Doing the Right Thing

So after I was castigated by Cisco’s customer support people for buying from Amazon, who they class as a “grey importer”, I decided to do the right thing this time. And look where it got me. I decided to upgrade my load-balancing router, and chose one that is relatively inexpensive yet has more power and…

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We Are Stardust

I’ve been watching the BBC program Stargazing on TV this week, and I have to say that they did a much better job this year than last. As well as stunning live views of the Northern Lights over three nights, and interviews with some ex-astronauts as well as a lady from the Cassini imaging team,…

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You Have To Trust Somebody…

After spending part of the seasonal holiday break reorganizing my network and removing ISA Server, this week’s task was reviewing the result to see if it fixed the problems, or if it just introduced more. And assessing what impact it has on the security and resilience of the network as a whole. I always liked…

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Deproxied

Having run out of ideas, and given up Binging a solution for my intermittent connectivity problems around Windows 8, IE 10, and Outlook, it was time to stop playing nicely. Time instead for a day with my head in the server cabinet, a handful of network cables, some sticky labels, and decisive action. The problems…

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