As some of you may know we are hard at work on Bitcoin-related projects. We were affected by the NiceHash Mining theft. Here are the answers to some common questions about the incident.
What was stolen? Their Bitcoin wallet. All of it. Continue reading
Ever since I wrote that article about bitcoins, a fair number of readers have been asking about mining and general investment into bitcoins. We’re putting together a new article. We hope to review some bitcoin gear in the coming months. Continue reading
Just when you thought it was safe to upgrade a Pink Screen of Death (PSoD) is confirmed. If you are thinking of upgrading from 6.5 u2 to update 1 you may want to hold off. This problem has no resolution and was officially documented by VMware on Oct 25, 2017.
- Upgrading to ESXi 6.5 Update 1 produces a PSOD.
- ESXi host using 10GB NICs
As we tweeted on Oct 17, 2017, a major WPA2 flaw has been discovered by Mathy Vanhoef of KU Leuven in Belgium. WPA2’s cryptographic protocols could be exploited to read and steal data that should be secure. Continue reading
If you read my posts then you know we’re been here before. The Windows 10 Pro update called the Creators Edition released in September 2017 (Build 1703) breaks your VMs running on VMware Workstation pro 12 or 12.5. It is possible that 11 or earlier may have this same problem.
Instead of simply sending you back to my old post I thought I would share how to fix this problem quickly.
Summary: The VMs suddenly no longer see the Network Interface Card (NIC) of your computer running Windows 10 Pro. Just to be clear, the VMs can be running any version of Windows and have this issue. The Workstation is running on Windows 10 Pro. Continue reading
It goes without saying that most people have heard of crypto currencies. Those digital “dollars” based on something called a block chain. Allow me to confess that I didn’t pay much attention to Bitcoin at first. As an IT expert and a writer about the financial markets many are shocked that I didn’t “get it”. I wanted to share with others the “cons” I saw with Bitcoin. Continue reading
Small companies relocate all the time. Many companies appear to get stuck improvising rooms to put the equipment and often end up using a closet. In such cases, poor ventilation ends up causing undo stress of the equipment and bringing some devices to a premature end. I saw one switch that looked like it had partially melted on the bottom. The textured plastic was smooth and discolored. Continue reading
What to do if the Windows 10 June 2017 update hangs on restart. Some people report seeing the progress go up to 28% or so before having issues. This is usually when the Windows reboot is taking forever. A long time has passed and you’re not even sure if it is still working or if it is frozen. Continue reading
VMware has released version 6.5b of their hypervisor vSphere ESXi.
This release of vCenter Server 6.5.0b delivers a number of bug fixes. From Vmware’s site:
- Updates to time zones in the Linux Guest Operating System customization. vCenter Server Linux guest operating system customization supports latest time zones. For more information on time zone changes and daylight saving time (DST) changes in Linux guest operating systems, see the Time Zone Database by Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).
- Updates to time zones in the Windows Guest Operating System customization. vCenter Server Windows guest operating systems customization supports the latest time zones. For more information on time zone changes and daylight saving time (DST) changes in Windows guest operating systems, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article 3162835.
- Updates to JRE package. The Oracle (Sun) JRE package is updated to version 1.8.0_121 to support Turkish timezone.
- Additional functionality to the vSphere Client. This release delivers additional functionality to the HTML5-based vSphere Client. For more information, see Functionality Updates for the vSphere Client.
We have fully tested vSphere ESXi and highly recommend this latest version.
Did you hear? April 22, 2017 will see a global Azure bootcamp happen! With 152 confirmed locations (as of this writing), you’ll no doubt be able to find one near you.
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