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PPtP VPN macOS Sierra – Gone Missing

Number of Views : 1409My title may be a little misleading. After updating my Mac to the new macOS Sierra I realized that my favorite security tool pptp vpn was removed. You can read about it here on apple’s support site – https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206844 I realize that the pptp vpn protocol …

What are you reading?

Number of Views : 1466I read a few blogs but recently have been so busy at work have not really kept up with any technical blogs or news. I find that HackerNews keeps me up-to-date as much as possible.   If you don’t subscribe to the newsletter I would recommend …

Selling domains

Number of Views : 1765Selling Domains A few years ago I purchased a few domain names.  I got a great price and have held them since.   Recently I decided to sell off those domains.    I have not had much experience selling a domain before.   The experience I …

Thinkpad x1 Touch

Number of Views : 1057I am a ThinkPad junkie (proof 1, 2). I currently have 3 active thinkpads in our home. My primary laptop T410, My wife’s T410, and our home server (everything PC) t61p. Today I just purchased another thinkpad to add to the collection. I got a Thinkpad …

Tech Travel

Number of Views : 673I recently went on a trip to San Francisco for the Microsoft Build Conference. First and foremost the conference was excellent. You can say what you want about Microsoft, but they are making both hardware and great software. Packing for a trip like Build, where everyone …

Home Phone – Free using google talk

Number of Views : 4871I just setup our home phone to have free calling and kept our existing number. The new setup I am using incorporates Google voice and an obitalk Obi110 ($40) device. I have been a VOIP user at our house for the last 7 years. I started …

Check your Ubuntu Version – Command Line

Number of Views : 834I often ssh into my home linux server or my remote Machines. Recently I could not remember what flavor (version) of ubuntu I was running. Since I don’t use the UI on the server I only had the command line to use. I quickly found a …

ThinkPad Turns 20: Thank you IBM

Number of Views : 2255I read this article on the Verge this morning regarding ThinkPad turning 20. I was just amazed that it has been around that long. I remember the first ThinkPad I saw. It may have been one of the first laptops I had ever seen. It was …

GUID Generator

Number of Views : 2828I had the need to generate a few GUID’s for a project recently. Because I typically use Visual Studio I had GuidGen available. It is a feature in Visual Studio from (TOOLS > Creat GUID) Because I often have the urge to simplify things, I quickly …

Cheaper bandwidth–(not the last mile)

Number of Views : 2336I was reading an article on gigaom regarding how bandwidth is getting cheaper. http://gigaom.com/2012/08/02/guess-what-bandwidth-is-getting-cheaper/ The article was not about our home or business bandwidth but rather IP transit costs.  The cost to move data from one location to another (overseas).   The reference the value from a …

Developer Laptop

Number of Views : 3372Dell has just launched a developer focused laptop.  The cool thing about this version is that it runs Ubuntu (linux) and is on a 13 inch laptop.    (check out the hardware here)  The article that I found regarding this was focused on the Sputnik project.   I …

When is it illegal to listen. Mapping wifi?

Number of Views : 3942When did listening become illegal?  After reading this article I got to thinking more about how the concept of wireless is flawed.   http://gigaom.com/2012/05/01/google-wi-fi-snooping-and-the-ever-shifting-creepy-line/ As a technology it uses public airwaves to send data.  This concept works great when the data is suppose to be freely available.  …