USB 2 v USB 3 or 2 USB 2 or not 2 USB 3
To get maximum performance out of your USB peripherals make sure you plug USB 2 devices into USB 2 sockets and USB 3 devices into USB 3 sockets
For example is a waste to plug a mouse into a USB 2 socket and you can increased your USB 3 disk drive from 30M/s to 80M/s if its plugged into a USB 3 socket.
So how do you tell ?
- USB 3 sockets are often BLUE
- Run Device Manager and Order by Connection
- Use a hdd case that has a power light showing you the speed (the SALCAR SATA USB 3 case power LED glows WHITE for USB2 and BLUE for USB3)
- Manually test transfer speeds in different sockets
another #firstworldproblem where do i report that @twitter is down when @twitter is down ? @instagram ? #404 #fail
ms windows 10.x.y.z ? what version are you running ?
i seem to have 3 different versions on 3 different notebooks
- 10.0.17763.195 – Windows 10 (1809)
- 10.0.17763.288 – Windows 10 (1809) insider basic
- 10.0.18312.1001 – Windows 10 (1809) insider full
if you have updated from windows 10-0000 to 10-1803 and then to 10-1809 ms #windows10 disk cleanup could free up 40G+ of space
are you using the latest ms #windows 10 october update 1809 #sysadmin
how can you tell ?
run task manager and see if you have power usage and power usage trend columns
other new features
it shouldnt take two days to configure a netgear router but unfortunately this one does since it forgets its settings everytime you unplug it unless you know to go to
- profile settings
- profile list
- and check “always apply the selected profile”
BEFORE you power it off
apple macbook defaults write hacks including getting screenshots to save in a subdir
defaults write com.apple.screencapture location ~/Pictures/Screenshots
now that windows10 home blocks #rdp its time to try @NXFollowers #rdp #vnc instead
zenmate vpn (https://osde8info.wordpress.com/2016/02/06/vpns-from-themarysue-but-which-vpn-is-best/) seems to be easiest vpn to use but if you want more flexibility (and complexity) you can also get bitvpn vpn (https://bitvpn.org/) for $35 instead of $200
also more vpns deals at
bitvpn vpn supports
- https proxy
bitvpn vpn servers
Before you splash out on a VPN its worth thinking about how the BBC (and NetFlix etc) can block and break them by using VPN blacklists: