NETGEAR: The teenage soccer mom who abandoned her kids

You’re probably a bit confused as to how I’m able to compare a technology company to a teenage soccer mom. It’s actually quite simple. You see, like a teenager who’s trying to figure out who she’s supposed to be and a soccer mom who’s trying to do too much, NETGEAR has lost its focus. And just like a mother who abandons her kids because her focus is lost, NETGEAR abandoned their most valuable allies, the ITs on the ground who evangelised and believed in them.

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Clearing All Event Viewer Logs

With the advent of Windows Vista and Server 2008, the Event Viewer became the central location for all things related to logging for pretty much everything Windows related. Sometimes, especially when bringing a new system online, you need a bit of clarity. Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to clear all of the logs in a single motion using the UI. A quick bit of batch file kung fu solves this issue for us.

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Using Gene6 FTP Server (v3.10.0.15d) with Windows Server 2012

[UPDATE: OpenSSL has been updated to version 1.0.1h which is no longer vulnerable to the hearbleed bug.]

If you’re still using Gene6 FTP Server then you’re already aware that the developer has gone MIA. Nonetheless, as it stands, it still reigns as the best of its kind. Since there’s no way to know if the developer will ever be back or if the site could suddenly go offline, I decided to mirror the installation files as well as update the last known release to ensure its compatibility with Windows Server 2012. Hopefully this will help those of us who have valid licences and still use this awesome, albeit dead, FTP server.

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