SQL Query for WSUS 3 Needed Updates

I wanted an SQL query to retrieve the number of updates “required” by our clients / computers managed by WSUS. Most of the advice online seemed to be applicable only to WSUS 2. With a few tweaks to an existing script I managed to get a working SQL query (key: ComputerID now seems to be […]

Improvements and Suggestions for Endomondo

I’ve recently started using Endomondo on my HTC Desire to track my cycling and thankfully it’s been completely issue free. I love it, although there is room for improvement. Eventually this could be a service worth paying a monthly subscription for (they must surely be funding this through venture capital at the moment). In no […]

Disabling SSL v2 and enabling SSL v3 (and strong ciphers) from the commandline

@echo “http://forums.iis.net/t/1151822.aspx” @echo “http://blog.techstacks.com/2008/10/iis-disabling-sslv2-and-weak-ciphers.html” REG ADD “HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SChannel\Protocols\SSL 2.0\Server” /v Enabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f REG ADD “HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SChannel\Protocols\SSL 2.0\Client” /v Enabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f REG ADD “HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SChannel\Protocols\SSL 3.0\Server” /v Enabled /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f REG ADD “HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SChannel\Protocols\SSL 3.0\Client” /v Enabled /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f REG ADD “HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SChannel\Protocols\TLS 1.0\Server” /v Enabled /t […]

The fight back to fitness

At age 28 and 10 years on, I have finally found the motivation to once again start cycling properly. In the back of my mind I’ve always told myself that I’d cycle and race again but life, travelling, relationships, work, and shamefully a bit of laziness have taken a priority (entirely my choice I have […]

Books for the Year

When asked at work about my New Year’s resolutions I proudly exclaimed that it was my intention to read more books not related to computing. I had picked out twelve; one for every month of the year. A noble and virtuous aim, or so I thought. My colleague then mentioned that someone else within the […]

New Year’s Resolutions for 2010

My New Year’s Resolutions are usually very similar each year – self improve with regard to fitness, both mental and physical, and work hard in my profession. This year I’m trying to set more explicit goals; rather than “read more”, I’ve set a target of reading a book a month. It may not sound like […]