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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

AVG 2011 problems...

Hey People, its been a while..well, I am back and here to stay( Welcome back..welcome back..welcome baaaack)...AVG being one of the most reliable with  FREE anti Virus available, with the 2011 version  out already,makes it number 1 anti virus mostly downloaded.Well this time round they did a bad job..apparently this Version makes computers to flood websites with unnecessary HTTP requests and in many cases prevents users from properly using their browsers.


 

Most users who have already installed it in their computers and have complined there browsers to shurt down unexpectdly and lose some information..well the remedy is obvoiously to uninstall it and install the old version and wait till they solve this.

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Google shutting down one of its app by end year...

Google Wave by end of 2010 it will be no more, most people haven't even realize its existence and is being axed..or is it people are too dummies to use it and thus those signed up to use it droped using it trigerring a mass withdrawal from it? In my opinion. I advice google not to shut it down complitely only put a pause on it as this is future of comunication, its just that the technology came too quickly and many users couldnt understand it to use it, with time it would pick up. blame it on Face book, twitter,msn, yahoo messenger and myspace..dominating internet communications.

So what is Google wave,..Google wave is a web-based service, computing platform, and communications protocol designed to merge e-mail, instant messaging, wikis, and social networking, all into one platform. Here you can chat REAL TIME with friends, check mail and network..You can also do daily planing for your meetings and activities in line for the day. To me, it is something that will help people balance their time spent on chatting and plans made for the day.. Trust me, people especially young people have been caught up spending long hours twitting forgetting to sturdy for their exam, or spend quality time with friends and family or complete some task..

Furthermore the people who designed Google Maps, the brothers( Jens and Lars Rasmussen) were the ones behind this. Meaning this is something..Google don't shut it down, improve it and that's iTkenyait.

For more information and registering to use it before it is shut down, hey by the way, you joining or signing up may give Google a second thought and maintain it..Common guyz..

Go here...Google Wave 

Have a nice weekend all..

Friday, July 30, 2010

Rich Dad, Poor Dad...........

Now this is where all my time has been swallowed into, I don't want anything to die out like the way vuvuzelas are doing so i took some time and let myself learn, you see most everything have been said, that Information is Power, heck..we are in information Age...iTkenya is in Information Technology, Well all the social network around, have one common goal..Information Sucking Technique(I.S.T),,this is where all humans minds, ideas, habits are taken and with information comes out product ideas, marketing strategies, Resultant 'In thing' music, products/services, in thing everything i tell you, nway thats my pespective...go here for more 171 million Facebook Accounts for download and here http://www.pcworld.com/article/202126/100m_facebook_profiles_now_available_for_download.html

Rich Dad, Poor Dad is an eye opener book about becoming Rich and enjoying life as it was meant to be, i have read it and would like to share it with you my dear loyal friends  maybe you have read it, and if you lost it, then here is another chance

One paragraph that rely inspired me.....

"...Many of you were given two great gifts: your mind and your time. It is up to you to do what you please with both. with each dollar bill that enters your hand, you and only you have the power to determine your destiny, Spend it foolishly, you choose to be poor Spend it on liabilities, you join the middle class, Invest it in your mind and learn how to acquire assets and you will be choosing wealth as your goal and your future. The choice is yours and only yours. Every day with every dollar, you decide to be rich, poor or middle class..."

Download the whole book below

Thank you

Enjoy your weekend


Thursday, July 1, 2010

BEWARE ON DELL COMPUTERS...........

Hi all..i have been down some past days but i am back on track now and planning to update regularly my blog. Truly it is not easy to update the sites like daily or every hour, you need to have topics, touch real issues and find a way to keep your readers glued on your blog. as much as I try to find loyal readers, daily life too has its plans and hey God too... so you just have to keep on going, i know one time when more word will be on the street about iTkenya then yeah...Enough said.

Dell have been on the news lately on some fault they had on their machines, apparently some students subjected the computers to some maths and the thing went dead..How can you give some instruction on computer( we are talking about dell) and then they go numb, can happen if there is a  hardware faultiness after long use, but well the machines had to be taken to the Dell company and some manufacturer faults were found..now the dell company are on their toes.

so if you want to buy a dell machine or like you are going to do now, i suggest you put it on hold till this story is resolved.

