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This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. The opinions expressed within are my own and should not be attributed to any other Individual, Company or the one I work for. I just happen to be a classic techie who is passionate about getting things to work as they should do (and are sometimes advertised and marketed as being able to?) and when I can I drop notes here to help others falling in to the same traps that I have fallen in to. If this has helped then please pass it on - if you feel that I have commented in error or disagree then please feel free to discuss with me either publically or privately? Cheers, Dave
Thin Clients, VDI and Linux integration from the front lines.... Raw and sometimes unedited notes based on my experiences with VMware, Thin Clients, Linux etc. August 2006 Entries
How to make the best of a Weekend in Paris with no prior planning?
Well as we're gearing up to head back to Australia next month we took the opportunity of the latest August Bank Holiday to have a break in Paris with our friends Dave and Lou Oliver. Rules we live by when visiting a large European city: Arrange accomodation as close to the city centre as possible - and then walk everywhere You'll be amazed at what you might discover? Don't worry too much about where you're headed, just wander off the beaten track It really is the best way of appreciating what these ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 30, 2006 7:26 PM

Leadership Essentials from Rene Carayol
I had the benefit of attending last years Citrix iForum in Edinburgh when they had a Business/IT Directors Track that was chaired or organised by Rene Carayol. From that I have kept an eye on his web site and suscribed to his updates. From this I recently received the following: Leadership Essentials 1 It is essential as the Inspired Leader to select talent better than yourself! Ensure they are A players, as you will want them to recruit talent better than themselves. Most B players do not have the ......

Posted On Thursday, August 24, 2006 12:10 PM

The HTC Excalibur - a serious alternative to Blackberry handsets in the form of Mobile 5?

Forget words, just gaze at this cute little device....   mmmmm, I wonder when this might be available in Australia? Or should I find one now before I leave?  ;-))

Posted On Tuesday, August 22, 2006 1:56 PM

Citrix EdgeSight now available as a download?
Well I was actually looking for something else at the time but I have just been looking through and I was suprised to see what appears to be an early release of the EdgeSight product? "edgesightERP-EP" (5Mb) and "edgesightERP-PS" are (12Mb) are in folders that have a date of 2nd of August. For more info on what EdgeSight is check the details here it's all about "End-User Application Performance" but more importantly monitoring it as well. Caveat: I have not installed these files (I ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 22, 2006 5:59 AM

Flash - Moka5 open for businees? 

So lets get in and find out what's going on?


Posted On Friday, August 18, 2006 6:23 PM

Orange SPV C600 Update released 16th August 2006
New update for the Orange C600 out now, thanks to Gears at CoolSmartPhone for the newsdownload from Orange Interesting too were these two warnings...Before you continue with the ROM installation, please check that: You aren't already running the most recent software . To check this power up your SPV and go to Start, Settings, About. Your Operator ROM version should NOT be Please be aware: Performing the ROM installation will take approximately 20 mins, and appears to “hang” at ......

Posted On Friday, August 18, 2006 12:33 PM

Blogging on the inside, by a CEO no less?
More to the point, this is not a IT technical company either.... At a customers site at the moment the CEO is actually blogging 2 - 3 times a week on their intranet, and I have started trying to find the time to have a quick glance every now and then. This was posted last week and I thought it worth popping up here? (I have xxxx'd the company name to protect the innocent ;-)+++++ Quote +++++++++++++++++++++++++++... read an interesting article in Fortune magazine (xxxxxxxx is ranked in their Global ......

Posted On Friday, August 18, 2006 11:00 AM

Updated - CtxBSOD v2.1 for 32-bit and 64-bit Platforms
Fresh update on this tool from Citrix - to be used with care!! Very handy if you have major issues on blades and you can't use the Left and Right Control Keys DescriptionThe CtxBOSD GUI utility can force a server to generate a memory dump from the session or when a keyboard is not available or non-standard (fatal error). Whether the complete memory or a kernel memory dump is saved depends on the Control Panel settings. Features: 1. A customer can type a message/text (or copy it from clipboard) before ......

Posted On Friday, August 18, 2006 10:49 AM

Beyond MySpace? How many compromised PC's are connected to the Internet?
I've just been reading this over at AppSense's Security Blog and it's amazing to think how simple some this can be, as well as frightening to think how many possible devices have been compromised out there? It's starting to look like it's a good idea to do all your general browsing (at least from Home? ;-)) via a locked down device running under VMware? or at least try one of the other alternative methods of making your browser more secure? +++Full Article+++++++++++++Following on from the recent ......

Posted On Friday, August 11, 2006 8:24 AM

Interview Worksheets from Microsoft - at the right price?
I came across this via an email from our Microsoft TRM and thought that the Documents were quite detailed and informative, they would certainly be quite a help if you wanted to create a formal procedure or process for your interview questions? Education Competencies: Interview Worksheets Action Oriented - Interview Worksheet.doc 41 KB DownloadDownload Assessing Talent - Interview Worksheet.doc 40 KB DownloadDownload Building Effective Teams - Interview Worksheet.doc 38 KB DownloadDownload Comfort ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 9, 2006 6:52 PM

Perhaps you've seen photos of Jaws in Hawaii? now check out the surf in Tahiti?
Spotted this from the Sydney Morning Herald - Biggest wave ever at Teahupoo? Tahitian Manoa Drollet has conquered what is believed to be the biggest wave ever surfed at the notorious reef break of Teahupoo. What a blast ......

Posted On Sunday, August 6, 2006 4:18 PM

Softgrid Pricing Announced: Now Drastically Lower - What chance has Tarpon got now?
Thanks to Michel Roth at has received information on the new pricing Microsoft has put on the Softgrid products. This is really earth shattering! Prices of the Softgrid products will be cut by as much as 85% This is how it will be: • Softgrid Desktop Licenses: €32 / $38 (list) • Softgrid Terminal Server Licenses: €18 / $21 (list) • Softgrid Terminal Server Licenses will no longer be based on the concurrent number of users (as in all Microsoft products)• ......

Posted On Friday, August 4, 2006 6:40 PM

Citrix Access Gateway 4.2.3 Update released? Have a careful look at "CTX108902 v4.2.2 Hotfix for Citrix Access Gateway"
I'm just going through a proof of concept at a client's site for an AG+AAC Implementation and I was looking at bringing the AG up to 4.2.2 as I heard there were a few critical patches, and interestingly enough the link to 4.2.2 from CTX108902 ends up pointing at a 4.2.3 Download?? BTW - Don't forget to remove your existing Admin Tool and then download and install from fresh after upgrading the CAG!(But you knew that didn't you? ;-) The 4.2.2 lists these Known Issues and Issues Fixed: Known Issue(s) ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 1, 2006 12:58 PM

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