The ranting of an IT Professional:

August, 2009

August 31, 2009  4:45 PM

Running 16 bit applications in a 64 bit OS

Posted by: Jason Tramer
16 bit, 64 bit, Dosbox, vmware, Windows, workstation

So as many know Microsoft did not include any support for 16 bit applications in it's 64 bit windows Operating Systems. What does this mean if you want to have a 64 bit OS but still need to run 16 bit applications? Well you have a couple of choices. You could certainly use a product like VMware...

August 28, 2009  4:48 PM

WPA-TKIP is completely broken

Posted by: Jason Tramer
broken, cracked, encryption, Security, tkip, Wireless, WPA

Check it out:

August 28, 2009  4:44 PM

BCP-610, no training material?

Posted by: Jason Tramer
BCP-610, Blackberry Certified Solution Designer, self-study, training

Ok this is really annoying. I can't seem to find any training material for the BCP-610 exam. This is the design and architecture exam for Blackberry Enterprise Server in a MS Exchange environment exam. The Blackberry website directs me to for self study guides but there...

August 28, 2009  4:06 PM

Passed my BCP-410!

Posted by: Jason Tramer
BCP, BCP-410, BCP-610, BCSA, BCSD, Blackberry Certified Solution Designer, Blackberry Certified System Administrator

I wrote me BCP-410 exam to become a Blackberry Certified System Administrator today and I passed! The exam itself wasn't too hard if you know your stuff. It was 67 questions and I had 90 minutes to write. The end result didn't tell me what the pass score is but I scored at 75.8% so you can use that...

August 26, 2009  1:24 PM

A review of Snow Leopard

Posted by: Jason Tramer
Apple, Mac, OS, review, Snow Leopard

The Register has posted a first review of the new Mac OS called Snow Leopard. The review itself is pretty interesting though I am have personally yet to be overly impressed with any of the Mac operating systems. If your a Mac fan you will likely be stoked, if not then it might be a mild...

August 26, 2009  1:20 PM

Websense Web Filter 7.01 – Unable to download filtering database

Posted by: Jason Tramer
7.01, hot fix, known issue, unable to download filtering database, web filter, websense

I have been working with Websense to get a fix for an issue i have been having in Web filter 7.01 where I was unable to download the filtering database. This is apparently a known issue which has a hotfix. Here are the details of downloading and installing the hotfix.

August 25, 2009  5:53 PM

The Pirate’s Bay: Down and Up in 24 hours

Posted by: Jason Tramer
court order, swedish ISP, The pirates bay

So yesterday Swedish ISP's were forced by court order to shut down the service running The Pirate's Bay. Twenty four hours later it is now back up and running on one of it's fallback sites. Once again proving that the fight for copy-write protection will not be won with court orders or slapping...

August 24, 2009  6:26 PM

Blackberry Exam BCP-410

Posted by: Jason Tramer

This Friday I am writing Blackberry exam BCP-410. This exam is for monitoring and managing a BES server in a MS Exchange environment. If I pass I get the Blackberry Certified System Administrator certification which is required by my company as we are a Blackberry partner. Does anyone have any...

August 24, 2009  6:00 PM

Legally unlock your iPhone

Posted by: Jason Tramer
iphone Check it out. Granted this only works in Europe but good info none the less.

August 20, 2009  1:44 PM

Procurves and bi-directional port mirroring

Posted by: Jason Tramer
bi-directional, Cisco, egress, HP, ingress, Linksys, port mirroring, port spanning

Now I am just go to prefix this critique with the following, I have never designed a switch or am not aware of the total cost to add features to a switch. That being said I have a question for HP, would it really cost that much more to put bi-directional port mirroring into your switches instead of...

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