High Transfer Speeds

Have you ever tried transfering over 30Gb of data from one computer to another over your home network?

Last night I tried transfering around 600 home videos and pictures, a total size of 30Gb, from my laptop to the home pc over my wireless network and it took the whole night to fail halfway through.

Since I am a genius, I did manage to solve the problem. I connected my laptop to my home pc through an ethernet cable and restarted the moving process. Guess how long it took? Around 40 minutes. Impressive isn’t it!

The transfer speed over the wireless network was around 400 Kb/s where as the speed over the ethernet cable went over 8 Mb/s.

So there you go. Always choose to transfer large files over either USB or ethernet cables. Sooner or later wireless speeds will dramatically increase. Keep an eye and ear out for Wi-MAX.

Blogging Without Opening Internet Explorer

As you may already know, there are other ways to blog or post, or whatever you want to call it, without opening up your default web browser. Previously, bloggers had to access their blog site and enter in their username and password in order to add a new entry to their blog site. Now, you have other 3rd party software that you can either download for free or buy over the net that enabled bloggers to create, post, and save their entries without the need to access their blog site.

The ones I constantly use and recommend come from Microsoft. For example, this post I wrote using Microsoft Word 2007. It turns out that Microsoft Office 2007 lets you post to your blog right from Microsoft Word! Just lick the Office button on the top left corner of Microsoft Word, click on "New", select "New blog post", and finally click on the create button. I am pretty sure you will know what to do after that.

The other option you have is downloading Microsoft’s Windows Live Writer. It’s also a free application that is designed specifically for blogging. It has the same look and feel of all Microsoft Office product and it comes with numerous bells and whistles that lets you go crazy over customizing the look of your post.

So choose whatever you are most comfortable with. Personally, I choose blogging from Microsoft Word 2007. I mean, why would I install another application if I already have one that does exactly the same job!

That’s all for now.

My Last Attempt Towards Blogging

I can’t remember how many times I created a blog and shut it down within months. I think either 3 or 4 times now. I even registered multiple domains just for blogging yet still I was unsuccessful in keeping the site active.

So here is my last attempt, I think. I began blogging on Windows Live Spaces before and then left it to open a more blog specific site a couple of times and here I am back again to Windows Live Spaces.

What I will be trying to do is posting every night before I go to bed. And that should be the least I will do. Besides the nightly post, I might post some interesting entries on mobile technology and handsets.

That being said, I will be doing my best to keep my space active whenever possible. And I am not doing this for anyone. It’s just something that I wanted to get into and make it part of my life but without any success so far. But I am not giving up yet.