Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Possible scam - Consumer Projects Group Australia

Today received a call asking if I would like to be paid money for doing surveys from a Consumer Projects Group Australia. They wanted to send someone to my house to interview me and show me a matrix and ask for feedback on this matrix. they promised for 20 minutes of my time I would get $35.  They then asked If I was free to have someone come around within the next few days.

I agreed to today or tomorrow as a test and they asked for an address straight away. I then changed my mind and said I was busy on those days. The lady on the phone then said "in that case, I will call you back" then promptly hung up on me without a goodbye.

The number the call came from was
 02 7713 3179

If you call that number it appears as disconnected Optus mobile number. and there isn't a clear domain or business called 'Consumer Projects Group Australia'

as of now, I wouldn't trust this caller. it just didn't sound right.


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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Why is Powershell blocking scripts from UNC paths?

If you are seeing errors and warnings trying to execute Powershell scripts from UNC paths on Windows 2012 and you have the IE enhanced security turned on  Powershell won't' automatically execute your scripts.

You will get a prompt like so; 'Run only scripts that you trust'.


The reason for this is that Windows treats the UNC paths as being from the internet and therefore doesn't trust anything on the UNC path

There are two solutions to this issue.

1. Add the UNC paths to the trusted sites list (either Via Regedit or GUI)
or
2. Turn off the Enhanced security
As a side note; some sites recommend using the unblock-file cmdlet but I've found that it doesn't address the issue of trusting the UNC paths.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Why haven't we automated trains yet?

It seems it would be easier to automate trains before we automate cars. what's the holdup Sydney?

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Android Wear changing to WearOS

So Google is changing the name of Android Wear into WearOS. big whoop.


https://wearos.google.com/


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Thursday, March 08, 2018

SQL Server – Check Index Fragmentation on ALL Indexes in a Database | My Adventures in Coding

SQL Server – Check Index Fragmentation on ALL Indexes in a Database | My Adventures in Coding: "Check Index Fragmentation on ALL Indexes in a Database"



I found this quite useful. Only thing I wish I had taken a before screenshot before rebuilding the indexes using Ola Hallgren scripts.



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Monday, February 26, 2018

Carnival Legend: How to make cruises great again

Carnival Legend: How to make cruises great again:



Dear Scott,



 I believe your opinion of Carnival is gravely misplaced.



 Personally, I can think of plenty of other things worse than a cruise holiday.  I travelled on the Carnival Spirit last year and I did not find our family of 5 packed into like sardines at all. I found my holiday pleasant and the staff friendly and the island hopping was a fantastic experience.



I travelled safe and sound throughout my whole holiday. Yes, I had seen plenty of news reports about gastro outbreaks on cruise ships. I must have been one of the lucky ones that escaped without a gastro incident just like the 1000's of others that travelled with me last year. 



I've also been to Airlie Beach and I can see the two holidays are completely different and simply can't be related to anything but saying they are both holidays.. one is mostly on land where the other is mostly on the sea.



During my travels with Carnival, I found most people nice and friendly or had travelled from overseas just to cruise. Most of the time it was just families, couples and singles wanting to have a good time and create some great memories.



Simply put if you get on a ship looking for a fight you shouldn't be there in the first place. but unfortunately, there will be dickheads no matter where we go on this planet.



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