Don’t use Memtest86 3.x on newer computers

So I was troubleshooting this Toshiba Notebook when I wanted to check if the memory/RAM was in working order. Here comes in Memtest86. The only problem was that I didn’t have a dedicated CD-R boot CD made of the latest release.

I used an old version of Memtest86 it was version 3.3 or something. It loaded and ran the tests. Saw the CPU as a Intel Pentium III @ 2.0 Ghz.  In actuallity the CPU was an Intel Pentium Dual core @ 2.10 Ghz


Mozilla Firefox 24 reminder

Version 24 of Mozilla’s Firefox Web Browser was released last month. Performance and security fixes. Also adds “Close all tabs to the right” feature.

Google Chrome 28 is out

Changing the rendering engine to something called Blink. Changing over from WebKit. There are also changes dealing with notifications on the Windows desktop OS. Security updates as usual.

So I uninstalled Google Chrome…

After experiencing so many  crashes with the past two versions (26 and 27) of Google Chrome, I decided to uninstall it completely from my main computer. The  isolated crashes feature stopped working and with each new update of Adobe Flash, the crashes became even more frequent. I watch a lot of streaming video via Flash Player. Only used two add ons from the Chrome App store.

I’m actually typing this up from Opera Browser.

Loss of a storage Device 2013

Earlier today I plugged in one of my USB pen drive/thumb drive only to find that it is no longer readable. I can’t even format it, run checkdisk and what not.  I was using this for nearly a year until this critical failure.


Windows just tells me ” Please insert a device / no device found”.

Thankfully I use my pen drives/thumb drives for sneakernet purposes. No real harm done.


I will still continue buying this brand product line despite the loss. Another chance.



Google Chrome 27 is out

Google Chrome 27 about

Google Chrome is out and according to the Google Chrome blog:

  • Web Pages load faster
  • Improvements to the Omnibar (Address/search bar)
  • Security fixes

Google Chrome 25 is out

Google has released a new major version of the Google Chrome web Browser. It has been out for a week now.


  • Improvements in managing and securing your extensions
  • Better support for HTML5 time/date inputs
  • JavaScript Web Speech API support
  • Better WebGL error handling
  • And lots of other features for developers