Just another BSA's rant about so called "easy"

. Monday, April 28, 2014
0 comments

After only 3 years break - I need another public rant is in order

Nothing drives me off the wall faster than someone none IT asks me to do something and adds - it's very easy. Especially then I never done it or very rarely do that.

If its so easy, why the heck you ask me to do it?? Do it yourselves - I am no longer bored - far from it...

The worst part is in fact the "application" I was a bunch of complex scripts wrapped around an semi-amateur made executable package.

Does this sounds "easy" to you yet? Now lets throw in the fact the installer is officially no longer supports windows XP, which most of our office pc's still running.

Of course it wasn't smooth and I had to do it several times till the installer started to run clearly and the end it worked as it should. Remember I just said - the OS I am installing it on XP is not officially supported?

Never truly easy and like always the devil is in the details and users often always will forget that.

F/S: NEC MultiSync LCD2080UX 20" White S-IPS Monitor 1600x1200

. Tuesday, August 16, 2011
0 comments

Details here : http://forums.audioholics.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75573

How to fix June 7/2011–VLK Windows XP Activation Issue – Clock sync Error

. Tuesday, June 7, 2011
0 comments

This is borderline genius – Just turn the date one day earlier to June 6th and try activation again. After successful activation change the date back to 7th….

Thanks to Engless777 from Microsoft forums…

DIY NAS Update - $1050 for 16 TB (RAW)

. Monday, November 15, 2010
0 comments

$1050 for 16tb NAS


I been a bad boy and hasn’t posted anything useful for quite a while but I promised someone I’d do it and since hard drives prices recent prices reduction it seems  good time to post an update and some explanations.
First on additional SATA controller – To function correctly it’ll probably need firmware upgrade as described in Newegg customer feedback.
Second Regarding : Hard drives – Unfortunately these amazing mammoths of  storage aren’t really designed for any serious Raid usage, however their power savings could still used as an advantage in home media server, where performance isn’t main concern.
UnRaid – Is relatively new technology which could be perfect to be utilized in combination with green drives and it writes data without stripping to single drive and one more drive for parity. As advantage you get signle drive failure redundant and power savings (drives not used in write/read aren’t spinned-up. Cons are slower performance and slow array rebuild.
Software isn’t free and you’d need to get Pro version which costs now $110 (provide your own flash drive)
If you feel you still want to use regular Raid-5/Raid-Z arrays – FreeNAS (Free), however you’d want to extend the disk park idle time to hour or so by using WDIDLE3 tool. TLER couldn’t be anymore, however there are plenty of positive reviews of Tler-less drives working in software raid arrays.
Good luck.
Qty. Image Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
1 HEC Blitz Black Steel Edition ATX Mid Tower Computer Chassis Gaming Case w/ Front Blue LED 120mm Fan & Top 120mm Fan
HEC Blitz Black Steel Edition ATX Mid Tower Computer Chassis Gaming Case w/ Front Blue LED 120mm Fan & Top 120mm Fan
Model #:66RCBB
Item #:N82E16811121096
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$64.99 -$25.00 Instant $39.99
8 Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:WD20EARS
Item #:N82E16822136514
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$99.99   $799.92
1 ECS A780GM-M3 AM2+/AM3 AMD 780G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
ECS A780GM-M3 AM2+/AM3 AMD 780G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Model #:A780GM-M3
Item #:N82E16813135233
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate
$64.99 -$15.00 Instant $49.99
1 hec Zephyr MX-750 750W Continuous @ 40°C ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified  Active PFC HYBRID-SLI Power Supply
hec Zephyr MX-750 750W Continuous @ 40°C ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified Active PFC HYBRID-SLI ...
Model #:Zephyr MX-750
Item #:N82E16817339002
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$99.99 -$30.00 Instant $69.99
1 Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT12864AA800
Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT12864AA800
Model #:CT2KIT12864AA800
Item #:N82E16820148163
Return Policy:Memory Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$39.99 -$5.00 Instant $34.99
1 AMD Sempron 140 Sargas 2.7GHz Socket AM3 45W Single-Core Processor SDX140HBGQBOX
AMD Sempron 140 Sargas 2.7GHz Socket AM3 45W Single-Core Processor SDX140HBGQBOX
Model #:SDX140HBGQBOX
Item #:N82E16819103698
Return Policy:CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock
$32.99   $32.99
1 SYBA SD-LP-PEX2IR PCI Express Low Profile SATA II (3.0Gb/s) Controller Card
SYBA SD-LP-PEX2IR PCI Express Low Profile SATA II (3.0Gb/s) Controller Card
Model #:SD-LP-PEX2IR
Item #:N82E16816124017
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$21.99   $21.99
Subtotal: $1,049.86

New Egg shared wish list

WYSE – Worst Customer service EVER!

. Tuesday, October 26, 2010
0 comments

GGGGRRRRR!!!
In my day job – Sysadmin I do come across tech support frequently but the Wise guys really drive me nuts !!!! The first tech to answer the phone (after 10 hold) was complete retard and quickly escalated my seemingly simple issue to tech level 2.

Then asked when I should get reply from “level 2” –24 to 48 hours !!! O_O !!!
During the early hours morning next day I got email stating my ticket status is now “waiting for customer” ???

I assumed I got early phone call – level two tech was trying to reach me ? No such luck.

The wise guys used their online ticket status tool to ask me few support questions… Basically an online forum support ??

Who the f-k they think I am ? This is not evaluation unit – Fully paid off hardware, software (TCX) and even maintenance (? - Support ) for It – and all we get I OFFLINE, Once a day support chat? By this rate the simple issue will be resolved by next coming.

RRRRRR !!!! I SWEAR – NEVER AGAIN !!! F.U. WYSE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[/RANT] Sorry

Update:
It took almost week until this simple issue was resolved by surprising call with PRE-SALES engineer.
He barely gave me half an hour but it was fruitful enough to get me going. Still far from optimal.