it would be interesting to see what I would learn.

When I looked at the output which is simply a summary of the Host IPs with ports and counts of packets to/from those ports I found:

2A03:2880:2050:1F08:FACE:B00C:0:1
  443|72        80|8   
2A03:2880:20:3F07:FACE:B00C:0:1
  443|743        80|8   
2A03:2880:2110:6F05:FACE:B00C:0:1
  443|2488   
2A03:2880:2110:DF07:FACE:B00C:0:1
  80|17   
2A03:2880:2130:7F07:FACE:B00C:0:1
  443|7239        80|84   
2A03:2880:F013:108:FACE:B00C:0:1
  443|765   
2A03:2880:F013:407:FACE:B00C:0:1
  443|898   
2A03:2880:F013:507:FACE:B00C:0:1
  443|830   
2A03:2880:F013:8:FACE:B00C:0:1
  443|751   

If it doesn’t immediately make sense to you, those are IPv6 addresses (yeah, I have Comcast and they have IPv6 hot now).  I saw that and thought, oh that has got to be Facebook and I looked up the addresses and sure enough, it was Facebook. They were actually able to "sign" their IP addresses with their name… Almost. Now I need to come up with a new name that can be represented with the Hex Character set.

   joe

Rating 3.67 out of 5

Love OneNote but…

by @ 8:10 am. Filed under general

…was testing OneNote on a Motorola Droid Ultra by looking at a shopping list I maintain in OneNote (think about it… great use) and while walking around with the phone in my hand and not knowingly touching the display I somehow someway deleted a bunch of the shopping list and when I got back to looking at the phone saw that the info was gone. So I looked for an undo… No undo… Microsoft… Seriously? No Undo on the Droid version? So I look at the iPhone and alas the info was already synced "to the cloud"… And no Undo on the IOS version either…

Once I got home I was able to open OneNote 2013 and revert to a previous page but thanks to OneNote I didn’t have the fresh garlic I needed but had forgotten about, which is why it was on my shopping list….

Microsoft fix OneNote. No Undo and it syncing a massive delete to the cloud without confirmation is stupid.

    joe

Rating 3.67 out of 5

4/24/2014

I am not risk adverse…

by @ 6:51 pm. Filed under quotes

I am not risk adverse, I am risk responsible. I am in a unique position that gives me visibility, awareness, understanding, and experience that exceed the norm. Or to put it in more colloquial terms… If you see me running, try to keep up.

Rating 4.00 out of 5

4/21/2014

Rely on smart people…

by @ 3:52 pm. Filed under quotes

This could be as applicable for internal IT for a company as for a Service Company that supplies IT Services.

“IMO, we wrongfully assume that our customers will think about their work loss and possible downtime and what that will cost them when it occurs when thinking about TCO and they mostly don’t do that from what I have seen. We rely on smart people on our side to a) be aware of the real issues and b) try to warn customers of the issues and then rely on smart people on their side to a) be aware enough to take the warnings and b) smart enough to not believe any kind of hype that *anyone* can run everything perfectly without outages as it isn’t realistically possible to do so and c) have a voice that is powerful enough to go against the $$$ numbers screaming to do it in a different way. We should align what we charge to what we prefer to support such that our preferred solutions that give us the best long term repeatable and supportable results with the customer are the least costly so the customer will willingly and purposely choose those same solutions.”

Rating 3.00 out of 5

4/17/2014

Little Generation Y humour…

by @ 6:47 pm. Filed under humour

THE ‘Y’ CHROMOSOME


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People born before 1946 are called –
The Greatest Generation.

People born between 1946 and 1964 are called –
The Baby Boomers

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People born between 1965 and 1979 are called –
Generation X.
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And people born between 1980 and 2010 are called –
Generation Y.
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Why do we call the last group -Generation Y ?
Y should I get a job?
Y should I leave home and find my own place?
Y should I get a car when I can borrow yours?
Y should I clean my room?
Y should I wash and iron my own clothes?
Y should I buy any food?
But perhaps a cartoonist explained
it most eloquently below…

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Just thought you might want to know "Y"
Now share and inform someone else,
they may not know.

Rating 4.00 out of 5

4/1/2014

Princess Bride Blu-Ray on sale $5.99

by @ 3:03 pm. Filed under general

Princess Bride 25th Anniversary BLU-RAY on sale for $5.99 on Amazon… Too good of a deal to not share… NOT AN APRIL FOOL’S DAY JOKE EITHER!

princessbride

PRINCESS BRIDE ON SALE!

Rating 4.00 out of 5

3/26/2014

So you want to see some Microsoft OS Source Code???

by @ 9:43 pm. Filed under general

Blast from the past as Microsoft releases MS-DOS and Word for Windows source code

http://www.wpcentral.com/ms-dos-word-source-code

Rating 3.00 out of 5

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