Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What is TCP Chimney Offload?

Tech term of the day:
TCP Chimney Offload is a networking technology that allows the work associated with moving data across a network to be offloaded from the host computer's CPU to the network adapter. This helps improve the processing of network data on your computer or server without the need for additional programs or any loss to manageability or security. Programs that are currently bound by network processing overhead will generally scale better when used with TCP Chimney Offload.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Why Apple is still making a ton of money

This article gives an excellent explanation.
Apple declares war on the entire PC industry

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Macmini server version

Apple just came out with new macs and they now sell a server version of their macmini!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Very useful video's I just stumbled across

How to do things in Windows vs Linux.

New update for mac owners

About Performance Update 1.0
This update addresses intermittent hard drive related pauses reported by a small number of customers.

Learn how to apply the Performance Update 1.0 to an Intel-based Macintosh computer.

I really hate how Apple is always as cryptic as ever when it comes to updates or fixes to their operating system. Okay by a small number of customers? What's that mean 5, 10, several thousand? Well I haven't noticed it, then again I'm using the default slow 5400rpm drive that came with my macmini so it'd probably be hard to tell.
This is one area where Microsoft actually does a better job than Apple.

FurMark Slowdown by Catalyst Graphics Drivers is INtentional!

AMD has replied that FurMark’s slowdown is really intentional because softwares such as FurMark damage graphics cards and do not represent real world applications.
Long time since I heard of software that could damage your pc!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Mac mini's can now use 8GB ram

With the recent EFI update it now seems possible:
Mac Mini EFI Update 1.2 Enables 8GB

Monday, October 5, 2009


If you are running windows and a game asks you to install a driver and reboot you better read this before you do or you might be greeted by a BSOD next time you try to boot your pc like I did recently!
Starforce renders Windows 7 inoperable!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

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