Author Archives: Thomas

USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Vs eSATA

SuperSpeed USB 3.0

USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed) Vs eSATA

As you might have noticed USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed) devices has begun to show up in stores and on motherboards as well. Not that it is all new (The USB 3.0 specification was published on 12 November 2008), but as always with these thing it takes time before the prices drop for the mainstream consumers. In this post I will take a little look on what have been improved over USB 2.0 (HighSpeed) and how it is compared to the eSATA technology.

Great tools from Windows Sysinternals

Windows Sysinternal tools

Windows Sysinternals tools

Windows Sysinternals tools

If you like me works with Windows for a living or just are a geek ;-) you properly already know the great tools from Windows Sysinternals. If you don’t know about Sysinternals hang on for some great tools. Sysinternals was original created back in 1996 by  Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell and was back in 2006 bought by Microsoft. I think that we very many that was a bit skeptical about Microsoft buying Sysinternals, but actually not much have changed. The products are still small, great and most of all for free. In this post I will tell you about some of my favorite’s products from Windows Sysinternals.

4 great tools from Sysinternals you might want to check out:

ZoomIt (267 KB) – This is a great Zoom tool if you are speaking for a larger audience and want to make a demo where everybody needs to be able to see the details. With this tool you can zoom in and draw freehand on the screen

Process Monitor (1.26 MB) – With this little tool you can do real-time monitoring of files, registry and process activity. This program is great if you need to figure out where a specific program e.g. writes its log files or where in registry it keeps its settings.

Desktops (60 KB) – This little utility is something that I actually not yet have tried, but I came across it when I did my research for this post. It is something I will check out in the future. What it does is that it creates 4 virtual desktops for you giving you a great way to organize your icons and applications. This is a feature that other operating system has had for years.

TCPView (284 KB) – With TCPView you can monitor TCP and UDP traffic from your computer. It is a handy tool when you are trying to figure out what port you need to open up for in your firewall to get a certain program to work.

Have you been using some of the Sysinternals tools before?
What do you think about the tools?
What is your favorite tool from Sysinternals?

You can download a Suite of the best tools from Windows Sysinternals as well.

Issues upgrading to WordPress 3.2 with the Arras Theme

The other day I tried to upgrade this blog to WordPress version 3.2 but that did not went well at all. I ended up with an “500 Internal Server Error “ on both my blog pages and on my wp-admin page…! I just hate that error. It could just as well be saying: “Something bad has happened and we have no idea what. Good luck figuring this one out…!” Well back to my story. I have upgraded my WordPress blog many times, but this time I was in trouble. I did have a backup a couple of days old so I went on restoring and got my blog back online, but to the old version of WordPress I was running before the upgrade.

My Google Analytics Stats for Q2 2011

Google Analytics

3 months ago I published a post about my Google Analytics stats for Q1 of 2011. I got a lot of feedback for that one and have decided to do a follow up for the second quarter of 2011. In these 3 months 3 major things has happened that might have changed a lot in my traffic.

The first think was that I changed my SEO plugin form Headspace 2 to All in One Seo pack This have had a big impact on my Google traffic. The second thing that happened was that one of my StumbleUpon post went very popular overnight and the last thing happened here late June where Google updated their PageRank and ranked my blog a PR3. That was amazing to go from 0 to 3 at once.

 

My Google Analytics Stats for Q2

Underneath you can see some of the numbers from my Google Analytics Q2 report. Compared to the first quarter of 2011 my referring sites traffic is larger than my Search Engine traffic. This is all due to my StumbleUpon post that got very popular. Actually has my SEO traffic also increased since quarter 1, but not as much as my Referring sites traffic has.

Traffic types:

For the second quarter of 2011 my referring sites has beaten my Search Engine traffic..!

Referring Sites 39,22%
Search Engines 38,59%
Direct Traffic 22,19%

Search Engines: Search Engines Q2

Google is still in a league of its own when it comes to Search Engines. Bing is still struggling.

Google 71,88%
Yahoo 24,65%
Bing 2,65%
Other 0,85

Top 5 Referring Sites:

This quarter StumbleUpon made it to the top by far.

1. Stumbleupon.com
2. Arrastheme.com
3. Bloginteract.com
4. Twitter.com
5. Comluv.com

Top 10 visitors by Country:

Denmark is still at top of my list, but I get more and more visitors from English speaking countries 🙂

1. Denmark 34.41%
2. United States 27.49%
3. United Kingdom 5.71%
4. India 4.35%
5. Canada 2.98%
6. Australia 2.00%
7. Germany 1.59%
8. Netherlands 1.45%
9. Brazil 1.01%
10. Philippines 0.96%

Overall my traffic has increased with 44% in quarter 2 compared to quarter 1 and that is just great. How about you?

  • Have you seen any big changes is your traffic for the last 3 months?
  • Have you had any overnight change in your traffic that have changed everything dramatically? I would really love to hear about your experience.

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Free Virtualization with VMware Player 3.1

If you need to test other operating systems than the one you are running or maybe are studying for an IT certification VMware Player comes to the rescue.