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Although I have purchased 5 CALs for my 2012 Remote Desktop Server, they expired today and no one could use it.  Very odd.  On closer inspection I had an error saying: Set the mode on the Remote Desktop Session Host to either Per User or Per Device. Fine, I will. […]

Windows 2012 RDS Configuration


Lesson of the day: If you are running Debian or Ubuntu and you have Exim4 configured with a smarthost, chances are that your mail delivery for phpmail will fail. The fix, find and edit /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini sendmail = /usr/sbin/sendmail -t -i Make sure at the end of the sendmail line you […]

Exim4 and php mail



I see people posting all over the place about this, on Ubuntu, Fedora, Mint, etc. Basically, the new 4OD are using the DRM features built in to the new Adobe Flash Player, which we unlucky folk on Linux do not have.  But, never to keep us down, there is a […]

4OD on Linux


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The one really cool thing about the Sachesi tool is that you can do a non-destructive software upgrade on Linux, Windows or Mac without the need for Blackberry Link. The one big downside is when you get Sachesi telling you that it’s searching for a USB connected device and it […]

Sachesi for Blackberry on Linux (Ubuntu)


There’s nothing worse than a server that seems to be behaving itself when you are at the console, but from remote it’s just dicking about.  One of my Hyper-V nodes decided to start playing the packet loss game for absolutely no reason.  It had recently been the victim of a […]

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V suffering from packet loss



I’ve been searching for a quick encode line to get reasonable quality playback on my Blackberry Playbook as I still have it knocking about and it’s handy for long journeys.  Best line I’ve found so far is: ffmpeg -i $inputfile -profile:v baseline -filter:v scale=1024:-2 -pix_fmt yuv420p -b:v 1800k -bufsize 20M […]

Playbook avconv/ffmpeg line


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I’ve just signed up to CrashPlan.  I have almost 3TB of data on my computer, only about 100GB of that is irreplaceable but still, it’s good to know I have it backed on somewhere where the NSA can scan it 🙂 CrashPlan has a client for all platforms, including Linux […]

CrashPlan 3.5.3 on xUbuntu 14.04 crash fix


Blackberry Enterprise Server/Service has always been pretty good at what it does.  One of the new features that has come in with BB10 is balance.  Once you have added a user to the BES10 server it adds a work account.  Now, we have PAs that have always also had their […]

Blackberry 10 Balance and not being able to add other ...



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We all love Exchange, or the fact that it gets us geeks lots of money due to it being so flakey.  Maybe that’s just the whole Microsoft experience. I went through a lovely process of having to add some additional SANs to my certificate today.  I created the new CSR […]

Exchange 2010 certificate request not completing


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I’m a large fan of Clementine and I’ve been using it to listen to Digitally Imported radio streams for a long time.  Yesterday, I fired up and thought “Today I will have some Chillstep” and when I was confronted with a message telling me about licensing restrictions in the UK, […]

Digitally Imported & SKY.fm blocked in the UK


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I was quite happily using Debian 7.2 with everything working and then, like every time I install Debian, I decide I need a newer package and break out testing and unstable and use apt pinning. This always does a little bit of damage.  After doing various packages and upgrades, I […]

Debian 7/stable/testing/unstable mounts USB Read Only