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Windows Server 2008 + Exchange 2007 + All your contacts = Fail

August 03rd, 2009 | Category: Tech Talk

Ok so I have an exchange email account that I use for all my email and contacts to sync between my iPhone and my pc. [mostly mobile email and contacts because I use imap on my desktop for emial] well my exchange host had to move boxes today and thats fine no big deal. However they failed 😛

They switched from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008. In this process it borked exchange causing my computer to no longer sync.

They are correcting it should be fixed by the time I am done with this post but in any event I am gonna give you guys the fix as well [as stated in the link that was sent to me by the host]

To make the long story short, simply unselect IPv6 from the properties of your NIC AND (it’s very important) make a changes to the HOSTS file. Simply open up your hosts file and make the following changes:

  • Comment out the line “:::1    localhost”
  • Add the following two lines:

<IPv4 address>    <hostname of the computer>
<IPv4 address>    <FQDN of the computer>

That SHOULD correct the issue

You can confirm that this works by doing a “telnet localhost 6004″.

[Source: Network Admin Knowlagebase]

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cPanel is not secure!

August 02nd, 2009 | Category: Tech Talk

Recently it has been discovered that cPanel was able to be hacked via what is called a cross-site request forgery attack.

More or less what it means is if you goto a infected website while logged into your cPanel server then it will allow them to run any code they wish on the server and even change the root password. Nasty stuff right?

cPanel has been notified of this however the response they gave was very very poor.

“The response I got from cPanel was we can’t fix this because it’s a feature. Apparently, they’re worried it’s going to break integration with third party billing software, so they can’t fix this.”

Now I am not a dumb ass [most of the time] so I know that if the service can be exploited you fix it. If you need a way to interface the control panel with the billing software find another way to allow it to function. Surely it can be done.

Its times like this I am glad that I do not use cPanel for my own servers however if you do run cPanel make sure you dont goto any strange sites while logged into your account. Perhaps setup a VM and only use it to access cPanel? Who knows 😛

[Source: The Register]

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Info on an HDTV

August 02nd, 2009 | Category: Tech Talk

First off id like to point out the resolution differences I found this handy chart and it should explain to you whats the best resolution, and how to read about them. http://www.cnet.com/1990-7874_1-5108580-3.html Scroll down and take a peek, you can also read the article if you want its got some good information in there. One thing I learned is that up-conversions from DVD players do not really do all that much, I can’t say I expected it to, but now I have a reliable source. Another interesting find on my search was this screen calculator that finds just how much picture you would be missing if you have a wide-screen TV, or a 4:3 (Full Screen) you can find it on this page: http://www.cnet.com/1990-7874_1-5108580-4.html?tag=hdtv;hdtv_l  . Next Cnet even had a fabulous price range chart, which you can view here: http://www.cnet.com/1990-7874_1-5108580-1.html . I was only looking for a 32 inch set, and now I know that it shouldn’t cost me more than about $500.00 US . Now if you continue on through Cnet they have loads of information, but I didn’t just check Cnet. zdnet Told me something I didn’t know, there are actually rear projection LCD TVs that use a “LCD chip” as they called it to project an image on a screen, Now how that works I don’t know, but its good to know so that I don’t get one, because I’m really looking for a flat panel. One thing that zdnet also confirmed was that I definitely don’t ever want a plasma. Apparently they have bad burn-in problems, and for someone who will probably leave a game on for a long time, I’m more than likely to be a victim of it. Now this article is out dated, but its not completely useless, check it out : http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/?p=458 .Well Hope that helps you guys out, I learned some new things, and I hope a gathered some good information to share.

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Looking into HDTV’s[Part 1]

August 01st, 2009 | Category: Tech Talk

So guys I want to get a Playstation 3, Because I hear there are a lot of neat tricks for them, such as linux and emulators. The problem is that I don’t want to own one without having an HDTV to play it on. Now I’m not talking some 64″ monster, I’m looking for something simple yet high quality, a 32″ should do just fine, so I was thinking about going with a Sony but that might break the bank, Samsung I hear are also good quality but I think they too are out of my price range. One thing I defiantly don’t want is a VIZO, why? If its that cheap it must be for a reason, I have been comparing them in the store and the color difference is pretty distinguish able. No that’s not to say that maybe they are not calibrated right, but then again I doubt that a $250 set can out perform a $500 set. So I’m hoping to get some more information on them tonight and ill be ready to show you guys my results in tomorrow nights post! In the man time I’d love some feed back on how your HDTV set is doing! Please share with us in the comments!

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Live stream soon!

July 11th, 2009 | Category: Tech Talk

Currently I am working on a system to stream video games live by myself and dark. This will include xbox 360 xbox..ect..ect[console] as well as CSS DODS COD4…ect..ect [pc games]

You will be able to tune in and watch us own and get owned.

Because of that I dont have any real content for today 🙁

Sorry Guys

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No more gMail Beta!

July 07th, 2009 | Category: Tech Talk

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Since gmail came out it was beta. Along with many other google Dating apps. Well now Gmail beta is no more! Thats right Gmail is out of the beta stage.

The reasion [from what I can see] behind this is within this quote from a google exec

“I’ve had C.I.O.’s tell me that they would not consider a product labeled ‘beta.’”

So they are wanting a bigger chunk of the online market and when people wont use the service becuase its beta that is something that has to be changed.

In any event you should not see any other difference with the services other than there is no beta lable on them.

[Source: NY TIMES]

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Time Lapse Videos

July 06th, 2009 | Category: Tech Talk

The above video is what happens when you combine over 6000 images taken by a windows power toy called Timershot

If you are looking to make some time lapse videos grab that program and set it to what ever interval you want and snap away!

[I will do a follow up post on how to make the images into a video]

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Make a map of your nearby wifi networks!

July 01st, 2009 | Category: Tech Talk

It has been a long day and I am going to be honest. I am to tired to even attempt to write a great 500 word post so here is a neat trick with some maps programs wifi routers and some spare time…

[Source: Dowload Squad]

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iPhone 3.0 firmware unlock demo

June 17th, 2009 | Category: apple,Gadgets,Tech Talk

Follow up from yesterdays post. Looks like it was completed correctly. Release date is friday.

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Virtualize Servers – Update

June 13th, 2009 | Category: Tech Talk

So sadly my post yesterday has become a failed attempt. It turns out XenServer is x64 only and ESXI cant for what ever reasion read my drives. So the only option left that I know of is to run vmware workstation  inside windows and that does me no good what so ever. I am gonna look for some more programs to run on it that would do exactly what I want to do. I will let you guys know if I find anything 🙂

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