Systems Administration

I want to buy a coffee with an app – how hard can it be?

The Register - 2 hours 4 min ago
Mindlessly self-indulgent app developers have a laugh at our expense

Something for the Weekend, Sir? I can't get it up. Give me a few moments and I'll try again. Yes, I have tried rubbing it but thanks for the suggestion. What's that? I'm grasping it too firmly? Or I'm flashing in the wrong direction? Tell you what, I'll keep fiddling with it while you satisfy one of your other customers.…

SnapGene 4.2.5 - Molecular biology software.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 2 hours 14 min ago

SnapGene offers the fastest and easiest way to plan, visualize, and document your molecular biology procedures. The streamlined interface supports a range of cloning and PCR manipulations. Thanks to SnapGene Viewer, the files can be shared with colleagues around the world.

Pricing varies with usage, license type, and the number of seats, as can be seen here.

Version 4.2.5: New Functionality
  • Added Accuris DNA Ladders. (Requested by Matthias Hamdorf)
  • Added GenDEPOT DNA Ladders. (Requested by Joseph Lancman)
  • Added support for batch converting FASTQ files.(Requested by Novozymes)
  • Added a check mark in the Enzymes view pull-down menu to indicate when enzymes are sorted by location or distance from the selection.
  • Improved the placement of tooltips for amino acids in translated features. (Requested by John Murray)
  • Reduced the minimum allowed primer Tm to 10°C. (Requested by Paula Patterson)
  • Ensured that rapid consecutive Return button presses will not cause instability or appearance of multiple copies of a dialog. (Reported by Marcy Patrick)
  • Improved the import of primers copied from other programs such as Excel. (Reported by Inna Zukher and Nick Martin)
  • Fixed a stability issue when pasting content copied from Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer. (Reported by Novozymes)
  • Improved the horizontal placement of linear map labels when exporting high-DPI images. (Reported by Mily Ron)
  • Ensured that the selection is preserved when duplicating lanes amplified by PCR in the Simulate Agarose Gel dialog. (Reported by Carles Alvarez)
  • Prevented triggering of the top left hot corner on macOS when switching to Features or Primers view.(Reported by Sadik)
  • Improved the opening of SeqBuilder Pro files. (Requested by Christopher Skrodzki, Linas Padegimas, and others)
  • Prevented a hang that occurred in some circumstances when simulating an agarose gel by amplifying fragments with manually specified primers. (Reported by Ryan Schulze)
  • Fixed an issue with storing ancestors in the history when simulating a procedure. (Reported by Nelson Cole)
  • Ensured that the Gateway LR Cloning dialog always recognizes a valid set of templates for recombination. (Reported by Georg Huber)
  • Ensured that "Replace Original with Aligned" works as intended, even with unsaved files. (Reported by Lauri Lintott)
  • Configured files in a collection to be marked as unsaved after replacing code numbers.
  • Improved the replacement of feature names in collections.
  • Improved stability when saving an alignment after the Description is modified.
  • Fixed an issue with displaying or editing the Description in a collection overview.
  • Improved auto-population of the registration dialog for IP-based licenses.
  • Ensured the reliable display of custom colors in Sequence view.
  • Enabled the opening of text files with macOS traditional line endings.
  • Prevented the Choose Enzymes dialog from being shown twice when using the pull-down menu in Enzymes view.
  • Fixed an issue with using Enzymes → Choose Enzymes from the Browse Common Features dialog.
  • Ensured that the Close button is enabled in various modal dialogs on Windows.
  • Fixed a recent regression with showing run-on translations in Sequence View.
  • Made various other stability improvements.
  • Configured ancestors that are not embedded and thus not cannot be resurrected to be shown in black rather than blue in History view.
  • Improved the display of closely labeled enzymes, features, and primers in linear maps.
  • Improved performance on Windows when saving changes to files.

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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SnapGene Viewer 4.2.5 - View richly annotated sequence files.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 2 hours 31 min ago

SnapGene Viewer is a versatile tool for creating and sharing richly annotated sequence files. It opens many common file formats.

Version 4.2.5: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Is there some new crypto virus going around that I don't know about?

Sysadmin - 2 hours 33 min ago

I work for a managed service provider. In the last week we've had five separate clients brick their terminal servers with crypto. Is there a new virus going around or am I just lucky?

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Does anyone run Windows server 2016 as a domain controller on Vmware?

Sysadmin - 2 hours 38 min ago


if Yes, could you share your tips for that and what the issue i might face in future, coz I'm planning to run WS on VM for DC and i need some advice and know the good way for backup, DNS, DHCP and security

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How do I efficiently back up and restore MySQL databases?

