Geeky Amusement

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We’ve all had that prompt first thing in the morning when we’ve logged in …

You know the one I mean ….. “Your password is about to expire, please choose a new one”

This is normally followed by a couple of attempts to remember what requirements have been placed on them by the Net Ops. team and then some pondering on what you’ll actually be able to remember.

All in all it usually takes about 5 – 10 minutes depending on how awake you are at the time.

Well this morning my colleague was having a little bit more trouble than expected.

The jumpbox was prompting him to change his password, no problem, new password entered and OK selected. However the system rejected this, he tried it again, and got rejected again… and a 3rd time too.

So off to the jumpbox I go and check out his user account to see if I can set his password for him.

There I find the “Prompt user to change password at next logon” option is ticked, along with the “User cannot change password” option !!!

This would explain my co-workers predicament, and resulted in a chuckle from me …

Either there’s a ghost in the machine, or a joker’s at work in the office.


A New Year

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With a fresh new year comes the obligatory resolutions … those things that we say we’re going to do.

I’ve made a few myself this year, not so much resolutions but more a few guidelines for my travels through the next twelve months.

Firstly, the usual one for many, fitness … I’m aiming to improve my general level of fitness and hopefully lose a bit of weight into the bargain. I’m not one for gyms and due to an issue with my knees (i,e, they’re rather knackered) running is something I’ll save for when I’m being chased by zombie hordes during the apocalypse.

Secondly, writing … this blog right here is part of that, but the bulk of it will revolve round video games and gaming (hopefully). To be fair this started last year but hopefully this year will see it grow and develop …

Thirdly, put faces to names … or more accurately meet in the physical world at least 3 more people I know from various web based hangouts.

That’s it …. No marathon running or mountain climbing I know but things I’d like to achieve none the less. Whether I manage to or not is another matter but hopefully I will …