Cisco ASDM error with latest java update

Well it seems the current update to java (6 update 10) does not work with Cisco ASDM. After the update trying to connect to a Cisco ASA will give the following error: “Unconnected sockets not implemented”. CLI still works of course but if you use ASDM don’t upgrade past JRE 6 update 7. You can get older java versions here.

My config: Vista Ult x64 – JRE 6 u10 – Cisco ASDM 6.1(5) (most current ASDM as of now)

What I had to do to access ASDM after the java 6 update 10 “upgrade”.

1) Remove ASDM* (ASDM installer seems to look for java so this must be done before removing java)

2) Remove Java 6 update 10

(I rebooted here)

3) Install Java 6 update 7* (I ended up running both the 32bit and x64 installs. I think because ASDM is 32bit and didn’t see the 64bit Java install?)

4) Re-Install ASDM

*Note: It may not be required that your remove ASDM on a 32bit system or if you install the 32bit java 6 update 7 as ASDM may just see the new (older) java install. When I installed the 64bit java this is what I had to do.

Best of Luck and I hope this helps someone out.

Is World of Warcraft still Epic?

So I was on craigslist looking for something and came accross the games forum and saw a post where one person said they were bored and not impresed with WoW. The first reply is by someone named Edyenea who uses the work epic as part of the level 70 game play. It was that word that got me to reply…I just don’t see WoW as epic any more. Below I’ll quote first Edyenea and then my reply.

A lot of the game depends on finding the right race and class for your preferences, but the game truly opens up once you hit Lvl 70. Then you have raiding, major epic stuff, Arena battles and more.

Also, trade skills and trying to complete those new achievements add more spice to the game. Other fun stuff to do is world events like Winter Veil, Brewfest and more. The fact that you can only do them at certain time of the year makes them very cool.

I will say, more people who say they are bored are playing on the Alliance side. The Horde have a lot more flavor to everything.

Best advice I could give would be to figure out if it is the class or other factor that you are playing that is boring. You may prefer a different realm such as PvP or RPPvP. Give it a little more time and spend some time trying to get a character up to 70 that you enjoy.

Good Luck,

My reply:

I play wow. We have a great group that has played together for years and many still play wow. However there is nothing epic about wow anymore. Nothing outside the subscriber numbers anyhow. The game is totally nurfed and noobed up. Classes don’t have roles anymore because people have cried the game to into a level of mediocrity never before seen. WoW is the opposite of epic. A good PUG can complete the highest “end game” content and IMO that should never be possible. What’s epic about taking PvP out of the world and scheduling it in area teams? What’s epic about rampant PUGs? What’s epic about the biggest and best bad guys in the game only taking 25 or even 10 people to kill rather then 40 or more? What’s epic about there being no fight going on? What’s epic about dis-honour for killing someone standing next to a “faction/race” leader just because they give out a quest? If you wanted that quest you should have defended your city. What’s epic about a game with warcraft in the name and no warcraft in the game? What’s epic about server transfers for people that steal, cheat, or otherwise fail on one server and then move to another? Blizz was saying that by the time it came for aurthas to die it would take many large guilds working together to have a chance. Maybe even hundreds of players. That would have been epic.

Blizz/WoW did some very cool stuff and the expansion is new but it’s not different. It even starts out where the original game ended pre-bc. WoW is big but not epic. It could have been but isn’t and it’s easy to understand someone saying it’s boring.

Not singling out this other person but in general… is WoW still epic?

World of Warcraft Expansion WotLK Leaked Early

Well those of you looking forward to the next World of Warcraft expansion Wrath of the Lich King may not need to look any farther then the local 7-Eleven. Here in Salt Lake I know of multiple people who have been able to score the expansion two days early. First off, since when does 7-Eleven even sell games? It’s new to me and it seems new to them as well. I doubt Blizzard will be too excited about it.

Why you ask? Well if nothing else it saves you the trouble of getting up at mid-night to be the first one online and leveling. If you find an extra let me know. Where did you score your expansion early?

Road to War – One time collection?

Where to get heads for the Road to War game. It seem you can only collect a head one time but I can’t seem to find new ones. For those that aren’t sure what I am talking about, there is a new game coming out next month on the 16yh. In an effort to spread the word about the game the creators of the game Warhammer Online have started a little bit of viral marketing where players pick one of two factions to play for. Either Chaos/Destruction or Order. Then you seek out on the internet for where you enemy has posted their heads to be collected. Once found a clicked on, gold is awarded and can then be used to further the goals of your faction. Any ideas on how to get the daily max everyday?

Road to War – Destruction forces dominate pre-release battles

As of a few hours ago there seems to be no safe place n earth for the forces or Order. I am of course talking out the ongoing viral marketing campaign going on in an effort to promote the highly anticipated release of Mythic Entertainment’s latest massive multi-player (MMO) game Warhammer Online. There are multiple mini games setup as way to earn gold that is then used by each faction towards the bigger picture of dominating to opposing force. Each og these gold earning mini games spread the word and excitement about the game in a way I’m finding amazing. Want an example…Get started by collecting the heads located at the links in the above news article.

Road to War – Warhammer head hunting for Order

The Road to War website is a viral marketing campaign of epic per portions! The closed beta test session for Warhammer – Age of Reckoning ended yesterday morning and many of those now left waiting for either the last phase of the beta starting Sept. 7th or the Actual retail release are being drawn to the Road to War website. For those playing, Here are some Destruction heads for our fellow Order players. Enjoy and happy Hunting!

The Daily Poll

Set One: Head 1Head 2Head 3

Set Two: Head 1Head 2Head 3

Set Three: Head 1Head 2Head 3

Set Four: Head 1Head 2Head 3