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

September, 2010


September 28, 2010  10:15 PM

TeraCopy – a Simple Copy/Move Utility



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Full Unicode support, microsoft, schedule, Shell integration, TeraCopy, unstoppable copier, Windows, Windows 7 x64

I have used TeraCopy in the past, since I enjoy using it I checked to see if there was an update. Sure enough there was. They are at version 2.12. You have to try this program out. TeraCopy is a compact program designed to copy and move files at the maximum possible speed, providing the user...

September 27, 2010  11:31 PM

Meet the BlackBerry PlayBook



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Adobe Flash, BlackBerry App World, BlackBerry PlayBook, DLNA, forward-facing camera, h.264, HMTL 5, microUSB, MPEG4, Multi-touch, rear-facing camera, Wi-Fi

Okay, so here comes something that may actually stand up to the iPad, and hopefully it does. Based on some of the specs below, how can it go wrong? I especially love the fact that it comes with HDMI out, Micro-USB, and streaming capabilities, I'm a big multimedia fan, and those things are a must...


September 23, 2010  7:01 PM

Veeam File Level Restore



Posted by: Nathan Simon
best practises, File level restore, file level restore error, Veeam, vmware

What is it? It allows you to restore guest OS files from multiple operating systems, for instance Linux. How do you enable it? download and install VMware Player, after that "Veeam File Level Restore" takes over. There is a couple settings that you can set in Preferences that will save you some...


September 23, 2010  3:03 PM

Task Scheduler “Enable All Tasks History”



Posted by: Nathan Simon
enable all tasks history, task history, task scheduler, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

When you check the properties of a recently created task, you notice that "History" is disabled, enabling this can be a little conveluted, but easy when you know how. Close the tasks properties, then highlight "Task Scheduler" and then click on "Action" above, you will then see "Enable All Tasks...


September 21, 2010  2:05 PM

RV Tools for VMware



Posted by: Nathan Simon
datastores, ESX 3.5, ESX hosts, ESX vSphere 4, ESXi 3.5, ESXi vSphere 4, heartbeat, rvtools, snapshots, vinfo, vmnics, vmware, VMware Tools

RVTools RVTools is a windows .NET 2.0 application which uses the VI SDK to display information about your virtual machines and ESX hosts. Interacting with VirtualCenter 2.5, ESX 3.5, ESX3i, ESX4i and vSphere 4 RVTools is able to list information about cpu, memory, disks, nics,...


September 16, 2010  9:28 PM

Internet Explorer 9 Beta



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Beta, faster browsing, gpu accelerated, Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft Connect, platform preview, Windows 7

Want to test drive the new browser? Well now you can, it is officially in BETA, See the insert below and then the download link at the bottom of this blog. I am about to install it and run some of the demo's. Back when I first piloted the IE9 demo, I was quite impressed. I wonder what Microsoft has...


September 11, 2010  6:11 PM

Xbox 360 Kinect Bundle



Posted by: Nathan Simon
eweek, hdmi, internal flash memory, Kinect Adventures, Kinect Bundle, microsoft, release date, technology news, touch sensitive, WiFi N, xbox 360, Xbox 360s

Who all out there has the new Xbox? I bought one on the day of release, it was a huge step for me as i had the original Xbox that "R.O.D'd" three times on me, no HDMI, 20GB Hdd that could fit one game, it was pretty bad. So for all you guys out there that have been waiting for the Kinect Bundle,...


September 8, 2010  5:56 PM

BlackBerry Torch 9800



Posted by: Nathan Simon
BlackBerry, BlackBerry 8900, multimedia, OS 6, Torch, touch screen

Well i know some of you out there already have one, I am waiting to get my hands on my own soon. It will be available in Canada around Sept-Oct. The new OS 6 looks amazing, finally the blackberry has caught up to the iPhone in sheer enjoyment of just using the device... check the Torch out


September 7, 2010  9:40 PM

Free File Recovery



Posted by: Nathan Simon
file recovery, free, network shares, recycle bin, SHIFT-DEL, Windows

Time and time again, people may delete files, its in our nature to be in a rush, so when you hit, SHIFT+DEL, you have just circumvented the Recycle Bin and lost your work. Well here is a free recovery program that I have been using as of late to help people out when they have deleted files,...


September 7, 2010  9:33 PM

Systinternals Update



Posted by: Nathan Simon
live.sysinternals.com, microsoft, procdump, process monitor, sysinternals, Windows

Here are some updates as of August 30th 2010... ProcDump v2.0 This major update to ProcDump, a tool that captures process dumps based on process CPU usage, memory consumption, and other behaviors, can...


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