For more go http://www.linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2010-07-01-002-35-NW-BZ


Happy birthday Veena, you are Love. wish you Enough.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Get rid of that Computer Junks with Camara

I know most people have accumilated electronic junks and are looking for ways to dispose off them and sometimes get stack.


Below is an  update i got that may help and i want to share with you and give you a chance to clean that dark locked room.

"Hi Everyone,

Allow me to introduce Camara Education who are in the process of
partnering with NEMA to deal with e-waste in the country. 10% of
Camara's work is to bring in hardware to assist in delivering
education to schools and it was very easy to collect Camara donated
computers which had become obsolete and ethically dispose them by
shipping some parts to our partners in South Africa and Singapore.
Having received some little capital from a Hardware manufacturer, we
are now collecting anything electronic which is dead, broken,
unusable/usable and even burnt.

We will be giving a small incentive/amount for big quantities and we
are not charging anything for companies who want to dispose there
equipment. We will also be destroying data on hard drives using 'US
DoD 5220.22M' standards for free and thereafter will be issuing a
certificate for companies which will be stamped by NEMA to acknowledge
there environmental responsibility by ethically disposing off
electronic waste.

We have acquired an 8000sqft facility in Mombasa for e-waste
processing and our processes and standards are very open to the public
for purposes of education and hopefully we will be certified to ISO
14001 in the next 12 months.

We are therefore open to business and partnerships to all stakeholders.

Kindly, contact me for any further information or if you have any
quantities for collection.


Kind Regards,"

Wilson Bandi.


He can be reached through bandson67@gmail.com .


Have a lucky Thursday 

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Kenya Interactive TV....




Yes..thats it..you interact with your Television..Say stories, chat and vote YES or No to competitions on screen with you remote( you don't have to send that sms to KTN, NTV on their debate during prime time news), you are watching football, Papa Shirandula and you don't want to experience any commercial brake well, you disable this options on your TV and that Detol Kid wont pop again,,u enjoy the whole program without interruption, You want to go to the Loo and you don't want to miss a thing,your phone is ringing and you don't want to miss a Love Spell Scene well, put a Pause on the Live program, take that call as long as you want, go to the Loo..heck you can even take a trip Isiolo and come back some time later and press play to continue watching your program... Folks, that is what we call Interactive TV.


You have experience the power of Fiber Optic, now you are going to experience the power of TV. You thought PC and Laptop is Cool with internet in them. well here comes Interactive TV to Kenyans. Other countries and some peeps have it on their PVR or line of broadcast, but due to the introduction of Digital Tv in kenya these is the next big thing and everyone will enjoy it, interest you.. Put on your sit-belts and take a rid with me...


What is interactive tv?

Interactive TV (iTV) is any television with what is called a “return path”. Information flows not only from broadcaster to viewer( many people think this is so), but also back from viewer to broadcaster.


Advantage of Interactive tv?

Viewers take control on what to watch, what not to watch..i.e the Broadcast doesn't control you on what you want to watch, giving you a list of programs dates and time to watch, you the viewer will have power to view what you want and what you don't want. Get to record program, and Pause Live coverage.


Designers, Developers, Marketers,  it is now time to make money through coming up with various macmemende staffs, local programs, animations, and Talk Shows. This is so, because the space given to broadcastors is huge...take adventage, they will be wanting something for the viewers and yes,,,LOCAL CONTENT IS MUCH BEING RECOMMENDED..Before I forgot..Google Tv..is coming up.( if anything interest google, i get intrested.)


Why now ?

So that the government, hospital, fire departments, police can  take up the analog space and use it for their comunication without interferences ( hackers like to tap on these communication lines). It is now because there is too much competition for the space and  yes for security reason( we don't want to let what happen in 2007/8 happen again)


Food For Thought

If interactive TV information flows from the viewer to the broadcaster, does it mean the viewer is getting spied upon?


