This could affect YOU if you have ESXi installed on SD cards !!!!!
e.g. DELL EMC have just issued a statement stating the use of SD Mirrored cards (IDSM) is NOT recommended for ESXi 7.x and later, despite that they sold the technology !!! and some DELL EMC R740 shipped with OEM pre-installed ESXi 7.x. using IDSM - Mirrored SD cards!
and now they do not recommend it!
NOTE: If you had ordered VMware ESXi with your Dell EMC PowerEdge server, it is preinstalled on your server. The ESXi installer media is required for reinstallation. The Boot Optimized Storage Solution (BOSS) card is the preferred non-HDD or SSD device for VMware ESXi 7.0 installation. The Dell Internal Dual SD Module (IDSDM) install is no longer recommended due to write endurance issues with the SD flash media. For more information, see the Storage Requirements for ESXi 7.0 Installation or Upgrade section on the VMware ESXi Installation and Setup Guide or see VMware Knowledge Base article 2145210.
EndNote scripts made with AHKscripts-for-EN20.zip
These are several scripts I made (with a lot of help) that automate the process of updating my publications database in EndNote (version 20). Note that if you wish to use these, you will want to change some of the items in the excludes script and possibly the backup script (although you don't really need to do anything on that one). I would have uploaded the executable versions except this system wouldn't let me - so just unzip and enjoy.
Vulnerabilities in Vmware, (CVE-2021-21972), (CVE-2021-21973), (CVE-2021-21974).
They affect Vmware versions 7.0, 6.7 and 6.5, in products such as vCenter and ESXi. The vulnerability exploits through the vROP plugin (vRealize Operation Manager), the same vulnerability can cause damage, regardless of whether or not vROP is deployed on the vCenter Server. The attack or malicious code can enter through port 443 (vCenter Communication Port) and through port 427 of the ESXi Hypervisor.
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LiteManager - cross platform screen-sharing app, works on Windows, Linux and Mac OS, there is simple client for Android and IOS.
New version of LiteManager 5.0 really free for home and business use, even possible Mac to Mac, Linux to Linux, Windows to Windows connections or any other combinations like Mac to Linux or Windows to Mac or Linux, any way possible.
For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read on. At a recent computer expo (COMDEX) : Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated,
"If Ford had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1 000 miles to the gallon."
In response to Bill's comments,
Ford issued a press release stating:
If Ford had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics (and I just love this part):
1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash.........twice a day.
2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.
3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.
4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.
5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would run on only five percent of the roads.
6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a …
If you on a form decide to move some controls into a tab control, you normally do a cut and paste of these controls - from the form into a page of the tab control. Then all the events of the controls get cleared; the [Event Procedure] markings are gone and the code behind is detached though still present.
To restore these settings, open the code module of the form. Then do:
Mark all code with Ctrl+A
Cut it away with Ctrl-X
Select menu Debug, Compile
Paste all the code back into the empty module with Ctrl-V
AccessUserGroups.org launched a new tool that will convert your Access queries over to TSQL. If you specialize in converting Access to SQL Server, this tool will be a real time saver! But it gets better with the ability to also create a string you can paste into your code. Juan Soto of AccessExperts has a great description at: https://accessusergroups.org/blog/accesssqltool/
Please note it’s still in BETA and we are looking for feedback, which you can provide by clicking on the feedback button. Read the post and head on over to the tool to learn more!
It is so easy to not see all the hard work that goes into keeping a site going when everything is going well. But when things go south... a different story. Thanks to all the DevOps, sysadmins, Operations engineers, etc!
"So next time your favorite website goes down, remember -- don’t get mad... #hugops."
Super Cheap Discount Deal available for Surfshark VPN Software at the moment
This post will read like an ad, and I guess it is, but it's an offer I thought is just too good not to share with the EE Community.
I recently gave Avast's VPN the flick and ended up disappointed after trialling Malwarebytes Privacy VPN performance for 7 days as well, so after reading a ton of reviews on software VPNs, I decided to give Surfshark VPN a try.
Surfshark's performance when comparing it to Avast and Malwarebytes VPNs at various times of the day and night, changing from one to the other and using the same country servers was impressive. Up to 30% faster on download, upload, and ping times. I've taken snapshots of the results of my tests that I intend to use for an article on VPNs in the near future.
With results like that, I decided to purchase a 2-Year subscription for a Total Cost of $59.76 AUD - and no - that's not a typo. Using the free ShopBack App I wrote an article about, I also got an additional 25% Cash Refund too :-)
Create a new folder (i.e. c:\Drivers\oraclepsODBC)
Unzip contents of “Basic” package to created folder
Unzip contents of “ODBC” package to same created folder (combine duplicate folders; files from ODBC package should be in same directory as basic package contents) (i.e. EVERYTHING including odbc files should be in here…. C:\Drivers\OraclePsODBC\instantclient-basic-windows.x64-18.104.22.168.0dbru\instantclient_19_10)
Right-click odbc_install.exe and open properties.
“Unblock” installer on general tab and click OK
CMD as administrator and change directory to location you created and combined like folders (i.e. cd c:\oracle\odbc\instantclient-basic-windows.x64-22.214.171.124.0dbru\instantclient_19_10\)
Type odbc_install.exe and hit enter
ODBC driver should now be installed and ready for use
You can now create a DSN (ODBC data source) connection on the client workstation.
Type ODBC in your start menu and choose the appropriate (x86 vs …