I found an awesome ping utility last week called fping: http://www.kwakkelflap.com/fping.html The main things I like about it over the ping command is that comes with Windows is that it can send more pings over a given time period (1ms to 5 seconds) and can print a timestamp with each ping. The link above describes other things […]

Along with incorrectly labelled data outlets and inaccurate (and hard to read) documentation, this rack can often turn a two minute job of patching a phone to a different port into a 30-60 minute job. We’re in the process or auditing and cleaning up the mess. I wish a slow and painful death on the people […]

I had a lady drop by my office the other day wanting to connect to our file shares from our Mac. My exposure to Macs are pretty limited, mainly because I think they’re and expensive, over simplified facebook viewer (but they’re not all bad), so I quickly Binged “mac osx windows shares” (that’s right, I didn’t […]

In the middle of last month I collected a heap of switches hanging around my office and in a few store rooms and decided to test them to see what’s working and what’s not. I ended up with 6 HP ProCurve switches (models: 2124, 2224, 2524, 2624) which had kicked the bucket in one way […]

Someone called me this week about a payroll program called Meridian acting slow. Apparently the program freezes from time-to-time (every fortnight or so) and makes it impossible to do anything useful. The payroll staff have a client that connects to an SQL Server database on an isolated Windows Server 2008 server. Since all 3 staff who use […]

I’ve been hearing a lot of news about the consumerisation of IT lately. I did a little bit of reading on the subject and have begun to gain some understanding on what it’s all about and develop and opinion about it. This post shows my thoughts so far. — What it’s all about More people are […]