Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on Internet “Business”, Pacific Webworks.
Following several knock-downs by disgruntled, ripped-off individuals and hefty wallops from Google, it appears that running legal is difficult for Utah based business Pacific Webworks (PWW) …. They’ve just filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Announcement here.
PWW, formerly a tarmac company, now has time to figure out what to do. If they stay legal I wish them well and hope they prosper. If not, there’s always karmic retribution. Reducing this makes us and the world, better.
Automatic Metric: Windows 7 Laptop Will Only Connect to Huawei E5372 on UK Three Network, OR the Wired Home Network
Windows 8 Computers Work Fine Though!
Problem link is shown in red
Automatic Metric is the place to be!
I have two networks essentially:
The “normal” wired network (gigabyte ethernet) that links all computers and printers through the Cisco Router.
The temporary mobile network that allows the PCs to connect to the internet while we are in temporary accommodation. It’s a Huawei E5372.
After setting up WiFi on the PCs, access to the Ethernet network disappeared – but only for the Windows 7 computer!!!
This meant that file transfers, backup etc between the machines, ceased, as well as access to the wired printer. The printer worked fine when connected through its USB connection. It has no WiFi.
In the same way, disconnecting the wireless enabled connectivity to the wired home network (Ethernet).
I searched and many forums had similar “fixes”, none of which worked. e.g.
Remove IPv6 leaving just IPv4 on the network adapters.
Remove network devices completely and re-install.
Try new or updated drivers.
Reboot each time.
However, two very small items appeared and worked for me!! They are network settings, deeply buried and that I’ve never set before.
It’s the same in both Win 7 & 8. Maybe even Vista, but as we know, Vista Means Death. I did two places that got the Win7 machine to connect to the web through the Mobile WiFi dongle and to the home, wired and routed, network.
Adapters and Bindings
So Adapters and Bindings…
Network Adapters And Bindings (as seen in Win8)
Network and Sharing Center
Change Adapter Settings
Advanced on the menu. (Alt+N)
Adapters and Bindings tab
Set WiFi at the top
Oh Woe Is Me Again!
At this point, connectivity was still not restored, but it was an interesting setting, totally hidden in Win8!
And Automatic Metric…
This is the killer setting that worked!!! You need to do this twice:
once for the Wireless network adapter
and again for the wired Ethernet adapter
Network and Sharing Center
Network Adapter Wireless (Win 7)
Click the first adapter, the one I need windows to use first. i.e. The Wireless adapter.
Scroll down to “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and select it.
Uncheck Automatic Metric and put a low number (say 1) in the “Interface Metric” box
Click OK to save the settings changes.
Now do the second, Ethernet adapter. Follow the previous method. However, this time,
Network Adapter Ethernet (Win 7)
Uncheck Automatic Metric and put a high number (say 5000) in the “Interface Metric” box
Click OK to save the settings changes.
One commenter on the forum I saw (link to be done) said that just setting the order to 1,2,3 etc wasn’t sufficient. Setting a large gap between interface metrics did the trick, which is what I did.
What Is Automatic/Interface Metric?
Well, you can do this search, or probably the best answer comes from Microsoft, here.
It sets the priority of network interface access, lowest number first, on an individual machine.
In my case, weirdly, the Windows 8 machines had no difficulty. The single Windows 7 laptop fell over and caused me immense hair loss until I stumbled across the settings which I have never, ever touched in 17 years of computing and the web!
It now includes my attitudes to people making false claims and/or pretending they’re something they’re not. I don’t mind nom-de-plumes, pseudonyms or even people who want to be anonymous – after all Strangely Perfect is but one of my alter-egos! Making false claims, deception and stuff like that are the absolute pits. These people (and other bad-uns), all are described and wrapped up under a variety of four letter epithets.
If I’m using bad language either about or at you, then that’s your fault. Behave. Treat people and the world around you properly and you’d be amazed at how the world changes for you.
Huge parts of the web are off limits to bulk snooping by Corporations and Governments. We are resetting the net!
That Was Epic!
Today, we took back privacy and blocked government surveillance. It’s still not possible to be totally safe on-line. But we have made it harder. Much Harder. A host of well-known internet names have not only pledged support for online freedom, privacy and personal security – they’re actually doing it right now! See below!
For myself, you can find me here for a few weeks. After this time, I will be still operating as a relay, but operating anonymously. There will be a different fingerprint and different ports – currently I’m using fairly standard ports. So why make it easy for governments and corporate snoops. Make it hard. Make it harder. Make bulk snooping a thing of the past.
A. Actually, yes. These results are effectively word association popularity stakes!!
n.b. Notice how “a quiet honourable man” doesn’t figure anywhere here…? See this link for those that have forgotten his own self-assessment.
Instead of “quiet, resolute and honourable” (his MP title), the public think of “Young, Angry, Evil, Wanker” when they think of Iain Duncan Smith.
Google and Microsoft agree measures to block abuse images
I didn’t think of these two blokes on the left first.
The first thing I thought of when seeing this headline in the news, was that the major search engines would block all tory mp and supporter images, since, in my mind, there’s nothing more abusive on the planet, having ruined the lived of millions both historically and in the present. “Lower than vermin” said Bevan, and he was right.
The real child abuse is to the vast hordes of little ones right here now, their parents paralysed with the real fear of poverty, homelessness and starvation. Zero hours contracts. No unemployment benefit if you’re deemed to be sick by some unqualified dork in an office. Working for Peackocks for nothing. IDS is one of the key foci and instigators of this terror.
Anyway, Google search has thrown up, in no uncertain terms, what are the most popular searches that include the lying bastard‘s name. That’s them above, repeated here again…. Young, Angry, Evil, Wanker
I’ve since redone the exercise for a few familiar names. The first few returns for each are shown:
Nick Clegg: David Cameron, wife, sad
David Cameron: young, Nick Clegg, wife, smiling
Dennis Skinner: young, angry, 1970, quotes
Margaret Thatcher: Evil, 2012, Margaret Thatcher fun…, 2013
Neil Kinnock: Glenys Kinnock, Tony Benn, Michael Foot, Spitting Image
Tony Benn: 2013, Quotes, Beard
Tony Blair: 1997, Bush, 2013, Black and White
Winston Churchill: WW2, Cigar, Quotes, A Child
Ed Miliband: Wallace, Young, Wallace Gromit, Jogging
Gordon Brown: Smiling, young, Obama, Face
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