I had a document the other day that I needed to search through on my Windows laptop and find specific number combinations that started with a specific three digits and ended with another digit. For example I had a list of thousands of numbers and needed to find any number that matched 333xxx4 where the…Details
I recently had some issues with my printer not working on my home network and during the troubleshooting process I wanted to remove the printer port so I could reinstall the printer all together. The issues ended up being stupidity on my part for adding a temporary device on my network that had the same…Details
A friend of mine called yesterday asking if there was a way to make his iTunes music files that he had imported from his CD collection smaller. I was pretty sure this was possible but didn’t remember the exact method to accomplish this so I told him I would call him back. I was able…Details
VGN-TZ180N Laptop: Matshita UJ-850S CD/DVD RW Drive Not Showing Under My Computer Running Windows XP
An issue I had with a clients laptop after reinstalling Windows XP was the CD/DVD drive was not displaying underneath My Computer. When inserting a CD into the drive you could hear the drive spin up but the drive never displayed underneath Windows XP My Computer window. Initially I thought the issue could be resolved…Details
A client recently had me reinstall Windows XP on their Sony Vaio VGN-TZ180N laptop. There were lots of driver issues after installing Windows XP Professional that were mostly resolved by downloading various drivers from Sony’s support site for the laptop. One that caused me a bunch of problems because I assumed it was related to…Details
I’m back with another short post. Today I was adding a screen to one of my racks and I wanted it to display data such as a top session or something of that nature. They are servers so there is no X-server. I got the screen all hooked up and running they way I wanted…Details
I was trying to check out from one of my project repositories this morning and I kept getting the below error. I have never had this problem before and it drove me insane for about 1 hour. I just could not figure out what the problem was because the same repository was working just fine…Details
ERROR: Error installing webrat: Could not create Makefile due to some reason, probably lack of necessary libraries and/or headers.
One of my tasks today at work was to install numerous Ruby gems on a couple of our development servers. One of those gems was called webrat which is used for “Ruby acceptance testing and for web applications”. When I attempted to install webrat using “gem install webrat” from a Linux shell I received some…Details
One of the hottest new tools in Backtrack 4 final is the Social Engineering Toolkit otherwise known as SET. The tool was written by a major contributor to Backtrack, David Kennedy (ReL1k). He is also a friend. The homepage for SET is http://www.secmaniac.com/ and there is more useful information there.
I ran into a interesting virus today at work. It was another one of those “buy this to get rid of this” type programs which are pretty common but this was one I hadn’t seen before. It was particularly nasty to get rid of so I thought I would make a short post in case…Details