Ubuntu on my notebook

I just installed Ubuntu on my notebook. This notebook will be my in-the-field repair and diagnostics machine and therefore I need to have it working with things like a network packet sniffer, boot diagnostics software, and so on. Most of you know I am a Microsoft software expert, therefore up Read more…

Greymail, just another word for spam

Microsoft is calling unwanted newsletters that you have subscribed to… “Graymail”. Right… Wasn’t “Graymail” something like blackmailing the government to evade prosecution? Silly that Microsoft’s marketing gurus overlooked that… or didn’t they? In either case, I think that any newsletter that does not provide a one-click opt-out… is spam, simple. Read more…

Servicing my UPS

My UPS has been running non-stop for almost 5 years now. I’ve bought this device in April 2007 and it has been working fine ever since. Yesterday I decided it was time to rearrange my little corner of my office, take out my PowerEdge server and with it, service my Read more…

Time for a new PC

My PC has become unreliable lately, so it is time for a change. After 2.5 years of heavy duty I’ve decided to perform some delicate surgery… My current PC is quite a feat of engineering. Let’s take a look at the specs: Processor: AMD Phenom II 940 Black Edition Quad Read more…