Free Internet tools available to test bandwidth

May 11, 2011

Problem:  How can I test data throughput to find out if my internet pipe is saturated?
Resolution: If your internet pipe is saturated, then users will experience slow browsing. To verify if latency is due to pipe saturation, the following free Internet tools are available to test bandwidth:

Testing browsing speed, during off work-hours or off-peak hours, should also be performed


XP: Auto Logon

May 17, 2010

You can configure Windows XP to automate the logon process IF your computer is NOT part of a domain.

  1. Start > Run > type control userpasswords2
  2. Clear the Users must enter a username and password to use this computer check box. 
  3. Click Apply. 
  4. Enter the user name and password you wish to automatically log on with, and then click OK. 
  5. Click OK again and you’re all done.

 This feature allows other users to start your computer and use the account that you establish to automatically log on. Enabling auto logon makes your computer more convenient to use, but can pose a security risk.

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Google: ‘We’re Sorry’ page resolution

May 14, 2010


Google sorry page

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IPOD: How to reset iPod

May 1, 2010
  1. Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
  2. Press and hold the Menu and Center (Select) buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 8 seconds. You may need to repeat this step.

Tip: If you are having difficulty resetting your iPod, set it on a flat surface. Make sure the finger pressing the Select button is not touching any part of the click wheel. Also make sure that you are pressing the Menu button toward the outside of the click wheel, and not near the center.

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The TechNet Wiki

April 25, 2010

The beta of the TechNet Wiki This is TechNet’s new home for community-generated content about Microsoft technologies, and you’re invited to jump in and edit or create your own page. For more on this community platform service, check out Keith Combs’ blog post.

SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Database Size Limit Increased to 10GB

April 25, 2010

The maximum database size in SQL Server 2008 R2 Express from 4GB to 10GB.

To try it out  – -go to SQL Server 2008 R2 Download Page and select “SQL Server 2008 R2 Express” from the menu on the left side of the page:

Energy smoothie and vodka fruity cocktail

April 25, 2010

Energy smoothing ingredients …

  • 1 x banana
  • 1 x raw egg
  • honey
  • milk
  • pomegranate juice
  • guarana drink
  • crushed ice

… mix and drink.

Vodka fruity cocktail ingredients …

  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • raspberries
  • pomegranate syrup
  • isotonic orange drink
  • i measure of vodka

… crush into a pulp and pour into a champagne filled flute to drink.