A lot of the server infrastructures currently located in Frankfurt will relocate to the new state-of-the-art Datadock data center in Strassbourg. This includes this website's hosting (Server4you) as well. The exact time of relocation is currently unknown, but estimates by the end of 2010.
The official site: http://www.datadock.eu/en/index.php.
(10:00): There are currently some general routing problems, affecting the majority of the customers at Belgacom. The problems started around 7am this morning. I've contacted Belgacom, and they said the problem would be resolved by 11am.
Unofficially, rumor has it that the police has raided Belgacom because of suspected fraud. Whether this has got something to do with the routing problems is unknown. More details and corrections will follow.
Update (12:00): after careful testing and a bit of a hick-up (routing between Telenet and Belgacom still gave troubles), everything seems to be in order again. Additional news about the alledged raid will follow as soon as I have more info.
A list of internet speed tests:
At work, several computers were in the process of being reinstalled. All those computers suffered from a problem where Foxit Reader plugin would not correctly work in Firefox.
While we haven't managed to really fix the issue, we resolved it by uninstalling the latest version 4.2, and installed version 4.1.1 instead. Once installed, we then upgraded to the latest version using the update functionality inside Foxit.
End-users are no longer required to buy Office 2010 media. If you have an product key card, you can download Office 2010 from the website, free of charge:
For OEM manufacturers, direct link to the Office 2010 pre-installation kit. Unlike 2007, this release is also available for download free of charge:
For easy (and shared) visualisation, IBM has this available online: http://manyeyes.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/.
It is a complete online tool for graphing an arbitrary set of data.
Some information about configuring WSUS without AD (and thus, without group policies):
If Outlook 2007 is constantly asking to enter your password, even though you've enabled Remember password, try the following:
The Synology website has a problem for some time now. When surfing to the main website (http://www.synology.com/), you get the following error:
This is not really good publicity if you ask me.
For those that require information on the website, can either google for it, or use the direct link: http://www.synology.com/enu/index.php.
One of the highlights would be a better compliance with industry standards (HTML5, CSS3, etc.). Does this mean that the horrid problem of browser incompatibility (especially between IE and all other browsers) will finally be resolved? I sure hope so...
It is not possible to convert disk files from thick to thin, in-place. Instead, cloning the disk (or machine) allows you to change the provisioning type and thus enabling to have a thin disk. After the clone is complete, delete the original and you're good to go.
You can either clone a complete machine, or just clone a disk using the CLI or service console:
vmkfstools -i <srcDisk.vmdk> -d thin <dstDisk.vmdk>
Be careful of installing Google Chrome on a Windows XP computer with an Intel 915i graphics card on board. I ran into an odd problem at a client, who had recently installed it. Occassionally, the system would bail out with a BSOD, and a vague error code. At first, I suspected a hardware problem, but letting WinDbg loose on the minidump file revealed the true culprit.
Apparently, there's a conflict between the graphics driver of the Intel 915 and Chrome, causing the BSOD. A detailed analysis in WinDbg revealed the causing program as chrome.exe. See the attached text file for a full log of the problem.
The client stopped using Chrome, and his odd BSODs went away.