A (minor) annoyance of my recent new build Windows 10 machine has been its inability to properly sleep. I’d hit Sleep, it’d go through the motions of spinning down fans and sleeping… and then immediately spring back into life.
I’ve actually put up with this for months, but yesterday spent some time working out what was happening, so for Future Howard’s benefit, here’s how to see what is keeping your machine awake.
Long time readers will know that over the years I’ve moved email providers several times, starting out with POP3 mailboxes on Gradwell, moving some of my domain’s users to Google with forwarders, and for a long period running my own Microsoft Exchange server. On each platform I’ve made use of email suffix matching. I’ll quote from my earlier post about that: Continue reading
I’d encountered a few anomalies with the Exchange 2010 server over the last few weeks, so took the opportunity yesterday to upgrade it to SP1 and the latest Update Rollup. This revealed an annoying feature of – or bug in – Microsoft’s code that loads Transport Agents causing my RegExCatchAll Agent to crash. I also learned something I didn’t know about Powershell.
If you’re running YOURLS on an IIS 7 box you’ll need the correct settings in your web.config to perform the URL Rewriting. An example web.config with the correct settings is below.
For a number of years now I have been doing two things with email:
1) I run my own Exchange Server. It provides ActiveSync, Outlook Web Access, and Outlook Anywhere for my company’s email domains and my personal durdle.com domain.
2) I provide email addresses at durdle.com for family members (and a few people who just happen to share the family name).