development blog for the wicked stuff we encounter

We've successfully upgraded all network equipment and software to make out services IPv6 ready. From now on, all our services are reachable with under both protocols.

1) Download Cygwinx64 installer 2) Run the installer, and add the packages:
All other prerequisites will be selected automatically. 3) Run Cygwin terminal as administrator 4) Run the command
ssh-host-config -y
5) Create a unique windows user for uploads with Server Manager 6) To let Cygwin 'see' the new user, run:
mkpasswd --local > /etc/passwd
mkgroup --local > /etc/group
7) Create /home/newuser/.ssh folder, and upload / generate keys for the new user. Don't forget authorized_keys from the repository.  8) Login as the new user, and run the following:
chmod 700 .ssh
chmod 600 .shh/authorized_keys
9) Edit /etc/sshd_config (I usually use the following settings):
Port 22
AuthorizedKeysFile .ssh/authorized_keys
PasswordAuthentication no
PermitEmptyPasswords no
UsePrivilegeSeparation sandbox 
10) Restart sshd via mmc -> Services  

Recently, I did a reset on my Windows 8(.1) phone, and after everything was successfully restored from the backup, BUT the Google accounts. The Google account said in a notification that it needs my attention, but afterwards clicking on the resync button just got me back to this message after some time, so it was an infinite loop. I was searching around the interwebs, but found no answers to this problem; but then I remembered, that I've secured my Google account with 2 step verification, and it listed my phone as a valid device. But after the reset, something must have changed, and it was no longer the same device for Google. The solution was, to open Internet Explorer on the phone, and go to to reset this binding by logging in to your account, and re-enable the device. Afterwards returning to Settings / account I could modify / add new Google accounts.    

I think not I'm the one who has 1200' contacts, and after Microsoft mixed all my Skype, Facebook and MSN contacts' details, for some reason my Calendar has been flooded with - how to say nicely - not too particularly important individuals' birthdays. And even worse, it keeps begging for attention by sending 2-3 notifications about these events. The biggest problem with the new Windows Modern UI is, that it is really ineffective in a way to let the user change the settings. I'm a Windows user since I was 12, but I constantly has to remind myself that each Metro app must have a settings panel somewhere - from the UI perspective alone it is a complete VOID of options - and it is not self explanatory. tldr; by opening Calendar and going to the Settings charm menu (right side of the screen), from the top the second menu is "Settings" or "Properties" (my guess only - mysteriously this menu shows up as Hungarian on my machine, however I did *not* install any language packs or anything). There you'll find the Birthday calendar pane, where you can disable this feature.