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


March 22, 2011  5:51 PM

Asus Eee Slate EP121

Posted by: Nathan Simon
ASUS, Bluetooth V3.0, core i5, Eee Slate EP121, LED, microsoft, touch, Windows 7 Home Premium, WXGA

With all the tablets out there, here is one to watch out for.

A tablet device shouldn't have to skimp on powerful hardware just because of its size. Accept no compromises on performance and portability with the ASUS Eee Slate EP121, the world's most powerful tablet device featuring an...

March 19, 2011  4:39 PM

How to Disable Windows 7 Automatic Update Restart

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Automatic Updates, Computer Policy, disable Windows 7 automatic update restart, gpupdate, Group Policy, microsoft, no restart, User Policy, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

How often have you sat down at your computer and your logged off? What happened you say to yourself? You log back in and Windows kindly mentions to you that it had restarted because of Windows updates. Well what if you had a bunch of stuff open? Yeah Windows doesn't care, it just reboots. Well I am...

January 31, 2011  3:15 AM

Process Explorer v14.01

Posted by: Nathan Simon
cpu usage, DLL, Mark Russinovich, microsoft, network, open handles, sysinternals, Task Manager

If you haven't heard of Process Explorer you have been hiding under a rock! It is very handy for looking at processes, who the process belongs to, and what DLLs are bound to those processes. Process Explorer can be a direct replacement for task manager, its especially handy with Windows XP as the...

January 25, 2011  2:05 PM

Kinect Hacked!

Posted by: Nathan Simon
CNET, hacked, homebrew, iPod touch, Kinect, microsoft, Microsoft SDK, xbox 360

That 150$ piece of equipment could be your portal into the future of all gaming. Microsoft was once opposed to the idea, and they aren't fully comfortable with it yet, but a couple Microsoft...

January 24, 2011  12:31 AM

Windows 7 Service Pack 1

Posted by: Nathan Simon
microsoft, Technet Roadmap, torrent, unofficial, Windows 7 Service Pack 1

Its out there, the RTM anyways. Its not official and the easiest place to get it is from a torrent site, although I would caution against downloading, if you are keeping up with your updates you won't find too much new in this release. This just confirms that Microsoft is very close to releasing it...

January 13, 2011  1:40 AM

Lost HTTP Access to MSA 2012i

Posted by: Nathan Simon
cannot access via browser, Firefox, HP, http access not working, Internet Explorer, iSCSI, lun, microsoft, MSA 2000, MSA 2012i, Storage Controller, vmware, Windows

Well, the scenario is that I lost the ability to manage the storage controllers via a web browser. I could ping each controller fine, and I could also telnet into them, which is great, because with telnet you can fix this issue. Go to Command Prompt. Type telnet 192.168.x.x (whatever the IP...

January 3, 2011  1:08 AM

VMware Workstation 7.1.3

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Linux, maintenance release, microsoft, Resolved Issues, Ubuntu, vmware, VMware Workstation 7.1.3, Windows, Windows 7

VMware Workstation v7.1.3 is a maintenance release that resolves some known issues. Its isn't a major release so unless you are having issues with the application, there isn't a need to upgrade yet. When launching previous versions of VMware Workstation you will get a notice stating that this...

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 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 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...

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