Thursday, May 31, 2012


I just learned about the wonderful and useful w32tm command, useful for investigating time synchronization issues in Windows domains. Oh Windows domains, so much fun.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A grep for the ages

If you like running old software, The Heirloom Project may be for you. They feature
. . . traditional implementations of standard Unix utilities. In many cases, they have been derived from original Unix material released as Open Source by Caldera and Sun.
Nothing I like more than a SysV utility updated with UTF8 support.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

DNS problems?

Running RAS on your domain controller? Check out this KB article. It took me quite a while to figure out what was going on, though I just moved RAS to another box instead of taking the steps in the article.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Terrifying things seen on the Internet

Never a good sign when someone slips this in at the end of their post:
We are moving away from as our Project Management suite as it just wasn't development oriented as we needed and we currently have no Version Control system.
You may have more problems than can be solved by posting on a StackExchange.

Monday, May 14, 2012

What does bulk-logged mean anyway?

It doesn't always mean what you think it means, and it's not always faster. But it can save you a lot of log space when rebuilding an index.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Test your email client

See how much valuable personal data you are leaking. The Email Privacy Tester is revamped and rereleased, and reGPLd. Well, GPLd at least.