The ranting of an IT Professional:

IT professional


December 19, 2008  3:25 PM

Just buy an exchange server already …



Posted by: Jason Tramer
IT professional

There are times when I want to yell at my client's to just bite the bullet and invest in their own mail server vs using POP mail through their ISP, their are so many tangible benefits but I would have to say that the breaking point for me is when ISP pop mail is used in conjunction with a MFP scan...

December 15, 2008  3:07 PM

Security flaw in IE7



Posted by: Jason Tramer
IT professional

 Take a look at this: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/15/ie7_exploits/ I am truly shocked, not because they found a new flaw in a microsoft product that is pretty much par for the course. I am shocked that there are still apparently people who use IE! With so many much better...


December 3, 2008  10:57 PM

RIM hostile takeover of Certicom



Posted by: Jason Tramer
IT professional

In IT news, RIM is attempting a hostile takeover of Certicom. Certicom makes encryption software including those that are currently in use by Blackberries. Even though RIM posted unfavourable  news lately they clearly feel that there would be some good ROI on this acquision. Reports indicate that...


December 3, 2008  8:12 PM

Windows 7 beta being released in January



Posted by: Jason Tramer
IT professional

So despite the absolutely stupid Vista commercials that Microsoft has been pumping out lately it looks like they are still charging full speed ahead on releasing Windows 7. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/03/windows_7_beta_jan_2009/ Hmmm Microsoft rushing through a product release, how...


November 29, 2008  1:22 AM

Known issue with Service Watch on Watchguard Core’s WSM



Posted by: Jason Tramer
IT professional

I encountered an problem in Watchguard System Manager with service watch. The connection's graph works fine but the bandwith graph does not. Watchguard has confirmed this is a known issue to be resolved in a future release.


November 28, 2008  2:42 PM

Update on Fortigate issue



Posted by: Jason Tramer
IT professional

So I posted a couple days ago about a problem with Fortigate causing traffic to be dropped. Fortigate support has been entirely unhelpful on this suggesting that perhaps it was a DNS issue or a HTTP profile issue. They tell me this after I explan that when I tracert the IP address the packets drop....


November 19, 2008  5:04 PM

Computer virus quarantines London Hospital for second day



Posted by: Jason Tramer
IT professional

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/11/19/hospital_computer_virus_shutdown_update/ Three hospitals have been effected by this and do you know who is sufferring here? The patients, not to mention the staff who are likely running themselves ragged trying to keep up with this. People with potentially...


November 6, 2008  2:16 PM

Server will not boot due to USB HDD



Posted by: Jason Tramer
IT professional

So maybe this is a coincidence but I encountered an issue where a server would not boot. It froze right before hitting the windows splash screen, no errors, nothing. Wouldn't boot with "Last Known Good" or in Safe mode. As soon as the USB HDD was unplugged though it boot fine. I have never heard...


November 5, 2008  7:45 PM

Blocking internet access for a single user



Posted by: Jason Tramer
IT professional

First off let me just say that it is in my experience that it is never a good idea to try to use technology to police employee's. If your employee wastes to much of their day surfing the internet instead of doing work then just fire them. Instead we have so many products trying to force them not...


October 29, 2008  5:32 PM

Windows 7 inspired by OS X



Posted by: Jason Tramer
IT professional, OS X, Windows 7

So here is an interesting article. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/10/28/windows_7_vista_lessons/ I will give Microsoft credit, they figured out they were going in the wrong direction, better late then never i guess.  Being successful these days is difficult and really requires sticking to...


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