Archive for the 'Tech' Category

Windows Command Line Reference

Monday, November 27th, 2006 | 17:00

To use with the Windows telnet server, when something locks up the screen, etc. Microsoft’s reference Also, SANS has a write-up of various wmic commands, in particular “wmic process list brief” for … Continue reading »

WEP Cracking using Auditor’s Security Collection 2006-06

Thursday, October 12th, 2006 | 08:37

An associate of mine was challenged to crack WEP by one of his collegues recently. Somehow, this collegue was unaware that WEP is flawed and subject to very fast … Continue reading »

Cyrus IMAP log and cache settings

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006 | 04:36

This is to address the case where Cyrus IMAP runs out of log memory. Documentation on how to do deal with this is scattered around on a number of … Continue reading »

CUPS printing for a Samba-connected HP LJ 1100

Sunday, August 20th, 2006 | 05:39

On Fedora Core 5, I did a relatively minimal installation (By the way, whoever set up the ISO images for the most minimal installation options I could find (and still … Continue reading »

Hosting Services, sshfs and cryptsetup

Monday, July 24th, 2006 | 07:30

I’m moving hosting to a provider I have less control over. I don’t believe admins there will peak at my files, but the general rule of thumb is to … Continue reading »

Malware and Safe Computing

Thursday, February 16th, 2006 | 10:25

I’ve been doing freelance computer consulting for the past few months (not money to eat, but money to eat out), and that’s taken a fair bit of time. Here’s … Continue reading »

Amazon Mechanical Turk

Saturday, November 12th, 2005 | 06:58

Amazon has taken the brilliantly evil “using porn to defeat captcha” idea and put it to good use in their experimental Amazon Mechanical Turk. (The name comes from 18th … Continue reading »

Offline NT Password Recovery

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005 | 08:31

Midway upon the journey of life, I find myself in the dark woods of Windows administration for the Admin password had been lost. But this Offline NT Password & Registry Editor helped me … Continue reading »

Google Maps Pedometer

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005 | 11:33

Here’s a neat Google Maps hack that lets you figure out the length of route, given a set of waypoints. Finally, I know (about a year after when it may have … Continue reading »


Monday, May 2nd, 2005 | 17:35

One of those things to tuck away for future reference, in case it’s ever needed. A question was posted on the company’s technical discussion mailing list, asking what the best way … Continue reading »