Woke up this morning, turned on my kindle and Amazon pushed Kindle Software update version 3.4 to my Kindle 3G. Make sure your Kindle is plugged into wall power before updating your Kindle or you could have problems. My update went smoothly and I’ve noticed no problems so far this morning.
MAGICAL JELLY BEAN KEYFINDER
FROM: Magical Jelly Bean Software
SUPPORTED OS: SEE BELOW
RECOMMENDATION: Highly Recommended
Sometimes you have to recover the key to your Microsoft Windows OS, or your Windows Office install, or Photoshop etc. The Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder extracts license keys for you. Even when you don’t, it’s a good idea to run this software, save the keys to a file, print the file and store it with your installation CD’s, just in case.
Jelly Bean will extract, from the registry:
Jelly Bean is free (as in free beer) and is open source and I highly recommend you download it, extract your keys to a file, print the file and store it somewhere safe with your installation CD’s, just in case.
I know, I know, I’ve warned you twice. But its that important.
From: BlueCoat K9 Web Protection
Price: Free, up-to-date, Highly Recommended
Supported OS: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista; Mac OS X 10.4.7 and later
BlueCoat manufactures security devices providing Web Content Filtering for corporate enterprises. They also make a parental control application called K9 Web Protection which is free for home users. It is an excellent balance of filtering capability and ease of use and has a lot of options to help parents set limits on web browsing and block unsafe or inappropriate sites. What you get is pretty impressive, given that it is free.
Third in my series of overviews on containerized datacenters is Rackable Systems ‘Ice Cube’. Rackable Systems boasts the highest processor, storage and rack unit densities of all three systems I’ve reviewed. HP is going to kick themselves, but I found out about these guys by watching the background of the HP promotional video of their POD containerized datacenter solution.
Here are the basics of Rackable Systems’ solution: The Ice Cube
HP has been promoting their containerized datacenter solution as a ‘cloud computing’ solution, implying that this is a datacenter virtualization product as well, even though it is primarily infrastructure and the computers, disks and tape storage devices are all extra. I put together the basic statistics on the HP POD for you.
The HP’s Solution: The Performance Optimized Datacenter (POD)