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December 2, 2010  1:35 PM

IPv4 Addresses to run out in weeks



Posted by: Nathan Simon
address blocks, Cisco, Cisco Press, IANA, ICANN, internet addresses, Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, IP, IPv4, IPv6, microsoft, Windows 7

What? Is this true? Will we actually have to start learning IPv6? Well that is definitely what its starting to look like. Based on the below information there are only 7 blocks left.

Yesterday, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA, part of ICANN), allocated two blocks of 16.8...

November 5, 2010  12:07 PM

Windows Memory Management and Process Explorer



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Developer's Conference, Process Explorer, Server 2008, sysinternals, Task Manager, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

You think you know Task Manager, but do you really understand what is going on with all those numbers and columns? Over at Sysinternals Live you can watch Mark in an on-demand 2010 Professional Developer's Conference. Check it out


October 27, 2010  12:45 PM

Download Speed in the IE9 Download Manager



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ie 9 download manager, IE9, ie9 download speed, Internet Explorer 9, microsoft, Windows 7, Windows Vista

Here is a short but sweet one, a lot of people have been asking me, "How to check the actual download speed of downloads using Internet Explorer 9". I myself love watching download speeds, the more numbers flying around the better, kind of like instant gratification. Anyways onto the answer, just...


October 22, 2010  2:42 PM

View Client 4.5 and Internet Explorer 9 Beta



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESX, Internet Explorer 9 Beta, microsoft, PCoIP, view client fails to connect, view client stick, vmware, vmware view 4.5 and internet explorer 9, Windows, Windows 7 SP1 Beta

It just doesn't work... no matter what the settings, there is something in IE9 includes an updated networking library that causes View Client to fail. You may get an error message or you may get nothing but a stuck view client, in which you need to use task manager and end the process. The process...


October 21, 2010  5:29 PM

Image Resizer 2.1.1 Release



Posted by: Nathan Simon
64-bit, Image Resizer, image resizing, microsoft, resize image, right-click image resize, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Hey eveyone, there is a new release of Image Resizer, v2.1.1 If you guys do not know what this is, its a clone of the Windows XP Power Toy, right click on a picture and resize, its that easy. Release Notes This is a clone of the Image Resizer Powertoy for Windows XP -- a PowerToy that allows...


October 13, 2010  2:36 AM

VMware Converter 4.3



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Hyper-V R1, Hyper-V R2, IPv6, new version, Server 2008 R2, VCB, vCenter, vmware, VMware Converter 4.3, VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 4.3, vsphere, Windows 7

VMware Converter was released Aug 20th 2010. There are some new features and functions, yet there are some discontinued features. See below. What's New The VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 4.3 includes the following new functionality:  •Support for VMware vSphere 4.1 as...


October 1, 2010  7:27 PM

USB Storage & Windows 7 ReadyBoost



Posted by: Nathan Simon
microsoft, paging file, RAM, ReadyBoost, usb 2.0, Windows 7

Windows 7 has a performance feature called ReadyBoost. This feature enables the use of a USB storage device instead of the slow paging file on your hard disk when you're low on physical memory (RAM). The logic is simple - the USB storage device is faster than your hard disk drive. In order for...


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 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 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,...


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