Jim Becher

Speeding up my broadband

Today at News.com.com and Slashdot, I read that Comcast is raising the broadband speed. From 3mbps to 4mbps. This is great news. As I start to do more with VOIP, and streaming media this will make things much easier to use. Read here http://news.com.com Slashdot – http://slashdot.org/article.pl

MythTv

I have been finishing up on my install of mythtv. If you are not familure witht his you should read up here www.mythtv.org. Myth Tv is a Tivo like os and system that is free. I have build an earlier version and had not used it for a while, due to a bad hard drive. So I got the sytem out, …

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What a Week

What a week, it was one crazy week. I have been doing a lot with IIS Reporter and plan on making a refined version. The current version does not have a remote server monitor, I do have a version that does allow for remote monitoring but have not implemented it into the code. This week I discovered how tuning an IIS …

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Google Mini

Today google launched their google mini search appliance. I am interested in getting ahold of one of these. The price of their current appliance is $32,000 a bit out of most companies price range. But the Mini is set at $5,000. That is very competitive with most software based products. You can read more at google: Google Mini

IIStoolshed.com link for IIS reporter

I received an email today showing that IIStoolshed.com has just added IIS Reporter as one of their downloadable tools. That is great news. I often browse and try different applications that are listed on iistoolshed.com. It is a great site and has lots of info for Microsoft’s IIS web server. Some other useful IIS links are : www.iisfaq.com www.iisanswers.com

IIS Reporter update

I made some updates to IIS Reporter today. 1. Removed bug with connections label 2. Took out about author area 3. Removed config files ( I decided that this should be a stand alone .exe file) I am also making the finishing touches on my IIS Reporter web app and webservice. The web service can be installed on any IIS server …

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Microsoft SpyWare Removal Tool

Here is a link to the new Microsoft Anti-Spyware Tool. So far it is currently in the beta stage. I have found that this is a fantastic tool. It has been more powerful than both Ad-Aware and Spybot Search and Replace http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx

IIS Reporter project

The other day I was administering some of our web servers at the datacenter. I ran into an issue I had no good way of knowing how many people were on the webserver before issuing an iisreset. The iisreset command restarts the web service and kicks all active users off. Currently on windows you can open the performance monitor and check …

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Movies to Watch list

1. Every which way but loose – 1978 – IMDB LINK 2. Smokey and the Bandit – 1977 – IMDB LINK 3. Smokey and the Bandit II – 1980 – IMDB LINK 4. The Cannonball Run – 1981 – IMDB LINK 5. Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man – 1991 – IMDB LINK 6. The Goonies – 1985 – IMDB LINK …

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Old Movies

I was watching AMC and had a thought. There are so many older movies that I enjoy watching that I have either forgot about, or not seen in ages. The particular movie that was on was Every Which way but Loose with Clint Eastwood. And I decided to make a list of movies that I enjoy and others that I would …

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Usenet Time Line

Google has a great time line of Usenet Notice the “rumor of mac” and “first mention of Microsoft” http://www.google.com/googlegroups/archive_announce_20.html

Welcome to Jimiz.net

I finally got around to updating my site. I decided to go with WordPress blog software as the backend application. As usual the site is running on a LAMP configuration – Linux / Apache / MySql / Php. Have fun and drop me a line.