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Cattle vs Pets

Cattle and Pets are ways to classify how you think about a compute unit that is involved in providing a service. ┬áTypically the unit would be a server ( metal or virtual ) but can also be a container ( … Continue reading

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Symbol not found: __PyCodeInfo_GetIncrementalDecoder

After upgrading the version of Python on my Mac, I immediately got the above error when attempting to run a Python script. You can quickly test by typing python import io and you’ll get the error Quick digging around on … Continue reading

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El Capitan download & Squid proxy

Last night I left my Mac downloading the update to El Capitan overnight so it would be ready for me to install following the morning. I was greeted by a rather generic message saying that the download had failed. A … Continue reading

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Zero stop day is fast approaching

Busy day today securely wiping and then installing operating systems onto 1 x MacBook Air, 2 x Dell Workstations and a Lenovo W500. All going back to Novell / MicroFocus tomorrow.

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Time for a change

After almost 8 years, I am moving on from Novell. I handed in my resignation last Friday 24th April and will be leaving towards the end of May. Whilst at Novell I have met and worked with great people on … Continue reading

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Thou shalt not install infidel software on the holy domain controller

Unless you really really have to. In my case I needed to install VMware vsphere 5.5 client onto my lab domain controller. VMware had other ideas and clearly had decided that they needed to save my soul and prevented me … Continue reading

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Rename Active Domain Controller

Permissions You must be a member of the Domain Admins group. WARNING Reboot will be required Process To rename a DC with the name from MY-SERVER in the PMLAB.LOCAL domain to DC-SERVER follow the next steps: 1. Open Command Prompt … Continue reading

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