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DNS and more VPN woes

DNS and more VPN woes

Reading Time: 2 minutesRecently, I have been having trouble with my internet service. Twice a day, I was kept disconnected from the Internet. Each time I checked using Windows Live Messenger’s troubleshooter, it was the DNS (Domain Name System) that caused the trouble. There was nothing much that I could do, except to keep flushing my DNS settings. Which did not do much good anyway. The workaround? OpenDNS. Honestly, I never did care much about DNS even though I know how important it…

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VPN woe

VPN woe

Reading Time: 1 minuteBeing a relatively new operating system, Windows 7 has a lot of software that are not compatible to run with. And it so happens that a crucial software, Cisco VPN Client that they offer is not workable. I tried using the VPN client that is embedded into the OS, but it could not work. I did not have the secret key and I doubt that the IT department is willing to give the secret key away so freely. After trawling…

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Helping Chile & Haiti

Helping Chile & Haiti

Reading Time: 2 minutesBefore the dust can settle on Haiti’s earthquake disaster , Mother Nature unleashed her fury yet again.This time, it is an 8.8 magnitude on the Richter Scale. With death toll in the hundreds from the Chile quake, we are fortunate enough not to have major tsunamis striking the countries that are in the Pacific Ocean region. Do your part in the humanitarian efforts. One way is to donate money to the American Red Cross society’s International Response Fund: You can help the victims of…

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