Resolutions

Doing reasonably well with the New Year Resolutions, however as I don’t smoke, and am not over weight, and don’t drink a great deal, it means I can stay clear of the normal resolutions.

I am working very hard in getting my company sorted, and am now nearly done, what I would have done in a month last year this week. OK it is helped a lot by the fact people are only just about getting to grips with work so I am starting to see a lot of requests coming through.

Time will tell next week I suspect. However I have been dealt a slight blow. Well is suspect before Boxing day it would have been a Hugh blow, but things are very much in perspective at the moment. I have to have a new engine put into my car. Such a big expense for early in January, but one I can cope with.

Set up my server to use NTP to set the time correctly from Cambridge University.

and that was about the extend of my technical use today.

More tomorrow, or not if I’m lucky a quiet day!!

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Glitches galour

What a day of glitches which when added together meant I did not achieve a great deal.

Firstly the new DVD-RW I installed before Christmas stopped working, for no apparent reason, and after spending a couple of hours checking setting changing this and that, I just took it out and installed the old one. All works fine.

Then the internet just wouldn’t work at every site I needed, strange how that happens!
Any case eventually manage to get the component shop updated, and January’s catalogue uploaded.

Hopefully tomorrow I should manage to get the Processor/Memory/HDD Prices uploaded as well.

Still on the bright side the fixes, and tweaks on the Panda Anti Virus seems to have worked as it has update correctly today 2 days in a row?

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Panda

After more than a month I have finally got our copy of Panda Business Secure Anti-Virus working.

Thanks to the technical support team.

A couple of points when installing the program’s on a network which includes ISA server and Windows XP SP 2 desktops.

Isa needs to have the following ports open TCP 80 and 53. Also in the Proxy settings make sure the username is in the following format domain nameusername

On any desktops which have windows XP SP2 installed make sure you open up the following port TCP 19226.

This port allows communication between the desktop and the server. All should work with this configuration, I have suggested that the FAQ’s are made a little more clearer, (ie all on one sheet) Hopefully this will be done it has certainly been recommended. I still believe that Panda is currently one of the best AV products around. I am after all a reseller, something I will not do unless I use it myself.

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Difficult week

It’s been a difficult week, I have had a few IT puzzles to solve, but mostly just been watching the news, and the amazing pictures from S E Asia.

I have been very pleased with the way all of us in the UK have responded, I was busy yesterday but was amazed when I heard on the radio that the money donated from the public had rose above £25 Million.

Why is it that broadband Modem/routers seem to have an astonishingly failure rate. And I don’t mean after they have been used. In the last year I must have dealt with 8-12 router/modems which are broken straight out of the box.

And it doesn’t seem to be just one manufacturer, it is all of the popular makes. So just a warning to anyone thinking of getting one, if the modem part doesn’t work to begin with get it changed don’t let the sales people tell you to check this or that with your ISP, just change it.

I have yet to find a broken Belkin ADSL Modem/Wireless Router

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New Blog

A new blog, or is it just another blog??

This is my new technical blog, I will be posting here daily (yeah right) So keep on popping back to see what has been going wrong or even right with the technology I use/ maintain daily.

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