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Windows Event Viewer: Security Log Full Permafix

Security Log

"The Security log is full and can only be cleared by an administrator."

Familiar, huh?

Up until now, people in my network have seen this message, but since they are local admins, Windows still allows them to login.

On our manufacturing floor, however, the users are not local administrators and are therefore unable to login once the security log is full.  For the past couple days I have been racking my brain over this one computer whose log was filling up every day!!

Hit the jump to see the fix...


PSA: Dell Uses Duplicate Part Numbers

Lesson learned.  Apparently Model Number on Dell parts don't tell the whole story.

Dell Power Supplies side-by-side

I had a problem with a Dell Precision 690 where the the tower would power up, but I would get no video.  I tried everything: different monitors, both analog and digital (DVI); different video cards; different video cards in a different slot (PCI instead of PCI-E).   Same result...

I made the $35 investment to get a digital power supply tester from Best Buy, which works rather well, might I add.  However, in this instance, I was unable to successfully test the power supply.

Long story short, I got the model number of the Dell PSU and started my eBay trek.  I found the auction that matched model numbers and specs.  Within 2 days, I had the replacement PSU.  I got down to business installing.


WordPress iPhone App

It has been a while. Things are busy in my personal life, so my blog suffers.

I digress.

I am typing on a recently released app for the iPhone by WordPress. It does exactly what you think.

I am on my iPhone...


In landscape mode.

Nothing too exciting, but definitely useful. As with anything, there is a learning curve. So, I am learning.

If you intend to use the WordPress app, be sure that XML-RPC is turned on in your blog settings.


Spiceworks releases new version of popular IT Project Management Software

I began using Spiceworks about 2 months ago.  They released version 4.0 on Friday, June 19th.  It has helped me tremendously.  Spiceworks is a help desk and IT asset tracking system.  (It has a lot more features than that, but you get the idea.)

Spiceworks allows me to enter in help desk calls quickly and efficiently and helps organize priorities.  There is a Customer Portal page that allows users to enter their own requests.  Once a request is entered, they can track the progress of the ticket from assignment to completion.  You can set it up so that they even get an email when you make comments on the ticket.


Apple Disappoints with the iPhone 3G S

iPhone 3GS

Apple's new iPhone 3G S

I am an original iPhone owner.   The first generation iPhone was revolutionary in my mind, only lacking 3G support.  Lo-and-behold, a year later, Apple announced the 3G.  I had to have it.  It was the embodiment of everything I wanted in a phone, and then some.  I stood in line for hours just to purchase it.

Those that know me know that I love my iPhone 3G.  It does everything I need it to do.  My only complaint is that the case is easy to scratch.  Most Apple products are pretty to look at but easy to scratch.  I digress...

I spent most of yesterday afternoon watching and F5'n the live coverage of the WWDC by Engadget.  I don't own a Mac, although the new OS looks good, I wanted to hear about what Apple had in store for the next generation iPhone.

Fast forward to WWDC 2009.  Apple aficionados across the globe are wondering what could possibly be in store for the next iPhone.  OLED?  Scratch-resistant case?  More storage for less money??


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