October 12, 2018

Feeling run down? Is a brief jog better than coffee?

A good coffee to keep energy levels up is often part the daily routine; but researchers recently found – a brief jog sharpens the mind, boosting attention, control and perceptual speed – much more effectively! Their study involving 101 undergrad students suggests you’d be better off going for a brisk walk or a jog – which brings immediate benefits for mental functioning, especially speed and […]

October 3, 2018

CMHC Stress Test checks out!

The CMHC completed a successful stress test on Oct 2, 2018. If you feel they’ve covered all the important scenarios, we’re in good shape. 6ix scenarios tested: Financial stress Sustained low oil price Global trade war Cyberattack on Canadian financial institutions Earthquake Major volcanic eruption See full results at the link: CMHC Stress Testing Shows it is Well Capitalized and Able to Withstand Extreme Scenarios […]

September 24, 2008

RSS + TORRENTS = TV goodness :)

A quick and dirty guide to auto downloading commercial free TV shows with uTorrent and RSS feeds. Go get yourself the best bit-torrent client uTorrent and install it. Right click on the RSS feed area and select Add RSS Feed as shown. Enter the Feed URL http://tvrss.net/feed/unique/ as shown. The feed will appear in the RSS Feeds area as below. Go up to Options. Select […]

July 29, 2008

Something for your next laptop?

Make sure you get an ExpressCard slot! 🙂 Just discovered a new add-on for laptops that have the new ExpressCard expansion slot technology (successor to PCI based CardBus). The Asus XG Station allows you to connect desktop grade video cards to your laptop! http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/08/hands-on-with-the-asus-xg-station-external-gpu/ Update:Looks like Creative also has a nice sound card upgrade option for laptops.http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=3589 Notes:ExpressCard on a laptop gives 2 Gbit/s (250MB/s) […]

July 22, 2008

Terminal Server Patch for WinXP

This patch enables two or more concurrent sessions in Windows XP PRO Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Service Pack 3 (SP3) if you have FAST USER SWITCHING enabled, and windows is NOT joined to a domain. link

June 11, 2008

Windows XP Service Pack 3

For better or for the worst.. Microsoft released SP3 for Windows XP. Things I’ve noticed… Remote Desktop Changes: In the RDP config file for your session, you’ll be unable to connect to the console session without changing the following: use: administrative session:i:1 instead of: connect to console:i:1 From the command line use: use: /admin instead of: /console More to follow…

April 11, 2008

new blog

homies.. I’m putting up this blog as a place to store tech notes & things.  Please comment to let me know you got in and can read it. The only new material so far is the CD image I posted below. The rest of the stuff you’ve seen before.

April 10, 2008

Ultimate Boot CD – 1st draft

I’ve found the latest and greatest tool in creating windows boot CDs… Ultimate Boot CD for Windows. This app has a ton of plugins for all the diagnostics/repair you’d ever want to do on a windows system. And to save you the trouble of installing/building an image yourself, you can just download this one I made yesterday.boot.cd (Compressed to 236MB)

March 5, 2008

Eat it packet shapers.

All the credit on this one goes to Graeme… The new uTorrent 1.8 alpha client bypasses current ISP packet shaping policies. I tested with a movie torrent today and the peak speed ended up around 820k/sec!!! finished downloading in about 30 mins.. Probably won’t last long but might as well enjoy it while u can. Dave.. ur just on this email to keep you in […]