Archive for July, 2011

Fix broken Dual boot machine–Linux and Vista/Windows 7

I you have a Windows machine and you’ve installed Linux (Ubuntu, Puppy or the like) and all of a sudden you can’t get into your Windows 7 or Vista Operating system you are not alone. Many updates to both Linux and Windows seem to ‘bork’ the bootloaders of each. I just got done with a […]

Thoughts on Privacy, Anonymity and Security

One thing I deal with a great deal in the information/technology  and security field are the very separate concepts of privacy, anonymity and personal security. Do you think that anonymity and privacy are the same things? Wrong. Do you think that because you are anonymous your information is secure? Wrong There are differences that are […]

Backups, system failures and peace of mind

Another week in the trenches. I had a primary server at our organization have a major failure. The SAS controller (which provides access to SAS type HDDs) died OR the motherboard to the server itself has an issue. Either way without another ‘like’ system that I can put the SAS card into to see if […]

How to Deacativate a cat

How to ‘Deactivate’ a cat

Get your Cloud Data down to your machine

Here are some ways to get your ‘cloud data’ backed up locally. I know most people look to the ‘cloud’ for their secondary backups (if they even have a primary one) but few people ponder what will happen if their information is lost or compromised in the cloud or the terms of service of the […]

Jailbreak news for July 2011

Jailbreak news for the iPhone/Pad crowd. The web-based tool from ‘jailbreakme’ works on the iPad 2 and all iOS devices running iOS 4.3.3! Tool is here: http://goo.gl/C6jGx and more information is here: http://goo.gl/TTwtL If you wish to understand the why’s of jailbreaking you device please read the information or search the web.