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


May 30, 2009  3:05 AM

Zune HD

Posted by: Nathan Simon
ie 6.5, itouch, mac, microsoft, OLED, touch screen, WiFi, Zune HD

I don't like the iTouch, only because its Mac, I don't hide the fact that I don't like Machintosh... but can Microsoft's Zune HD beat the iPod? Probably not... yes it has OLED(organic light-emitting diode), yes it has IE6.5 Mobile, and yes it has HD Radio, and yes it has WIFI but that's about...

May 8, 2009  3:23 AM

CloudPrint from HP, for the BlackBerry

Posted by: Nathan Simon
cloud, CloudPrint, Curve 8900, eweek, HP, Palm Pre, print, WiFi

Well here is what I was talking about, CloudPrint is an HP designed solution that allows any blackberry user the ability to print to any printer without a driver, it will be available to BIS and BES customers, as long as they have WIFI or a data plan. Read the full story at

April 8, 2009  12:20 AM

EPIC Technology Day!

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Cisco, Citrix,, Faronics, HP, microsoft, Techday, vmware, Watchguard

EPIC Tech day is coming up. Its an all day conference showcasing many companies from many different technical areas, like HP, Cisco, Watchguard, and of course VMware! Best of all its free, so if you find yourself in the area drop by and ask for me, just mention my blog and I’ll take care of...

April 2, 2009  1:00 AM

Wifi on US Airlines

Posted by: Nathan Simon
airlines, Hulu, Shoutcast, Wi-Fi, WiFi, YouTube

When I read this I was pretty excited, can you imagine being on an 8 hour flight and being able to stream radio over ShoutCast? Watch YouTube Videos? Stream your favorite TV Shows via Hulu? Well soon you won't have to... read the insert below from

"Now, however, it looks...

March 26, 2009  1:53 AM

‘Psybot’ worm infects home routers.

Posted by: Nathan Simon
cablemodem, DSL, infection, linksys, netgear, psybot, routers, worm

Linksys and Netgear routers are the most highly infected, first being spotted infecting Netcomm NB5 modem/routers in Austrailia. The most recent "worm" "version 18" targets a wide variety of devices, and contains the shellcode of over 25 different Linksys models and 10 Netgear models, including...

January 22, 2009  5:54 PM

Palm Pre : iPhone Killer?

Posted by: Nathan Simon
bluetooth, iphone, microsoft, Microsoft Direct Push Technology, Multi-touch, palm, Palm Pre, QWERTY keyboard, smartphone, webos, WiFi

I saw some videos on the Palm Pre and I am so far impressed.

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December 27, 2008  12:09 AM

NVIDIA Ion Platform means HD for Notebooks

Posted by: Nathan Simon
IT professional, laptop, Microsoft Windows, Mobile, Networking, notebook, Windows Vista

They call it a Pico-ATX which measure in at a whopping 10 cm x 7.2 cm! The reference motherboard is very simple; you’ve got an Intel Atom CPU and a GeForce 9400M next to each other, a single SATA connector and a DDR3 SO-DIMM slot on the other side of the board. And this little thing is...

December 26, 2008  10:35 AM

VMFS and Block Sizes

Posted by: Nathan Simon
IT professional, Networking, Virtualization, vmfs, vmotion, vmware

Well i ran into this error today (4:30 am CST, don't ask me why I am up right now!) "File too large" when trying to create a virtual machine with a 30GB drive and a 300GB drive. I tracked it down to the fact that the block size on my second LUN is 1MB which gives a max file size of 256GB. I will...

December 16, 2008  5:48 AM

“MSTSC /console” Where did you go?

Posted by: Nathan Simon
IT professional, Microsoft Windows, Networking, Terminal Services, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista

I just noticed this in the last few days, I guess its because of the fact that I waited so long to update to SP1, but it seems that with Vista Service Pack 1, Windows XP SP3, and Server 2008 the /console switch is no longer available... Running mstsc /? will give you the following screen

December 12, 2008  7:28 AM

Windows Vista and Server 2008 SP2 Beta

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Development, IT professional, Microsoft Windows, Networking, service pack 2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista

I just read from a TechNet email, Windows Server 2008 and Vista SP2 are out, and its a single update file for both! How you say? Well basically because Windows Vista and Server 2008 share the same code base. You need to already be running Windows Vista SP1 or Windows Server 2008 to install. The...

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