Tuesday, January 11, 2005

debug and video card

What video card is in this system?

If it's a Linux system, it's easy to find out with lspci.

If it's Windows and you don't trust the device manager, this message has a geeky but efficient way: debug, and at the - prompt:
d C000:0010
Follow with more d (and enter) if it's not on the 1st page.

Monday, January 10, 2005

20 Year Archive on Google Groups

A few interesting things digged out of Google's Usenet archives, and presented as a timeline: 20 Year Archive on Google Groups.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Luser Manager

Ever wondered why the Windows NT User Manager program disappeared? It was quite naturally (naturally for a computer admin, that is) called usrmgr.exe.

But in Windows XP, there is no usrmgr.exe. Now, it is called lusrmgr.msc.

(if you never heard the term luser, ask Google to define: luser)