Luigi Iotti

Operating Systems, Network, Security consultant. After graduating cum laude in 1992 at 23, started working as a computer systems engineer in companies in Reggio Emilia; in 2000 founded Lux Servizi.

SSL connect error in wsman

Today I had to reset a Dell R520 which I dedicated to a new web service. The server was previously allocated to a different customer, so I wanted to wipe previous data, configurations and logs from it.

The only non-trivial part was to erase the Lifecycle Controller logs which in theory are meant to be
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HP Care Pack Odyssey

I would like to tell the adventure I had with HP support about a failure to my Probook 470 G3 notebook. Aware of the importance this notebook has for me, a few days after the purchase I decided to buy an HP Care Pack extended warranty for it, choosing the most complete option available which
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(Italiano) Ritrovata scheda SD in piazza del Duomo

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Cisco VPN Client is still working on Windows 10 anniversary update

I just updatet my Windows 10. after rebooting, it notifies me that the Cisco vpn client app had been removed because it is not compatible with the current OS.

But the app is indeed still installed, only not working. I did these steps to recover it, which resemble the original procedure to make VPN Client
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Utilities still working on Windows 10

While I try to get used to the new Windows 10 OS, I think it can be worth mentioning two utility programs which are not officially documented to be working on this OS but I found them to have no problems.

The first one is MS Keyboard Layout Creator. I use this to create a
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(Italiano) Notebook HP Probook 470 G3

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Cisco VPN Client on Windows 10 without SonicWALL VPN client

There’s plenty of info on the net about how to install and make work the old, unsupported Cisco VPN Client on Windwos 10, so I’ll avoid making cut/paste here.

The only advice I would like to add is that contrary to what I read around, it was perfectly feasible to me to use directly the
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Windows 7 setup on Zotac BI323 hangs at “Completing Installation”

If you try to install Windows 7 on a Zotac BI323, you will find that you have to slipstream the xHCI drivers in the installation media before being able to access the hard drive and install the system. This is covered in an article by Zotac, and worked well for me. The utility provided
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Arduino for heating system thermostat and garden irrigation timer

This is my Arduino project for home heating system thermostat and garden irrigation timer.
The project was developed just for fun: I had no previous knowledge of electronics; and the code is awful, being hacked from time to time with no particular design in mind. But it’s fun, most of the time it works
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Arduino: how I use it

I’m using Arduino for some time now to automate the heating system and the garden irrigation system.

Having a Linux box installed near my Arduino in my “workroom/lost time office”, I find much more convenient to interface to the Arduino from the Linux computer itself, than connecting a PC and using the usual IDE.

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