Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in review – TTC Shelbyville

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 490,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about … Continue reading

Posted in Technology | Leave a comment

MySQL problem writing to database during cron backup

If you receive the error “!!!Error Writing To Database!!!” during a cron backup, this can be related to Find the my.ini file which is normally located in the MySql folder under program files (C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.1).  Edit it by adding … Continue reading

Posted in Technology | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

VMware Player Review – Virtualization that’s easy

VMware Player allows for the installation of a virtual machine onto your workstation.  This means of creating a second operating system within your operating system allows you to test or use an operating system of your choice.  The user-friendly interface … Continue reading

Posted in Apple, Computer hardware, Computers, Education, freeware, Information Technology, Linux, Networking, Software, Technology, Ubuntu, Windows | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A goldmine of resources for PC Techs

Rick over at Whats On My PC has found a website with an amazing amount of resources.  (See Rick’s article here)  To credit Mike over at GE Geek, this website is one of the best references I have ever seen. … Continue reading

Posted in Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Intel Processor Diagnostic Tool

Need to check your processor to ensure it is functioning properly.  Intel’s tool to test your processor will stress your processor and test dozens of functions.  Your computer will slow down during this test.  Once the test finishes, you can … Continue reading

Posted in Computer hardware, Computers, freeware | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Originally posted on TCAT Shelbyville – Technical Blog:
Windows 8 only wants signed drivers and you can receive errors if you try to install a device with a driver that is not signed. Here’s a solution.   (Be sure to…

Posted in Technology | Leave a comment

Adjusting network card properties to fix slow network response

If you have slow or non responsive program properties; such as a database or other network program…Right Click on My Computer, go to Properties, select Hardware, Device Manager, click the + sign on Network, Right Click on your network card, … Continue reading

Posted in Computer hardware, Computers, Information Technology, network, Networking, Windows | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What is a dead drop? Are they dangerous or illegal?

Dead drops are usb drives hidden usually on private property and could possibly involve vandalism and illegal activities.   Dead drops can possibly contain viruses, illegal music, documents and other information that can be considered illegal or malicious. Dead drops are used … Continue reading

Posted in Computer hardware, Computer Security, Computers, Education, Hacking, Information Technology, Law, network, Networking, Technology, Windows | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller performance issues

UPDATE-2014 driver now available! (Driver number will be different than what is in this article! If you have the Realteck PCIe GBE Family Controller adapter and are experiencing performance issues on your network, download the latest driver.  The driver (Version … Continue reading

Posted in Computer hardware, Computers, Information Technology, network, Networking, Software, Technology, Windows | Tagged , , , , , , | 12 Comments

DVR Converter 3.0 – Is the Giveaway of the Day!

DVR Converter 3.0 is the Giveaway of the Day! Giveaway of the Day (December 25, 2012) Converts the following formats -mpeg/ mpg, ts, mod, tod, vro, dvr, pvr, mts, m2ts, tp0 and trp to WMV, DivX/ Xvid/ HDX4/ MPEG4 (.avi or … Continue reading

Posted in Technology | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Windows 8 menu – Get the look and feel of Windows 7

So you woke up this morning only to discover that the new laptop or desktop Santa brought you is confusing.  If you hit the corners with your mouse and wait just a second, you’ll see the new Windows 8 menus. … Continue reading

Posted in Technology | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Benchmarking your hard drive

ATTO – “The industry’s leading provider of high-performance storage connectivity products” has great products and an excellent benchmarking utility that measures your hard drive’s I/O read/write ability. Here’s a quick look at a laptop with Windows 7 vs. Server 2008 R2 … Continue reading

Posted in Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ever wonder how much cybercrime pays?

Paul’s Internet Security Blog references a Networkworld article that gives the approximate pay for criminals who participate in cybercrime.  Go over and see just how much money is given to the lower end criminals.   The question is how much … Continue reading

Posted in Technology | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

One of the largest list of technical, DIY and how-to blogs on the web

As this year comes to a close, take a look at Rick’s Bookmarks4Techs site.  A comprehensive list of nearly 500 blogs.   This list is a valuable resource for anyone in today’s world who enjoys technology.   Just a few … Continue reading

Posted in Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Change language in DD-WRT after flashing

During the upgrade to DD-WRT, I have had the router default to Chinese.  In order to change the language to English (or another language – DD-WRT supports 13 languages), the easiest way is to Telnet into the router and run … Continue reading

Posted in Technology | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Windows 8 will not activate

Open a Command Prompt as the Administrator – Type the following: slmgr.vbs /ipk “Your  Product Key” Do NOT use Quotes Your product will activate

Posted in Technology | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Originally posted on Hackaday:
[David] is serving up files on his home network thanks to this Frankenstein’s monster of a Network Attached Storage device. It looks like he raided all the good bits from his parts bin to bring it…

Posted in Technology | Leave a comment

Windows 7 network performance – autotuning

Want to speed up networking in your organization? (See our post on this date) I have found that restricted mode will often allow some of the benefits of autotuning with a number of problematic devices in your network -especially with … Continue reading

Posted in Technology | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Disable Remote Differential Compression from the Command Line

Remote Differential Compression can impact network performance.  In order to disable it from the command line, open a command prompt by typing CMD in the search box and open as an Administrator. Type the following: ocsetup MSRDC-Infrastructure /uninstall   (Windows … Continue reading

Posted in Technology | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

What is HashTab and how can it be used to verify files?

HashTab  provides the hash algorithms’ in several formats.  How is it used? You can use HasTab by Implbits.   HashTab installs a tab to the properties of a file. Once you verify the file and upload it or email it, you … Continue reading

Posted in Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment