Saturday, October 4, 2008

Internet Explorer 8 Beta

I downloaded and installed Internet Explorer 8 Beta yesterday.

I found it to be a good browser with a few new features that might be usefull.

It's worth checking out........

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Make Firefox faster

Follow these steps if you want Firefox to performe faster

1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:

network.http.pipelining network.http.proxy.pipelining network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.

2. Alter the entries as follows:

Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"

Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"

Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.

3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it recieves.

If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages MUCH faster now!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Devils Offseason moves

It have started, the Free Agency.

The Devils have signed former Devils players Brian Rolston and Bobby Holik.
Holik got a 1-year 2.5 million contract while Rolston signed for 5-years 20 million.

I think these are goid signings and will fit well with the needs we have.

Before the free agency began, Salvador, Pandlofo, Clarkson and Tallackson where signed on different contracts.

Of these i find Salvadors contract to be quite much money for a defensive defensman just like White's contract. But it's nothing to compare with what Commondore got in his contract. Just plain stupid.

I think the devils are pretty much done with the signings of free agents. There might come some trade that will shake things up, you never now with Lou.

Se ya

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Back again

Now I'm back again, took a long break from this when i have studied for some certifications that went really well.

I'm going to star a new project on monday, where I'm going to build a Windows XP Embedded platform for a big company to use in their stores.
They need it to be a long list of requirements, so it's just to start learning Embedded editon and how you bild a image with drivers and all.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Firefox or IE

I have for a very long time used Firefox, because Firefox has had tabs which i like very much instead of having 6 or 7 windows open. I also hate all these adds and have use adblock to get rid of them. I also used an add on called IE tab, where i can run websites that needs IE, like Outlook web access.

I recently found an add on to IE where I can block ads, and as we know, from IE 7 you can also browse in tabs. Check out IE7Pro

So now i don't know what broswer i should use, it's looking though i'm going to use IE at work for all systems that rely on IE, and thats alot of systems.

At home I'm still going to use Firefox. I like the browser and i'm used to it now.

Devils win both games this weekend

The Devils beat Tampa bay on friday and Toronto on saturday. Both games ended 2-1 with overtime in the Tampa game.

It ws fun to se Parise get nasty with Boyle. It was the first fight for Parise in NHL.
Elias had a big game friday night with a goal and assist.
Paul Martin sat out again, let's hope he will be back soon.

Saturdays game against Toronto, we just got lucky bounces. Toronto hit the post 3 times during the first period, so we should be very happy with this win.

Parise scored the winning goal just under a minute to go in the game.

We have now 3 straight wins and lte's hope the streak continue on tuesday against Montreal.

Devils continue to led the eastern conference 1 point ahead of Montreal and Pittsburgh.

Here arfe some highlights from the games:

Tampa Bay @ Devils

Devils @ Toronto

Friday, March 7, 2008

New inventory software

Today I've tested a new inventory system at a customer.
They didn't want to spend any money on this system (thank you open source projects).

So after a a few minutes I installed a software called spiceworks.

I't work fine, and it got what we needed.

Let me know if you have any inventory system that you want to recommend

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Create a self signed certificate

During this week I've created a couple of certificates for our webserver.
We have both IIS and apache servers for different systems and their requirements.

If you need a certificate in IIS and don't want to pay a signed certificate from, say Verisign.
All you need to do is to install selfssl from the IIS resource kit on the server where you have IIS.
then you just run the following command to create a simple certificate:
selfssl.exe / /K:1024 /V:365 /S:1 /P:443
You should change the CN name to match with your website or URL.
/K is the key size, /V is how long it's valid, /S is the site number /P is the port

If you want more info on this run selfssl.exe /?

If you need to create a certificate with apache, just install openssl and run the following commands.

openssl genrsa -out ca.key 1024
this creates a private key in ca.key

openssl req -new -key ca.key -out ca.csr
This creates a CSR file named ca.csr using the ca.key key file. You can submit this file to certification authorty, like Verisign. They will use this file to create a certificate for you.
You will be asked several questions here, and make sure that Common Name match your website.

Next command will create a self-signed certificate that you can use on your apache webserver.
openssl x509 -req -days 365 -in ca.csr -signkey ca.key -out ca.crt

If you're using apache on windows you should run the following command and use the new key created.
openssl rsa -in ca.key -out ca2.key

Otherwise you get the following message in the apache error log and can't start the apache service: SSLPassPhraseDialog builtin is not supported on Win32.

Good luck

Devils win at Toronto

The Devils won last night against Toronto, 4-1.
Parise scored 2 goals and Clarkson and Gionta had 1 goal.

They are still trailing Pittsburgh with 2 points, with one game in hand.

Martin sat out for the second game in a row with an ankle injury

Se the highlights

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Scott Stevens tribute video

NHL hits of the week

Here comes some really big hits...

And some more...

and more....

and the last one...

Devils win when not playing....

Devils won last night when Montreal and Ottawa lost their games.
In the run for the conference title they have a game in hand on both these teams.

They just needs to start winning again

Washington beats Boston 10-2

I saw Capitals game when they beat the Bruins yesterday night.

I'm very impressed the way Ovechking eand Bäckström is finding each other with passes all the time.