Sysadmin - 2 hours 41 min ago

I am of course aware of mysqldump. I have several very large databases which takes forever to back up and even longer to restore. Since the databases are in a PROD environment, I need to find a solution to do this faster and more efficient. I have not yet had any luck with finding anything that seems like a sure thing.

What do you, sysadmins of Reddit, recommend? Methods/software?

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GraphicConverter 10.6.4 - $39.95

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 2 hours 43 min ago

GraphicConverter is an all-purpose image-editing program that can import 200 different graphic-based formats, edit the image, and export it to any of 80 available file formats.

The high-end editing tools are perfect for graphic manipulation as well as the ability to use Photoshop-compatible plug-ins. It offers batch-conversion capabilities, a slide-show window, batch rename, batch and individual editing of metadata (EXIF, IPTC, XMP) and so much more.

Version 10.6.4: New features:
  • Mojave (10.14) dark mode support
Updated features:
  • localizations improved
  • enlarged path field in find duplicates dialog
  • added direct transitions access to select slideshow folder dialog
  • frame option in text palette
  • added arrow down to advance in slideshow
  • added profile support to PDF import
  • added support for import of IFF files with mask field
  • import/export of HEIC with multiple images
  • Mojave (10.14) compatibility fixes
Bug fixes:
  • roll-back to libraw 0.18.13 due a multithreading bug in libraw 0.19
  • fixed change flag bug during editing of alpha channel
  • workaround for QCView bug under Mojave (10.14)
  • fixed a possible crash with some special NEFs
  • fixed a bug in the ratio display
  • fixed UTF8 issue with inverse geocoding

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Long Press of headphone button when phone is asleep?

Hi all,

I am trying to figure out if I can use the long press of my wired headphone button as a trigger when the phone is asleep.

When the phone is awake, a long press of that button brings up Google Assistant. When the phone is asleep, a long press does nothing. If music is playing, a quick press of the button toggles the pause of the music when the phone is both asleep and awake.

Is this possible?

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Curiosity's computer silent on science, baffling boffins

The Register - 2 hours 45 min ago
Robot is 'responsive' but for some reason it can't transmit science data

Since last weekend, an as-yet-undiagnosed glitch in the Mars Curiosity Rover has baffled boffins at NASA.…

Rocket.Chat 2.13.3 - Web chat server.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 2 hours 53 min ago

Rocket.Chat+ is a Web chat server, developed in JavaScript, using the Meteor full-stack framework. It is a great solution for communities and companies wanting to privately host their own chat service or for developers looking forward to build and evolve their own chat platforms. With Rocket.Chat+, you can send group message, send 1:1 message, share files, integrate with your favorite products, and more!

  • Free Open Source software
  • Hassle-free MIT license
  • BYOS (bring your own server)
  • Multiple rooms
  • Direct Messages
  • Private groups
  • Public channels
  • Desktop and mobile notifications
  • Edit and delete sent messages
  • Mentions
  • Avatars
  • Markdown
  • Emojis
  • Transcripts / history
  • File upload / sharing
  • I18n - [internationalization with Lingohub]
  • Hubot-friendly - [Hubot integration project]
  • Media embeds
  • Link previews
  • LDAP authentication
  • REST-full APIs
  • Remote-location video monitoring
  • Native cross-platform desktop application

Version 2.13.3:
  • Toggled tray icon notifications are lost
  • Tray icon toggle crashes

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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SimpleDigitalLocomotive - Control model railways (beta).

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 2 hours 57 min ago

SimpleDigitalLocomotive is intended to control digital model railway locomotives and function models via the serial port (RS.422 (or RS.232 via USB)) or Ethernet port of an Apple Mac running OS X 10.3.9 / 10.4.11 / 10.5.2 / 10.6.1 / 10.7.0 /10.8.2 or newer. It can control digital model railway locomotives, function models and accessories via serial ports on a Mac.

Supported digital central units: Märklin Interface 6050 or 6051 (or compatible devices, so-called P50-syntax-compatible devices), Intellibox-1 (classic IB with serial port; or compatible devices, so-called P50X-syntax-compatible devices), Twin-Center 6802, EasyControl (tested only via serial port), the old Selectrix interface (only SX1-bus), Märklin CS1 60212 and CS1Rel., ECoS, Märklin CS2 60213, 60214, 60215 or newer, CC-Schnitte v2.0 (it is recommended to use the D2XX-driver).

In most cases, to make this program work on modern Macs, you need an USB-to-serial converter. And some units can be connected via Ethernet. SimpleDigitalLocomotive does support both situations.

Note: Though the system requirements state that the minimum version of OS X for SDL-X is OS X 10.4, there is a PowerPC version of the application included in the download.

