McAfee deleted svchost.exe

Wednesday afternoon I had at least two reports of workstations that were suddenly rebooting on their own. No networking and no taskbar were also symptoms. I thought it may be a virus, so I did a few scans with some of the well known Windows malware scanning tools, all the while thinking… why didn’t McAfee […]

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The GIMP

I really like GIMP, and use it quite frequently, even with Creative Suite 4 Design Premium (licensed legally I might add) installed on my Mac, and with other applications like Paint.NET easily available for Windows. With that said, I thought I would post a few links about it, since I have been using it for… […]

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The network config

My network setup is going through a transitory phase as I swap parts and move things around. Here’s what I have to work with: Desktops: Pentium III-800 MHz with 256 MB RAM and two 300 GB PATA hard disks (currently running Apache/WebDAV as well as network backups) Pentium III-850 MHz with 256 MB RAM and […]

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Windows 7 – XP Mode

So I downloaded the Windows 7 beta, but never installed it (had to keep Ubuntu and MythTV going strong). To be honest, I have heard it is fantastic… what Vista should have been, yada, yada, etc. Anyhow, I just read that some of the editions of 7 will have “XP Mode”, sort of like Apple […]

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XP License Availability Roadmap

Here’s what Microsoft has to say about when they will stop selling various Window XP flavors: (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/lifecycle/default.mspx) Under the Support Lifecycle policy, Windows desktop licenses are available for four years after general availability in all standard product distribution channels (e.g. direct OEM, System Builders, retail, and Volume Licensing programs via licenses or via downgrade rights). […]

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Client to Server Backups

I have intentions to look into Bacula as a disk-to-disk backup solution, however until then I am using the following script for Kubuntu Dapper -> Debian Etch backups, and a modified one for Windows XP Home -> Debian Etch. It all uses rsync, and requires password-less key based ssh connections. I am using rsync, OpenSSH, […]

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Windows CopSSH Clear

On a default install of CopSSH 1.4.2 I noticed that you cannot run “clear” after launching “Start a Unix BASH Shell”. Type in “cmd /c edit” to open the MS-DOS Editor and enter the following: #!/bin/bash cmd /c cls Save the file as “clear” and exit the editor. Back in the shell, try running “./clear” […]

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A Currency Exchanger

I wrote a little program called Exch that simplfies currency exchange and the retrieval of up to date exchange rates. If you are already using Firefox 1.5 extensively it integrates well as a sidebar. View a flash movie from the project site that shows visually how to install the extension in Firefox 1.5 Install the […]

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Feedreader

I have set up an RSS feed for this weblog. It will only display the 2 most recent entries, and a link to the archives… For anything more advanced I would have to spend a substantial amount of time setting up a script to do it. As it is, it was pretty easy. Don’t know […]

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