* Posts by R J

6 posts • joined 22 Dec 2017

London's Metropolitan Police arrest Julian Assange


This is just what Assange needed

After all, he'll finally get some attention again. Poor guy, he's been irrelevant for so many years now

Crash, bang, wallop: What a power-down. But what hit the kill switch?


This somehow reminds me of my school days

A long, long time ago, I can still remember.. when the "cool" kids used to set off the fire alarm at school.

This, of course, didn't only interrupt any teaching going on, but also triggered the fire department. Not really all fun anymore, and quite costly, or so they claimed.

So the brilliant solution? Replace the glass cover for the alert button with a metal one.

Customers baffled as Citrix forces password changes for document-slinging Sharefile outfit


Lets just hope...

.. that they won't force you to change password as often as they change their product names.

First Boeing 777 (aged 24) makes its last flight – to a museum


Re: Feeling old yet?

Cathay has some of those quite big airplanes servicing the Manila - Hong Kong route, which takes about 2.5 hours, so my guess is it's been running there. Those flights are always fully booked, and quite a pain to ride. I always look forward for the next part of the flight (usually Hong Kong - London) where there's something resembling service, good manners and civilized behaviour ;)

VMware 'pressured' hotel to shut down tech event close to VMworld, IGEL sues resort giant


I used to support quite a big set up of WYSE/Dell thin Clients. Was never truly happy with them.

The last few years we've been using IGEL thin clients. Best thin clients I've supported so far. Their management console is superior anything I've seen from the other vendors. The clients we have are past the expected lifetime, and they still keep running and running.

We're currently upgrading all our IGELs to newer Versions, not even considering any competitors (even tho we do have a lot of Dell stuff here). Recommended if you need a quality thin client that's also easy to manage.

Now I just wish I could oust VMware from our server room. Sadly, someone is too "religious" to allow for any other hypervisor (weirdly enough, we have quite a large setup of XenServers.. I'm sorry, I mean Citrix Hypervisor (unless they changed the name again....).. in our lab.

Well, looking onwards, we'll probably have to look for ways to do things cheaper. My contribution will be to ditch VMware from everything I have a hand in :)

'Please store the internet on this floppy disk'


Re: Stolen Focus

Running it seamless? You might want to give this a try https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX140095/

My guess is you won't run into the problem if it isn't a seamless session. That is, provided it is the problem I think it is.

Also, I've seen these reg-settings help out:

HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\ForegroundFlashCount - REG_DWORD - 0

HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\ForegroundLockTimeout - REG_DWORD - 0

There's also a whole range of problems with some of the semi-new receiver versions. Either stick with the old ones (around 12.x) or the newer ones (from 4.6 and onwards).

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