The ranting of an IT Professional:

June, 2009


June 30, 2009  2:06 PM

The Pirate Bay is being purchased



Posted by: Jason Tramer

Check it out: http://www.thelocal.se/20364/20090630/ The caveat here is that the deal only goes through if the Pirate Bay goes completely legal and legitimate. My question is that if they go legit and legal could they still call themselves the Pirate Bay? Wasn't the whole point of there...

June 29, 2009  1:46 PM

Firefox 3.5 set to release tommorrow! (June 30th)



Posted by: Jason Tramer
firefox 3.5

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/06/29/firefox_3_5/ Check it out. Good news for those of us who hate IE (which I presume to be everyone).


June 26, 2009  9:30 PM

Maybe I am a bad person but …..



Posted by: Jason Tramer

I really can't feel sorry for some users. We do everything we can to make it easy for you to let us back up your data. We create you network drives, we redirect your my documents to network shares, we put together documents and powerpoints with instructions and policies for how to save your...


June 26, 2009  9:18 PM

Lithium Air Battery, 10 Times the Energy Density



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Lithium Air Battery

Very cool stuff, check it out http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/09/06/26/1746258/New-Lithium-Air-Battery-Delivers-10-Times-the-Energy-Density?art_pos=3 I think if there is one complaint that every laptop owner is my battery doesn't last long enough. This is great step in the right direction....


June 25, 2009  3:11 PM

Microsoft announces free upgrades and discounts for Windows 7



Posted by: Jason Tramer
discount, free, Windows 7

Check it out here: http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2009/06/25/windows_7_price_discounts/ My 2 cents on this. Microsoft should give a free copy to every poor soul who purchased Windows Vista along with a hand written apology.


June 24, 2009  7:36 PM

Shutdown a frozen VM



Posted by: Jason Tramer
cmd, ESX, forzen, frozen, VM, vmware

I was assisting a peer of mine with this issue. He had a VM where the guest OS froze. He attempted to shut off the VM but that also froze at 95%. He was then unable to do anything with the VM. We did some searching and found a way to force the VM offline from the command line which allowed us to...


June 24, 2009  7:28 PM

RIM to release new Blackberry Tour



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Blackberry, RIM, tour

http://www.nydailynews.com/tech_guide/2009/06/17/2009-06-17_research_in_motion.html This seems interesting. Though in reviewing the feature set i have to say I still think the Curve 8900 is the better way to go.


June 23, 2009  7:39 PM

Unable to downgrade vSphere essentials licenses



Posted by: Jason Tramer
downgrade, essentials, license, vSphere

The Vmware license portal allows you to downgrade your vSphere license to an equivalent ESX 3 license. However be aware that vSphere essentials licenses CAN NOT be downgraded. Which means if you purchase these licenses you have to use them on vSphere.


June 22, 2009  3:59 PM

Victory is mine!



Posted by: Jason Tramer

Re-wrote my CCNA today and scored a 930! Woot!


June 16, 2009  10:42 PM

Changing userid and password for DSN in Citrix XenApp



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Citrix, dsmaint, password, userid, Xenapp

If you need to change the userid and password that control the DSN access for Xenapp here is what you  need to do. From command prompt on the citrix server (you will need to do this from each one) dsmaint config /userid:*username* /pwd:*password* /dsn:"C:\program files\citrix\idependent...


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