Category: Articles

Hard Disk File Systems And Why You Should Care

Many have heard of file systems like FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS. A few would have also heard of the less popular ones like exFAT, HFS+, ext4, etc. But what exactly are they all about and why should you care? Basically, what all these file systems do, according to Wikipedia, is organize data expected to be Read More

The 9 most endangered Jobs in IT

Darwinism is no stranger to IT. Given the pace of innovation, today’s plum post is almost always one shift away from becoming tomorrow’s pink slip. But the trends currently taking hold of IT organizations may have a broader impact on IT employment than we’ve seen in years. It’s no secret that the cloud computing revolution Read More

Still On Cobranet

I wrote about this company last year, paying glowing tributes to the quality of their service offerings, though I must admit that i had strong reservations about the company sustaining the quality of their service. Well, 6 months later, the story has not changed. In truth, i can say that they have even improved on Read More

How To Block Access To Selected Websites On a PC

WANT TO BLOCK all users of a Windows PC from opening certain websites, regardless of the browser they use? You need only make a few simple additions to the Windows hosts file. This method is straightforward and free, and it doesn’t require you to download or install any additional software. It’s an effective way to Read More

Portable Apps (Revisited)

We discussed about Portable Apps on this blog a while back and we highlighted a few of its advantages as; – You have all your softwares with you at all times, installed on any regular flash drive. – Ability to bypass administrative level restriction. Use your regular softwares on any PC anytime, anywhere. – Reduce Read More

World’s Youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Dies

Arfa Karim Randhawa, the world’s youngest Microsoft certified professional has died in a hospital here at the age of 16, her family said on Sunday. Randhawa was admitted to a military hospital in Lahore two weeks ago after she suffered epileptic seizures that caused brain damage on December 22.Doctors pronounced her dead late last night, Read More

Steve Ballmer – The Richest Employee

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who is worth about $14 billion, closes down restaurants to talk to people, has gone paperless, and truly believes that the only difference between Microsoft and Apple in the mobile market is that the iPhone maker made one right decision–choosing ARM chips for its smartphone, rather than Intel’s battery-hogging alternatives. That’s Read More

Why a 64-Bit Version of Windows 7 Might Be a Better Choice

For those of you that installed a 32-bit version of Windows, you have my condolences. Otherwise, you really made the right choice based on a number of reasons. I think it’s important in this day and age to run any operating system on the highest possible bit width offered, but there’s a few reasons particular Read More

Cobranet – Nigeria’s Fastest Internet Speed?

Name it, chances are that I have used it before. From the early days of internet access in Nigeria in the late 1990s when ISPs like hyperia and linkserve held sway with their dial up internet, to more recent times with ISPs like IPNX, Zoom, Onet and the GSM networks like MTN, Glo, Etisalat calling Read More

Still On Globacom Nigeria

Globacom data services came up today after about a week of outage. However, a quick trip to Ikeja (Lagos Mainland) yesterday gave me a little insight to the extent and spread of these outages. It seems to be more frequent on Lagos Island as subscribers on the mainland seemed unaffected. The sad part of it Read More

5 Signs That Your Blog Is Dying

As blog owners, there are times when we are too overwhelmed by our blog’s physical appearance, especially if our blog has an impressive design, a good amount of traffic and followers, and good search engine rankings. Yet having these positive traits does not mean your blog is in good condition. Sometimes, these traits can be Read More

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