Sunday, May 17, 2009

More progress on

I have been making a lot of progress on the new router lab venture. I decided that I needed a place to host my website that I could do more than just HTML and since I decided I didn't want the box at home (since the basement is loud enough with the lab itself) I got a virtual host through for a very reasonable price and on top of it I get a static IP included which is very useful. I hope to get the backend systems up so that I can at least start offering a beta of the free service in the next month (although that progress may be slow as I'm going in for knee surgery).

Check out the new website at:

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Ping your boss...

Sometimes we have too much fun in the office...

From: Carl Fugate
Subject: Ping Allen

Per Stacy’s request to ping Allen it appears that he is offline:

C:\>ping allen
Ping request could not find host allen. Please check the name and try again.

From: Coworker 1
Subject: RE: Ping Allen

No no it is case sensitive!

C:\Documents and Settings\rtutlel>ping Allen
Reply from bytes=32 time=1003ms TTL=1250

From: Coworker 2
Subject: RE: Ping Allen

Looks right…response time is very slow. Time to live is a bit optimistic…

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Overcoming Cisco VPN lack of support for 64 bit OS's

I took the plunge and installed Windows 7 RC today on my laptop that I am going to be using for work. The install went flawless and via Windows Update I had all of my drivers as well. The problem came when I realized that I had installed the 64 bit version and the lack of a client for non-SSL Cisco VPN. After reading several places I found that the best solution was NCP's Secure Entry Client. They recently released a BETA version that supports Windows 7.

I must say I was pretty impressed. I installed it and did a profile import and I was up and running. It's not free ($144) but if you need support for 64bit OS's it works great.

You can get the client here: