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

September, 2009


September 29, 2009  3:27 AM

Unstoppable Copier 4.2

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One of my favorite data copy and recovery software applications has recently been updated. One of the best things about it is that you can copy all files from any location to any specified location, if it his a corrupt or unreadable file, it just skips it, logs it, and goes on until it has no more...

September 28, 2009  10:51 PM

Internet Privacy, You are not Alone.

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There is a really interesting story over at TechNewsWorld. I have included an insert below... "When you're surfing online, privacy is really a matter of degree. If you're browsing unprotected, site owners can manage to figure out quite a lot about you based on where you go. Many browsers now...


September 26, 2009  5:01 AM

DRS, Vmotion, and Snapshots

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I think setting DRS(Distributed Resource Scheduling) to manual mode when removing snapshots, should be best practice, especially when you are only running two ESX servers and they are slightly taxed. Why? Mainly because when you remove a snapshot, especially a two tiered one, it can cause the hard...


September 23, 2009  4:51 PM

Updating BlackBerry Devices via BlackBerry Desktop Manager

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Here's a warning for all you BlackBerry junkies out there. The scenario goes like this. My father bought a BlackBerry 8320 SmartPhone, i being the wonderful son I am, wanted to update his OS software. So I plugged the phone into my computer, BlackBerry Desktop Manager 5 saw the phone and said there...


September 17, 2009  12:05 AM

Openfiler, Free and Opensource

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I am back in the books after being un-prepared for VCP-310 and was needing some iSCSI practice, well i dont have an MSA or HP All-In-One laying around so i improvised. My buddy Raj ( he has a blog on here also) pointed me to a program called Openfiler. I was able to create a VM on VMware...


September 16, 2009  3:42 AM

Palm Desktop Calendar Sync to Outlook Calendar

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Well I found out the hard way that there is an easy way to do this. Mind you the easiest is to change your syncing from Palm Device to Palm Desktop to sync between Palm Device and Outlook, the rest takes care of itself. Although, lets say you do not have access to your old palm device, what...


September 12, 2009  6:01 PM

VMware 3.5 and Virtual Infrastruture Client 2.5 Ports

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Check this link out, it has a neat port guide in PDF format with all the ports mapped and labelled. Its a visual representation of the ports below. 22. SSH access to service console. 80....


September 12, 2009  5:55 PM

Changing the RDP port on Windows Server 2008

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I have always been able to change the port number with Windows Server 2003/XP/Vista by editing the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\TerminalServer\WinStations\RDP-Tcp\PortNumber With Server 2008 however this does not seem to work. Does anyone know...


September 7, 2009  10:04 PM

Samsung N510 Netbook.

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Finally a Netbook that will be able to play Hi-Definition video! With its 11.6" screen and a resolution of 1366x768, this Netbook will surely become popular. Samsung N510 specs include. Intel Atom N280 1.67Ghz Processor with 1GB DDR2 Memory. Nvidia's Ion Chipset 160GB HDD WiFi...


September 7, 2009  9:53 PM

Viewsonic releases its own Netbook.

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Well we all know how much I like Netbooks for the portability and usability, and the computer industry always welcomes competition, well here you have it. Viewsonic will be releasing two Netbooks in the US before the end of the year. -  VNB100 is based on Intel's 1.6GHz Atom N270 chip with...


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