I just noticed something. I am: – Using my Mac Book Pro (Lion? not yet) to connect via Remote Desktop Connection to – My Dell PowerEdge Server with Windows Ultimate 7, which is next to me but I don’t change the Apple display for anything, plus I like the mobility – work from everywhere via RDC to my server – and – In my server I am running VMWare Player to host another Windows 7 that – I then use to VPN all the way to a server in the UK via Citrix (I use a VM as the Citrix software sometimes blue screens on 64 bit systems) – And in the Uk I connect to another virtual machine running Windows Server 2008 … Where I can check if our software is running appropriately. Best of all… it works!!!! In my Mac I also run Parallels, I love it… Give it a shot, Coherence is great! (If you don’t know what Coherence is, think of it as just running both Windows and Mac OSX and feeling it is the same one. Also, I had the PowerEdge running Windows Server 2008 with HyperV. HHHNNNNN. Gets the job “done”, but VMWare Player […]
XCode and Objective C are not for the faint of heart… oh well at least in some departments like web services and xml parsing. Anyway, there I go little by little learning and learning. I came across this site last night…yes Friday night…. and I love it! http://www.xcode-tutorials.com/ No affiliation with these people, just want to recognize when someone does something useful!
One of the most annoying things for me is how dumb the clipboard is (yet at the same time being extremely useful). Quick scenario to demonstrate my point – Ctrl C on an email address from a person you are going to write in the next few seconds – You get distracted, move to a different window and copy paste a file that you need to share in a network drive (more on effective file sharing soon) – You get back to write the email and you no longer have the text in your clipboard. Ohhhh the humanity!!!! Well, not quite a Hindenburg disaster, but still VERY annoying Well, it is extremely simple to fix. Download CloudClipX and it will help you keep track of the most recent text’s you’ve added on your clipboard. Just click on the icon in the task bar and select the entry you want again in your clipboard and you are good to go!
Note: I am not affiliated with SendGrid nor I am trying to make $20 for each referral. I am just a happy customer. I like to point out when other people make products or provide services that add value and make my life simpler (that is the key… MAKE MY LIFE SIMPLER). Yes, I know. Having your own SMTP is not that hard, or expensive. Also, some services like Google Apps or Godaddy Pop can be used despite the fact that they have daily limits, which sometimes might be a bit low. Amazon SES ( http://aws.amazon.com/ses/ ) is simple to use and inexpensive, but I found a simple alternative IMHO called SendGrid. Check it out, just go to www.sendgrid.com and subscribe to it, use your credentials and send. It has some nice features like a dashboard, counters and a few other things without too much fuzz. And to send the email we just do… MailMessage mm = new MailMessage(new System.Net.Mail.MailAddress(from, fromName), new System.Net.Mail.MailAddress(to)); // mm.CC.Add(tocc); //Assign the MailMessage's properties mm.IsBodyHtml = isHtml; mm.Subject = subject; mm.Body = msg; SmtpClient smtp = new SmtpClient(); smtp.EnableSsl = true; smtp.Host = "smtp.sendgrid.net"; smtp.Credentials = new System.Net.NetworkCredential(user, pwd); smtp.Send(mm);
A fellow SharePointer was having many strange errors when installing SharePoint 2010. He suffered, reached out for help all around and at the end it turned out to be something pretty simple. The problem was that the communication between the Fast Admin server and the query server worker node was not working. After running the command get-fastsearchsecurityworkernode from the Fast Admin server, you get this: dead net.tcp://fastservername.com:13279/ Also when he did the installation of Fast for SharePoint he was able to crawl just fine but when doing a search he got this: “The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service.” Oh FAST for SharePoint…. Solution: The firewall needs to be turned ON during installation You can read the full installation requirements here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff381239.aspx#BKMK_WindowsFirewallMustBeConfiguredOnAllServers
Not that I wouldn’t have guessed if someone asked me, but I think my bias towards Microsoft technologies is kind of noticeable. However, I never would’ve guessed to what extent until today. Look at my start menu! Yes… yes… Firefox too… Maybe I am a bit slutty too hahaha
So one of my hard drives started to fail, and I NEED to have enough storage for all my stuff. I guess 3.5 TB overall wasn’t enough, so I just got another 2TB more. Yes…. Just let me be clear, those 5 TB are distributed among my many computers and external hard drives. Anyway, I have multiple Western Digitals but decided to be bold, so I got a Seagate Home GoFlex 2 TB with wireless printing and I don’t remember what more promises I got from Amazon’s description. Bottom line: genius idea all around, EXTREMELY CRAPPY EXECUTION Being honest: it gets the job done, 2 TB accessible without being attached to a computer. Connects directly to the router, speed is “decent”, around 10 MBPS with two 500GB WD pounding on it at the same time. Not quite what I expected, but I can live with it. Why is it bad execution of a great idea: – Setup is not fit for a regular human being. The “out of the box, one disc, easy set up” did not work. I tried on the work network and then directly plugged in to my router at home. I had to log in to […]