  • CS2/CC-Schnitte syntax: added some modern Geraetekenner-codes.
  • M4 CV-prog: added motor type 8.
  • M4 CV-prog: added Spielewelt cabs: 6, 34, 61.
  • M4 CV-prog: debugged "select all" of firmware table and of all root info tables.
  • M4 CV-prog: recognizing new styles of legacy and output-config CVs, and analyzing them correctly (mSD3 firmware
  • M4 CV-prog: scrollbars added to legacy page panels.
  • M4 CV-prog: added analyzing telemetry CVs.
  • M4 CV-prog: recognizing energy and SUSI-CV sections, but not analyzing them.
  • Stopwatch: added saving sensors to Preferences.

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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GPO neither applied nor filtered

Sysadmin - 3 hours 12 min ago

So, I have this issue where i have a GPO linked to a OU with RDS Servers in it. the only setting in this particular GPO is folder redirection in the user context. Security Filter has only one group in it of which the user is a member. Delegation settings are OK (group can read and apply and is not denied through any other group). GPO is active.

However when running gpresult /r the GPO doesnt show up at all. its not apllied but also not filtered. Its as if the GPO doesnt exist.

What is happening here?

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AD acting funny.. and not haha funny.

Sysadmin - 3 hours 15 min ago

I'm only help desk so AD and administration of the domain controllers is beyond my pay grade but there seems to be something a bit weird going on with our AD - when I went to open a user profile I got a message 'Windows cannot access object %peanut1% because: The trust relationship between the primary domain and the trusted domain failed.' It only happened the once and I can now access the object again but just for some context our primary domain controller fell over yesterday, it was brought back up and all seemed fine but should I be worried getting an error like this? Our infra team are all off on annual leave today... of course.

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IBM Domino - last user access.

Sysadmin - 3 hours 32 min ago

Hi folks,

we are currently in the middle of migrating to exchange. Everything good so far. We'd also like to tidy out some old mailboxes. is there a option in IBM Domino to see the last time someone tried to get emails from a mailbox?

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SerialMailer 8.0.3 - Create personalized email newsletters.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 3 hours 32 min ago

SerialMailer lets you add personalized details to your mass email messages. Give each message a custom name, order number, or even attachment. Engage your customers and colleagues, or show your friends and family that you care -- when it comes to bulk email messages, a touch of personality goes a long way! Take the headache out of mass emailing with SerialMailer.

Version 8.0.3:
  • Supports Mojave dark mode.
  • Opening SerialMailer 7 documents failed if inserted image files could no longer be found. Fixed.

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Spent your week box-ticking? It can't be as bad as the folk at this firm

The Register - 3 hours 35 min ago
Biz decides it's cheaper to bring in minimum wage jockey than fix database

On-Call Friday has rolled around, regular as clockwork, and we celebrate the end of the week in the time-honoured way: On-Call, our regular column for techies to vent about frustrations from days gone by.…

Changing the behavior of the power button

I bought tasker recently and I tested simple tasks like turning on wifi at a certain time or changing the display timeout for certain apps. So far it's pretty neat.

My power button is a bit buggy lately and sometimes pressing it once will trigger two presses, so the screen will turn on/off again... I was wondering if it's possible to change the behavior of the button so that the phone ignores a second press if the first press was done X ms ago. I think this is probably possible with root tools, but I'd rather not root because for now I don't really need it for other stuff, and this isn't a huge problem anyways. Has anyone tried something similar using tasker (or something similar)?

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QQ 6.5.1 - Connect to the Chinese social network.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 3 hours 37 min ago

QQ connects you to over 600 million Chinese QQ members and many of your favorite websites and useful tools. It's the best place to stay in touch with friends and make new ones.

Version 6.5.1:
  • Improve audio and video call stability
  • Optimize file message reply experience
  • Fixed occasional problems and improved stability

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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PDFOutliner 1.4 - Embed a table of contents in PDF files.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 3 hours 46 min ago

PDFOutliner can auto-magically add a table of contents (TOC) to your PDF. Use powerful tools to quickly build and edit a TOC.

Use PDFOutliner to:

  • Add a TOC to PDFs exported by
  • Clean up messy TOC provided by PDF's original publisher
  • Organize multipage scanned documents in a PDF
  • Build a TOC for a PDF built from scanned or OCR pages

Version 1.4:

Note: The downloadable demo is version 1.4; the version available for purchase on the Mac App Store is version 1.5.

  • New application icon
  • Generates accurate TOC links on page
  • Drag and drop PDF text directly into TOC hierarchy
  • Drag and drop any target on PDF page to TOC
  • Customizable toolbar with more icons and commands
  • New manual on 7 ways to edit TOC in PDFOutliner
  • PDF version compatibility checks
  • App sandboxed, runs on OS X 10.6-10.8
  • Bug fixes for moving TOC items using Option+arrow keys

  • OS X 10.6.8 or later

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