Scott's Weblog The weblog of an IT pro specializing in virtualization, networking, open source, and cloud computing

Terminal Services Client

TSclientX is (according to the website) “an alternative RDP Client for Mac OS X”. I’d describe it as more than that, but I suppose that will suffice. I actually had the opportunity to meet Daniel Milisic, TSclientX’s maintainer, in Los Angeles at VMworld 2006.

(Read more...)

Preserving Nickname Cache in Exchange Migrations

Migrating from one Microsoft Exchange organization to another Exchange organization is always a troublesome task. There’s free/busy time, public folders, the Global Address List (GAL), permissions, mailbox data, etc., to be worried out during the migration. With recent versions of the Outlook client, there’s also the nickname cache to worry about, too.

(Read more...)

Seeing the Stars

I won’t go into all the details that led to my posting “Joy in the Morning?” other than to say it wasn’t (and isn’t) pleasant. It was a very difficult and very trying time, and while things aren’t completely over now, God did give me a different perspective on times like this.

(Read more...)

Joy in the Morning?

Have you ever been in a situation so dire, so serious, so—I’m not sure which word to use here—that you couldn’t see your way out of it? Ever been in darkness so deep that you couldn’t even see your hands in front of your face? (Side note here: if you’ve ever been on a tour of an underground cavern, you’ll know what I’m talking about.) We’ve probably all been there, and according to the Bible this is only a temporary thing:

(Read more...)

Cancel or Allow?

I know that no operating system is perfect, that every operating system and application has its security flaws, and that no vendor should be casting stones at another—you know, that whole “people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw rocks” thing.

(Read more...)

New Excel Zero-Day Attack

This past Friday, the Microsoft Security Response Center blog posted a notification about Microsoft Security Advisory 932553, which describes the specific issue and the attacks around that issue.

(Read more...)

DST Changes and ESX Server

Based on a law signed in 2005 that is scheduled to take effect this year, DST will now start on the second Sunday in March. This has caused some consternation in the IT community as vendors and IT professionals prepare to update servers and network equipment to properly understand the time change.

(Read more...)

Quick Follow Up on Mac FTP/SFTP Clients

Unable to cope with the slow performance of Cyberduck any longer (even though I love everything else about the application), I started looking at other Mac FTP/SFTP clients. Since performance was the key driving factor causing me to seek a new client, I thought it would probably be important to perform some informal performance comparisons between the major candidates–Interarchy, Transmit, and Fetch (and, for reference, Cyberduck as well).

(Read more...)

Mac Bookmark Managers

The idea behind del.icio.us is great, but for me it becomes truly useful using a “rich client” instead of a web browser. For a long time, Cocoalicious has been that “rich client,” offering a combination of native Mac OS X technologies with the web services offered by del.icio.us. Unfortunately, it appears as though Cocoalicious is no longer under active development, and so I’ve gone seeking other solutions.

(Read more...)

VMware HA in Action

VMware touts VMware HA as a means of providing failover protection for virtual machines:

(Read more...)