Video Speed Controller Chrome Extension is like adding TiVo and podcast app playback controls to any HTML5 video, including repeat, skip, and speed

Download/Install from Chrome - Mac or PC bit.ly/video-speed How many others downloaded from the author's shortened URL before you Ilya Grigorik "pushed out" his latest update on Nov 7 2015, with 47,000 active users, so far. bit.ly/video-speed+ You may have noticed that YouTube is…

Nov 10 2015

VMware Workstation 12 and Player 12 released with full Windows 10 support

VMware has a track record of releasing a compatibile version of VMware Workstation soon after every major release of Windows. This year was no exception, just one month after Windows 10 became widely available. It's the last time too, with all future Windows releases delivered as incremental…

Aug 26 2015

2013 Apple Mac Pro as a virtualization platform? Think about it...

Yeah, nothing polarizes opinions more than talking about Apple. Hang on a second though, keep an open mind. I've used PCs since the mid 1980s, and I have to admit, from an engineering and design perspective, little out there impresses me like the surprisingly affordable 2011 Mac mini. Excellent…

Jun 11 2013

macZilla Core i5 Mac mini gets an SSD drive upgrade, the operation was a success

A family member's Core i5 Mac Mini 2011 started life with 4GB of RAM, a 500GB traditional (slow, 5400) hard drive, and respectable discreet graphics. A very efficient and cool little beast. It fit the bill, fairly cheap, rather portable, and runs OS X and Windows very nicely, without putting out a…

Jan 22 2013

Update Rollup 3 for Windows Home Server 2011 and Windows Storage Server R2 Essentials Released August 14 2012

Quietly, on August 14th 2012, just one day before Windows 8 RTM is expected to be available to Technet and MSDN subscribers, Microsoft released Update Rollup 3 for Windows Home Server 2011: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2705118 and Update Rollup 3 for Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials:…

Aug 15 2012

“macZilla” Core i5 Mac mini: does ESXi 5.0 Update 1 work?

“macZilla” Core i5 Mac mini: does ESXi 5.0 Update 1 work? Nope! Not at all, at least when using ESXi 5.0 Update 1. Perhaps ESXi 5.1 will work, whenever it's finally released. The Core i7 Mac mini uses lesser video (server style), but does allow you to install and use ESXi 5.0 just fine,…

Mar 29 2012

“macZilla” Core i5 Mac mini: more RAM + hybrid drive + SSD drive = completely successful surgery for fast Windows 7 VM that dual boots too!

This Core i5 Mac Mini 2011 started life with 4GB of RAM, a 500GB traditional (slow, 5400) hard drive, and respectable discreet graphics. A very efficient and cool little beast! Beefing it up considerably will likely not increase the watt burn much (which I'll measure before and after), or heat…

Mar 19 2012