Sunday, September 26, 2010

NeoSmart - EasyBCD


  • So, the final tweaks are under way. I created a P2V VHD (Virtual Hard Disk) of my existing boot OS, using the System Internals Disk2VHD utility. I then updated the boot configuration data using the GUI based EasyBCD utility from NeoSmart
  • Next I plan to see if I can mount the same .VHD under hypervisor on my server, though I suspect it won’t mount properly. My plan is to boot natively to a clean VHD I normally use for demos and have my main OS hosted under Hyper-V on my server and remote into that. I will then strip down the old file based OS and expand the local boot VHD to be my primary OS, keeping differencing files for tests
  • The main aim is to see how fast VHD’s are in the cloud/server when accessed via terminal services, or on external drives whilst also providing backup and instant restore scenarios
  • Ultimately I’m looking for a way to have a image based ‘locked-down’ instant restore capability, were, no matter what happens I can always get back to a stable OS
  • Updates, patches etc. always lead to an unstable OS that ends up bloated unreliable and difficult to troubleshoot

NeoSmart EasyBCD

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Why women live longer then men?

  • Easy does it ;-)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Gmail–priority inbox

  • Well now that Microsoft have Mail Sweep, GMail now improve there already good web mail product
  • Nicely done video

Monday, September 13, 2010

Captain Jack Flash–SPAM assassin extraordinaire

  • Here’s a very funny SPAM smail I received today. Make I laugh

From: patrick lenz []
Sent: 13 September 2010 05:30
Subject: Re: Celica

Thanks for your reply.
I want to inform you that i will buy your car for your last price but I have a business proposal for you. I am  a captain with the United Nations troop in Iraq, on war against terrorism. Based on the United States legislative and executive decision for withdrawing troops from Iraq come this year, I have been deployed to come and work in your country's military base soonest. Our mission is to help beef up terrorist targeted states, mostly the United states and the European Union on the war against terrorism. I will need a car for myself and that is why i contact you. On the other hand i want to inform you that I have in my possession the sum of 10.2million USD. which was recovered from one of our raids on terrorists here in Iraq  because they keep most of their money at home for evil activities which they normally get through illegal deals on crude oil.
Based on the suffering we undergo here some of us do meet such luck. It happened that i went for this raid with the men in my unit and i decided to take it as my share for my stress here in this evil land filled with suicide bombers. I deposited this money with a red cross agent informing him that we are making contact for the real owner of the money. It is under my power to approve whoever comes forth for this money. I wish to use this money for charity purposes in Turkey, where we have about 3 million Iraqi refugees and Sudan where we have currently the highest numbers of refugees displaced as a result of war. You need to visit such places. I want to invest the money on stock fish from Norway to this refugees because base on my experience on battle ground in this places, they lack a lot of fish and meat to add to their meager and unpalatable meals which they get in little quantity just to keep them living until God knows when the problem ends. Instead of allowing this terrorists to get the money and spend it on purchasing arms illegally from Russia and North Korea it is better channeled to saving the world.
I cannot move this money to the United states because i will be in Europe for about 3years,so i need someone i could deal with. If you accept, I will transfer the money to Europe where you will be the beneficiary because i am a uniformed person and i cannot be parading such an amount so i need to present someone as the beneficiary. I am an American and an intelligence officer at that so i have a 100% authentic means of transferring the money through diplomatic courier service .I just need your acceptance and all is done.
Please if you are interested in this transaction i will give to you the complete details you need for us to carry out this transaction successfully. I decided to find someone that is real and not imaginary and that is why i went to a secured car site where i can be sure that the person is real. I believe i can trust you. where we are now we can only communicate through our military communication facilities which is secured so nobody can monitor our emails, then i can explain in details to you. I will only reach you through email, because our calls might be monitored, I just have to be sure whom i am dealing with. If you are interested please send me your personal mobile number so i can call you for further inquiries when i am out of our military network. I am writing from a fresh email account so if you are not interested do not reply to this email and please delete this message, if no response after 3days i will then search for someone else. I am doing this on trust, you should understand and you should know that as a trained military expert i will always play safe in case you are the bad type, but i pray you are not.10.2million USD is a lot of money which is the dream of anyone.
I wait for your contact details so we can go on. In less than 7days the money should have been noted on your account and i will come over for my money. I will give to you 30% of the sum and 70% is for my dream. I hope i am been fair on this deal.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Samsung galaxy 10

  • Interesting prototype of a new slate like device. Would that be WebOS, or Samsung’s own OS I wonder?. Going to be a busy Xmas and onwards in the portable space that’s for sure Winking smile

New Arc TouchMouse

  • The old Microsoft Arc-Mouse is great, but this latest edition is way cooler!, a pocket mouse no less, arf
Get Microsoft Silverlight

Get Microsoft Silverlight

Friday, September 03, 2010

SharePoint 2010–Productivity hub

  • Just installed SP2010 Enterprise and installed the free productivity hub from Microsoft. The hub includes Office 2010/SharePoint 2010/Win7/IE8 etc. content packs including videos, documents and links to blogs, coaches (tutors) and is nicely skinned in Silverlight just for good measure
  • So that means a company who is hosting SharePoint 2010 can avail of a free training portal by way of a this site collection add-on. Very impressive set of documentation

Download here
Demo site here – you’ll need to login as corp\demouser with pass@word1 to see the content. You may also need to install Silverlight via the plug-in