Category Archives: OS

29 jul

Load Testing Your Public Websites Online

***, Architecture, Cloud Computing, Clusters, DIY, Internet, Linux

If you have a website that you anticipate many hits on, or if you have scripts that you are unsure can handle the pressure, it’s good to run a load test. Load testing is basically a way of virtually spinning … Continue reading

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6 jul

Using Multi-Redundant Cloud Services: Box, Dropbox

***, Cloud Computing, Clusters, Companies, Internet, Linux, News, Rants

I have been using Dropbox for sometime now. It’s fantastic, I have regular file syncs across all of my computers (trust me, I have many computers), internet access when I am on a work laptop, and complete sense of security … Continue reading

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11 jun

AMD’s Rumored New Processors at 5GHz and 8-Core

***, 3D Graphics, Apple, Companies, Electronics, Hardware, Intel, Mac, News

For many years, AMD provided great competition to Intel for processor units. They provided cheaper solutions with a few less integrated algorithms, but were sufficient enough to spread to many computer builders and businesses. Intel held strong, continuing to be … Continue reading

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4 jun

IBM to Purchase SoftLayer – Internet Hosting Company

***, Architecture, Cloud Computing, Clusters, Companies, Databases, Design, Hardware, History, Internet, Linux, News, Site Related

I have hosted through SoftLayer for some time now, even before the name was SoftLayer, The Planet, and Rack Shack. Well today, SoftLayer was purchased by IBM, which means, now all of my hosting accounts are owned by IBM. Amazing … Continue reading

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3 jun

Intel Processors From Speed to Efficiency

**, Electronics, Hardware, Intel, Mobility, News, Windows

The new Haswell processors are reported to be 50% more efficient than the Ivy Bridge processors. Which means your device will operate much longer with a Haswell chip in it. Intel is dominating the market and competitors such as AMD … Continue reading

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31 may

Bridge Your Wireless Connection via Ad-Hoc

**, Apple, Browsers, DIY, Internet, Mac, Mobility, Samsung, Windows

We ran into a hotel today that did not offer wireless internet. And with these Ultrabooks I carry around, they each don’t have the Ethernet plug readily available (Samsung Series 9 and Macbook Air). Fortunately, I had the adapter for … Continue reading

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28 may

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs S4 – Should You Upgrade?

***, Android, Electronics, Hardware, Linux, Samsung

While in Romania, there were vast number of Samsung stores, more so than Apple “Authorized Retailer’s”. The Ad’s were plentiful and they all consisted of the Samsung Galaxy S4. So, I decided to stop by and compare my S3 to … Continue reading

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11 may

Microsoft in the Headlines – Windows 8, Nook

*, Electronics, Microsoft, Windows

Some interesting news on the Microsoft front. Looking at purchasing Nook. Windows 8 on the rise.

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7 may

Hak5 Sharing Public Keys – Secure Connections

*, DIY, Hacking, howto, Internet, Linux

Sharing public keys is nothing new. It’s commonly used in securing Linux communications over SSH. Windows, Mac all use these same types of pairing communications. Another great basic. Another great reason why you should be following Hak5.

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30 apr

Micro-Touch Trackpad’s like Apple for Windows

***, Apple, Electronics, Hardware, Mac, Windows

In the world of peripherals, innovation and new can be expensive, tough sales, and resisted against. It’s something that Apple has done quite well with. One of the best and prime examples of a success, has been Apple’s trackpad. It’s … Continue reading

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