This dear reader is a Master Replica of Darth Vader’s Lightsaber, complete with certificate of authenticity, signed by none other than Gareth Edwards. Director of Godzilla and an upcoming Star Wars film!
It’s just one of many items available at a charity auction that’s taking place this Friday (14th November) at Ambleside Sports Club in Nuneaton.
The event is being ran by two very good friends of mine who are both running in the London Marathon next year for their chosen charity Bliss They are a UK charity working to provide the best possible care and support for all premature and sick babies and their families.
So…where am I going with this?
The Lightsaber isn’t the only the thing up for grabs on the night
There will be two auctions on the night.
A silent auction and a “loud, shouty” auction as well as a raffle with a ton of interesting prizes. One of which is an iPad Air Gold!
If you’re interested in any of this, there are a couple of things you can do.
1) Pay £10 for a ticket and come along! Kids are free, and I’ll even buy you a beer.
2) Buy some raffle tickets. They are £3 each or 4 for £10. Top prize is an iPad Air Gold
3) Place a bid in one the auctions
5) Share this post with someone
If any of the first three options appeal drop me an email or tweet me to sort that out(@AndyParkes)
If you’re happy to just donate then click this link <— This one
Full list of the auction and raffle items are below!
Regular (shouty) Auction Items
Silent Auction Items
iPAD AIR GOLD Christmas Hamper Johns hair cut & blow dry + products Cawthorns Canvas Prints Meal at The Black Horse vouchers Coventry tickets to ANY game Conkers ticket for four £25 voucher for The Chase Bottle of Champagne Digital photo frame Abbey Physio voucher Bottles of perfume Hair products Mobile Disco voucher from Robbie Clark Doctor Who Ministry of Funny Walks Poster
Newer versions of Windows introduced the concept of Trigger Start services.
The idea being that a specific event “triggers” the startup of a service. In the past the service would have been running, using up resources waiting for that moment when it was needed. Using this newer method means services a dormant until they are actually needed.
I had a problem with some backup software recently (Veeam). It needs the remote registry service to be running on virtual machine that needs to be backed up.
For some reason there was one particular server that refuse to backup. I was able to confirm the trigger wasn’t kicking in when attempting to remotely edit the registry. It worked on other servers and I was able to confirm it wasn’t the firewall or anything like that.
Working with service triggers is a bit of a pain normally though
You have to do it via the command line using the SC command
sc qtriggerinfo remoteregistry
The title for this post should be a massive clue as to where I’m going with this.
There is a very useful tool called Service Trigger Editor which you can download for free
It lets you work with trigger services in a nice and simple gui. You can edit existing triggers as well as add your own.
I used the tool on a server that was working ok and replicated that on the server that was having a problem. All worked fine after that.
Triggers services were introduced with Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2.