Wednesday, 14 September 2011

AVG 2012 Free Edition

I've been using the Microsoft Security Essentials for a couple of months now, as it has the lowest impact on the machine.

As I'm a power user, I'm very careful about what I do, having security in mind all the time. But it seems something slipped in, and I noticed that Microsoft Security Essentials stopped loading. Google-ing around, it seemed that all the Microsoft Security Essentials services were disabled. Enabling and starting them, they would stop and become disabled again in seconds.

Trying a couple of things:

1. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: Restart in save mode with networking, run update and full scan. Nothing.
2. Microsoft Security Essentials: Restart in save mode with networking, run update and full scan. Nothing.
3. McAfee Stinger: Download latest version, run full scan. Nothing

I then made peace, a format was in my near future.

Then I noticed this story on MyBroadband:

Yes, very strange it was yesterday, must be that I know somebody?

With nothing to loose, downloaded and installed. Then remembered should probably uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials, and did so. Did not even restart, ran the updates for AVG, did the full scan, and it found a "unknown thread" in software I had in my DropBox from years ago.

Had it clean it up, and all seems well.

The moral, when you are ready to format, give another product a try!

Monday, 5 September 2011

Riverman Fishing Cabin

Panoramic view of all three cabins
Situated 22km North from Dullstroom, these beautiful cabins provide luxury in self catering, with the excitement of fly fishing for trout, all in one location.

The dirt road to get to this farm is fair, and was easily navigated with our sedan. It would however be totally different in rainy season, but help would be available if you do get stuck.

The very spacious main cabin, Rainbow Cabin, has a full kitchen, with dining room table that seats 8. 4 bedrooms with 2x double, 2x single and 1x bunk beds. Two full size mattress as couches to the sides of the build in fireplace, will easily sleep another 2 adults.

2 and 1/2 bathrooms rounds the sleeping arangements off.
Panoramic view of the living area in Rainbow Cabin
I did mention the build in fireplace?

Outside you have access to a build in braai, some more confortable seating overlooking the beautiful landscape.

2 medium sizes dams are stocked with trout, providing a challenge for seasoned casters in some obsticals in the water and ashore, but still areas easy for beginners. Country side with wondering paths make walking around easy and enjoyable.
The Blue Shop

Dullstroom is close enough if you have forgotton your toothbrush, but I would suggest stopping at The Blue Shop first before going into town.

Plastic is accepted and prevered in Dullstroom, as all banks have moved out of the town.

We caught one fish, and had 2 other escape. The fair includes 2 fish per adult, and 1 per child to keep and catch and release after this.
The catch of the weekend
Cleaning and weighing of fish not available. Not that they charge, they do not offer.

At night a warm fire and some braai rounds off a perfect stay

ProxMox Unprivileged LXC containers USB Drive

Some quick notes on bind mounting under ProxMox and getting the permissions right. Reference -