Enjoy you weekend



Friday, May 28, 2010

CrossLoop's 10 Millionth Session ...


iTkenya today is sharing CrossLoop information to those(like me) who have ventured into online business of solving I.T related problems and also to others whom want to provide this service remotely( sitting on their home/office computer and be able to connect to their client globally and get paid solving software related problems, be it Data recovery, Desktop support, training, software repair..e.t.c)
 
Lets explore..What is CrossLopp?
Is a software that you install in your computer and to your clients at different locations(  they can install it themselves by u sending them the crossloop software link). This will enable you to live take control of this machine when connected over internet at your work point and you get to work on the client machine remotley. It gives you the screen shot of the client  machine and you can use your keyboard, mouse, installed application, diagonis discs on your computer to solve the client issue.

Whats the best Part?
The best part is, you get paid doing it. As you register with CrossLoop Company( its free unless u want to be platinum....am free registered and its working for me tho offline at the moment) you fill in forms and ways you want to be paid. 

The Challenge?
Internet here in Kenya is still expensive, hence working remotely especially solving issues that chew time over network( like server issues) with a client on WAN is costly. Good news is fiber optic entrance in Kenya, will reduce cost on this.The increase of internet speed will make remote solving of I.T Issues done faster hence increas of the service demand.

CrossLoop Promotion- Good offer read on
The company has reached its 10 million session target since it was launched and users( even u if u register now you can win) are being rewarded( a winner will be randomly picked) and win a trip to Montrey USA.
He/She will:
  • Round-trip Airfare to Monterey
  • Take a flight around Monterey with CrossLoop’s founder Tom Rolander
  • Two nights stay at the Monterey Plaza Hotel (located in Cannery Row)
  • Apple’s new iPad 
For More on the Promotion go here

Conclusion


I believe in working remotely, this saves time and energy that can be directed elsewhere,  reduction on traveling cost and the beauty in it is that you are able to reach different people at different location and help them without moving an inch from your office.. I seriously encourage kenyans to venture into this kind of stuffs and take advantage of fiber optic speeds and its already wide spread installation in Kenya. Remember Kenya is growing BIG, we should not remain behind and just cheer when M.J Safcom succeed with his moon dancing !!, he has found his Niche, where is yours? well... itkenya it.

For more on this topic go below

Its Friday, Be Good

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Computer/Laptop/ Smart phone... Data Security.....Do iT Yourself


Today i woke up feeling happy and repeatedly told myself.." i need to get a Range( not just a range, something powered by microcomputers, driven by remote and protected by Steel...i have worked so hard, smart and keeping it simple....what should stop me from getting one?"..nothing is going to but my pockets will, heck, i need to have a house( not just a house..something white house Bill Gates type with Richard Bronson island, combined) of my own, before i drive home from my company( not just a company, but a cooperate that helps the poor and succeeds my plans)....and for this, i got to work even harder, smarter..and keeping it simple. Plus..every decision and steps taken must be worked out with the love of my life, my Angel. Such a beauty, supportive Lady, i am glad to have her.

iTkenya is on personal computer safety today.

How safe is you data: in your home laptops, computers/ flash disk,. Smart phone.How safe is that well drafted business plan/proposal protected ?, those pictures, architectural designs/sketches and yes that coded software design in the making? Not forgetting money making ideas / Business formula saved on your smart phone. still wondering? well ask yourself, why did Obama's Phone and now David Cameron, has to be taken by the Government intelligent security personals and be redesigned with inclusion of high tech security features before giving them back.

Well here is DO IT YOU SELF and protect your information
  • To protect from computer/Laptop being stolen at your home office, buy computer/laptop locks that will physically safe guard this machines.
  • Always password protect your document on save
  • Always change your computer/document password within three months ( this one makes hacking tools unworkable as tracing the password becomes a hustle)
  • Remember there are windows password reset tools free on line that can override you log-in windows password so to be safe install Folder Lock to protect your important folders on flash disk and on machines.
  • Always have two log-in identities on your machines for all users and yours ,for purpose of privacy and data security. Make your user account private.
  • Buy an external hard drive (pocket size) that you can easily keep it on your safe, for data security reason and backup.
  • Remember to weekly unplug your computers off the internet, Local Area Network and do a virus scan on your computer.
  • For Smart phone users, well simply don't store formulas in there unless its obamarated. (remember the Sean Paul case,,where he lost his phone with composed lyrics in them ...).if you do..immediately transfer it to your secure laptop when you have access to it . Remember those network providers can access your phone just like that and yes..hackers are on the loose and blue tooth does the remote control trick and steals your phone information..keep it safe..itkenya it.

