Crazy Funny Advert To Go Back in Time

WANTED: Somebody to go back in time with me.  This is not a joke.  PO Box 322 Oakview, CA 93022.  You get paid after we get back.  Must bring your own weapons.  Safety not guaranteed.  I have only done this once before. Share This With Your Friends Now:

Wii 2 / II / U – The New 2011 / 2012 Wii Replacement From Nintendo

The Wii U hardware spec: The Wii U CPU will be a custom IBM POWER6 chip The Wii U will have a custom souped-up Radeon 4000-series R770 GPU with 1GB of RAM The Wii U console will come with internal Flash memory, confirming rumors that it will not ship with an internal hard drive. To Avoid Paying Licensing Fees to Sony, the Wii U will not support DVD or Blu-ray playback The Will U will support…

Apple Left Default Passwords in Batteries, Making Them Vulnerable To Hacks and Explosion

“…How could this be? What design error in the system made it possible? None. Miller wrote programs based on published documentation for chips conforming to a popular standard. But there is one key mistake by Apple that makes the whole thing a lot worse. …It turns out that if a program has the correct code to do so, it can query the {battery} for its status and command it, as well as the charger. It…

Office 365 Information On Trends, Pricing and Configuration

Up & Running sells and supports Office 365 products. If you want prices for Office 365 STAND ALONE APPS (i.e. I just want Exchange… not Exchange with Sharepoint): surf to www.office365.com click GET OFFICE365 click ADDITIONAL SERVICES The screen shots below will be helpful in explaining some of the new services and their requirements.  Note that they show US pricing and some of the prices shown have changed. Share This With Your Friends Now:

Alternatives to Symantec Backup Exec

Well, I have had enough of BackupExec.  Its really too bad that Symantec’s combination of high pricing and brutal technical support wait times and driven Veritas’ excellent product into the ground… but that is where I find it.  As such I have been researching a few other products and this is what I have found:   Symform (Intel Partnership) http://www.symform.com/trial.aspx Symform is quite interesting.  YOU provide backup disk and Symform will direct tiny encrypted bits…

I Don’t Like Mac OS X Lion

“…As announced late yesterday during Apple’s fiscal 2011 third quarter earnings call. OS X 10.7 released today. It’s yours for 30 bucks, if your Mac has Snow Leopard and Mac App Store installed. Otherwise, you’re buying something more first, either OS X 10.6 or a new Mac… …Apple imposes fundamental usability changes with regards to the user interface that you’ll either like or despise. I started out writing a simple news story about Lion’s release…

What is the Difference Between Cat6 and Cat6a?

CAT5e Lets start off with Cat5e… and scrap it. It is expected that 80% of new corporate installs will use Cat6 or Cat6a by the end of 2011; given this trend and massive speed boosts with Cat6 you would (in general) be crazy to instal Cat5 in the walls of a fresh install. DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CAT6 & CAT6a Speed .                                     CAT6           CAT6a Transfer Rate             1GB             10GB Frequency                   250Mhz     500Mhz Price Price is a big deal.  I…

Augmented Reality For GPS Navigation on Android

Wikitude Drive is a unique GPS navigation app because users attach their phone to their windshield, and the app uses the phone’s camera to capture a live image of the road ahead and overlays 3D driving directions on top of it. Wikitude Drive’s mapping, point of interest, and routing data comes from Nokia’s mapping subsidiary Navteq, so the app guarantees an experience similar to other navigation apps. Wikitude Drive is available for $14.13 in the…

Confirmed New Features In Windows 8

1. Windows Phone 7’s theme and UI Last week, Microsoft confirmed that Windows 8 will have a tiles-based interface. Called Immersive, this GUI is meant to be used in full-screen mode, and is probably targeted at tablets running Windows 8. 2. Ribbon User Interface in Explorer It looks like Microsoft is taking the Ribbon GUI that they introduced in Office 2007, and gradually extended to their other software products including Windows Live Essentials 2011 and…

IE9 Is BEST At Blocking Access to Hacker Sites

“…The in-house reputation system used in Internet Explorer 8 and 9 is markedly superior at blocking social-engineering attacks than the Google equivalent used by Chrome, Firefox, Apple’s Safari, an independent test by NSS Labs has found. Rating the browsers against a sample set of European malware URLs over 19 days in April, IE 8 achieved a mean block rate of 90 per cent, leaving Chrome 10, Firefox 4 and Safari 5 in the dust on…

Server 2008 VSS Writer “Waiting for completion” workaround

Typically a  Windows Server Backup is scheduled to run nightly but will often fail intermittently and then consistently.  From a command line one can see the status of the Volume Shadow Copy writers by typing vssadmin list writers . A number of the writers will show: State: [5] Waiting for completion Last error: No error Stopping and starting the Volume Shadow Copy service does not change the status.  A reboot of the server does fix the…

How To Disassemble and Acer Veriton N or Revo and Install Memory

This video shows how to take the side panel bezel off a an Acer Veriton N282G or Revo and install an additional 2GB of RAM, bringing the total to 4GB.  It also shows detailed closedups of the Veriton N motherboard, hard drive, fan, wireless card and more. It looks like the same process to take apart an Acer Aspire Revo 3610. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBJRifkzl8I   Share This With Your Friends Now:

SOLVED: How to Work With a Different Language In Windows and Office

Windows Vista / 7 /8 / 10 and Office 2007 through 2016 have the capacity to work in languages other than English to accommodate your customers needs. Sometimes, just writing THANK YOU in a clients/vendors local language will show you appreciate them and may advance our relationship.  Other times we need more precise translations and more serious options. There are at least five ways to work with non-English in Windows and Office and this video may help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LnzIt3wyFc Keyboard Shortcuts…

SOLVED: How to Add A Gantt Chart to Sharepoint 2010 Foundation

I figured out How to Add A Gantt Chart to Sharepoint 2010 Foundation last year, but I forgot and it took me over an hour to figure it out again, so this time I am writing the process down.  There are two ready ways to create a Gantt chart via the GUI: Create a Gantt from New List: The nut of the problem is that Microsoft calls this webpart a PROJECT TASK. Click SITE ACTIONS…