I guess there are many ways to drive a sysadmin crazy – I even experienced a few by now; But the most effective one of all seems to be bad memory. Let me tell you: Nowadays most systems that I get to look at are Windows boxes which are acting weird in a not really reproducible way.
I guess you could sense that I wasn’t satisfied with my previous solution regarding OpenVPN GUI and user privileges. So I invested some more time to be able to cut down permissions again. I discovered a way that works without extending privileges or entering a password!
OpenVPN is a cool tool for doing quick and easy VPN connections that work. At least it is easy as long as you don’t drop administrative privileges for the common user. To get the VPN working, it is needed to set up routes to get the traffic to its destination which requires administrative permissions. But do we want […]
Today I had my lesson with older hardware – especially with those ‘new’ 64 bit machines which can be a real pain in the ass. But let’s start at the beginning of my story. My plan was to install Windows 7 on a PC which had enough CPU power to do so. A few RAM modules should solve […]
Looking at the IT world, there are many systems to work with and many arguments against them. It’s amazing, but it’s common that users flame each other. Linux guys pick on Windows users, Windows users hit apple. In the end, everybody flames everybody. Fun? But let’s face it: Every system got its advantages and disadvantages. You can just […]
There are many reasons for me to use Linux – one of them is the WGA checking which currently has the nerve to brandmark my Windows 7 as a “non genuine copy” since I’ve applied the latest updates. To improve the situation, this happens on a Saturday night.