For more information

Computer/ Laptop Locks
User privacy
Folder lock


Thank you.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Best Part..Reduce IT Cost in your organisation- Hiring an IT Man


It’s challenging to write especially with this light headache, but it’s been long. so i have to pen it down and give you the best medicine in IT cost cutting in terms of hiring IT Stuff, Here it is

· Get a qualified IT with a one year experience on the same field
· During the interview make sure u have IT Experts/Personnel to carry out most of the interview questions
· Once you narrowed to the one you need, sign them on a contract of like 3 years
· Take him/her to training to be able to meet the needs of the organization
· Acquire Macintosh computers instead of Windows based computer

iTkenya, whats the advantage?
The advantage is, 1 year IT person experience makes these person hungry for IT Experiences in-terms of software development, troubleshooting and installation. This is the best time to get this talent at its metamorphosis stage and turn him into you butterfly. Advantage? Easy to convince him to accept the salary package being given provided he knows what he is getting into will nature and explore his career and that’s when you need an IT Expert ( 5 + more years experience)to carry the interview. He will ask him/her factitious questions that will keep the interviewee in check hence in the end the organization gets a qualified person. After you get your IT Man, put him on contract, this bound him to you and that’s when you train him/her and own him/her. When you train him/her, you not only empower him with knowledge you are also meeting the organization needs by skilling these person to come up with effective results on areas being assigned.
Acquiring Mac or Linux pc is the best options in terms of cost cutting- they get less in virus infection, IT support on in it in-terms of hardware repair, software repair/installation is minimal…things like data corruption will be unheard of..the whole scenario may look expensive as a start, but in the long run you will have saved much on money that could have been spent on out sourcing IT to which is expensive and sometimes they never finish the job. Like I always say itkenyait, and the job gets done.

Cheers




Tuesday, May 11, 2010

How to reduce IT Cost in your Company..Part 1


In the market today there is a thin line between cheap and expensive...Quality and fake IT gadgets/systems being sold out here and this has lead to companies/persons spending much in finding replacements or getting new equipments and in the end still getting frustrated from the performance of this things and its durability is sometimes questionable. Hiring IT Experts has also become expensive as they want to be paid highly, also, most of them have opted to start there own business because of the increase of the IT Demand in Kenya hence getting a trust qualified one becomes tricky..what if there is a way to by pass this? what if you are sure of what you are buying is what you want and original? what if you can spend little and output it with the best results.

iTkenya is going to give you a little secret, the example today i will use is a printer cartridge/ Tonner/ Ribbon.

HP Printers are in mass here in Kenya therefore automatically its ink replacement becomes in demand, i don’t understand why some hp laser jet printer goes for 8,000/- and its Genuine toner going for 6,000 to 7,000/-( if you are lucky getting a genuine one)..At this point i get people whispering “Riffling the toner saves the day". i disagree...you see when you refill your toner, you make the printer use more energy in printing than it was designed to by the manufacture, hence in the long run, the printer will start to wear off and finally malfunction and that’s when you start to spend on repair and machine parts replacement. What most also people don’t know is that once a tonner has been used, refilling it to use it causes some ink spillage within the printer while printing resulting to spoiling printer parts and dirtying the printer, example of this is when you print a document and you see some lining on the output paper, continuous use of this spoils the printer.

To reduce cost on Printer/parts Replacement, printer service and repair, iTkenyait by;
Buy a genuine cartridge from known IT Certified Shops in town.
Never whatsoever use a refill ink toner/cartridge on a printer.
Always email, Avoid printing unnecessary, you are endangering the environment and also buying Rim Papers is costly.
If it’s a large organization that must print large number of documents ( L.P.Os, invoices, reports e.t.c) buy an Epson Dot-matrix printer( very cost effective there ribbon goes for 800/- and can print quit numbers of document before you replace it), only use HP Laser Jets printers for important reports and HP Photo printers for design work.
Centralize the printers in an area where there are easily accessible by all, this will make users keen on what they are printing and monitoring printer performance by IT Administrators can be easily achieved.

