Yeah interesting subject I know.
So you will be aware about the totally fucking huuuuuuuuuuuuuge memmory leak in basically every intel and amd chipset including phones that exists basically from the beginning of time well basically 10 years.
I have been testing because I know how the early updates for all oses as well as clearing things.
While your newer units with ssds may be ok, the fact is that 3rd gen units especially all your duel core non quad cpus are really going to feel the brunt of this.
I am unsure about other sites but wordpress is slow as on waterfox I am unsure what firefox will be or other things.
Even though newer chips will have updates to fix this and even though some modern chips will get updates the reality is that most chips especially any system older than the last 2-3 years which is as long as one seems to be supported in the old days will probably never recieve a firmware update.
There are os updates and initial emergency patches are out which will slow down all systems a third.
I have not noticed at all that much though a few programs take just that little bit longer to run.
The floor effects a part of the cpu that handles caching of certain tasks so programs can access those faster.
Basically what has been done is this is no more.
Its the initial patch, and its taken a while for manufacturers to get on top of this.
I do hope over time that this is improved to a point things don’t suck.
If you are using anything not ms antivirus, then you may actually cause things to die, which means you need to wait till the 9th of this month to get the update when antivirus writers hopefully release a patch.
While this will not be any help to server users, home users should turn off virtual pc or hyper v, internet information services and iis hostable web core, data center bridging, containers, device lock down, host guard, cmac and nfs services.
The big culprets on top of this seem to be multipoint connect and active directory who knows why.
That may alone fix things.
It does however mean if you need services for any of that that it won’t work.
You may have to chop and change.
However that has at least improved speed a lot on win10.
Sadly due to crashes in excell and office apps, I have had to tell the google drive plugin to fuck right off.
I can probably manage without it I only wanted it for convenience but now its a problem and one I really can’t be bothered handling.
Technically the secondary workstation could do with a reformat but I can’t be bothered to do that either.
As it is the net is slowing down with all the patches.
If you are a geek, you can from win10 click learn more in the windows update part get access to the windows catalog and get the updates for your cpu type.
In win7 and 8 you will have to search for windows 7 or 8 update history in google.
Uscert also say that nvidia and google chrome may be effected.
Nvidia say they won’t but they are updating their drivers so you should get those anyway.
Its just as well servicing on uncle al’s boxes is now underway.
Although there were no malware issues, a few programs had to be updated, java, codecs, and a few odd ball drivers.
As well as that 7z files associations to 7zips list of archives had to be reset for some things.
In both boxes, windows latest update did not install.
The first because it was never restarted.
The second was due to its power config conflicting, users would then go and turn it off.
Eventually I told the users to leave the thing on.
When I turned it on yesterday to do the work, the system was updating itself.
Speaking of this, I need to reset the power plan back to where it should be because I never reset it.
Its been storming for the last 2 days straight and still is.
Today we went to an art place as my mum got a voucher for christmas to spend there.
However while the food and drink were fine, we didn’t get anything we wanted and the weather really sucked.
Tomorrow is the time that we go and well get out, at least dad and I do, mum has a few ladies coming round that used to work with her in past years.
They do this once a year and us 2 go and do man things.
But the weather sucks badly.
And if it does I am unsure if I will want to do anything much.
I have spent time listening to a heroes call rpg streams, not really played it much but who knows.
Next week everyone goes back to work, and I will have to officially try to read my book, trouble is I really want to play ahc now I can.
This week coming, will be updates and final servicing of things.
Things on the yearly plan.
The first thing on the cards is to pole for university research projects to see what is available and when it is.
There is a small holiday at the end of this month where I go to a poky little maori place up north and basically tell all my technology including the net to go fuck itself.
That includes email, skype and twitter.
I also say fuck off to tv.
I will however have a few things with me.
1. my digital recorder to record myself and batteries.
I will also have my new portable radio I got for my birthday last year a thing I never had before.
