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Self taught programmer.

I don't visit this site often.


Jul
16
comment Internet connection sharing (Windows Vista/Windows 7 or Windows Vista/Ubuntu)?
What connections are on the modem, other than the one for the DSL connection? Also how is the first computer currently connected?
Jul
16
comment Setting Up My Home Network
It was just a thought. This is largely how I plan to set up my own network.
Jul
16
comment How to tell if media is a CD or a DVD
No CDs are 120mm, while DVDs are 12cm. See completely different :P
Jul
16
comment Should I use a network hub or network switch?
I've seen it where if the connection is in half-duplex, that some protocols don't even seem to work.
Jul
16
comment Should I use a network hub or network switch?
What I find interesting is I have a Linsys switch that apparently supports that, but still has an uplink port.
Jul
16
comment Should I use a network hub or network switch?
@Martin as long as you place the hub in a good location, you should be able to upgrade to a switch at a later date.
Jul
16
comment Are my 5.25" floppies dead?
superuser.com/revisions/3237/list
Jul
16
comment Is Windows Home Server compelling enough over free NAS OS's?
If your running a mainly Windows network, I say go for it.
Jul
16
comment Can you actually Wash a laptop?
If you get something other than water in it, rinse it with water, after taking out the battery.
Jul
16
answered Setting Up My Home Network
Jul
16
comment How to clean a keyboard
If you spill a liquid on it, while it had power, you may have to repaint the conductive traces on the plastic sheets inside of the keyboard.
Jul
16
comment How to clean a keyboard
I would like to note that you should definitely make sure that it is fully dry. Most modern keyboards use plastic with a conductive paint, which can easily be shorted, if there is any moisture.
Jul
16
comment Why can't you defragment Solid State Drives?
This is the most complete answer so far.
Jul
16
comment Good Linux Distributions for Newbies
Solaris has been getting better for use as a main PC.
Jul
16
revised Can Cat6 UTP stranded cable fit regular Cat6 Jacks?
added 118 characters in body
Jul
16
comment What can be used as a low power linux based router/NAS?
You may want to consider using a separate system for NAS/WebServer.
Jul
16
comment What can be used as a low power linux based router/NAS?
You could also look at pfSense, which was originally based on monowall.
Jul
16
comment Does Windows ReadyBoost have a meaningful impact on performance?
It always seemed to me to be sort of a kludge. If you want your applications to start up fast, put them on a SSD.
Jul
16
comment Gain access to laptop without seeing the display
He may not have realized that on some computers you have to press that key combination to turn on the VGA output.
Jul
16
comment Gain access to laptop without seeing the display
If you aren't going to fix the display, I would install a server operating system. They are usually designed to work "headless".