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Category Archives: Oh, is that how it works?

A Good Read – Minds playing Tricks on Me


In one study, exposure to the fake ad led 16% of participants to later claim that they had personally met Bugs at Disneyland. This could not have occurred because Bugs Bunny is a Warner Brothers character and would not be found at Disneyland. This impossibility was far more colorfully put by Andrew Malcolm in his […]


Reset VSS Writers


      Reset VSS Writers thanks to http://www.planetcobalt.net/sdb/vss_writers.shtml   VSS Writer Service Name Service Display Name ASR Writer VSS Volume Shadow Copy BITS Writer BITS Background Intelligent Transfer Service COM+ REGDB Writer VSS Volume Shadow Copy DFS Replication service writer DFSR DFS Replication DHCP Jet Writer DHCPServer DHCP Server FRS Writer NtFrs File Replication FSRM […]


The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain


Chapter 11 For as much as a year Satan continued these visits, but at last he came less often, and then for a long time he did not come at all. This always made me lonely and melancholy. I felt that he was losing interest in our tiny world and might at any time abandon […]


Restoring Point-in-Time SQL database using DPM 2012


          Restoring a SQL database is easy in DPM.  A click here and click there.  For me though the difficult time was figuring out how to do a “Point In Time” restore.  This is my success story. YMMV. First off, for a database to be recover to a specific time after […]


Convert Certificate Types


                Converting Certificates between different Formats Just for reference. PEM Convert PEM to DER —————————————————————————————————– $ openssl x509 -outform der -in certificate.pem -out certificate.der —————————————————————————————————– Convert PEM to P7B ——————————————————————————————————————— $ openssl crl2pkcs7 -nocrl -certfile certificate.cer -out certificate.p7b -certfile CAcert.cer ——————————————————————————————————————— Convert PEM to PFX ——————————————————————————————————————— $ openssl […]