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HP HDX18 LIVES!
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| August 27th, 2016 | No Comments »

Today I push my HP HDX18 to keep on going! Who knew that I would still be using this beast after purchasing it way back in November 2008! For reference here's what went on during 2008. The movie(s) WALL-E, Iron Man, Slumdog Millionaire premiered, and unfortunately so did Indiana Jones 4. Michael Phelps won gold […]

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Dell SonicWALL’s response to Heart Bleed bug

| April 9th, 2014 | 5 Comments »
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PLEASE CONTACT YOUR DELL SONICWALL REP FOR FURTHER ADDITIONAL INFO!   Dell SonicWALL Firewalls and Email Security Are Not Affected  Dell SonicWALL firewalls (TZ, NSA, E-Class NSA, SuperMassive) and Email Security are NOT affected by the vulnerability. Additionally, firewalls with an active Intrusion Prevention Service have, as of April 8th, 2014, signatures to protect vulnerable servers against the vulnerability including ...

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SonicWALL SSL-VPN 200 1024-Bit Workaround

| January 6th, 2014 | 4 Comments »
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It's the new year with new problems! But alas, there are always solutions. (to most problems) Dell SonicWALL along with many other browsers and vendors are supporting the stronger 2048-Bit encryption standard for data transactions. This means older devices (older firmware) that only support 1024-Bit are having issues. Specifically the SSL-VPN 200, I've found that these devices become ...

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Windows98 SE Revisited

| June 15th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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With all the talks of Apple's IOS 7 and the soon to be Microsoft's Windows 8.1, I'd like to revisit one of the most memorable operating systems from years past. I've always like Windows 98, particularly Second Edition! So without further ado, I will be installing Windows 98 SE under VMware Fusion. Under VMware Fusion, once ...

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Stacking Cisco 2960-S switches

| March 23rd, 2013 | 15 Comments »
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Back in January 2012, I went over the steps on stacking Cisco 3750 switches. You can view that article here. (Stacking Cisco 3750 switches) The steps to stack Cisco's 2960-S switches are generally the same so I won't go into too much detail, but I wanted to shed some light on it just to provide some ...

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SonicWALL rack kit accessory

| March 22nd, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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SonicWALL has a rack kit for those who've purchased TZ and NSA series models that don't conform to the 19" rack standard. I was shocked to see how much effort was put into this rack kit. Typically the rack mounts would be nothing more than to extend smaller devices to 19", but here, you can see ...

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VMware VCP 5.1 training

| December 7th, 2012 | 4 Comments »
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Today I wrapped up my VMware VCP 5.1 training from Global Knowledge. As I sit here on my couch, rainy/misty weather outside, I figured I'll provide a little glimpse into the training for those that may be looking to attend the course. The official name of the course is: VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage or ICM ...

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