Managing the future

Not so long ago I got a free pass to a lecture by Dr. Pero Micic "Future Management". [More]

Subtitles are a serious business

I enjoy movies a lot. Most of them are in English and nothing beats watching them with an original soundtrack and voice acting. Some house inhabitants disagree and feel more comfortable with subtitles. [More]

Powershell backup from FTP

While most of the posts on the internet are describing how to backup a file to FTP, I've actually spent some time doing the opposite. [More]

App-V 5 Revisited

Had a wonderful time @ workshop in Stockholm, Sweden this week. Transition from ThinApp to App-V 5.0 for a customer. General playing around. It's been one and a half year since I've visited the subject of App-V 5.0. Since then MS released the latest and greatest App-V 5.0 SP2. What I find hilarious is that some of the release highlights are actually features that were suppose to work at the time of the core product release, such as: App-V 5.0 SP2 now supports folder redirection for local user appdata directory (oh, really?)App-V 5.0 SP2 supports local %AppData% folder redirection. For more information see the Deploy the Client section of Deploying the App-V 5.0 Sequencer and Client. App-V 5.0 Package Upgrade ImprovementsIn App-V 5.0 SP2, you will no longer be prompted to close a running virtual application when a newer version is available. When an application is running, related publish operations will only run at a later time when the virtual environment is no longer in use. Un-publish operations for an application in use will also pend and will be processed at a later time. Reading into the above lines and letting the knowledge sink into you only elevates degree of confusion. ;) In past experience I remember that App-V 4.x wasn't usable without hotfixes (apps breaking after updates, technology not allowing to virtualize several apps and the like). Same applies to this release. "Hotfix Package 2 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0 Service SP2" don't go ho... [More]

Time to write

Less IT admin things, more general IT for me. Findings: "The Department of Homeland Security's United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)" (wow!) has surprisingly good suggestions and tips of all things IT for all types of users. Lovely, well written articles. Even came upon this old news - Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) Vulnerable to Brute-Force Attack. Remember to turn off WPS or update to latest firmware. I keep discarding and archiving bookmarks that I just don't have time to read, but still want to. >1 Mb archive Perfect IT interview (Russian) which never happens in real life. Gartner report for PaaS. IEEE Ethernet 802.3. (Russian) A note on the standards. Old news ("With Android 4.1 (aka Jelly Bean) the full system log is only visible if you have root."), but still annoying. Translating into - you can't have central log files for tracking system events (a common case might be - a phone randomly reboots). No way you're finding out why. There's no event viewer or crash dumps. One of the most amazing articles about virtualization solution appliance I've read recently (Russian). The level of technical detail is amazing. Custom solution on XenServer for streamlining testing, a lot of scripting and observations. How does one become the CEO of a Fortune 500 company? Curious.