Tomorrow iTkenya will show you how to reduce cost on Hiring IT Experts, don’t miss



Quote of the day:

Don’t wait, make it happen


Monday, May 10, 2010

Magic of a Diagnostic Boot CD


At one time many of you have come across, a hard drive crash, Operating System corruption or systems failures. The scenarios is

You need to access your data to be able to back it up to a storage media be it a flash disk or external hard drive and the hard disk is unreadable hence computer cannot boot, you need to boot your PC and timely secure your data before system changes and the OS wont let you pass the booting screen.
You have a pain in the ass virus infection on your computer and you cannot install any anti-virus to remove the virus, even the best anti-virus( Kaspeskey, Norton/ Semantic, Avast) have failed because each time you launch the program something prevents it to install or scan the hard drive...and your only option is to format the computer or buy another hard drive and reinstall everything(it is a hustle and expensive to acquire all that programs and hard drives).

You may base on recovery software like GET NTFS/FAT tools or Power Data Recovery tool to restore data after a fresh installation but chances are getting that important file, document, mails, are minimal..in fact some recovery comes out with a different file formats to which accessing them takes another long process and eats up on your time.

To professionally achieve the best results, use a Boot-able Recovery CD. Hp and compac companies have there own CD that they use to boot with a returned failed HP PC to monitor hardware and software failures on it. The CD will pin points the failed areas and hence they get fixed. the client if the machine was not on warranty will get a hefty charge upon fixing this, especially if it was a server Machine.

To reduce cost and time spent on this, IT Administrators get a Hirens Boot CD and make things happen.

Some of the Functions of the Hirens Boot CD
  • You can boot with the CD and get to view your desktop/ hard drive to copy that very important file to your external Backup
  • On this Boot CD, there are menu Options that will allow you to run a virus scan and removal on your machine and kill that pain in the ass virus.
  • This Boot CD can regenerate that crushed hard drive, fix bad sectors on it and make that Hard drive perfectly functional again.
  • Within menus, you can repair hard drive partitions, create new hard drive portions and many many other things.
  • You can backup computer drivers for latter use.

Quote of the day
The Strong Survive, the Wise Excel



Friday, May 7, 2010

Social Networks and IT Control


Young and Old, working and hustles, jobless corners and sweet mamas at home..all meet at one point, at the social network i.e face book or twitter.
Here is what everything goes down, from face book fungas to mpango wa kando..you don’t need to know big words to do a kalifonication on anyone you just need a pimped user name, and cocky states updates, the rest, just follow the lead and in no time you will get what you wanted or feared what you can’t get...if you are business man..well here it’s your chance, make pages and advertise on this networks, choose your products wisely and also keep in mind you targeted customers and use this advertising tool well....for Churches, well preach on Brother. Preach on sister, you never know while you are spreading the good news you have prevented someone who almost spread their legs to a stranger......for quote mongers well, come up with you own, but big thanks to you, you get to inspire people and give them hope..and lastly people who are in a committed Relationship, well don’t what’s so ever make judgment or a decision basing on face booking or twittering comments on your partners wall, remember anybody can say anything. So Trust and always be patient

What does iTkenya have to do with social networks?

Well, he is the one that blocks this social networks websites in school, at work area or by request by a parent.
Parents, Employers, teachers are complaining performance output on some particular students, workers, kids effectiveness drops after and during time spent on this social network, with being monitored or not, at a point it is realized time was wasted during the access of this, and we all know, time is money..On the other hands i have seen friends moods change suddenly into a bolo young state and get pissed off after reading a comment or an update while others get a monalisa smile after a sweet pokes, what follows is decrease in customer service, attitude change and poor work input and in the case of monalisa, addiction..Hence less or no input to given assignment and loss of creativity.

