Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Problems Activating and Updating Windows 7 behind an Endian Firewall

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I have had problems Activating and Updating Windows 7.

I have an Endian firewall appliance.

The main error I was getting was 0×80072EFD – unable to connect.

For me, the solution (after hours of heartache) was simple:

Go into Control Panel / Network and Internet / Internet Options / Connections tab / LAN Settings,

UNTICK “Automatically detect settings” and press OK.

Activation then works.

Updates then work perfectly.

Sorry – I’m not sure why this happens. I suspect it’s a bug in Endian version 2.2 which is fixed in later a version, probably relating to the internal Endian Proxy server which in my case is disabled anyway.

I hope this helps someone.

Many thanks to my son, Lachlan, who also had this problem, and figured out how to fix it after several days of heartache.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

ObSrv Performance Improvements

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I’ve improved the load speed of the ObSrv home page. Sometimes it would take a long time to load.

I’ve also improved the speed of the image feeds. It still can be sluggish at times – that’s because it’s heavily used, but to counteract this, the Image Feed will ignore requests from the same computer if they come more frequently than about once every 3 or 4 seconds.

For most people this won’t be a problem, and the only time you really notice delays on the Image Feed is if you try and display it in your browser.

If site performance is still an issue for you, please let me know.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Around Pine Rivers

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Here’s a brief description of each of the photos in the “Around Pine Rivers” theme for iGoogle.

If you’ve got any suggestions, corrections or improvements, please let me know.

Click on the images for a larger view.

Bells Scrub

Bell’s Scrub is the only remaing parcel of virgin lowland vine rainforest in the Pine Rivers district.


Bray Road Sunset

Bray Road Eucalypts

Bray Road Sunset

Bray Road Eucalypts

Some of the stunning late afternoon views in my street.


North Pine River

Fleeting glimpses of childhood on the North Pine River.


Christmas Beetle

Christmas Beetle.


Wikipedia Article:

Lightning Over Lawnton

Lightning in the Gum Trees.


Ebert Grape Vine

Ebert Family Vineyard.


Steven Lawn Park

Stephen Lawn Park.


Lake Samsonvale

Lake Samsonvale.


Wikipedia article:

South Pine River

South Pine River near the site of the old Normanby Rum Distillery.


Yebri Creek

Yebri Creek.


North Pine River

Sunset on the North Pine River.


Lake Kurwongbah

Lake Kurwongbah.


Here’s a wikipedia article: