The ranting of an IT Professional:

February, 2011

February 28, 2011  7:41 PM

MAC App Store – Getting some app’s for free

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer Now I am not advocating piracy here, far from it, and I firmly believe you should pay for app's that you use (beyond a trial grace period). This is however an interesting tale. It's kind of hard to believe this was an oversight...

February 28, 2011  7:38 PM

Gmail wipes out 150,000 accounts

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer Thankfully I was not affected by this but this does teach an important lesson about having personal backups. The big push used to be to get stuff off your computer in case of failure but big cloud provider's have issues too.

February 28, 2011  7:29 PM

Android App’s on a Blackberry?

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

Industry rumour is that Blackberry is considering a move to allow android app's on it's next generation OS (QNX). If this sound's like a move of desperation it is likely because it is exactly that. Blackberry is hemorrhaging market share and if they don't do something quickly they will be going the...

February 28, 2011  7:21 PM

VM’s black screen after migration to hardware version 7

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

Had this issue recently with vSphere. I upgraded a VM to hardware version 7 and rebooted. It showed it rebooted but once it passed the windows splash screen it went to a black screen in the console. I was also unable to ping or RDP to the server. After rebooting it and finding the same thing, I...

February 28, 2011  7:16 PM

Cisco Partner exams

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

Working in the consulting field generally means that you partner with big vendors i.e. Cisco, Microsoft, Citrix etc. Generally these companies require you have certain certifications to maintain that partner status. Most of these companies just use their normal everyday certifications i.e. have X...

February 28, 2011  7:10 PM


Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

Passed my CCDA exam today! Overall having done  professional level Cisco cert's, going back to associate level wasn't that hard at all. I have a very even mix of questions between Routing and Switching, Voice, Security, and Wireless, so know all of them well but it doesn't go anywhere near the...

February 25, 2011  10:34 PM

The many lame attempts of Government to influence technology

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

Take a look: Now I don't want to say that Government has no place in making technology related decisions but they need to get someone on their staff that hasn't a clue. I recommend me. Hire me, give me a big salary and let me...

February 25, 2011  10:25 PM

Using PAP in OSX L2TP VPN connections

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

I know some people go absolutely head over heels in love with Mac's but personally I don't see the appeal. They are a complete pain IMO to configure the simplest options. For example, when you are setting up a L2TP VPN connection do you think it might be helpful to set the authentication...

February 16, 2011  1:23 AM

BES 4.1 integration with Exchange 2010

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

Ok, yes I know it's not supported, nor will it ever be supported. However it can be done, though if you ever admit it to RIM they won't be your friend anymore. Here is a useful guide to make it happen.

February 14, 2011  10:35 PM

Cisco releases ASA 8.4

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

Here is some of the new stuff that is in it: I am planning on testing it myself shortly and then doing a better review. Hopefully they changed NATing back from the god awful way they do it in 8.3 to the more awesome way it is done...

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