Yearly archives: 2011


So if you’re in the UK and you need something gift orientated, give http://sjpcrafts.co.uk a look up. They custom make gift boxes, bracelets, neclaces and the alike.

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Recently a new company merged in with my current one and all they brought with them was Macs. I’m already a linux geek so getting to grips with the funky Macs wasn’t too stressful as I just dropped to a Bash shell and played away at that level. It scares […]

Outlook for Mac sends plain text via Exchange



If you are running a BESx server on a Windows 2008 box, you may run in to a 404 error and it not work at all. The quick fix is usually because of Java and you need to regedit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BAS-AS\Parameters\JVM Option Number 3 Change from “-Xmx1024m” to “-Xmx768m”. Reboot and […]

Fix BESx 5.0.3 webmin/console 404


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There are times when you think to your self “Why the Hell Windows, just, WHY!?” This is generally when you realise that something so simple is causing the server to behave completely erratically but you can’t put your finger on it. In this case, I have a HP DL385 quad […]

Slow HP Server running Windows 2003 R2 64bit


I don’t know about you but administering Macs is a whore of a job. The good stuff though is the bottom end of it being a BSD/Linux system you can do stuff like reset the admin password when a user brings you their Mac from home and begging you to […]

Reset Apple OS X password



I don’t know about you, but I still create my users using an old VBS script. It creates the users fine but the Exchange Server is 2007 so it creates a legacy-mailbox type which can’t be used from OWA. Easy fix, in PowerShell, search and apply mandatory properties to fix […]

Find & Update legacy mailboxes


One of the things that I’ve found recently is there is an awful lot of people who struggle to use the FLV file format (yes, that means anyone who invested in something Apple-ish!). For those of us that need to be cross platform, we’ve been forced to change to newer […]

MP4 Encode and Streaming


I’m posting this more for my own benefit as I can never remember which order the Blackberry Enterprise Server services are supposed to start in, but here they are: BlackBerry Administration Service – Application Server BlackBerry Administration Service – Native Code Container BlackBerry Mail Store Service BlackBerry MDS Connection Service […]

BESx Service Start Order




I’m a big user of Empathy, it’s a great app. It connects to world+dog so when I rebuilt a PC recently with LMDE (Debian Testing via Mint) I was kinda irate to find that it didn’t work once installed. When running on the command line I got this: failed to […]

failed to create drawable – Empathy