Tumble Dryer

Sometimes life is not about technology. Tumble dryer stopped heating – so take it apart, realise thermal fuse is blown. Clean all of the dust and lint out – reassemble – it works for a few minutes. Repeat and rinse. This time replace thermal fuse, thermostat and heating element. Same again. Third time run the […]

Time servers

Fun today as a result of this. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3201265/windows-time-service-settings-are-not-preserved-during-an-in-place-upgrade-to-windows-server-2016-or-windows-10-version-1607   SYSVOL and NETLOGON shares not being created correctly on new DC – so much fun. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/315457/how-to-rebuild-the-sysvol-tree-and-its-content-in-a-domain

Azure and Project Nami

Some notes for later. App Service Editor is incredible. Uploading webfonts (woff/woff2) requires that wp-config.php has define(‘ALLOW_UNFILTERED_UPLOADS’, true);set for the short time. Serving woff/woff2 fonts requires that MIME types are put in place. Add this to web.config under system.webserver. https://blogs.iis.net/richma/adding-mime-types-to-your-windows-azure-web-site <staticContent><mimeMap fileExtension=”.woff” mimeType=”application/x-font-woff” /><mimeMap fileExtension=”.woff2″ mimeType=”application/x-font-woff2″ /></staticContent>

Monthly updates

Need to go research the phpmailer issues more. The following NEW package is going to be installed:  libncurses6 The following packages are going to be upgraded:  aaa_base dbus-1 dbus-1-32bit gd hwinfo ImageMagick kernel-default  kernel-default-base libcares2 libesmtp libMagickCore1 libMagickWand1 mailx  ntp release-notes-sles sg3_utils sudo tar timezone vim vim-base vim-data w3m  xorg-x11-libs xorg-x11-libs-32bit xorg-x11-libX11 xorg-x11-libX11-32bit  xorg-x11-libXfixes xorg-x11-libXfixes-32bit […]

Monthly updates

Looks like a pretty large update this month: The following packages are going to be upgraded:  apache2-mod_php53 bind-libs bind-utils crash crash-eppic curl gd gtk2  gtk2-32bit gtk2-lang kernel-default kernel-default-base ksh libcurl4  libjasper libnetpbm10 libtiff3 libtiff3-32bit libxml2 libxml2-32bit  libxml2-python mysql mysql-client netpbm parted php53 php53-ctype php53-curl  php53-dom php53-gd php53-iconv php53-json php53-mysql php53-pdo php53-sqlite  php53-tokenizer php53-xmlreader php53-xmlwriter php53-zlib […]

Flybrix – Lego based mini drone

I saw a super idea for the boy’s birthday that combined two of his passions. Aeronautics and Lego. Flybrix promised a relatively low cost entry to mini-drone design and flight – with some interesting possibilities around the Arduino platform. Automation! I placed the order pretty early – and eventually the kit arrived. Unboxing was fun. […]

Time flies

Just over eight years ago I left Novell, I have been at Microsoft for eight years – that means longer than my time at Novell. It is a different world from then.

ASUS RT-AC66U firmware

I recently switched from the stock ASUS firmware for the home wireless infrastructure to the ASUSWRT-MERLIN builds. Stable and fast – and I like it. http://asuswrt.lostrealm.ca/