Thanks to Jerry I can only wish that they still made these tazers for the car. I think I could have fried several lowlifes whilst living in Salford (I wonder if that could be tax-deductable) and a couple of toads in my local neighbourhood who vandalized my car on Boxing Day four years ago (which meant Kristen spent her first hour in England down the police station!)
Month: January 2003
I forgot to take a sleeping pill last night so I’m up at 5am again…..:-(
Lavasoft have announce the new version of Ad-aware 6.0 (but only in paid versions) with the freeware version coming out sometime next week. If you have already registered then you should be able to download a free upgrade. Otherwise you will have to wait a week or more. (This is software which checks to see if you have spyware on your computer)
My wireless mouse is still playing up – synching the two radio buttons is having less of an effect. The problem is very intermittent. I’m beginning to wonder if another company in the building has either brought a similar mouse or purchased a lot of RF equipment. In the meantime I’m going to have to reformat the pc as it’s getting slower and slower. My profile on the w2k machine is what makes the machine crash every other time I start explorer or attempt to browse in any way. Logging on as administrator has no problem. Spent part of the day preparing my w2k boot cd so I can install most apps off the one set of media. Shame office won’t fit on the cd!
Exchange is back and running in the office and all the users were really happy – for 30 minutes.. Then the other techie pulled the plug on the servers for the best part of the day whilst they were all cabled up correctly in the cable management trays (would have been nice if this had been done whilst the servers were unusable – but thats IT timing for you 🙂
Cross your fingers, cross your toes, cross your eyes, cross the road and anything else you can think of. I’ve *FINALLY* got to the stage that I can actually start restoring the exchange database back onto the server. I really hope this works and that I don’t have to do any more work *after* the database has restored.
Got my wireless mouse working again after it stopped working. For some reason (I think the batteries must have got flat as I forgot to place it back in the charger) the mouse wouldn’t talk to the base unit. A quick reset on the mouse AND the baseunit and it started working again. I was getting worried as I really didn’t want to go back to a corded version.
Interesting to see that I got another security email from microsoft due to the patches that were originally issued in Oct 2002 which would have prevented against the slammer worm that crippled the internet over the weekend. At least this time the hackers were sensible in that they waited until everyone went home. That way they could almost guarantee they would get maximum exposure as the only people who are likely to run Microsoft SQL2000 are business’s and most admin guys are going to be safely home on a Friday night. And if they are not good enough admins to have already patched their servers, then they are not likely to have pagers to be called in to fix the problem. One of my (backup) isp’s was pretty badly crippled – a lot of their servers were unavailable although they did send me an email to say they were pulling the plug on people who had bad servers – don’t blame them.
So just how long is it going to be before they manage to crash all of the root servers? Incidentally I dcpromo’d my home server last night and it killed my local network as it made itself a dns server, stopped dns and dhcp working from my router and also refused to forward dns requests onto the internet for me. As I didnt have time to work that one out, it was a quick dcpromo back to a standalone server until I have time to read up on dns in w2k.