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

December, 2010

December 30, 2010  9:23 PM

Personal Phone / Work Phone

Posted by: Nathan Simon
android, LG, Nexus One, smartphone, Virtualization, vmware

Huh? You ask? Well what I am talking about is the fact that LG and VMware are working together to get smartphones in the hands of all employees. This way the employee can have their work phone seperate via a virtual layer from there personal phone, they get some smartphone virus on their...

December 30, 2010  2:08 AM

80Gb in your wallet?

Posted by: Nathan Simon
80GB, accelerated performace, ARMOR, DRS Technologies, Intel 310 mSATA, Intel X25, micro ssd, size of a credit card, Ultra-compact SSD

Well, not really... but Intel has designed a SSD HDD that is ridiculously small... they call it the Intel 310 mSATA. Some highlights are as follows.

* New Intel SSD 310 Series delivers Intel X25-class performance, but in 1/8th the size. * Ultra-compact SSD enables the accelerated...

December 30, 2010  1:46 AM

What theÉÉÉÉ….err????

Posted by: Nathan Simon
?, É, keyboard layout, microsoft, my keyboard is stuck, unicode, wikipedia

How many times do i run into this where I hit the " ? " and I get an " É "  its so annoying, annoying enough for me to blog about it... basically your keyboard has shifted into Unicode. To get it out of that mode, just hit(not literally, I know your upset right now) and hold shift, then press...

December 28, 2010  12:07 AM

1000 Core Chip…”Feasible”

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Intel, linear algebra, Octa-Core, Xeon MP x7550

Huh? That's what I said... 1000 cores, can you imagine? I mean right now the best a consumer can get their hands on is an Octa Core Xeon MP X 7550, retailing for 2,873$. Intel has already designed the 48 Core SCC Processor and says it can theoretically be scalable to 1000 Cores! What would they...

December 27, 2010  11:57 PM

Android and the New Year.

Posted by: Nathan Simon
android, Apple, CNET, HD, iPhone 4, microsoft, Samsung Galaxy S, smartphone

Seems like the Android has finally taken off, with only a few phones at the beginning of the year, now the end of 2010 and we have dozens. Samsung has release one of the better phones, although expensive, the Galaxy S. Android phones are for the guys that refuse to conform to Apple, Blackberry,...

December 20, 2010  8:47 PM

Google Cr-48 Chrome Laptop

Posted by: Nathan Simon
ACER, Chrome OS, Cr-48, Developers, Droid, engadget, facebook, Google Chrome, MacBook, Netbook, Windows XP

I was browsing around and came upon an article about Google's new Chrome Netbook. I have been looking around for an image to load up on my Acer Netbook, as it would probably run a little smoother than Windows XP, besides, all i ever used that Netbook for was playing music, watching videos, and...

December 20, 2010  8:34 PM

Microsoft Releases Security Essentials 2

Posted by: Nathan Simon
heuristics, inspect traffic, major release, Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0, MSE 2, Pulse, Windows 7, Windows Firewall Integration, Windows XP

Microsoft released v.2 of their antivirus application, unannounced, not sure why. Maybe it wasn't a major release to them, but when you change the primary number, from 1 to 2, I would consider that a major release! I first learned about it off my iPhone via

December 20, 2010  8:20 PM

Office Genuine Advantage Program is Done

Posted by: Nathan Simon
add-ins, Microsoft Office, Office Genuine Advantage, OGA, templates

Microsoft no longer requires a validation check when downloading add-ins and templates. Prior to this you had to jump through hoops just to download a resume template. I couldn't tell you why they removed the check, possible it required a lot of overhead, maybe employees, that they wanted to get...

December 15, 2010  3:10 PM

The Expert Guide to VMware Data Protection

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Backup and Replication, e-Book, free download, Veeam, vExpert, VMware Data Protection

Want to know more about VMware Data Protection? Well now you can for FREE!

Virtualization is the most disruptive technology of the decade. Virtualization-enabled data...

December 15, 2010  3:07 PM

Veeam is free for VCP

Posted by: Nathan Simon
NFR, VCP, Veeam, Veeam Backup and Replication 5, vmware

You heard me, Veeam is so proud of being number 1 for VMware Backup solutions that they are giving away NFR licenses to VMware VCPs, amongst other designations.

“We are proud of the deep VMware expertise we’ve built into Veeam Backup & Replication v5,” explained Doug...

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