Well, my first interview is Tuesday, even before my final pay check is due
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RE: What Are You Doing Right Now
@RojoLoco That is a totally different life style to what I was imaging...
So where do they grow their plants if they don't have land to work? Where do they sleep if they don't own or rent? And don't they ever just get an urge to have a big fat juicy steak with a side of shrimp?
The answer to all those queries is "who cares, they're filthy hippies".
hey now, hippies have a use, like human shields.... or fertilizer for feed for beef farms..
Cisco Security Vulnerability Thread.
Yes, they made my news feeds again today.
Since Cisco keeps being so popular with the security breaches and vulnerabilities, I figured it's time they get their very own thread.
DIY Environment Monitoring
Thought I'd drop one of my current projects here. It started as just wanting a way to see what the temperature in a room is without having to have someone go check. (It's another building in a locked room few people have a key for.)
We already have lots of project cases, and also already had a Raspberry Pi. The new $5 Pi would need a network connection of some sort, so figure $10 for the networked PC ($20 if you need a power supply and memory card as well). I splurged at $13 for a combination temperature and humidity sensor. I went ahead and added a door sensor as well, it was $2. I also got a Cobbler Plus GPIO Breakout for $8 and a Perma-Proto board for $6. Total cost for me was $29. If you need a Pi as well figure ~$50 for everything. Compare that to any of the commercial offerings!
I'll post the code I use for everything here, along with references where possible. After all, that's where the real cost of these little things end up being.
It might be good to add a battery backup to it as well, which is quite easy, but I have no real need for that (if the power is out, the temperature isn't going to be getting out of control.) Adafruit makes it really easy.
RE: What Are You Doing Right Now
Thing learned today: Domain controller must have SMB v1 enabled for a Server 2003 member to join the domain.
I learned that I only have to get inside your LAN in order to steal all the network data.
More reasons to never do business with Intuit
This is mostly to make things a matter of public record, in addition to a bit of a rant.
Got a call yesterday morning. They can't process credit cards. That office happens to use Intuit/Quickbooks for everything from inventory tracking, to payment processing and accounting. I've been down the road of getting away from Intuit often. Don't know if this will push them past the edge or not.
Ok, spent 2 hours manually doing updates because the automatic ones broke along the way somewhere. Updates complete. Good, we should be up and running. They try to login, and get asked for a code. Ok, check the email address... nothing.
Now I'm calling Intuit support (bad idea, but we're basically not in business at this point.) That's a 3 hour call where I'm told something is wrong with our email server.
Fine, hang up with one unhelpful peon. Go eat lunch (3:30pm at this point, my blood sugar is about to tank.)
Get back into the office around 4:30. Enough time to find something very interesting in the server logs...
2016-10-05 14:01:56 H=lvmailappout12.intuit.com [184.108.40.206]:30939 sender verify fail for <[email protected]>: response to "RCPT TO:<[email protected]>" from mailin.intuit.com [220.127.116.11] was: 550 #5.1.0 Address rejected. 2016-10-06 11:17:10 H=mailout203.intuit.com [18.104.22.168]:49121 X=TLSv1.2:ECDHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384:256 CV=no F=<[email protected]> rejected RCPT <[email protected]>: Sender verify failed
Now, I spent way to much time figuring out how to deal with spam, and have gotten it figured out for the most part. So, they are sending a confirmation code out using an address that their own email server does not acknowledge as being valid. Yet it's somehow my fault that the email is not being delivered.
Spent another 2 hours on the phone this morning going over the same stuff. We're working through alternatives, none of which are something the business would normally find acceptable.
This on top of them having me enable SSL2 in the browser. Uhm, these computers have to remain PCI compliant, and they just purposely made them non-compliant.
Malicious company, let it be known.
900,000 Routers Knocked Offline in Germany amid Rumors of Cyber-Attack
On Facebook, Deutsche Telekom engineers recommended that users unplug their devices, wait for 30 seconds and restart their router. If the equipment fails to connect to the company's network, engineers told users to disconnect their device from the company's network permanently.
To compensate the downtime, Deutsche Telekom is offering free mobile Internet until the technical problem is resolved.
DSL routers all over Germany, and presumably worldwide if anyone else happens to be using the same DSL Modem that got hit by this.
@thwr, hope you're still running!
Latest posts made by travisdh1
RE: Ubuntu Ethernet before WiFi
OK silly question slightly off topic.
If i'm setting up SSH keys between my Windows machine and the ubuntu server does my windows username need to be the same as the ubuntu server?
i.e. windows user is hobbit, but ubuntu only has a user minecraft? Do i need to create a user called hobbit on ubuntu?
No, you just need to pass the correct user to the ubuntu server when connecting with ssh/scp. IE
ssh [email protected]
RE: What does your desk look like?
Office has a private bathroom too. That AC unit is only for the office. It's super comfy. Not very big, but I have storage, two big "desks", four monitors, and a full bathroom with shower. And two windows. So not too shabby.
Which location is that at?
RE: ONLYOFFICE has released ONLYOFFICE Docs version 7.1.
OnlyOffice is a pretty nice alternative to MS Office. If they had an email client that would definitely be a huge plus for their product.
An email client? When would that be useful? All business email products have their own clients when needed and use web interfaces for most things (including offline handling.) Generally email clients as standalone things aren't considered a good thing (think the disaster that is Outlook.) I think no one offers one because no one should want it.
What are you looking to do with an email client? What's the use case?
I know lots of people still use Outlook because users are addicted to it. But if you are going to leave Outlook, you'd not move them to another fat client, but to the modern interfaces everyone offers.
Outlook is so much better when using the PWA version, even with it you should be getting rid of the fat client!
RE: How to Updated to Fedora 36 from the Command Line
Everything in the home lab is being upgraded tonight.
RE: What Are You Doing Right Now
Just tried to upgrade an Oracle Cloud Ubuntu LTS to current. Failed to boot
It's nice that there is a free-forever tier, but if current stuff doesn't run, then I don't know how useful it will be.
Um, you thought something with Oracle in the name would be useful?
No, but it's free, so why not check it out when I have a few minutes.
RE: Miscellaneous Tech News
Apple is finally killing off the venerable macOS Server, directing users still clinging to Profile Manager toward Mobile Device Management solutions.
The move is arguably long overdue. Much of what made macOS Server a server was deprecated in 2018 as the company announced plans to stop the likes of DHCP and DNS in its product and directed users to handy open-source alternatives.
I thought it was discontinued LONG ago.
It was forgotten about long ago, and existed as only an "application" in the app store.