Monday, August 3, 2015

Ola folks, it has been a long time since I wrote here and I have been promising you a change in the focus of this blog, well my first post for the change begins with a change of heart at Microsoft. From going app heavy on windows 8 and 8.1 they have realised one thing, they do the desktops / laptops way better than anything in the market (sorry Apple fans) and with the release of Windows 10 to folks the world over (see previous post),  Microsoft, I believe has found a winner on its hands. There are many new features which I would be discussing on this blog and as I get hold of Enterprise copies to test them I will do some demonstrations as well, till then All hail Windows 10!



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Good news, Bad News, BIG News!

BIG news from Microsoft is that Windows 10 will be available for free for users of genuine Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. So if you have not switched to Windows 8.1 and still stuck on XP, go ahead upgrade now!!!! For more on this story check it out at Windows 10 Free!


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Desktop Upgrades

No matter how much technology goes forward with nano this and macro that, there is always that good old beast who everybody loves that big guy who might look out of place in today's world, but, still eats data for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Had an awesome time upgrading this one to 4 gigabytes of ram, well the customer swears by Xp and although without the registry hack can only use 3 gigs, still leaving some room for future doesn't hurt. Also added two Sata 3 500 Gigabytes hard disks and this baby will purr sorry roar!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Fish Tank PC

Now I admit, this is not something new, and there are clearly better examples out there, but our team at work did this in 2 days, which is quite amazing in itself (of course the time needed to source the
tank and oil was longer).

We have here is a your normal desktop motherboard nothing fancy with 4 G.B. DDR3 ram and an Intel iCore5 processor, I keep on forgetting the specifications of the processor, but that is not important here.

We did this as one of our show pieces for the 10 year anniversary at my workplace, woohoo!!!

I am also amazed at the way the machine temperature along with the cpu temperature readings.

Inside the case with proper fan cooling and ventilation it never dropped below 40 degrees for the CPU and the system temperature always hovered around the late 35 mark. With this cooling in place, we managed to get the processor temperature down to 28 degrees and the overall system down to about 25 degrees, that was freaking amazing!!. We have used mineral oil in the tank, which was quite messy, but over all I am impressed with the results.

I hope I get enough time to update you with the details of the build, till next time cheerios!!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Get Certified, with 15% off from Microsoft

Reams and reams of web pages have been spent on the value of an IT Certification, so I am not going to talk or debate the value of a certification, but just in case, you are wondering how I can save some bucks while getting certified, well fear not, Microsoft to the rescue!!!

Just make use of their promotional voucher for their exams valid until the 31st of December 2014.

Here is the link,

https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-sa/exam-discount.aspx

and GOOD LUCK :-)

Happy Monday everyone.

Friday, November 28, 2014

GUI for CISCO devices

Configuring CISCO devices using the CLI is both fun and sometimes a daunting task, but CISCO does make it a bit easier if not supremely easy for us to configure their devices, but, you still need to know your WANs from your LANS.

I am just including a brief text of enabling the GUI based interface of a Cisco router, it is in no ways a comprehensive post, also may vary from model to model.

First we need to enable the HTTP server on the router to enable us to use the web browser or the GUI mode.

We can use local or AAA authentication, the choice is left to the individual.

For local validation and authentication make a client with level 15 privilege.

Step 1. Enable HTTP Server on the router

ip http server

2. Enable HTTP Authentication

ip http authentication local

3. Create a Local user

Username username Privilege 15 Password password

4. Open your browser and go to the ip location of switch's joined interface. It will reveal to you Web GUI of CISCO router.

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/voice_ip_comm/cucme/admin/configuration/guide/cmeadm/cmegui.html

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Weekend refurbishment

Going to refurbish this old but sturdy fella, Toshiba laptops are the best and my personal favorite.
The work involved is cleaning the laptop, adding new Ram, adding a hard disk and installing new operating system.