My new toy…

I’m typing this on my new HP nx6125 notebook – it’s got an AMD Turion processor, 2.2GHz. Currently got 1Gb RAM but I’ll be updating it to 2Gb shortly. I hear these are great machines for running virtual machines and this also gives me the ability, should I feel like reinstalling everything now that I’m 40% of the way through setting this baby up, to run a 64-bit operating system (be it XP Pro or Vista). It also features a biometric fingerprint scanner that can be used for logging into the notebook, my office domain and also for numerous web … Continue reading My new toy…

Stop that BUS…I mean USB…

There have been issues reported around the place about problems when using USB drives as backup devices on SBS2003. Simply unplugging the drive to switch over to another one so the latest backup can be taken off site yields error messages from the server complaining about volumes with no disk space left. The best way to avoid these errors is to stop the device before unplugging it from the server. But what if you want to do this without having someone first log onto the server? There are some tools around that allow you to script a “USB stop” to … Continue reading Stop that BUS…I mean USB…