Your Location has been Shared 5,398 Times in Last 14 Days

Your Location has been Shared 5,398 Times in Last 14 Days.

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SoftPerfect Free Software

Need to scan a network?  Want to find out who is on your network?  Need to index a network server or shared files to find files quickly?  Need to sniff a network for a rogue computer or device?  Need to see who is using the most bandwidth on your network?  Maybe you want to run a program and need it to be blazing fast?  Maybe you need to see how much bandwidth you are using.   SoftPerfect has great freeware that can be used to perform all of the above and more.

SoftPerfect’s WiFi Guard is an excellent program for wireless or wired networks.  Use the software to scan your network periodically.  Once the scan is done, you can authorize the devices that you are familiar with and you can then monitor your network for anything that doesn’t belong.

WiFi Guard

Do you need to check bandwidth or analyze packets to see if your devices are secure?  Then SoftPerfect’s Network Sniffer is perfect for you.   This protocol analyzer is one of the best that is out there.   With dozens of options, this network sniffer is a perfect choice.




SoftPerfect’s network scanner is an excellent network inventory software to find a ton of information about nodes on your network.


A great way to see how much bandwidth and data you are using is to use Networx.  Networx gives you dozens of options to keep up with your internet usage.


SoftPerfect’s search engine is perfect for your file server.  It helps to index and find files fast.

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4 Exabyte download coming soon?

While numbers conflict on the exact number of Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 users there are,  it seems that most agree that almost 1 billion Windows products are out there.

Microsoft’s upgrade path to Windows 10 for its predecessors includes Windows 7 SP 1 and Windows 8.1 by the Windows Update (RTM – Release to Manufacturing is by ISO download).   Microsoft says this upgrade will come down by Windows Update or by ISO.  I’m certain that if you want the installation media there will be a small charge (not announced yet).

Anyone needing to upgrade their OS that is not Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1  can download the ISO and will need to burn an installation media.

So the question of the year is…will Microsoft deliver 4 Exabytes of downloads to these users?  That’s around 4000+ Petabytes or 4,000,000 Terabytes or 4,000,000,000 Gigabytes.   I certainly don’t want that internet bill.

· 1 Bit = Binary Digit
· 8 Bits = 1 Byte
· 1024 Bytes = 1 Kilobyte
· 1024 Kilobytes = 1 Megabyte
· 1024 Megabytes = 1 Gigabyte
· 1024 Gigabytes = 1 Terabyte
· 1024 Terabytes = 1 Petabyte
· 1024 Petabytes = 1 Exabyte
· 1024 Exabytes = 1 Zettabyte
· 1024 Zettabytes = 1 Yottabyte
· 1024 Yottabytes = 1 Brontobyte
· 1024 Brontobytes = 1 Geopbyte

By the way, 1 Geopbyte is around 1267650600228229401496703205376 bytes.

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Superfish, Komodia, PrivDog vulnerability test

Superfish, Komodia, PrivDog vulnerability test

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Three Must Have Diagnostic Tools by Windows Sysinternals

Originally posted on What's On My PC:

Windows Sysinternalsis host to numerous advanced system utilities and technical information that is available (for FREE) to help you manage, troubleshoot and diagnose your Windows systems and applications. There are three of their utilities that I consider as “must have” utilities; and, the beauty of these three is that you can run them live from Sysinternals.

BgInfo – Displays relevant information about a Windows computer on the desktop’s background, such as the computer name, IP address, service pack version, and more. You can edit any field as well as the font and background colors, and can place it in your startup folder so that it runs every boot, or even configure it to display as the background for the logon screen. By default when you first run BgInfo it will display more than what is actually being shown in the screenshot and is very useful in getting good baseline…

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Never stop growing

Jack Darden’s attitude of ‘Never stop growing’ and ‘You can do it’  reverberates through the Computer Information Technology classes at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville today.    His personality of wanting to grow and to learn everything in IT started 17 years ago when he entered my class.    Hearing from him tonight truly put a smile on my face.

Jack Darden, Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Shelbyville (CIT Alumni) 

You see, entering IT before MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and popular social media sites; Jack saw broadband at ISDN speeds, monitors when they were CRTs and operating systems from the ’90s.    Now this may sound like it was a long time ago to students today but it was truly just yesterday in IT.  The knowledge our program gave Jack at the time was primitive compared to what we teach today.  So how did Jack become successful?  It was his initiative, motivation, worker ethics and  arduous work that made him successful.

While I’ve repeated his name over and over to show how these quality traits can make students  succeed in information technology – it is ultimately up to students to continue learning in such a dynamic field in order to become successful.

So,  how has Jack grown over the years?

  • Technical Support Tech. – Computer Manufacturing – (Technical Support)
  • Information Technology Supervisor -Manufacturing. (networking, servers/desktops, software development, database administration, exchange, etc.)
  • Application Development – Law Enforcement (software development, database administration)
  • Manager, Business Intelligence – Healthcare (data warehouse management, software development management, enterprise reporting management)
  • Manager, Business Intelligence – Healthcare (data warehouse management, software development management, enterprise reporting management)
  • Manager, Business Intelligence – Medical Retail (data warehouse management, software development management, enterprise reporting management)
  • Manager, Corporate Data Architecture – Publishing (E-Commerce database management, data warehouse management, enterprise reporting management)

Jack often surprises me with messages, calls or visits.  What’s not surprising is seeing him grow every time we talk.  I’m glad to call Jack a peer and a good friend.

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SSD drive with Intel chipset – Performance is in RST

Do you own a computer with an Intel chipset?  If you do,  you probably need to make sure you are running Intel’s Rapid Store Technology to make sure the appropriate drivers are installed.   By loading the drivers, I saw a 48% increase in performance and a 43% increase in performance (Random read and random write)

Note:  Even with Samsung’s Magician, drive operations was slower than normal.

The drivers are located here (

samsung before and after

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