To block this social websites you can download available soft-wares like anitporn just by doing a quick search on Google but the effective one that i have tested and use to come to give it a 5 star is Cyberoam Router. IT Administrators, Pissed off Manages,, you can go for this one. This can be acquired from certified IT Shops in town, get IT Guyz/ISP to install it and configured it for you. There you can block unwanted sites or set timers for internet access in your office..I know hackers have done a well job trying to pass this futures but i tell you, with you as the administrators and doing a monitoring check up on reports you will know this and make a timely decision

And those that browse using their phones, well, hard to control this but i tell you once they get there idea what is happening around them, it will decrease unless they want to spend money buying credits

Enjoy your weekend

Software piracy,,,,IT Hustlers


Where you are viewing this, weather in Cybercafes or at home or work area, computer application installed in that machine, 90% is pirated. The Music you are listening to, in your car, as you read this, well, all of them probably most of them you downloaded from a pirated site or got it from a friend who got from a pirate. Question is, how long should this continue, Who is to Blame..

Internet has become the mother of everything where by hackers and IT Hustles have found a sweet home to carry their activites, and this are the culprits,

But what trigers this, i say Clients,,Most of our computer clients do not want to spend heavy on buying softwares for their companies or individual use,reason atiii they are expensive, i ask them why don't they go Linux...Ubuntu..The Open Source Softwares, they pretty work the same, only interest to it its what is needed..so stop the crap of OOOOOO Microsoft is Expensive, Software Companies are Expensive. Here is the truth, when you get not geniune softwares that's when shit happens, first, your computer and systems will be failing periodically, second you will not be knowing this but the maintenance cost in long term is expensive...with time you will be needing the IT Hustles to come and repair it, reinstall them, knowingly or unknowingly..you accept again the pirated software to be installed...and if the Hustler is not doing it professional, data loss occurs and you wonder what went wrong, you wonder you bought a new HP Laptop and after a year BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH occurs, or..i like this one..suddenly your computer goes into unclean shutdowns and on boot up, start up errors and system failure messages pops up the screen and you start experiencing program failures.

My Advice, give to Ceasar what belongs to Ceasar and hustlers what belong to hustlers...by doing this you will help the IT GUY to become innovative and develop softwares to which he will get well paid and you will be relaxing and enjoying working on you machines without getting software or systems headaches

Quote of the Day:

"It's easier for our software to compete with Linux when there's piracy than when there's not.
" Bill Gates

Enjoy your friday and story ya HAPA KULE....WACHAAAA

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

IP Address is Black listed, I want it White listed



I bet most IT Administrators have come across where they get below returned mail error message after sending an email to their business partners or client;

This is the mail system at host mail.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com.

I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could not be delivered to
one or more recipients. It's attached below.

For further assistance, please send mail to postmaster.

If you do so, please include this problem report. You can delete your own
text from the attached returned message.

The mail system

: host extmail.optusnet.com.au[111.11.1111.11] said:
550 5.7.1 . Mail from 55.222.22.218 blocked
using Trend Micro oRBL+. Please see
http://www.mail-abuse.com/cgi-bin/lookup?ip_address=55.222.22.218
(in reply
to RCPT TO command)
*** xxxx@xxxx.com- an example
** 55.222.22.218- an example

When you go to www.mail-abuse.com you will be directed to Trend Micro who owns mail abuse and when you do a look up of the listed ip Address, you will find its there. No matter how many times you try to remove your IP, it won’t go away, Writing to them still doesn’t help. This is when you call your ISP and they tell you your computers are spamming. After you check your LAN computers you realize all are ok and none is spamming.

The scenario is the business/client partner you were contacting is a registered user of Trend Micro, I haven’t got to explain this but somehow your IP address gets picked, at one time, it will. Even after 2 years but it will be picked during your normal mail exchange. Note that this IP address is not internal assigned computer addresses but that gateway IP address given by your ISP, so as much as they will try to tell you to take on the process of removal, its upto them to facilitate this. Usually it will take you 72 hours to starting getting response from Trend micro and sometimes forever to get it fixed. Solution, your ISP must give you another IP Address, or you should switch ISPs or, I like this one, go Google Apps or use gmail or yahoo to send your mail temporally as you ‘patiently’ wait for it to be resolved.

Reference sites, Go below

Black listed web site look up
Reason why your ISP should resolve this
and this

Enjoy the rest of the day

Monday, May 3, 2010

CentOS Linux 5.4. amavis Issue


I am having an issue with that mail server OS, for some reasons, each time the server restarts, maybe from power failures, mails don't get delivered to emails accounts, they queued up and that's when phone calls starts screaming on my desk, Arthur Simiyu a software developer sort out this.

