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

July, 2011


July 25, 2011  1:35 AM

Mac OS X Lion

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

I'm not a big Mac fan, nor am I a fan of Apple products... for example I am using a 3 yr old blackberry and am probably about 200% more efficient with my communication, including emails, text messages, blackberry messenger you name it... either way... you will not see me walking around with an...

July 25, 2011  1:23 AM

GreenTech – Philips 75watt LED Light

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

Okay, Okay, I know some might say this isn't IT news, but then again I say it is. It is the same premise as when monitors and laptop screens and TV's have been updated to LED back-lit technology. This is a big step in making our homes more efficient and it is the way of the...


July 25, 2011  1:17 AM

HP and Toshiba adopt the Sandy Bridge Processor

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In their sub 400$ laptops! How Awesome is this? I mean a Sandy Bridge laptop for around the price of a good netbook? That's awesome, pair that with an SSD drive from one of my...

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July 25, 2011  1:09 AM

vSphere Performance tab issues

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If you run into an issue with the “Overview” page under the Performance Tab in vCenter, then follow these steps to resolve. Log into the vCenter server Browse to the following locations: C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\tomcat\webapps\statsreport\WEB-INF folder Open the...


July 25, 2011  1:07 AM

OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS SATAIII

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You want a fast booting system? You have some cash to spend? Look no further the OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS is just the solid state drive for you! Check out those stats! I have the OCZ Vertex 2 in my system and it takes longer to get by the BIOS then it does boot my Windows 7...


July 25, 2011  1:01 AM

Free ESXi 5 e-Learning

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Hey all, VMware will be releasing ESXi 5 in the near future, what better way to be prepared then to take free e-Learning?

Take a free training course on ESXi Essentials.VMware Education Services team has just made available a new, FREE elearning course dedicated to...


July 21, 2011  3:21 AM

More Bold 9900 News

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Good news! More and more carriers are going to stock the Bold 9900... Crackberry.com stated below...

The list of carriers confirming they'll be carrying the BlackBerry Bold 99xx series continues to grow. This time around, SaskTel has confirmed they'll be making the device available to...


July 18, 2011  6:28 PM

VMware vSphere 5 (Pre-Register)

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This just in from VMware.com

Pre-register to receive a 60-day evaluation of vSphere 5. You will be notified by email once vSphere 5 is available for download. Features &...


July 14, 2011  2:53 AM

Blackberry Bold 9900 release is looming

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I want this phone... I don't know why, I just do. I currently have an iPhone 4 and cannot stand it sometimes... I mean come on, let me have push mail without completely draining my battery by 2pm, I go out a lot, I need my phone to be working, not running around trying to find a stupid plug-in in...


July 14, 2011  2:43 AM

PDFCreator 1.2.1

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A new version of my favorite PDF Creator has been released. What is this you say? Have you been living under a rock?! PDF Creator is a "print-to-pdf" solution the is rock solid, it just works...

PDFCreator is a free tool to create PDF files from nearly every application. Create PDF...


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