Category Archives: Computers

Server Move!

I have moved my website to Netsonic! More news to follow.

A little about Netsonic: Since 1996, NetSonic has been a leader in the Web Site Hosting industry providing virtual private server, dedicated and colocated server hosting as well as shared web site hosting with our focus being stability, reliability and value for small and medium sized businesses and resellers.

New Virtualization Server

A co-worker and myself have both purchased identical entry level servers from Dell, Inc. to start testing virtualization.

Here are the specs of the Dell PowerEdge T110:

  • CPU: Intel Xeon X3440 2.53 GHz Hyper Threading 8M Cache
  • Memory: 4GB (2x2GB) 1333 MHz Dual Ranked UDIMM
  • Hard Drive: 250GB 7.2K SATA 3.5″
  • Optical Drive: 16x DVD-ROM SATA
  • Warranty: 1 Year, Hardware

Overall, this should be sufficient to test and experiment with virtualization technology, including live migration.

iPhone 3.0 and new hardware upgrade!

There is a new iPhone that came out last Friday with Apples latest iPhone OS.

Here is a quick list of hardware upgrades:

  • Faster processor (From 400mgz to 600mhz)
  • Better Graphics
  • Double the RAM
  • Hardware Encryption
  • 3.0 mega pixel camera with an auto focus lense
  • Built-in compass
  • Better battery

Also new with the iPhone 3.0 os,

  • Built-in video camera with editing
  • Voice Control
  • Compass
  • Cut, Copy & Paste
  • Remote whipe via mobile me
  • MMS
  • Spotlight Search
  • Landscape keyboard
  • Voice Memos
  • Thethering
  • Stereo bluetooth
  • New Push notification service
  • In app purchasing

http://www.engadget.com/2009/06/17/iphone-3g-s-review/

IPhone 3.0 Beta SDK

So, I finally decided to explore all my programming options. I signed up for the Apple Developer program. Hopefully I can come up with a neat app to code and then either sell. I can have up to 100 devices so, if you want me to add you to my list, please post a comment with you UDID and send a $10 paypal donation to cpress@gmail.com. Please make sure you include some sort of identification, like the email address you use to make the paypal donation!

My New Computer

I have decided to build my new computer.

Here are the specs:
EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 Intel X58 Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 Quad-Core Processor
EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB  GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0
OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Memory
Antec TPQ-850 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified Power Supply
SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD Burner
Antec Sonata Elite Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel  Computer Case

I am running Windows Vista Ultimate x64. I plan to post some pictures as time permits.

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