Nov 15

Automatically connect to VPN at Windows startup

VPN connection

I use VPN for work quite often, and lately more often than not.  I found that some programs that load on Windows startup and rely on this connectivity were trying to connect before I had a chance to establish a VPN connection.  I needed a way to connect to VPN as soon as possible, even […]

Oct 14

IE9 is the IE6 of CSS3

If you’re anything like me when it comes to IE9 you’re viewing Microsoft’s hype with a measure of skepticism.  Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is both the most popular web browser and the biggest pain in the ass for us web developers.  When I first heard that Microsoft were making an effort to support the latest standards […]

Sep 18

Do I have enough memory for Windows?

RAM sticks in a motherboard

Recently I was tasked with resolving a performance issue on some PCs in the office.  They weren’t that old but seemed to get progressively slower after switching on until they were practically unusable.  Like many package PCs on the market, they had a decent CPU speed but were quite anaemic in the memory department. The […]