hunting for a random string

.. in a large (and completely undocumented) database, I’ve found the ways to get all tables that have a column name like ‘string’ and all rows that contain a string. A bit more optimized than my previous search&replace example. select t.name as tname, SCHEMA_NAME(schema_id) as sname, c.name as cname from sys.tables t join sys.columns c […]

IPv6! | PacketDam

PacketDam has reached an important milestone with the addition of IPv6 support. As native deployments are becoming the norm, it is only a matter of time before attacks switch to the new transport. http://www.packetdam.com/features/

CPU throttling on an Acer Aspire 3000

When running the default (retail) XP SP3 OS, this laptop runs at full CPU speed, and becomes worryingly hot in the process. Since Acer’s e* Management package doesn’t seem to actually do anything, the solution so far is to: Download RMClock Keep only two profiles, 4.0@0.975V and 8.0@1.175V Set profile to “Performance on demand” and […]

Enabling “legacy” VNC auth on the Mac

You won’t need this if you connect with Apple’s client or with Jolly’s FastVNC. Most other clients though (tightvnc) require an initial password instead of presenting OS X’s login window. From a root prompt: Turn Screen Sharing off: sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Resources/kickstart -stop cat > /Library/Preferences/com.apple.RemoteManagement.plist <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC “-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN” “http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd”> <plist version=”1.0″> <dict> <key>ARD_AllLocalUsers</key> […]

which java? (for applet security settings)

In Ubuntu: update-alternatives –list java the output should be something like There are 2 choices for the alternative java (providing /usr/bin/java). Selection    Path                       Priority   Status ———————————————————— * 0            /usr/bin/java-j2re1.6-ibm   1200      auto mode   1            /usr/bin/java-j2re1.6-ibm   1200      manual mode   2            /usr/bin/java-j2sdk1.6-ibm  1200      manual mode so JAVA_HOME is /usr/lib/j2re1.6-ibm/jre and the file to edit is $JAVA_HOME/lib/security/java.policy File syntax […]

The Wikileaks scandal(s)

Media coverage and public interest in Julian Assange’s latest uncovering of a shitload of documents concerning the American-Afghan war seem to be way overblown, for what appears (after a cursory glance, there are more than 70 thousand of them) to be just accounting paperwork. Accounting of lost lives and destruction, but accounting nevertheless. America’s war […]

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