Sysadmins of the North: standard blog entries about Saotn.org or general news

Feedly Saotn.org RSS feed on Android

Keep Saotn.org posts close to keep ahead.

The feedly news reader app for Android is a great way to have all Saotn.org posts available on your smartphone. Feedly news reader is basically just an RSS-feed reader that you can install on your smartphone or tablet. In just a few steps you add the Saotn.org RSS feed to your favorite newspapers, magazines and blogs.

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ITFAQ.nl – commonly used IT terms & techniques explained

For my more novice Dutch readers, I started a new website project: ITFAQ.nl. A website dedicated to explain commonly used computer and internet techniques. Some of the topics include: What is DNS?, How do I edit wp-config.php through FTP?, How do I send an email with telnet?, and so on.

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Play really old games on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 with DOSBox

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DOSBox, play old games

How to play old games like The Blues Brothers

We all love old games. Here is how to play old games on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 using DOSBox. Classic games that are worth your time!

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Like, Share, Follow & +1 Saotn.org

Did you know Sysadmins of the North is active on a number of social platforms? Social platforms includes Twitter, Github and Google+. Either as this website or on a more personal title. This post is to persuade you to follow Saotn.org and/or share posts with your friends, family, coworkers and other interested parties. So, if you read a post you found interesting, or a post that solved a problem you were facing, please share! :) …

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Don’t buy an Acer Aspire laptop

Or at least, rethink it through before buying one… This is personal rant towards #Acer, with an advice undertone: really, really investigate the computer or laptop you want to purchase, because you might get an unhappy surprise that later on the laptop doesn’t meet your expectations.

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Various articles (tech and non-tech)

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This post provides links to some articles I found last week. The posts might be interesting in various fields of expertise, for either system administrators or developers (DevOps). Topics include: web security, WordPress performance, jQuery, ASP.NET MVC caching, partial trust, view state MAC, and fixing IIS website hangs.

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Umbraco doesn’t like users with MySQL databases

Umbraco 6.0.2 fails when using MySQL, because Umbraco has changed their database layer/logic, breaking MySQL support. Use SQL Server instead as your Umbraco database back-end. This issue was first spotted in version 6.0.0RC, and reported in the Umbraco development group on Google Groups.

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DMARC: “Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance”

Just came across DMARC.org, which looks like a promising specification to fight email-based abuse. From its website:

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Project Honey Pot

Project Honey Pot is the first and only distributed system for identifying spammers and the spambots they use to scrape addresses from your website.

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[C&C] Devotion to duty

C&C: “Cats and coffee“, sysadmin devoted to his duty.

(source: xkcd.org)