Monday, 29 December 2008

The Angel, the Bicycle and the Chinaman's Finger

If you've watched this you'll see why it's a great movie. It's HARD to get hold of so if anyone has a DVD quality copy of it please let me know!!

For a bit of a thread about it and links, click here.

Please post comments here or on that blog.

For more info at IMDB click here:
The Angel, the Bicycle and the Chinaman's Finger IMDB page

Friday, 28 November 2008

Free Chat client for Mobile Phones

Not the most brilliant of clients, but it covers Skype, MSN Messenger, ICQ, Google Talk™, SIP, Twitter, AIM & Yahoo!™, etc.

See more at

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Free remote support tool

I've come across this tool which is pretty much exactly the same as what has to offer.

Go to to find out more.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

mstsc / remote desktop weirdness

I've happily used "mstsc/console" for years now to connect to the console session on windows 2003 servers. I recently downgraded from Vista on my new laptop to good ol' XP pro. All great apart from the fact that "/console" no longer works. Now I have to use "/admin" instead. Maybe I'm just thick but isn't this a bit odd?


A cool thing one of my team at work discovered the other day is the qwinsta command to query terminal server sessions and also the rwinsta command to reset sessions remotely or locally. Very handy, especially if you have naughty admins at work who don't clean up after themselves (and you cant be bothered faffing around with policies to kick them off automatically). See this article for more info.

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Cisco Help? - Start here!

Link: Cisco Tips & Tutorials - Specifically for the video tutorials on using GNS3.

Monday, 31 March 2008

Cisco VPN Client Error 2738 on Windows Vista

Error 2738 on Windows Vista:
If you receive an error "Internal Error 2738" when trying to install the Cisco VPN Client on Vista, try these directions to potentially resolve the issue:
  1. Run a command prompt in administrator mode (Start/All Programs/Accessories/ right click on Command Prompt, select Run As Administrator)
  2. type: cd %systemroot%\system32
  3. type: regsvr32 vbscript.dll

Friday, 28 March 2008

Free Website Builders

Someone might find this interesting and maybe even vaguely useful...

... in no particular order.

And for those who happen to be thinking about getting a wedding website, you can get one free here:

Saturday, 9 February 2008

Messagelabs Smarthost in Small Business Server 2003

Messagelabs are not very good at writing documentation. I've searched far and wide and finally found and article on Tek-Tips (brilliant resource!).

This post is just for the screenshot. To read the thread at Tek-tips, go to:

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Some Very Useful Windows Vista Shortcut Keys

  • Win-Space: Show the sidebar
  • Win-G: Focus on the the sidebar and tab between gadgets
  • Win-E: Explorer window
  • Win-R: Run
  • Win-T: Tab between running apps
  • Alt-Tab: Switch between apps
  • Win-Tab: 3D "Alt-Tab"
  • Ctrl-Win-Tab: 3D "Alt-Tab" - Stays on Desktop - scroll with arrows
  • Win-M: Minimize all windows
  • Shift-Win-M: Undo minimize windows
  • Win-D: Show the desktop (toggle)
  • Win-Number: Run Quicklaunch apps (1=first in the list, etc).

Thursday, 10 January 2008

Free SVN Hosting

This is very useful indeed. As far as I can tell you get 500 MB free space to use for your SVN projects before you have to start paying.

See this blog for info and go to: