Archive for March, 2006

error on wsus console

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

If you get a message “System.IO.FileNotFoundException: File or Assembly name xxxxxx.dll, or one of its dependencies, was not found” where xxxx is a random name then you need to add the Network Service account change permissions on %systemroot%\Temp as per the readme for wsus

SelfUpdateTree not working.

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

After changing my default outlook login setup on a mail server, I realised that the SUS server was complaining that the SelfUpdateTree was not working. Fix in extended entry.


USA email smarthosts

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

This list of smarthosts for the major isps in the US should come in handy if your dsl ip address gets on a blacklist. Hopefully the isp’s are more concerned if their own smarthost gets on the blacklist. A quick change to exchange’s smtp server and a restart should get mail flowing (to roadrunner for example) again.

File your taxes online for free and get paid to do it?

Monday, March 27th, 2006

Or that is certainly the impression that the US Government seems to be giving to me.


Trunkmonkey ad’s

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

If you’ve not see the trunk monkey ads, then watch all of them


Sunday, March 26th, 2006

 Found my 400th cache yesterday – a great day out caching – thanks for the company Team Lefor!

mmmm – 1gb!

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

I decided that I needed some more memory for the pc at home as the performance is really sluggish and slow – switching between newzcrawler, thunderbird and firefox takes about 5-10 seconds. The pc has 512mb of memory already but it obviously needs more so I’ve purchased 2 sticks of 512mb memory for $80 (including postage). Considering this is less than the price of one stick from compusa I’m pretty pleased with the price and hopefully the pc will start to behave like normal – especially as I plan to set up a LAN party in the near future, I need a decent performing pc! I got the memory from NewEgg but I have to wait a couple of days before it gets here.

6 months.

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

In a meeting today I got asked if I knew what Sunday was – I had no idea until it was pointed out to me that it was my 6 month anniversary of working for the company. There is still some discussion over whether this is a bi-annual event or not (as noone can agree on whether biweekly means twice a week or every other week – personally I solve the problem by saying a fortnight but people have no idea what that means). Anyway, I’ve been there for 6 months so now have my review coming up. I must say it’s been a very fast 6 months – I’ve learnt a lot, gained several qualifications, had a couple of late night pages, had some good laughs and been very productive. I wonder whats going to happen in the next 6 months……..

Norton Save & Restore

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

Symantec’s Save & Restore should be out any day now – this was some software that I attempted to betatest – the feature list is pretty impressive with incremental ghost-like images that can be merged back into a master ghost image is pretty useful – a bit like having full and differential backups but never having to create more than one full backup. In the case of my home system that is really handy as I have 130gb of data – an awful lot to backup more than once onto a hard disk (let alone dvd’s)

No more trackback

Monday, March 20th, 2006

I’ve finally had enough with the trackback spam and have disabled trackbacks on the blogs – It’s very rare that I get a valid trackback so I’m not missing much – by all means link to me – I’ll see it by checking the referrer logs.