Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Camera malfunction

I have a Microsoft Lumia 950 XL that recently started to malfunction. Device was never dropped or anything, I’m very careful with my electronics. Here is a video of the malfunction.

My best bet : Optical stabilizer is grinding.

Cannot upgrade to new insider build (hangs or does not show on Windows Update)

Windows Redstone

Windows Redstone

As reference to those who have the same issue:

Case: Update to 11082 comes in, starts installing but hangs forever at xx% (for me it was 32%) Resource monitor shows that Modern Setup scans through every file on my system but never completes. (At least after 2 hours on my 100GB SSD […]

Decibels Calculator - Windows Universal App Released

Decibels Calculator

Decibels Calculator

Hi All,

You all hopefully remember my flash based Decibels Calculator that the students at SAE use so often.

This morning I uploaded my first Windows 10 version of the Decibel Calculation Generator. The first one is for Windows 10 Mobile, Continuum, Windows 10 Desktop and (I cannot test it) XBOX ONE.

I […]

Part 4

Install LDAP & Samba: This is the tricky part..

sudo apt-get install slapd ldap-utils libnss-ldapd libpam-ldapd samba smbldap-tools samba-doc

If you screwed up on the settings you can reconfigure LDAP by the following command:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure slapd

Set to : Omit OpenLDAP server configuration? … No DNS domain name: … Name of your organization: […]

Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 Setup Part 3 - DNS and DHCP

Part 4 – LDAP & SAMBALets set up DNS into our network. Be aware that at the end of this section you need to modify your router probably to disable the routers dns and dhcp settings. So that everything is coming from your own server.

It is actually easier to ssh into the server at […]

Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 Setup with LDAP SAMBA APACHE RADIUS SSH SFTP MYSQL Part 2

So lets start by setting up the network. Make sure you are root

sudo su sudo pico /etc/network/interfaces

Change so it reflects your network :

auto lo iface lo inet loopback # The primary network interface # If multiple interfaces are available this could be eth1 or eth2 auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static # […]

Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 Setup with LDAP SAMBA APACHE RADIUS SSH SFTP MYSQL

For a long time I’ve been wanting to start a series to show how to setup a Ubuntu server that has LDAP for user management (with a LAM backend) that basically will give users an apache page, disk space, sftp connection, and can authenticate them via radius for wifi and switch access. This setup is […]

Cisco EasyVPN on Windows 10

To get Cisco EasyVPN working on Windows 10 x64 we need to do a bit of magic.

1. Install the Sonicwall 64-bit VPN client : (Enable DNE network client from Citrix)

2. Install the Cisco VPN client by unpacking the zip file and running the MSI. The exe will likely be blocked […]

Configure Outlook with a Business 365 office account where DNS is done manually.

So adding an email account in Outlook should be easy as pie right. Grrr.. NOT

I have a business account at MS for outlook and office, but I’m running this website on my own servers. So DNS needs to be setup by yourself. Now that is not too hard. MS basically provides the data themselves. […]

Server 2012 and R2 and Windows 8 and 8.1 Update or Anytime upgrade issues.

Had a few issues with updates not working and also one computer refused to do a Mediacenter upgrade from windows 8.1

After an extensive search I found the solution :

search for CMD and right click -> Run as Administrator.

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth


Solved most issues for me.



Enable Trim on OSX (Mavericks) with a Samsung SSD 840 EVO

Apple in their infinite wisdom (or stupidity) has Trim disabled by default if you are not using an apple SSD.

The old method unfortunately no longer works reliably. I’ve started using the Trim Enabler app to get around the problem.

So to make sure that TRIM is working correctly you need to modify […]

Manufacturing error Philips HF-P 236 TL-D III IDC

Here are some pictures of an order of Philips HF Performers which have fabrication errors. 4 blew up after they were installed.



How to enable bootrec.exe on a WindowsPE disk.

One day I was trying to create an image of a drive for deployment. The issue I ran into was that if I created the images, the device would not boot. My issues were in the fact that the deployment machines were first generation UEFI machines and because of that bootsect.exe /nt60 would not work. […]

Remove all but the last kernel.

Reboot server and use following code.

dpkg -l ‘linux-*’ | sed ‘/^ii/!d;/’"$(uname -r | sed "s/\(.*\)-\([^0-9]\+\)/\1/")"’/d;s/^[^ ]* [^ ]* \([^ ]*\).*/\1/;/[0-9]/!d’ | xargs sudo apt-get -y purge

This will remove al but the very last kernel since boot.

Hyper-V host loses network connection after Virtual Switch is created.

I’ve had this weird issue in both Windows 8 and Server 2012 Hyper-V. When creating a Virtual switch, the host OS would lose all network connection even though “Allow management operating system to share the network adapter” was enabled. I found a solution to my problem. […]

Common VPN issues Windows Server


2 things to check if a site 2 site cannot be established by windows :


set to 0 if L2TP is used with Pre-shared keys.



0 = no NAT used on either side. 1 = NAT used on 1 side of VPN only. 2 = NAT used on both sides.



quick way to find out MAC addresses from remote clients arp


A quick way to find out MAC addresses from remote clients using arp. […]

Our New House

Our new House

We are going to move next year to a new premise.. Here are a few pictures of the new house. […]

New Wooden Server Build.

Houten Server

New Wooden Server Build. My last wooden server was getting too small and I needed a better version with proper cooling and hdd cages. Here is my build log in pictures. […]

Rsnapshot Guide from :


Rsnapshot Ubuntu install guide The following guide walks you through the process of installing Rsnapshot on Ubuntu Linux. […]