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

January, 2011

January 31, 2011  3:15 AM

Process Explorer v14.01

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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 29, 2011  5:07 PM


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I know this isn't exactely my standard technical article, but it shows just how much power they can cram into such a small unit. Meet the PSP2 or what Sony is calling "Next-Generation Portable" I doubt the name will stick, its just too vague and not really applicable, as what would they call the...

January 29, 2011  4:51 PM

HP Elitebooks

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Maximum PC has a nice review on an EliteBook 8740w, while this beast of a notebook isn't for everyone, it definitely plays in the space of high end developers, designers, and Senior Systems Engineers.

With features squarely aimed at businesses that require a color-accurate display,...

January 25, 2011  2:05 PM

Kinect Hacked!

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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

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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 24, 2011  12:16 AM

10,000,000,000th Apple App Store Download

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There is a funny story behind Apple hitting an amazing target. After a young British girl downloaded the 10,000,000,000th application, "Paper Glider", they received a phone call from Apple, the mother thinking it was a prank phone call, promptly hung up on the Apple representative. The girls were...

January 19, 2011  3:13 AM

Core i5 2500k and the ASUS P8P67-Deluxe

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Well I told you all that I would be getting the new Sandy Bridge, and I did! I bought a Core i5 2500k processor and an ASUS P8P67-Deluxe Mainboard, along with 8GB of Corsair Dominator Memory. Cost me about $650.00 with taxes. And let me tell you, what a great purchase.  My processor when clocked...

January 14, 2011  2:19 PM

ILO / NTP / Timezones

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If you would like to know how to enable NTP settings on ILO, don't ask, as it cannot be done. Others have asked if ILO can run in a different timezone. Based on many reports, ILO syncs with the host clock, or BIOS. Because of this ILO cannot show time as if its in another time zone. If you are...

January 13, 2011  1:40 AM

Lost HTTP Access to MSA 2012i

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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 6, 2011  2:33 AM

Asus’ New BIOS and Sandy Bridge Chipset

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Wow... i was shocked, after 18 years, the white box Bios has changed! You have to check out this video. That's it... I will have one before summer... the below video is based on the P8P67Pro Board. They also go on to show the Maximus IV Extreme Board. The boards feature an Easy Mode, which...

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