CrashPlan Memory Utilization

I’ve been using CrashPlan as an online backup solution for quite some time, and it works really well. I like the fact that I can subscribe to the consumer plan, with almost 3.5TB of data backed up, and that the backup client installs on a server OS. Many of the other “unlimited” backup providers IContinue reading “CrashPlan Memory Utilization”

NCP VPN not quite Windows 7 compatible

I got so frustrated with the NCP VPN client software, specifically a recent update, that I decided to let my frustration out by writing about it.   For a long time I used the, IT approved, Cisco VPN client to access our corporate network. And as the OS technology moved along, so did my systems,Continue reading “NCP VPN not quite Windows 7 compatible”

DELL 2408WFP loosing settings on power cycle

In my last post I discussed the calibration of my DELL 2408WFP monitors. After calibration, and changing the monitor settings, the monitors looked pretty good, but I later found that the monitor colors looked all weird again. It turns out that the monitors reverted to their default settings, invalidating the calibration. It seems to meContinue reading “DELL 2408WFP loosing settings on power cycle”

Amazon Unbox on x64 Vista

While shopping on Amazon I noticed that they were offering the Pilot of the Showtime series Nurse Jackie in HD for free, so I decided to give it a try. The install (version 2.0.1.95) went smoothly, and the 1.3GB downloaded also completed pretty quickly, and I watched the show. Ok, now I wanted to stopContinue reading “Amazon Unbox on x64 Vista”

DxO Optics Pro and Adobe Lightroom on Vista x64

I bought my first SLR camera, a Canon EOS 20D, and my first wide angle lens, a Canon EF-S 10-22, several years ago. Amongst the many articles and reviews I read, online and in magazines, I came across a product called DxO Optics Pro, a product that would supposedly correct, amongst other things, lens distortion.Continue reading “DxO Optics Pro and Adobe Lightroom on Vista x64”

Google Email Uploader on Vista x64

I am currently importing a few thousand email messages from Outlook 2007 to my email account hosted on Google Apps. Google provides an Email Uploader utility, and it is easy to use, but getting it to work with Outlook 2007 on Vista x64 was less than trivial. The utility installed fine on my Vista x64Continue reading “Google Email Uploader on Vista x64”

Getting Vista to go to sleep

I noted my troubles with the Intel GMA drivers, the Intel DG33TL motherboard, and Vista SP1 blue screen crashing in my earlier post. Since I was running the 15.8 version of the Intel GMA drivers, and Microsoft KB948343 indicates that, based on the driver version numbers, these newer drivers should not be affected by SP1,Continue reading “Getting Vista to go to sleep”

Microsoft Expression Media / iView Media Pro to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom converter

This article was originally posted here. Introduction: Because of severe performance problems I experienced with both iView Media Pro and Microsoft Expression Media, I decided to switch to Adobe Lightroom. Unfortunately Lightroom does not understand catalog sets nor does it understand people tags, so the transition is not that simple. After I could not find a simple,Continue reading “Microsoft Expression Media / iView Media Pro to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom converter”