Vehicle For Dissertation - Tech Edition

A resource for technology information I find interesting... And maybe you will too.

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Windows XP Pro 64-bit arrives in Japan

If you're in a hurry to get the 64-bit edition of Windows XP hopefully you're fluent in Japanese as well...If you aren't you'll have to wait a bit longer.

Windows XP Pro x64 Hits Japanese stores

Thursday, April 21, 2005

How to Turn Your Car into a Mobile WiFi Access Point

More from RealTechNews:

Turning your car into a WiFi AP

AMD X2 Dual Core Opterons

Check out the info on AMD's new "X2" dual core desktop and Opteron processors. Speed ratings are in the 4200+ to 4800+ range. Apparently the manufacturing teams exceeded expectations and the chips are being announced earlier than planned.

More info at RealTechNews

Review @ Firing Squad

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Intel D 840 Dual Core Previewed

Check THG for a preview of Intel's Pentium D processor...

The Pentium D: Intel's Dual Core Silver Bullet Previewed

Another preview is at ExtremeTech...

Performance Sneak Preview: Intel Dual-Core Pentium

Monday, April 04, 2005

WLAN Security and the FBI

Another article of interest from Tom's Networking... The security of wireless LANs is an interesting topic. I recently had a chance to see for myself how my WLAN security practices actually worked. I was pretty pleased.

In any case this article gives a look at how the FBI computer experts approach wireless access, WEP cracking, AP spoofing etc. It's mostly an overview (a future article will go step-by-step) but they do list the software tools used such as Kismet, Airsnort and, one I'll have to especially look at, the Auditor's Security Collection (an "FBI approved" Linux LiveCD).

The Feds can own your WLAN too : Tom's Networking

Thursday, March 31, 2005

How Boeing's Connexion service works...

Connexion, developed by Boeing, delivers broadband internet to aircraft in-flight. While I'm not a frequent flyer I do like aircraft and the technology is interesting. THG has the big explanation...

Flying the Unwired Skies : Tom's Networking

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Saferfox Xpanded 2.3.1 - Firefox Theme

My Favorite Firefox Theme

Just thought I'd put up a link to my favorite Firefox theme. At least I think I like it the best of any I've tried so far... The memory usage seems to be on level with the default theme as well. At the moment I've got 4 pages open in one window and 2 in another with the memory usage at 38,552 KB. It's about 20,000 KB with only one page open. But back to the theme...

It's called Saferfox Xpanded 2.3.1. There is a very small screen shot (maybe I'll have to put up my own) on the Mozilla Update :: Themes page but the best way to see if you like it is to install it and give it a try. Here's the link:

Saferfox Xpanded 2.3.1

Thursday, March 24, 2005

FireTune: Mozilla Firefox Performance Tuning

If you've seen it you've probably used the max connections tweak found in the about:config window of Firefox. With a few settings changes you could speed up page loads quite a bit. If you haven't seen the tweak you can look here. But look below if you want the easy way...

FireTune is a small program that tweaks these (and perhaps others I'm not aware of) settings to increase browsing speed by opening more "pipelines" to the web server your are contacting. A friend sent me a link to it and I thought I'd give it a try. Its easy to use and works pretty well. Pages at (a favorite image-intensive site) loaded rapidly and I haven't seen any ill effects.