cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

The Actuator - May 24th

Level 17

I made it to Antwerp and Techorama this week. I am delivering two sessions and looking forward to my first ever presentation on a movie theater screen. I am now wishing I had embedded movie clips into my slides, just for fun.

As always, here are some links from the Intertubz that I hope will hold your interest. Enjoy!

CS4G Netsim

An interesting network simulator game, useful for folks like me who still need to get up to speed on all things networking.

SQL Server Command Line Tools for MacOS Released

If you were ever wondering about signs that Hell had frozen over, SQL Server on Linux is as good as any other. So would be the release of SQL Server tools for MacOS.

Extending the Airplane Laptop Ban

This makes no sense to me, and I am hopeful it never becomes real. I cannot imagine being asked to travel to speak and not have my laptop in my possession at all times.

North Korea's Unit 180, the cyber warfare cell that worries the West

Some interesting views into how North Korea may be able to not only hack, but get away with hacking by using the networks inside other countries.

Keylogger Found in Audio Driver of HP Laptops

This is why we can't have nice, secure things.

U.S. top court tightens patent suit rules in blow to 'patent trolls'

While I like that this was done, something tells me that this will only be a temporary shift. The real winners here, as always, are the lawyers.

No photo editing required. Cars in Belgium are this tiny:

FullSizeRender.jpg

21 Comments
byrona
Level 21

It looks like you could wear that car sqlrockstar​!

vinay.by
Level 16

Jfrazier
Level 18

How many new joints did you have to have installed in order to fold yourself into that car ?

sparda963
Level 12

This is what played out in my mind as soon as I saw your pic.

Expendables 2 - Arnold Schwarzenegger - My shoe is bigger than this car! - YouTube

gfsutherland
Level 14

wow... I was going to refrain from clowns and circus reference.........but....

Is that a sunroof I see?

Checking my home laptop for the key logger tonight..... - ouch!

Terrific as always sqlrockstar

tinmann0715
Level 16

The keylogger article really makes me want to throw my laptop into a lake. I am so fed up with hackers being ahead of the good guys.

Also, it appears that you and Tom Hanks have something in common. A fondness for ridiculously small cars.

Jfrazier
Level 18

HP - Hopefully Patched

jkump
Level 15

Too funny!  Looks like I better run through the family laptops........

Jfrazier
Level 18

also known as:

HapHazardly Patched

Half Patched

Have Patches

Hopefully Phixed

CourtesyIT
Level 15

sqlrockstar​, interesting vehicle, wondering::::

Is the engine in the rear of the car?
Is this a Flintstone type car?
I am guessing you will have to make several trips to deliver cupcakes.  I am thinking there are room for maybe a half dozen. 

byrona
Level 21

Unless they are those small little cupcakes, then you might be able to get a full dozen in there! 

gfsutherland
Level 14

aka:

Hardly Palatable

Horrible Problems

Hackers Playtoy

Did I see matchbox written somewhere on the car is "small print"?

Jfrazier
Level 18

Speaking of small...I see one of these wandering around out my way NW of Fort Worth...

263359.jpg

ebay946586.jpg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isetta

gfsutherland
Level 14

awesome... the Erkel-moble!

vinay.by
Level 16

Wow

ecklerwr1
Level 19

The keylogger things is bad news for HP... poor programming at it's finest!  I'm totally excited about more SQL Server for linux and a cross platform set of management tools! (Stick it to Oracle as good as you can MS!)

mprobus
Level 13

The car isn't so bad.  They have more room than this.

silverwolf
Level 10

Nice articles!

By the way, is the car really really small? or are you just really really reeeeally tall? lol

ecklerwr1
Level 19

Check it out!!! It's not only going to be Bash on Ubuntu... but guess what other flavors of linux are coming to windows!!!

BashScreenshot-Ubuntu_openSUSE_Fedora_Build-345987.png

Wooohooo!  Fedora on Windows 10!

Build 2017: Sparking the next wave of creativity with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update - Windows ...

ecklerwr1
Level 19

Geesh the dog is like hanging in a sack or blanket off the side!!!

sparda963
Level 12

It looks pretty happy though

About the Author
Thomas LaRock is a Head Geek at SolarWinds and a Microsoft® Certified Master, SQL Server® MVP, VMware® vExpert, and a Microsoft Certified Trainer. He has over 20 years experience in the IT industry in roles including programmer, developer, analyst, and database administrator.