This is what happened, may help you IT Administrator at one time: ( Error was Connection failed)
  • Download putty from here
  • Open putty and fill in the server IP Address
  • On the Terminal login with your account details
  • Then with your root password




what follows should be this
[root@mail ~]# /etc/init.d/amavisd restart
you will get Shutting down mail Virus Scanner ( amavisd): [FAILED]
Starting mail virus Scanner ( amavisd): [OK]

[root@mail ~]# telnet 127.0.0.1 10024
when it tells you are connected and gives you ESMTP amavisd-new service ready,
Then you are ok, check your mail queue, you will see it delivering

back to putty, hold Ctrl and this key (..]..)
then
telnet> Close

close putty

If you still got problems and gives you connection fail, then type

[root@mail ~]# /usr/sbin/amavisd press enter

[root@mail ~]# /etc/init.d/amavisd restart
you will get Shutting down mail Virus Scanner ( amavisd): [OK]
Starting mail virus Scanner ( amavisd): [OK]




Smile,

This will sort out the issue temporally at-least till the next restart. Meaning there is something which is making amavis fail, either a hardware issue or the Perl package Net::Server.

Let me dig dipper. monitor the server, research and tell you more

***Amavisd is the module responsible to scan mail for prostfix to deliver it.

Enjoy the rest of the day


Friday, April 30, 2010

UUNET Vs Accesskenya


There are the big heads in providing Kenya with internet connectivity, Accesskenya is more wider, it has home and corporate internet connection, on the other hand UUNET deals with corporate connection only.. Both speeds given and package is too hot, right now UUNET has an offer where by it installs you internet at Ksh45,000/- and you don't have to pay the usual ksh160,000/-, installation fee. That will give u a 1MB internet speed, fast enough to do your downloads and video streaming, plus did i mention they are in conjunction with Sony and they do supply Video Conferencing facilities, with the talk i had with James Mutunga, account Manager, it sounded a good deal and suitable for companies who communication is the key role..Accesskenya is ksh 55,000/- per month, and installation cost well almost the same as UUNET,

what makes the difference is, UUNET Equipments i hear( i haven't tasted them..want to) are more powerful than Accesskenya and they are not affected by weather changes, global cable maintenance.. the connection is strong and doesn't break that easily and if it does you wont notice. To achieve this, they had to stay with corporate clients so as to be able to attend them..Accesskenya equipments get affected by this changes and plus there service is a bit slow.. Good thing about them is if you have good PR with there support desk, then you wont have trouble being sorted out with desktop support. Also they go down to the roots and support home internet connection and corporate connection even to small firms, hence large market to handle.

So who is the best, I guess it depends with you needs

Enjoy you weekend, let me UUNET Mine.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Dial up Internet Connection


Most of you don't remember but, this was a way back method of internet connection before broadband came in and now fiber-optic. This is the method that when you had to go to internet it will dial up a number, keep you waiting and then connect, sometimes it fails sometimes it is perfect. The Pain in the ass comes in when now you are downloading something and you have to keep time, This is the time you say F**k off and get out of the Cyber cafe as your money is getting finished.

As this technology is being faced off, other remote areas are still using it and its because this Safaricom, Orange Modems( I hate them to love them to use) can not give good reception there..Even making moblie phone calls you have to be in a raised area or climb up a tree before calling your ngwashes..., say areas like Tsvao East National Park where i was yesterday setting up a dial up Internet connection. Apparently the K.W.S refused to give rights to Network providers to Install a Network Tower, Reason- It will interfere with nature. An Elephant may start to adopt Lions, while lions will start making babies with Impalas.Lol! Therefore when you go to this places make sure whoever wants to reach you tell them in advance you are in Kenya Afghanistan...By the way, its a nice cool, nature environment to escape to, clear your head, Enjoy Game drivers and get to see Wild Animals in close range and Plus the food, you don't wanna make you hungry.

iTkenya did his part but unfortunately the computer there didn't have a modem card, near Town areas lack this things and in M.S.A same stories, now i have to order in Nairobi and a process that could have taken 30 Min is gonna take 2 days..

Let me relax, switch off my Laptop and enjoy the Lions Roar behind my camp Tent...

