Once upon a time when your IT DIDN'T SUCK.
It's 2016, does your outsourced IT still suck?
If so, this is the year to drop them completely.
Make the pledge, hire in country and if possible local.
Don't give me that crap you hired a local contractor and then that local contractor outsourced your IT. I call that, "Corporate Crap" and does not put you in the front page as a job creator. It may help make your IT Suck even more.
When you start to see security jumps take a faster pace than your coffee maker you know it's time to hire that OCD ADD kid on the block that just has a knack for getting things right the first time. You know the kid, the one that got a D in English but A's in everything else because coding languages do not have exceptions to the rules unless you call exceptions errors and mistakes.
Sorry in the IT world means you the customer made the mistake. Make that Sorry line and Empathy crap a thing of the past in 2016.
Need help finding a good hire or a local contractor in the IT business?
Need your IT group checked out by other IT people?
Just ask, pay and it's done.
We call them "Audits" and every IT person should know it will happen one day. When it does, that configuration and documentation better be in order or out the door you go.
We have thousands of professional, and overly qualified people looking for networks like yours to make perfect.
IT that doesn't suck, made in the USA and trained by the world.
PS: Get searching, the answers you need are within the thousands of pages right here. If not, send your issue and I'll help you find the answers.
"Lexapro and IT, so we can tolerate a bit more of the incompetence that's going around.
But don't push the chemical elements too far.
It's not like we have a support level tolerance for the totally incompetent, that would require Medical Grade Reefer. "
What's Windows 10 all about?
I was thinking about starting a Windows 10 section to list all the "Good" and all the "Bad" about it.
I'm so indifferent about this OS upgrading from Windows 7 Ultimate that I'm not going to spend much time on it until I see something better.
What I really like about the Windows 10 Upgrade:
- All my Windows 7 Pro 32bit Virtual Systems upgraded perfectly on my Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V. Now I have a better RDP experience from my Android Tablets.
Here's what I noticed:
- Display settings are odd in VGA mode. (Auto doesn't always make the screen fit)
- BitLocker encryption USB key doesn't take on first boot 7 out of 10 times. Must reboot to make it hit. Only does this from a cold boot. (Computer off)
- A bit creepy when you see what it digs around to find on your computer to display in your start menu by default. Nothing really bad, just would rather not having pictures, news, etc. unless I wanted to add them.
- Changed my Default browser to Edge. (oddly enough)
- The app search bar mixed with internet search wasn't my choice. I like the old start menu search for programs (apps) instead.
- Once again the backup application has changed but at least they have the revert to your Windows 7 backup option if you need to rollback your upgrade.
Other than that, it seems to be a bit slower than my old Windows 7.
I have 16Gb of memory and SSD for my OS cache drive.
Overall I'm glad I did upgrade.
Problem now is I don't have a Windows 10 disks.
Guess it's the old install then upgrade.
I could just recover from a backup I guess.
Sad that now I have to add one more disk because my Windows 7 backup application isn't the same as in my Windows 10 now.
Enjoy your new OS...
PS: don't look for a big windows 10 section. It's so damn boring I'm thinking of skipping any blogging until I have found at least 20 things worthy of writing about.
Let the Good Times Roll!
ASP Classic and the Modern Browser World.
TLS Secure Cookies HTTPOnly Certificate Chains Certificate Transparency.....
Wow, to think we just go used to injection.
If you're in need of some help I started adding some code and processes to those running ASP Classic on IIS 7.5 on Windows 2008 R2 Server and above.
I had to forget everything about IIS 4 and 6 to make brain cells available for the 2008 to 2016 servers. So don't ask about those older versions this decade.
Start your reading here over at www.mysmallcloud.com
I've been just finishing the testing with Secure HTTPOnly and Encoded and Encrypted Cookies.
Top Things to Drop forever from your PC this year (2016).
You don't have to take my word for it, just wait and see for yourself... ha ha ha
- Flash anything, remove it. FYI Old article still true for Driveby Infections and tracking.
- All version of Internet Explorer. CODEX
- All OLD versions of Java!
- Toolbars, any, doesn't matter what they say. Tracking even on secured login.
- Windows XP or any OS version out of date for more than 30 days. (Reverse Engineering is faster than you think) This includes you MAC users.
- Stop allowing Users to be created with Administrator rights!!!!
- Stop installing more than one Antivirus application. None of them are going to do anything anyway. They all make you feel like you are protected. AV is only a Learned defense and with 40K viruses new each day you will never be 100% protected and when you add more than one AV to the mix they cancel out each other in most cases. Just focus on your Recovery after you are infected.
**** NOTE: Why don't you format and install your computer OS each time you do your Phones OS. Don't lie, you wipe and restore more than you ever have done your PC. By the way, you know that system I backed up in 2004? Well, found a backdoor keylogger on it last week. Hope your financial and medical records are not on it. Get my drift?
- Single Disk Computers, you need at least one internal and one external, better to have 2 internal and one external. Local backup, external backup. If not, you're going to be one of those that buys a new computer when your old one has a profile error and you can't seem to fix it. Recovery only works if you have something to recover from.
- Non Encrypted Disks, if you didn't get the memo, your personal information is on your drive. Or at least enough to make a clone of you in another town. Just think about your disk falling in the hands of someone looking to steal your identity. Do you store your banks password in a text file on your disk? I bet you have something they can use. Stop giving away your stuff, hard drive hardware encryption or idle mode (computer off) encryption. Get it done and get rid of anything that can't do it.
- Single Login Anything!!!! If all you need is a password it's junk. Double authentication or better for all your devices please. Even that one that claims to wipe your system after 5 failed attempts. Just learn to like it. It's actually fun sending out that "Wipe Clean" command and seeing your phone go down. Just like using Google Store to install an app remotely.