Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category.

GRUB Error 17, LILO Rules

Ubuntu and OpenSUSE have been my top choices of Linux distros over the years. Continue reading ‘GRUB Error 17, LILO Rules’ »

On Microsoft Windows Home Server

I am not quite sure why  would any one purchase a computer that serves solely as a home server or put $190 to get a copy of Windows Home Server. Continue reading ‘On Microsoft Windows Home Server’ »

First Take: Windows Server 2008 Beta 3

Windows Server 2008 Beta 3 (build 6001) has been out for a week, and during the weekend I downloaded the bits and gave it a spin. Continue reading ‘First Take: Windows Server 2008 Beta 3’ »

A Physical to VM Backup Strategy for Ubuntu Server

One benefit of using a Linux environment is that the whole system back up is extremely easy. Continue reading ‘A Physical to VM Backup Strategy for Ubuntu Server’ »

On OfficeLive Beta

After reading Mary Jo Foley’s article on ZDNet, I thought that I would give OfficeLive a try. Of course, my first experience was not all that impressive. Continue reading ‘On OfficeLive Beta’ »

VS 2005 Large File Handling Issue

Nowadays software is becoming more and more complex. Continue reading ‘VS 2005 Large File Handling Issue’ »

My Take on Intel Core 2 Errata

A few days ago, a post by Theo de Raadt analyzed the newly publicized Intel Core 2 bugs. And in just a couple of days quite a few different opinions (see http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/?p=559, and http://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article&sid=20070630105416) emerged. In this post, I will try to analyze from my point of view. Continue reading ‘My Take on Intel Core 2 Errata’ »

Thoughts on Wireless Network Security

Here is a snap shot of my Wireless Network Connection Window at home: Continue reading ‘Thoughts on Wireless Network Security’ »

Hyper-Threading and Dual Core Performance Comparison for Computational Intensive Applications – Update

In a post (Hyper-Threading and Dual Core Performance Comparison for Computational Intensive Applications) I wrote at the end of last year, I compared multi-threaded scientific application performance of a Pentium 4 processor with hyper-threading enabled and a Pentium D processor, and concluded that for multi-threaded scientific applications, hyper-threaded processor helped little in terms of application performance. Continue reading ‘Hyper-Threading and Dual Core Performance Comparison for Computational Intensive Applications – Update’ »

Sometimes We Know It’s Not Secure But We Have No Choice

As most of the transactions nowadays take place online and most work requires access of some kind to information online, Continue reading ‘Sometimes We Know It’s Not Secure But We Have No Choice’ »

Why MSN Removed Link Query?

I must have not been paying much attention recently, but apparently, MSN search (Live search) now no longer allows search queries like link: linkdomain: or inrul:… According to Eytan Seidman, the lead program manager of Live Search at Microsoft, this is to prevent people from abusing these features via mass automated data mining… Continue reading ‘Why MSN Removed Link Query?’ »

MTU or 2701HG Gateway Issue?

After I moved to Connecticut, I got my high speed internet from AT&T (SBC Yahoo). Continue reading ‘MTU or 2701HG Gateway Issue?’ »

Do Hybrid Cars Really Save Energy?

On Windows and Linux Process Scheduling

Today, both Windows and Linux systems are robust and secure enough for daily uses. Continue reading ‘On Windows and Linux Process Scheduling’ »

What Are My Favorite Sites Running On?

I have read from many sources that the majority of the websites are running on Linux and UNIX like operating systems. Continue reading ‘What Are My Favorite Sites Running On?’ »