HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox and Chrome extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure.
HTTPS Everywhere is a produced as a collaboration between The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS, but make it difficult to use. For instance, they may default to unencrypted HTTP, or fill encrypted pages with links that go back to the unencrypted site. The HTTPS Everywhere extension fixes these problems by rewriting all requests to these sites to HTTPS.
If TSM failed with and error of Invalid file handle passed. Here is a quick solution.
Stop the TSM Client Scheduler service.
net stop "TSM Client Scheduler"
Delete (or rename) the adsm.sys directory. It will be recreated by TSM. Restart the TSM Client Scheduler service.
net start "TSM Client Scheduler"
Rerun the backup job.
I would imagine most IT employees can relate to this. I know I am guilty of everything in the list.
I’d be willing to bet that there isn’t one of you out there who hasn’t violated some basic work/life principles at least once in your career. I can say with certainty that at various times, I have committed some cardinal sins when it comes to getting burned out. Looking back on my career from a slightly different viewpoint these days, I can see where I went wrong. And fortunately, I can learn from those mistakes so that I’ll remain happy, healthy, and productive (in that order) throughout the remainder of my career. Here are 10 things you might be doing that will ultimately lead to poorer performance and an unhealthy lifestyle.
Some nice color replacements I have been using for VIM & Putty.
Solarized is a sixteen color palette (eight monotones, eight accent colors) designed for use with terminal and gui applications. It has several unique properties. I designed this color scheme with both precise CIELAB lightness relationships and a refined set of hues based on fixed color wheel relationships. It has been tested extensively in real world use on color calibrated displays (as well as uncalibrated/intentionally miscalibrated displays) and in a variety of lighting conditions.
Install the telnet client on Windows 2008 server.
Ran into an issue with Microsoft Windows Update Service on two Windows 2003 servers. I use a 3rd party patch management tool that calls the Windows Update API. This issue was preventing the correct list of vulnerabilities and causing Windows Update to error out. Once of the servers would report Error number: 0x8DDD0004 the other reported an ActiveX issue.
While exploring solutions I ran into the following error message when opening Add/Remove Windows Components via appwiz.cpl.
I tried checking the backup to find when the file changed or went missing. However the backup software failed to launch. Windows Search found a copy of the file in
%SystemRoot%\ServicePackFiles\i386. Copy and pasted it into
In order to repair Windows Update I also needed to stop the bits and Windows Update service, rename the
%SystemRoot%\SoftwareDistribution directory then restart the services.
%Windir%\system32\net.exe stop bits %Windir%\system32\net.exe stop wuauserv Ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution *.bak rd /s /q %windir%\SoftwareDistribution %Windir%\system32\net.exe start bits %Windir%\system32\net.exe start wuauserv
Everything works like a charm. Now to figure out what happened to my DLL.
Communicate clearly using the Nato phonetic alphabet background. It is difficult to accurately convey an asset tag, serial number, model number, etc to a peer or offsite support. Aside from phone clarity there is often accent or language barriers.
If you are using a Microsoft Windows OS you can quickly add the Nato phonetic alphabet to your desktop background. Grab a copy of the <a Sysinternals tool Bginfo. Then download the Bginfo configuration file nato.bgi.
In Windows the Chrome browser uses your system wide proxy settings. This can be a problem if you have a need to run different browsers and/or applications. An example would be running a Secure Shell proxy to get through a content filtering firewall.
Replace 127.0.0.1 with your proxy address and 8080 with your proxy port.
For those note aware of the GNU Tail utility, it will print the last n lines of text from a file. It is an invaluable tool for monitoring log files.
Since Windows does not have an equivalent command this is quite useful.
Using the Powershell
Get-Content cmdlet will print the contents of a file. The
-wait parameter will print additional lines as they are added.
Get-Content filename -wait
Be aware that this is slow on large files.
Every so often I will run into the error where a Windows 2003 server will get stuck logging off a user. The console screen will display the message “Saving your settings”.
I recently run into this issue while needing to remotely reboot the server. The server in question did not have any kind of remote access card. However the server was running RAdmin software and I was able to get a console screen open. Both shutdown and psshutdown commands failed to run. Running “query session” and “query user” didn’t give me any active sessions to reset.
Ultimately I used pskill to kill the winlogon.exe process. Once the process was killed I was able to log on via console and/or RDP.