Just watch the highlights

Monday, March 3, 2008

Devils losing streak

The Devils lost saturday night for the third straight game.
Right now their are not creating much of offense.
They have scored 2 goals in that span, and you should thank Brodeur that we even had a chance in these games.

I really don't know why coming to this kind of streaks, I'ts not the first time.....

On saturday against Montreal Martin, Greene, Vishneski was healthy scratches.
I can agree that Greene and Vishnevski should be scratched, but Martin, no no no.....

I think that Martin should be paried with Oduya, they have proven to be a steady definsive pair. The same goes for White and Mottau.
Now the hard part is where Salvador fits, maybe he should play with Martin.

I think Greene is still to soft, remember last game against Carolina, and Vishnevski is making to many misstakes.

I don't know, just start winning.......

Friday, February 29, 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Sharepoint installation

Today I've installed and configured a Sharepoint server for the company where I'm sitting.

They had a requirement that they should be able to access the site from the the in and outside.

So now I've configured that with SSL and basic authentication and they are very pleased with the solution.

Hope i have more time to a more detailed report later

Trading deadline

Now we have passed the trading deadline.

25 deals were made this day, some minor and som quite big.

The Devils picked up Bryce Salvador from the Blues in exchange for Cam Jansen.

I'm a bit sad to see Cam go. He had such energy when he played, but he had trouble getting back in the lineup. He's a good fighter and can add some toughness to the Blue.

What i don't understand is why we picked up Salvador, we now have 9 defensmen on our roster.
We now have:

Maybe Lou or coach Sutter knows something a don't (probably).
I think at least 1 of them will be sent down to Lowell

Penguins got Hossa, but may have paid a big price for him.

Stars got Richards

Sharks got Campbell

Capitals got Huet and Fedorov

It should be exciting to se which deals turn out to be good ones.........lets get back to that in the summer.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Devils on fire

The Devils have been on fire lately! They have been winning and playing solid hockey (except against washington on sunday, where they were outplayed but won the game).

They are in first place in the Eastern Conference, 1 point ahead of the Senators and 2 ahead of Penguins.

The trading deadline is a day away and many rumors out there about Hossa, Richards, Jokinen to name a few.

Not so much rumors about the Devils, as usual, where Lou keeps everything to himself.

Anothere story is that Forsberg have signed a contract with Colorado for the remindere of the season. We'll se how that turns out.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Devils defeat Senators

The Devils defeated Ottawa Senators last night.

Langenbrunner and Rachunek each had a goal in the second period.

Gionta scored in overtime.

Elias had 2 assists.

Brodeur was very good i goal, and has now won 30 wins or more for 12 straight seasons.
Lets hope he reaches 40 wins this season for the 7:th time of his career

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Problems with bugzilla

I got an error on my bugzilla server today:

There was an error sending mail from '' to '':Can't send data

The problem was solved when i uppgraded all my email perl-modules.

Uppgrade every module with email in it's name and you should be god to go.

You should also check so you have a working smtp-server first.....

Devils host Ottawa

Tonight the Devils will host the Senators. I think it's a very important game, either we hang on the top teams in the conference or we are fighting for a playoff spot.

Right now the Penguins leads the Atlantiv division with 3 points ahead of Devils.
The Flyers are 1 point behind us, and have not played very well lately.

So tonights game is very important, and we can gain even more if we win these 2 games against the Senators (we meet them again on saturday).

It feels good to have Pandolfo back in the lineup.

Did you see the goal Oduya scored against Carolina??? If you didn't, look at it here.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Devils win

The Devils played against the Penguins at the Rock yesterday.

Zach Parise scored the winning goal in overtime, to seal the deal.

We have not had a greate record against our division teams this season.

So let's hope this continues

Installing Webdav with IIS and SSL

A couple of weeks ago i got a question, that I had to think about for a few minutes.
We need a more secure way of transfering files between our customers and us?? FIX IT!!

That was a short summary of the conversation.

I know that the ftp protocol sucks and with sftp with ISA Server isn't going so well.

So I thought of webdav with SSL, and then they could also do some other stuff, not only transfer files.

So i started to install IIS on my Windows 2003 computer. Webdav should follow the default installation of IIS.
Enter the IIS and request a new certificate for the website you're going to use.

Then you neew to sign the new certificate, for yourself or send it to a CA.

Here is a guide on how you do it yourself with openSSL. OpenSSL works on both linux and Windows.
You can also install the IIS resource kit and make one with selfssl.

When you have signed the certificate it time to install it, and you do that the same way you did when you requested a new certificate, almost....

Then its time to create a new virtual directory. Just follow the wizard when doing this.
Be sure that you have access to write to that directory you are using as a webdav folder.

If your users must authenticate, you can choose domain in the authentication method.

Now you have a webdav folder with ssl.

If you have a firewall, you probobly know what to do next, allow ssl traffic to the server

Sorry for the not so detailed description

Hope it works for you....

Friday, February 1, 2008

Back again

I've been awat for a while now. It has happened many things in my life.
My daughter takes a lot of my time, but I think that it's a possitive thing.
I started a new job 2 weeks ago as a consultant and it's really fun.

I will post a few things about different systems and some setups that I've done during this time while I was away


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