Category Archives: Work

Multi-Cloud Strategies – hmmm

I see a lot of talk about this and to be honest I’m not on-board with a lot of the opinion. My view is that it’s fine to deploy an Enterprise’s applications to multiple public cloud providers, but wholly contain … Continue reading

Posted in Work | Leave a comment

Changing Search Engine in Microsoft Edge – my duuuh moment

One of the ‘duh’ moments that now seems blindingly obvious. The received wisdom to change the default search engine in Edge is to navigate to Settings | Advanced Settings and pick one. However, the one I wanted – Google, wasn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Work | Leave a comment

Windows 10 and Cisco AnyConnect reconnect behaviour

My company provides me with a Windows 10 based Laptop and the Cisco AnyConnect client in order to connect to Corporate facilities such as Email, Intranet and Business Apps. I’d recently uplifted my version of Win10 to 1709 (Corp allows … Continue reading

Posted in Work | 2 Comments

Easy way to take command line output and paste it into another application

Well I never knew that: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing/archive/2009/11/10/9919908.aspx Using pipes take me back to my decade of Unix. Laters, Matt

Posted in Work | Leave a comment

CCNA

I realised back in May last year that the Cisco CCNA certification was to be revised on September 2013. So I spent July and August hitting a couple of books I had bought previously and going over an accelerated CCNA … Continue reading

Posted in Work | Leave a comment

Internet Explorer 8 – HTTP timeout with SAP Desktop Intelligence DA0003 error

We had an issue with a customer whereby his installation of SAP’s Desktop Intelligence product was timing out when running large queries after an upgrade to IE8 showing an error – SQL Execution (DA0003) CS, Job already in use. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Work | Leave a comment

IIS 6 COM interop performance

My current client has a pair of load balanced windows 2003 servers running IIS hosting 30+ sites each configured with its own app pool. They only serve pages to approximately 85,000 internal users but we got reports of occasional slow … Continue reading

Posted in Work | Leave a comment