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Back in the day...

  • First computer - IBM XT 4mhz with 8mhz turbo running on MS-DOS 2.0
  • First application - Blackjack, with SVGA graphics written in TurboPascal

Some inspiration...

Presently...

  • CEO of Kula Solutions LTD
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer, creating world class solutions for global companies.
  • Published a book about the Raspberry Pi
  • Building electrical gadgets in spare time.
  • Generating Bitcoins and accepting spare coins at 126HA8L1dP7fr7ECu2oEMtz6JpDRnzqp9N

Nov
28
comment DNS not solving correctly
What kind of routers are you using that you have to do that? Every router I had- I made sure that DHCP was enabled so the build in DNS server knew what computers connected to it. Also forget about static private IP's because that also messes up routers DNS. Some or stupid but newer routers have "preffered ip address" under DHCP- DNS works like a dream. I only used hosts files for testing live websites on debugging...
Nov
11
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
10
comment ZPOOL how to remove volume?
I don't use Dedup. I use ZFS because it was never supposed to corrupt any files.. and I did have one very important file corrupt :( but it seems because I was using Samba and the ZFS does not work correctly with it. Bummer
Oct
4
awarded  Yearling
Aug
21
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
25
comment Can file system performance decrease if there is a very large number of files in a single directory (NTFS)?
You clearly never had to deal with a mail server before :) You need to write in your answer that if it gets maintained well (about 80% of systems admins don't do that) then there will be no problems. Besides your answer does not really talk about read/write performance and what disabling 8dot3 will do to affect performance. Neither is there hard facts that this does help. Sorry to be such pain.. but your answer needs improovement. -1 till you do so. Let me know
Jul
25
comment Can file system performance decrease if there is a very large number of files in a single directory (NTFS)?
Not entirely true. Have you ever tried to access a folder with 80k files (say bad email folder on a server) without any tweaks. You can wait a day before it enumerates.
Jul
25
comment Can file system performance decrease if there is a very large number of files in a single directory (NTFS)?
Yes. MSDN advices not to keep more than 20k files in a single directory. (Windows Vista 2gb Ram) - I have noticed when it starts to go over 40k (Windows 7 4gb Ram) it grinds to a halt. Everything just hangs and stops to work. But having 100k sub directories does not affect speed at all :)
Jul
9
comment How to make Outlook show the unread count of a folder, including its sub-folders?
Ahh really nice solution :) +1 and +beer! Even today using Outlook 2010 this still is the only way to do it.
Jun
28
comment How the switch decides destination is also on the same interface similar to that of source?
Well I realised that diagram is using HUB's - HUB's suck and I dont really remember how they work. Switches will just "flood" as you say
Jun
28
comment How the switch decides destination is also on the same interface similar to that of source?
It doesn't know. It just pushes the packets to the whole range for everybody to know.
Jun
27
comment Free CCTV software using webcam running on Windows
It is not that difficult to start recording BEFORE movement actually happens. Not its not magic and not psychic! It called time shifting and you use it on your smart TV or set top box everyday. Basically the stream is buffered with 5, 10 30 seconds and if you want to save a recording seconds before it happens this is possible with time shifting - The simplest things are the most difficult to imagine :)
Jun
14
comment Plugin to speed up embedded videos?
Then download the whole movie and use VLC. It can do it
Jun
14
comment Can I shrink an NTFS partition running Windows 7 from the 'left' / 'start' side?
You can. It reboots the PC and does it in offline mode :) Then boots back when its done. Its the freakiest thing to see...
Jun
14
comment Can I shrink an NTFS partition running Windows 7 from the 'left' / 'start' side?
It is capable of doing it. And you are confusing Operating Systems with applications. Neither Linux nor Windows can do anything but host application like GParted or EaseUS. In this case EaseUS is much better because it solves all the boot sector problems that GParted can't.
Jun
14
comment PCIe SSD as main (boot) hard drive on AsRock X97 Extreme M4
I am gonna buy an OCZ Vertex 450 soon for gaming - Load times are blasted away. No prob. Sorry for rough start.
Jun
14
comment PCIe SSD as main (boot) hard drive on AsRock X97 Extreme M4
You will notice a massive difference on SSD SATA and then PCIe will blow you away. The largest project we have to compile is Kentico. Over an hour... I wonder how much faster that would be on a setup like yours (but we don't need to compile every day cause it uses uncompiled source - runtime compiling for pages)
Jun
14
comment PCIe SSD as main (boot) hard drive on AsRock X97 Extreme M4
Yea- We don't really know what he needs it for. A RAM Drive is great for large Photoshop Files.. compiling software in .NET is mostly read with CPU and some small out files (unless its a gigantic project)
Jun
14
comment PCIe SSD as main (boot) hard drive on AsRock X97 Extreme M4
It is realistic but as you already know it is difficult in some cases. Keep It Simple - ANd use a good SATA Drive as your OS and if you r REALLY need that 1GB/s then use a PCIe drive as a scratch drive or application container.