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

November, 2008

November 27, 2008  3:31 AM


Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

What does it stand for? Basically 3-D, yes that's correct. But why am I blogging about it you ask? Well the next evolution of HDTV and HD monitors is upon us. Why play a game or watch TV normally when you can put on some 3-D glasses and have the images pop out at you!

November 24, 2008  5:31 PM

VMware workstation 6.5 new features

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The newest release of VMware Workstation 6.5 will support for Direct X 9.0c and Shader Model 2, which basically means you will now be able to play 3D games in a VM! Utilizing ACE (Assured Computing Environment) technology you could take your 3D games and apps with you, securely Another Major new...

November 19, 2008  10:40 PM

The Definitive Fix for Internet Explorer 7 runonce issue!

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After battling spyware till you have it on its knees begging for forgiveness, you'll breath a sigh of relief, its finally gone, then you go to surf the internet and you get the dreaded Runonce page error. Two of the specific error URLs are below

November 19, 2008  12:05 AM

New Xbox 360 Dashboard to be released tomorrow

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For anyone who's been living under a rock. "The New Xbox Experience" as most people are calling it is to be release to the public tomorrow, im not sure when, but im assuming midnight tonight. The interface will be much cleaner with some new features added into the mix. Among them are avatars,...

November 18, 2008  11:33 PM

Microsoft to Challenge Facebook and MySpace

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Well it was bound to happen, Microsoft sees the success of MySpace and Facebook and wants a little piece of that pie. Microsoft wants Windows Live to be the centerpiece of everyones internet experience. Changes will be happening in the next few weeks as they incorperate new revisions of their...

November 14, 2008  1:02 PM

The Death Of Packaged Software: Microsoft Store Opens On The Web For U.S. Shoppers

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Well here it is... Microsoft Opens their online store officially... you can check it out here

Is this the end of packaged software? I think it might make a slight dent in some ways, but in other way not. There was no Canadian site, but I...

November 14, 2008  4:05 AM

Wireshark and Wireshark Portable

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"Wireshark is an award-winning network protocol analyzer developed by an international team of networking experts." One of the best network analyzing tools out there bar none, formerly known as Ethereal to you veterans. Well today I get a call from a client, she has been having these issues...

November 11, 2008  6:13 PM Changes

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Well, they changed it again... I for one don't mind the changes that much, although thousands of users do! Here are some inserts that I found around the web. “This format is terrible! I wonder who decided to make these changes because whomever it is, they SUCK! I think I will be changing my...

November 10, 2008  10:07 PM

ProCurve POE Switches

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Just configured my first set of POE switches. Funny how hard it was to find a working COM port, I wish HP would just enable some sort of USB connection to configure their switches. Ah well, I hooked up a ProCurve 2600-24-PWR to an old system I had, connected the RJ-45 to Serial adapter to the...

November 6, 2008  10:37 AM

USBDLM (Read this you won’t be dissapointed)

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Okay so you have about 6 network drive letters, and you plug in your USB stick, it says it found the drive okay, but you dont see it anywhere, well it is there, just hidden, and you have to go into disk management to find it and change the drive letter with a few clicks here and there, simple...

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