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Green Christmas

December 29, 2009 EverythingTech 0

[the_ad_placement id=”before-content”] As a parent, the part of Christmas that was the least fun was the cleaning up of packaging materials after opening the gift. The big clean up the day after Christmas was filled with bulky bags of plastic and styrofoam and impossible to open packaging. But this year […]

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XFX GeForce SLI Card Failure

December 10, 2009 EverythingTech 0

[the_ad_placement id=”before-content”] A few days ago the fan on one of the XFX nVidia GeForce 8800GS Alpha Dog cards in my gaming rig died. There are a pair of them in a SLI configuration and when the fan died on one, it overheated and shut down the system. As a […]

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SCOM SNMP discovery through a gateway server

December 8, 2009 EverythingTech 0

[the_ad_placement id=”before-content”] I have been trying to get System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 to discover an IBM BladeCenter chassis through a gateway and I finally figured it out. First On the device you want to monitor, set your SNMP public community string to point to the IP address of […]

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Most unreliable console system: Xbox 360

November 22, 2009 EverythingTech 0

[the_ad_placement id=”before-content”] According to a survey commissioned by the CNET UK, 60% of Xbox 360s have had hardware failures. According to the survey 47% of Xbox 360s have failed within the first year of purchase. I have personally become part of this statistic. I have gone through 3 Xbox’s within […]

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Healbot 3.2.2.7 Add-on bug

November 20, 2009 EverythingTech 0

[the_ad_placement id=”before-content”] My wife updated her World of Warcraft Add On Healbot to version 3.2.2.7 and her main character icon on the top left disappeared. She needed to revert back to Healbot version 3.2.2.5 to get it to work without the character icon disappearing.

Downadup.B

November 20, 2009 EverythingTech 0

The Conficker worm aka Downadup worm continues to infect non-patched Microsoft computers a year after the initial outbreak. This worm scans your network and finds and infects other computers that are also not patched with the Microsoft MS08-067 critical patch. The worm can effect network performance since it floods the […]

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Backup Types

November 19, 2009 EverythingTech 0

[the_ad_placement id=”before-content”] When your hard drive fails, the drive can be replaced, but the data cannot. That’s where backups come in. There are different ways of backing up depending on the amount of data you are backing up. Online Backup This method is becoming increasingly popular way of  backing up […]

Mandatory Touch Typing in Schools

October 17, 2009 EverythingTech 0

Today’s generation is immersed in computer technology and will almost undoubtedly need to use a keyboard. So why not make touch typing a mandatory subject in school right up there with reading, writing, and arithmetic. That is being suggested in an article in the Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/debates/6139246/Why-arent-children-taught-to-touch-type-at-school.html. There arguments for both […]

Worst McDonald’s Happy Meal Toy EVER

October 16, 2009 EverythingTech 2

[the_ad_placement id=”before-content”] I found this McDonald’s Happy Meal toy when I was clean up my son’s room and I was like WTF! I think it is supposed to be the jellyfish from the Finding Nemo movie but something is very very wrong about this toy. I can’t decide which is […]

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Be Your Own Online Backup Service

October 2, 2009 EverythingTech 1

[ad#singlepage] Many people already know the importance of backup. Your data can become corrupted; your hard drive could crash; you could have accidentally deleted a file. If you’re not, start doing it before it’s too late.   There are many ways to backup your data such as burning to DVD or […]