Archive for November 2009

Windows 7 and sticky notes   Leave a comment

Click on Start, and in the search box type sticky notes.

Posted November 24, 2009 by mmdmurphy in Uncategorized

Learn Something New Everyday   Leave a comment

http://www.learnsomethingeveryday.co.uk/

Posted November 11, 2009 by mmdmurphy in Uncategorized

Courion Tip – Profile Registration and Order numbers   Leave a comment

We decided to change the number of challenge response questions to a lower number. So, I made a backup copy of the Profile table in SQL server, then deleted the extra columns. Next I restarted Courion services. So far, so good. I looked at our Profile Registration workflow, and the reference to the now-deleted columns was gone. Excellent. Then I tried to do a profile registration. NO GOOD.

Well, I figured it out. When I looked at Actions/ Change / Action Settings / Unique Resource Data, and the Order column {used to specify the order stuff is displayed on screen}, they were not sequential. It went something like 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12.  I made them sequential again (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8…) and all is well.

Posted November 11, 2009 by mmdmurphy in Uncategorized

Windows 7 – InPrivate Browsing   Leave a comment

Thought I would try InPrivate Browsing in Windows 7. I have to say that I am more comfortable, though I can’t say this is actually true, leaving something like the Pandora website up all the time than I was before. I have heard (http://grc.com/securitynow – though I don’t have an exact reference) about “bad” online ads. I am hoping this will minimize that risk, and that I can leave Pandora (and similar sites) up and running with less fear… Maybe I am wrong, but seems like this ought to at least be some benefit…

Posted November 7, 2009 by mmdmurphy in tips, windows

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Courion Tip – Profile Registration and Order numbers

We decieded to change the number of challenge response questions to a lower number. So, I made a backup copy of the Profile table in SQL server, then deleted the extra columns. Next I restarted Courion services. So far, so good. I looked at our Profile Registration workflow, and the reference to the now-deleted columns was gone. Excellent. Then I tried to do a profile registration. NO GOOD.

Well, I figured it out. When I looked at Actions/ Change / Action Settings / Unique Resource Data, and the Order column {used to specify the order stuff is displayed on screen}, they were not sequential. It went something like 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12.  I made them sequential again (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8…) and all is well.

Posted November 3, 2009 by mmdmurphy in Courion Tip

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Courion Tip – New Servers

I got my new servers today, and I have installed the Courion software onto it. Anyone who has worked with it will tell you that’s only part of the battle. I have to install Oracle, SAP, and other software. Then I have to do the ODBC connections, etc., BUT it’s much better on a machine with 16 gig of memory and 2 quad core CPU’s!!

Minor update… we had nothing but problems the other day, related to automating adding users and target systems, but anyway, we never really found a root cause. We now think its cos of the load on the server, and it didn’t show up directly as CPU use or anything like that. I DID notice a lot of IO from a jqs.exe, and maybe thats it, but we move the exact same process to one of the new servers, and no problems at all.

I also like having historically problematic processes on separate boxes..

Posted November 2, 2009 by mmdmurphy in Courion Tip

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Screen Capture FSCapture   Leave a comment

I use SnagIt at work, but it’s a commercial program. I was looking at my portableapps on my hard drive (I have a copy on there, it’s GREAT on a hard drive!!) and noticed I have this

FastStone Capture http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=775 Is it as good as SnagIt? Nope, but pretty darned good. Also, it’s free (though don’t get the latest version – it’s not!) There’s another program from them, FSViewer that looks pretty cool but I haven’t checked out much.

I also checked out Snippy, but this doesn’t seem to work under Windows 7. (It acts more like a drawing program) Heres a link to the original site: http://www.bhelpuri.net/Snippy/default.htm

Posted November 2, 2009 by mmdmurphy in Uncategorized