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[6 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Wireless Issues with Motorola SBG6580 Cable Modem

If your Internet Service Provider (ISP) is Time Warner Cable (TWC), you have the option to either lease the cable modem or buy your own. If you buy your own modem, you can save $5.99 per month in monthly fees. However, you need to buy a modem that is approved by TWC. There are many modems on their approved list.

Linux, Macintosh, Windows »

[10 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
Send a Test Mail Using Telnet

When you are having a problem sending a mail message, the first thing you want to do is test the SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) connectivity. By default, SMTP listens on port 25. By using telnet, you can connect to port 25 on the mail server and test whether or not you can send a message. This step is done on your own workstation. If you are having a problem sending mail from a web form, run this step from the server that is storing the web form.

Linux, Macintosh, Web, Windows »

[10 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
OSI Model Layer

The Open Systems Interconnection model (OSI model) by developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 1984. OSI reference model is a way of sub-diving network communication and grouping them into logical layers. On each layer, an instance provides the services the instances to the layer above it and requests services to the layer below it.

Linux, Windows »

[19 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disable SSLv2 and Weak Ciphers

Are you still using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) version 2 on your web server? If so, you need to read this article. It can save your life. Okay, maybe not that dramatic but it will show you how to disable SSLv2. Why? There are vulnerabilities in this version. If you don’t disable it, your web server might get compromised. This vulnerability exists whether you are running Apache or IIS. The steps to disable it are fairly trivial. So go ahead and tr

Linux, Macintosh, Web, Windows »

[16 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Free Stuff

Are there free stuff on the web? Sure, there are plenty of them. Many sites offer free content. They cover their costs from ads placed throughout their site. Which sites that are free actually provide good content? Here is a collection of free sites I have found.

Database, Windows »

[12 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Backup All SQL Server Databases

If you do Microsoft SQL Server Administration, you know how easy it is to back up your databases using the Enterprise Manager. Using the GUI comes with a price though. You sacrifice the ability to script what you are doing to other servers. What if you have other servers you want to backup all your SQL Server databases? How would you do it in the most effective way?

Windows »

[7 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Windows Installer Appears Every Time a Program is Started

Whenever you access any application in your Windows XP/2000/2003 system, the Windows Installer appears and runs its setup program. What to do?

Windows »

[6 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Where is the Windows Vista Send To Menu?

Where in the world is the Send To menu? Yes, you have guessed it. It has moved again. To get it back, the process is different but once you get it, you can use the same process as before. Do the right-click to get the Send To menu.

Windows »

[6 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Useful Commands to Query in Active Directory

Have the power of Active Directory commands at your fingertips.

Windows »

[6 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Location of the Outlook PST Files

If you use Microsoft Outlook 2003, you may be wondering how to back up your email. This situation can come up if you are getting a new computer and you want to move your files to your new computer. This situation also applies if you want to archive your email for safe keeping.
If you are lucky enough to be using MAPI or IMAP, then don’t worry about it. Your email is stored on your ISP’s mail server.
What if you use Outlook 2003 for your personal use and you have it …

Linux, Programming, Windows »

[6 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Useful Regular Expressions

From the words of Peter Parker “With great power comes great responsibility” so too is the power of regular expression. It is concise, flexible and powerful. At the same time, it can do complex matching of text such as characters, words and patterns of characters.

Windows »

[6 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
How to Reset Your Local Administrator Password in Windows XP

If you lose your local administrator password in in Windows XP, how do you reset it? Does it mean you have to reinstall your operating system? No, it does not mean that. There is an alternative solution.