Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category.

HTML Encoded Captcha Not Necessarily More Secure

I read an article linked from on SlashDot that illustrates an alternative way of generating Captcha to prevent spam bot attacks. Continue reading ‘HTML Encoded Captcha Not Necessarily More Secure’ »

Flash Drive Stress Test

One of the shortcomings of flash drives is that the read/write cycles are limited and many sources suggest that flash drives are not suitable for frequent reads and writes operations (e.g. using a journaling file system). Continue reading ‘Flash Drive Stress Test’ »

2Wire Gateway “Router behind Router” Problem Update

About half a year ago, I mentioned that I had some problems of running VMWare while using 1701HG Gateway. Continue reading ‘2Wire Gateway “Router behind Router” Problem Update’ »

LCD Vs. CRT – Dell’s False Advertising

So why should you buy an LCD instead of a CRT monitor? Well, an LCD is flat, lighter, more power efficient, and its viewable screen size is the same as the stated size (as opposed to CRT). Continue reading ‘LCD Vs. CRT – Dell’s False Advertising’ »

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


There is no doubt that Hyper-Threading can, under certain circumstances, boost application performance. Continue reading ‘Hyper-Threading and Dual Core Performance Comparison for Computational Intensive Applications’ »

A Possible Remote Desktop Security Issue

I use Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Connection tool to connect to remote servers all the time, mainly to conduct administrative tasks. Continue reading ‘A Possible Remote Desktop Security Issue’ »

IE7 Incapable of Handling Large Web Pages?

It seems that I have not had much luck with IE7 recently. Continue reading ‘IE7 Incapable of Handling Large Web Pages?’ »

ACID2 Tests With Three Browsers

Apparently, Konqueror 3.5.1 is also ACID2 compliant. Continue reading ‘ACID2 Tests With Three Browsers’ »

Meta Refresh Bug in IE7?

Ever since I upgraded my browser to IE7, I noticed that a few websites no longer worked properly. Continue reading ‘Meta Refresh Bug in IE7?’ »

A Taste of Windows Vista RC2

During the weekend, I downloaded and installed Windows Vista RC2 (Build 5744). Here’s some of my experience with the latest RC build. Continue reading ‘A Taste of Windows Vista RC2’ »

Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) Validation False Positive?

Ever since Microsoft launched its Windows Genuine Advantage program to counter the ever worsening software piracy issue, I have heard a lot of reports about the false positives cases (genuine copies, but reported as pirated). Continue reading ‘Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) Validation False Positive?’ »

“Ghost” Folders in Windows Vista RC1

In my last post, I talked about the installation experience of Windows Vista RC1. Continue reading ‘“Ghost” Folders in Windows Vista RC1’ »

Windows Vista RC1 installation on VMWare

Since the 5384 build of Vista came out, I have been playing around with it and checking out some new features. Continue reading ‘Windows Vista RC1 installation on VMWare’ »

Command Prompt Stack Limits Under Windows Vista

It seems that the command prompt stack limits has changed under Windows Vista (at least for Beta 2 build 5384). Continue reading ‘Command Prompt Stack Limits Under Windows Vista’ »

My Experience with Windows Vista Beta 2 (Build 5384) — Security

In my previous post, I touched upon my installation experience with Windows Vista Beta 2 (Build 5384). Continue reading ‘My Experience with Windows Vista Beta 2 (Build 5384) — Security’ »