OS X 10.7.4 update breaks Asus P6T X58 compatibility

For the first time ever, an OS X update breaks compatibility with the X58 chipset. After applying the 10.7.4 update most X58-based Hackintoshs will see (if booted with the -v option) an ACPI related kernel panic or the kernel will just hang early in the boot process with a message like IOAPIC: Version 0x20 Vectors …

About low end VPS network performance benchmarking

One thing most folks do with their newly rented low end Linux VPS (virtual private server) is to run some benchmarks. Wildly popular are the “Cachefly test” for network performance, dd for disk IO and UnixBench for overall system performance analysis including the CPU. The results are then posted in threads on web hosting communities …

Use a VPN to selectively cloak your IP address to access Pandora, Netflix, and the like

There are certain situations on the internet when you need to pretend to be someone you’re not. For instance, if you want to listen to Pandora. If Pandora detects that your IP address is not originating from the U.S., you will politely be told that licensing agreements prevent them from making their internet radio station …

Adobe Digital Enterprise Platform (ADEP 10) installation woes

If you’re trying to setup Adobe’s Digital Enterprise Platform (ADEP 10) and the ADEP configuration manager reports any of the following errors while bootstrapping, then I might have the solution for you. com.adobe.pof.schema.ObjectTypeNotFoundException: Object Type: dsc.sc_property_editor not found com.adobe.pof.schema.ObjectTypeNotFoundException: Object Type: dsc.sc_service_configuration not found It took me days of experimenting until I figured this out …

Windows 7: Setup was unable to create a new system partition

Gosh, Windows 7 was giving me a really hard time when I tried to install it on a OCZ RevoDrive 3 PCI-Express SSD drive. Every installation attempt was greeted with this error message: “Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition” Strangely, the drive was working perfectly as …