Buying USB Flash drive with hardware write protection
I have an old trusted no-brand 4GB USB Flash drive with hardware write protection switch that use to load various security and other tools to infected, or simply untrusted PCs. Hardware write-protection removes that constant need to remember to reformat the flash drive after every use with untrusted devices.
While 4GB is not much, it is more than sufficient for this particular purpose. However, recently I started noticing that write speeds on this thing are getting more and more sluggish. A quick test with AS SSD revealed that it wasn't just my imagination - an average write rate was just over 2MB/s. I don't remember this drive being so slow, so it's probably an aging flash memory issue.
Microsoft knocks down my NO-IP subdomains
This morning I tried to connect to some devices on my home network remotely only to find that they appeared to be offline. My first thought was that there was an issue with my home Internet connection, but after quick troubleshooting it appeared that all of my no-ip.org subdomains were not resolving.
I logged on to my no-ip account and found a formal statement explaining that Microsoft sized some of the most popular no-ip domain names!
Installing MAC OS X 10.9 Maverick on a PC for triple boot with Windows
- Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H
- Audio: Realtek ALC899
- Video: Intel HD 4600 (will not be used)
- Ethernet: Intel I217V
- Graphics: Asus Nvidia GeForce GTX660 TI
- 2 x 128GB Crucial M4 SSD drives
- 1 x 2TB WD mechanical HDD
- CH-528T media dashboard (image below)
- Windows 8.1 installed on 128GB SSD
- Windows 7 installed on 2TB WD HDD that also has separate Data partition
- MAC OS X 10.9 will be installed on a second 128GB SSD
I will be using TonyMACx86 method.
Configure your own router for BT Infinity
With BT Infinity service you normally have two devices provided by BT: OpenReach VDSL modem and BT Home Hub Wireless Router.