Monthly Archives: August 2011

USB 3.0

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Before you rush out and buy a USB 3.0 enabled motherboard and, if you have a bunch of USB 2.0 devices, there is no real need, consider the option of a USB 3.0 PCIe card. It will save your hard earned cash It uses the ‘to date’ useless tiny PCIe port at the side of… Continue reading

The forecast.. Today will be cloudless

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This is just the beginning.. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/outage-hits-microsoft-crm-online-office-365-customers/10359?tag=mantle_skin;content Today it is Microsoft, tomorrow an entire continent or maybe the world. Even if we as individuals do NOT subscribe to the cloud, there will be a background service upon which we rely that is cloud based. The only problem is that we may not realize that we rely… Continue reading

Network monitor gadget

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This is the blurb.. “Monitor the status of up to 60 devices on your network or internet by pinging them and testing for a response with this Windows Desktop gadget. Various options available including variable ping timeout, option to display alert and play sound when devices go offline or come online, writing of log file… Continue reading