The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy:

March, 2009

March 31, 2009  1:47 AM

Dell Inspiron Mini 10 – New Option Available

Posted by: Nathan Simon,, inspiron mini 10, N280, Netbook

Dell isn't shipping the Inspiron Mini 10 yet, but they say it will be shipping on the 15th of April. For a paltry 35$ USD you can update the display to 1366x768. This is currently the highest resolution offered on any netbook seen to date. This isn't offered on, I guess us Canadians will...

March 31, 2009  1:29 AM

Western Digital bought SiliconSystems

Posted by: Nathan Simon
LifeEST, Netbook, SiliconSystems, SiSMART, SSD, Western Digital

SiliconSystems will become a business unit of Western Digital manufacturing drives along side the caviar line. Western DIgital bought SiliconSystems for 65 million dollars. An insert below describes why the company was a good buy for Western Digital. "SiliconSystems has developed LifeEST and...

March 31, 2009  1:08 AM

Windows 7 and Netbooks

Posted by: Nathan Simon
engadget, microsoft, Netbook, oem branding, Windows 7, Windows 7 Starter Edition

Seems that Microsoft wants to gear "Windows 7 Starter Edition" for the netbook. Here is an inserpt from a

March 26, 2009  1:53 AM

‘Psybot’ worm infects home routers.

Posted by: Nathan Simon
cablemodem, DSL, infection, linksys, netgear, psybot, routers, worm

Linksys and Netgear routers are the most highly infected, first being spotted infecting Netcomm NB5 modem/routers in Austrailia. The most recent "worm" "version 18" targets a wide variety of devices, and contains the shellcode of over 25 different Linksys models and 10 Netgear models, including...

March 21, 2009  8:39 PM

Silverlight 3 Mobile and Deep Zoom

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Deep Zoom, iphone, pinch, poke, Silverlight, silverlight 3, Windows Mobile, zoom

You have to check this out... Hard Rock Café is using the Deep Zoom technology to power the site showcasing their huge collection of memorabilia. Deep Zoom is basically allows users to view super...

March 20, 2009  7:11 AM

Internet Explorer 8 gone Gold

Posted by: Nathan Simon
faster browsing, Internet Explorer 8, microsoft, steve ballmer, Windows XP

Well Microsoft released Internet Explorer 8 as of 12pm EST. You can download it here. If you interested in reading the press conference then check that out

March 20, 2009  7:02 AM

Battery Extender for Apple Iphone/Itouch

Posted by: Nathan Simon
battery extender, iphone, iphone 3G, iPod touch

Okay so who wants to extend there battery life up to 42 hours(7 hours video) but doesn't mind adding a little bulk to their phone/device? Well Mophie seems to have the answer, check out the full story

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March 20, 2009  6:53 AM

Xbox Contest on ITKnowledge Exchange!

Posted by: Nathan Simon
contest, hdmi, xbox 360, xbox arcade, xbox elite

Looks like there's a new contest going on here, just ask 5 IT related knowledge questions and gain the most IT Knowledge points by answering questions and you can win one of three Xbox Prizes! Its has already started and is will be ending April 30th The three prizes are, the...

March 5, 2009  4:43 AM

Asus Eee PC 1008HA (Netbook) and 1000HE(N280 Netbook)

Posted by: Nathan Simon
ASUS, eee 1000HE, eee 1008HA, N270, N280, Netbook

Asus just launched this cool new Netbook. Some specs are as follows *

  • A 92%-scaled keyboard
  • 1" Thick
  • 2.4 lbs
  •  multi-touch touchpad,
  • Instant key (for quick access to Wi-Fi and the touchpad lock)
  • Digital Array Mic
  • 1.3...

March 4, 2009  7:46 PM

ESX Server not responding

Posted by: Nathan Simon
cannot access console mode, ESX 3.0, ESX 3.5, ESX Host not responding, mgmt-vmware, service, virtual center management, Virtual Center not reporting esx host data

What happens if you esx server stops reporting its memory and cpu usage? What if you cannot connect to any VM's? I just ran into this issue today. What you need to do is restart the vmware-mgmt service on the ESX Console. What you will need to do is connect to the ESX Service console via Putty,...

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