Feb 032016

clonezillaClonezilla live (2.4.5-20) released.
*This release of Clonezilla live (2.4.5-20) includes major enhancements and bug fixes.*
Clonezilla is a partition and disk imaging/cloning program similar to True Image® or Norton Ghost®. It helps you to do system deployment, bare metal backup and recovery.
Someone really needs to hook them up with a new logo.

Feb 022016

www_newsWin10 Now A “Recommended Update”
Mary Jo has the scoop. Turn off Recommended Updates: Windows Update > Change settings

Win10 Passes Windows XP
WooHoo! Really? You’re celebrating the fact that a new, free, aggressively pushed operating system surpassed an OS that has been unsupported for almost 2 years?

I use Eric’s Movie Database to catalog my DVD collection. It isn’t very big but it keeps me organized, tracks loan-outs, and provides proof for insurance purposes if need be.
You can export the list. Mine is here: TweakHound’s Movie Database
BTW – This program works just fine using Linux/Wine.
FYI – Though our names are the same I’m not connected to the program in any way. I can’t even get the guy to answer an email.

Interesting Links
Hackaday – Is Your Cat 6 Ethernet Cable Cat 6? Probably Not.
Cat6 everywhere in my house, throughput as advertised.

New Republic – Why the iPad Is Going Extinct
Um, because you can’t get any work done on them?

CBC – Some fitness trackers vulnerable to monitoring, U of T study finds
I’m shocked! Shocked I tell you!

Off Topic
A Guy Like Me
NHL All-Star MVP. More here.

Wisconsin women’s basketball coach goes on rant
You can’t nap your way to being a great shooter and Facebooking and all these things that teenagers do. You need to put the phones down. Stop facetiming, stop tweeting, and get your butt in the gym.” Damn straight.

Master List of Logical Fallacies
Some folks really need to read this.

Jan 292016

linux1I know most of you don’t read the Linux stuff I put up but it interests me so I’m going to start posting more Linux related news.

Tails 2.0 Released
Tails is a live operating system, that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity

Cracks In The Linux Foundation?
Many in the Linux community are ticked off that the Linux Foundation has turned its back on the average user. They did this by allowing only those people with deep pockets to elect board members. While I find the news disheartening I do not find it surprising. Companies are involved in the Linux movement because they see a way to profit off of it. Altruism isn’t a factor. Why do you think so many distros got everyone to basically beta-test a server file system? (I’m talking BTRFS)
More: Controversy at the Linux Foundation

Cool Links
Hacking your Linux computer for a better listening experience

Jan 282016

httpsNew Nvidia Drivers
Nvidia Game Ready 361.75 WHQL Drivers

Windows 7 Diagnostics Tracking Service
I had to update my article on this topic because Microsoft keeps playing games with us.

Google Wants The Web To Be HTTPS Too
It is my belief that everything on the web should be as secure as we can make it. To that end I have done my part by making this site all HTTPS.
Website operators, it is time to get your act together because Google Will Soon Shame All Websites That Are Unencrypted.

Back To The Future
DeLoreans are coming back. Flux Capacitors for everyone!” exclaimed one fan.
Not the original company, and it will set you back at least $100,000.