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This blog has moved to a new home

Just moved my blog

This blog has just moved to a new host

I just moved this WordPress blog to a new web host yesterday. It looks like most Name Servers on the Internet has been updated by now. I hope that this new host will work better for my blog and for you my visitors. Please let me know if you see any issues regarding this move. So far everything seems to work as far as I am concerned.

If you are considering moving you own WordPress blog to a new host and have any question about how to do I will be happy to help. Just drop me a comment below. Actually I am considering writing a blog post about it to share what I did in order to make it all work. Please let me know if anyone is Interesting in a post about that topic.

Update:

I have written a post about The step I took when I moved my Blog to a new Host Maybe it can be useful for other Bloggers that are considering moving to a new host.

Smart Defrag – Free and fast Defrag Tool from IObit

Recently I was asked if I would do a test and a review of one of IObit’s tools and after trying out the SmartDefrag 2 tool I agreed to write a little review of the product.
If you, like me don’t think that the built-in defrag in Windows 7 or Windows Vista is top of the class you might want to check this one out.

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.