As of today, September 14th, 2011, the jme driver for the JMC2x0 line of NICs is not up to date with the release by JMicron, and this seems to result in the NIC only managing about 10 megabits-per-second, instead of the gigabit speeds that it should. The resolution to this is slightly more than updating the driver, but the other steps aren’t something the average user will figure out on their own.
So you’re looking over that snazzy new laptop, drooling at the prospect of dual graphics chipsets; one for power-saving, and the other for blazing-fast gameplay. You’re thinking to yourself “Man, that sounds great! I can save my battery life, while still enjoying top-notch graphics!” Boy, you’d be wrong. Optimus is far less than optimal Today [...]
Occasionally, when developing a desktop application or service in PHP, you’ll need to delegate tasks to components of Windows. This is where COM comes in. Luckily, PHP has had working COM support for several years. What is COM? The best description of COM, in this context, comes from the PHP documentation: “COM is an acronym [...]
There are thousands, if not millions of articles, guides and books about marketing your business online. By no means would I say that they’re all wrong, but I must say that a significant minority of them are either wrong, or are going about things in a very wrong way. Given this, I thought I would [...]
Yep, it’s another binary format decoding project. I just about had my fill with nVault, but decided to give this a whack, since there doesn’t seem to be a working script for decoding the NBT format using PHP. The Chase As with the nVault project, if all you care about is the resulting code, it [...]
All of my recent blog posts seem to start with “For some time”, or similar. I suppose the reason for this is that I’m always writing posts in retrospect, having worked on an issue long enough that I find it interesting enough to blog about. I’m forced to do the same with this post, because [...]
This post seemed a logical extension of my last post, Installing Ubuntu to a USB Hard Disk. As a preface to this post, I’ll set out the following scenario: You’ve installed Ubuntu to your USB Hard Disk, but now you want to boot into it to configure it. As with the install itself, you’d rather [...]
Something that I had dabbled with, but never successfully managed until today, was installing Ubuntu to my 250GB external USB hard disk. Obviously, it could easily be done by booting into the installer from a burned CD; but, I wanted to install it without having to shut my system down. The advantage of having Ubuntu [...]
For a while now, I’ve been fiddling with the Mindbody Online API. The API is fairly straightforward, and is surprisingly well-documented. I’m still in the process of building my library, but this should provide some insight into the process used to create it, should anyone have a similar project.