I had a need to apply a Group Policy only to VMware virtual machines. One possible option was to filter on the vendor of the network adapter, which can be determined by looking at the MAC address. The public listing of company ID assignments can be found at IEEE OUI Public Listing and is updated […]Read More Group Policy WMI Filter for Virtual Machines
Please don’t do this. The .local TLD is a reserved namespace for MDNS. MDNS is used extensivly by Apple in their Bonjour technology which is built into OS X, and typically finds it’s way on to Windows computers via an iTunes installation. If there is ever the possiblity that Macs will be added to your […]Read More PSA: Do not name your Active Directory domain .local!
Malware is my most recent cause of headache. A specific antivirus product (looking at you SEP) has been completely worthless for preventing, detecting, and removing this stuff. Because I only have a few hours at client sites a full reinstall of Windows and applications, which would be the ideal solution, isn’t an option. Enter the […]Read More F-Secure Rescue CD
This is my almost no configuration needed bash backup script for MySQL. The script first uses the mysql command line application to get a list of every database on your MySQL server, then loops through the list of databases and creates a separate dump file for each database. You do need to create a ~/.my.cnf […]Read More MySQL Backup Script
From Ars Technica: New school program for iOS apps doesn’t address all IT needsRead More New school program for iOS apps doesn’t address all IT needs
Up until now I’ve kept gaming out of this blog. It’s supposed to be a blog about aspects of being an IT Professional, but every now and that one needs a diversion. Anyway… Yes I purchased StarCraft II, but not on release day, and I didn’t pre-order. I did go for the digital download option. […]Read More StarCraft II Digital Download Mac Install Bug
Spent the past week trying to figure out why in the world I qualify for a new iPhone 4 at the full AT&T subsidized price when I just got my iPhone 3G S last year around May. My coworker who got his iPhone 3G S before I did last year didn’t qualify. Today I finally […]Read More iPhone 4 Ordered!