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Hard


So hard to work with unsettled mind, this system doesn't want to accept any instruction and the server well, at least today it has behaved, and i was able to resurrected it myself this time. I learnt a new trick though, before solving any computer problem or rather any issue, just settle your mind.

Today, i wanna tell bloggers what i have just told myself never ever try to fix a computer problem with something bugging your head like personal stuffs or 'bosses making you mad, i know ....i know everbody knows that but well soldiers are taught how to fight, how to go to war but there is one thing they are never taught, how to watch one of there army friend die in butle, its so painful, and sometimes this causes them to loss the war

When you are overcome with grief, sadness..your mind going gaga and your eyes turn red, body shaking and you feel like you want to vomit..and then your booss gives you an urgent task, or you have to complet this python codes for next minute delivery and you are this tensed well, the only thing to do.

Just stop for a minute, get a glass of cold water, go to loo and say something silly to your work coligue and that makes them laugh, think of anything good or positive anything that you can control. Truth is, if you can not smile, then make someone smile, if you cannot luagh then just call your mum and tell her you love her, if you can not dance well just stare to the dance floor and knod your head, you feel the music, the beats..Yes its time now

Finish your work

Best of Luck

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Not This 3 days


iTkenya has been busy, fixing printers all week and speeding up mac mini in printing. This can be done by edditing the energy saver menu found in the system preference, just go to option and set proccesor perfomance to Highest, restart the machine and vuala you are good to go...no much detail

well go here

not this 3days?

Yeah my phone will be off not even can be found under the set-lite
I need to give a nice surprise treat to my loving gal, she has been thru alot and as she has remained good to me then i have no choice but to give her Best of me, US

Happy easter

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Server


Yesternight I slept 2 pm after being glued to 24 season 8, loved the new C.T.U setup, peeps and yes them new software, couldn't believe Cloe took time to catch up. nway i realize the world is being watched at every minute and real time footage are uploaded to servers to which by clicks you can be found and yes be spied upon, sound old..sounds like, been said before..well this time is too deep from being watched, manipulated, controlled the next generation will be in total and hands of the Government system where by freedom of choice will be "free" but not free.. before you think of something the government would have think of it and put you in a situation where by u will be swallowed into it unknowingly or with no left option, hence controlled.

As we take advantage of being linked to the world we must also get prepared to face any resultant consequences, so while you update your face-book status, twitter or search something on the web, post information, well know it from today, WE ARE NOT ALONE, WE ARE BEING WATCHED

Little bit of advice, don't put what is extremely important on the web, servers are now robots, robots are programmed humans, you feel me

Enjoy your evening

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Google Meeting



Today I got the chance to meet with Google technical group in Camara Mombasa and discussed all about Google. Kumbe this guyz get money through advertising, and from the meeting I found that every thing you search using there search engine is recoded, I mean Google database has every word u ever or search and what they do is record the search and hence use with clinets website to pull out results, now every click on client website, google gets paid, with the same idea there have build an application called google adsense, for you also to get paid.

Now here is how to make money, register with google adsense and creat an account, after a period of sometime like a week, them accepting your registration, u will be given a code to which you put it on your webpage..This adsense will contain some google adverts and every click one visits you will be earning sme free money to which by end of the month you get you cheque…sounds strange…just Google Adsense
Have a nice weekend

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Google Apps















Companies spend much in buying servers for storage and mails control, they then spend again in getting back up soft-wares and tools to ensure there data is safe, they further spend cost in maintenance of this servers when they crush, well here comes the solution…Google Apps,…Google apps is a Google package that allows business companies, small scale or large scale to have their mail housed by Google servers, maintain by Google IT experts and it is free up-to 50users. It is safer and secure and you data stored there won’t be shared to any other 3rd parties. Virus Check and spamming is also checked.

Mails can be accessed online anywhere even through your mobile phones and you don’t have to loss your identity while you shift to Google apps only the pop, smtp settings on your running mails applications, Google is a certified by SAS 70 II (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). A service auditor's examination performed in accordance with SAS No. 70 represents that a service organization has been through an in-depth audit of their control objectives and control activities, which often include controls over information technology and related processes)..Therefore be assured you information won’t be spied upon. For further knowledge on how to go Google Apps.

click here

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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