Posted: May 21st, 2013 | Author: paul | Filed under: howto | Tags: OSX, remote desktop, Windows | No Comments »
It happened to me to have a colleague that could not connect to a Windows 2008 Server using his Mac.
We have tried different things like adding him to Remote Desktop Group (which is a must) and to Administrators group but the CoRD application was not showing anything immediately after connecting to the server.
So, nothing happened when we hit the button to connect to the server. The window just disappears.
After a week-end and another attempt to connect to a different remote Windows computer it came out that the Remote Desktop setting were allowing only computers with “Network Level Authentication” enabled (more secure).
Enabling the “less secure” option on Windows 2008 Server (any version of Remote Desktop) fixed the problem.
Posted: April 17th, 2013 | Author: paul | Filed under: howto, idiots | Tags: drivers, hardware, howto, sony, vayo | No Comments »
If you downloaded the “Ethernet Driver” from Sony’s support page and you noticed that is not good at all, here is how I made it working.
Searching for the PCI ID found in Device driver list has ended in no useful stuff, only spam results.
Going back to the source of this driver at http://www.sony.ro/support/ro/product/VPCEH3S6E_W/downloads/REDETH_00247766_0042_5704 I have seen the version of the Realtek driver:
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller, Version 18.104.22.1681 for Microsoft® Windows® 7
Searching for this sentence, I have found the HP page: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&softwareitem=ob-94199-1
On this page is the exact version that we need:
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)
Enjoy the fix.
Posted: December 12th, 2012 | Author: paul | Filed under: idiots | Tags: drivers, facebook, Windows | No Comments »
I while ago I had met a strange issue.
I noticed that facebook is not loading in browser if accessed at work. We do not filter facebook, so, for this reason, the issue was more odd.
I could not find anything in our DNS, it returning correct results.
So, I gave up and stop using facebook. Until I have opened it accidentally while surfing over the wireless connection. Over wireless it was working.
In this conditions I got more interested in this issue. It was clear for me that the cause was on the laptop I am using. So, I have reinstalled the drivers. No luck.
After some days, I realized that I have updated the wired network driver via Windows Updates. I went to the installed updates, uninstall the new version of the driver and… facebook WORKED!
Here is the culprit (winqual link is not working):
Realtek – Network – Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Download size: 272 KB
You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
Update type: Optional
Realtek Network software update released in June, 2011
Help and Support:
It seems that winqual.microsoft.com was replaced with sysdev.microsoft.com.
Posted: November 9th, 2012 | Author: paul | Filed under: howto, idiots | Tags: apache, mod_rewrite, rewriterules | No Comments »
Today, I had to add a rewrite rule to keep the short word (keyword) after “domain.com/”.
So, you want to keep the keyword in the address bar, but load the long URI and not showing it.
Here is my solution:
RewriteRule ^/(keyword-or-short-name)/?$ /long/i-mean-long-very-long-with-lots-of-params.htm
Posted: July 28th, 2012 | Author: paul | Filed under: personal | Tags: customer, satisfaction | No Comments »
Feedback is very important to me. I do want my clients to understand that I work with them for them.
[10/28/2009 2:13:31 PM] Wxxxxx Hxxxxxx: I admire your will power.
[10/28/2009 2:25:25 PM] Wxxxxx Hxxxxxx: I understand. You’re the sort of person whom I really admire – people who can do things with their hands.
[10/27/2010 11:12:05 AM] Txxxxx Fxxxx: from a certain “distance” the time working with you was really cool
[10/27/2010 11:12:39 AM] Txxxxx Fxxxx: and I remember you as one of the most .. let’s say friendly/happy guys there
Two different guys almost the same time.
These words made me so happy and fulfilled. You can’t buy this…
Added in 28-07-2012:
[26/06/2012 06:57 PM] Txxxxx Jxxx: Paul, thank you very much for your very good work and commitment! I’m very glad to work with you and i think we are now a really good team
[26/06/2012 06:59 PM] Txxxxx Jxxx: first to you because this is personal important for me and i would say this because you are working good so…
[26/06/2012 07:02 PM] Txxxxx Jxxx: but i’ll send this also to your bosses
Added in 09-11-2012:
for around one year you’re working very hard for the Data Center Move Project and you have done your job with great success and gorgeous effort. As you said in the past, for you it’s important to be useful.
I can say now, that you were very important AND useful for me within this project. Congratulations and thank you very much.