Now its not anything flash, and doesn’t get every station, its basically 2 wheels, a couple switches built round a reciever and a crappy speaker, but for the 10 bucks it cost from the warehouse it means that if I get tired of drinking, eating, walking, chatting and playing cards or when I wake up I can at least listen to a station.
I do wander what I can pick up away from the tech world.
There is no phone lines up there, no net of any kind and no tv.
There are no radio stations either.
So in theory it could be interesting.
Thats basically it for now.
This is not so much a christmas blog but a catchup from the last time I posted.
The next one will probably be after the week of the third of january when everyone is at work.
Little has happened apart that last week I was sick for most of it with a headake and dizzyness.
I havn’t read all this week, and due to the fact christmas preps need to be complete before 4 its unlikely I will be doing that either at least today.
I listened to radio till 9 am which is not usual for me but its a day off gym and everything.
Because I didn’t do anything as such yesterday I had yesterday’s stuff to get at as well as today’s stuff.
Eurofly2 is out but there is no chance I will be getting to that for a little bit.
Yesterday I went to drinks at a friends place, and that whas ok, its the same friend I walk with karen as I mention sometimes in the blog and her family.
Over that not much has happened.
the only thing active was updates for coedec guide, and windows decided to update its language updates.
Intel had a bluetooth update and a driver update and the hp printer aunt had had a firmware update.
The radio station I listen to online was selling a jazz christmas album, I have to many christmas alboms some free some I own outright but still there is yet another christmas album on my collection.
Little else has happened.
Things that will probably happen at some point will include uncle als computers reservicing I also want to try again with dad’s firmware as it seems slower, it may be time to reinstall windows but I need time and so I may or may not.
Bar that I havn’t much to bother with till the 30th when ahc comes out.
laters just now.
Well its 2 weeks to christmas, lots has happened as usual.
Code 7 is out, played it a bit but havn’t been able to this week due to christmas prep.
Shopping has taken part of the weeks.
For the first time this week we didn’t walk due to heat.
Computerwize, 2 systems decided to have mangled software distribution folders at the same time, windows update no longer seems to update msse or in fact optional updates automatically or show optionals manually so I have to do it myself but still it could be worse.
We are going to get our christmas tree today.
Weather has been hot but today its suddenly wet, and the weather forcast says its not bad at all.
Well this is just to say that I am still alive.
So what happened, almost nothing has happened for the last 2 weeks of any real value, except that its been 2 weeks so I relly should note down what has actually been going on over the usual activities, routeens, chores and the like.
Firstly jobs, all testing jobs and serveys bar 1 fell through the one that didn’t will happen later next year.
Next microsoft, they called back.
Sadly they couldn’t find anything wrong at all however they managed to create another problem while trying to see what was going on.
Happily all I needed to do was reinstall office and not restore the system back to the end of october which would have sucked, not happy!!!
Next, the decks got cleaned.
Them the windows, and the eaves.
This means we can in theory use them.
In theory because of 2 issues.
The first can be solved, the next we need to wait till they go.
If you have been reading borris twitter, he talks about jerkbirds, sparrows and such, @borris, yeah I hear you man, those fucking jerkbird mutherfuckers are the reason we have issues using the decks as well as parking cars outside which we must due to garrage being over filled with various odds and end.
They shit on everything.
Now unlike borris they sound really cool mostly, they wake me up in the morning which rocks.
However They live on the roof and nest there, so we really need to.
1. remove the birds after they go.
2. remove the nests.
3. put protection to stop birds ever coming back to roof.
4. put safe arieas near house so we can still enjoy birds, hopefully different native birds which sadly is not happening.
All this stuff assumes that it will happen.
Points 1 and 2 will have to happen as will 3, 4 is an optional feature but I’d like that installed but am unsure if it will be.
Computer wise, the net has gotten quieter.
Yes a few updates but not as many.
I am using waterfox which is using old mozilla firefox 56.02 for now.
It will continue to be like this till june next year, at which point we will have to be switching to another brouser again well there will be a new version I hope which will not suck.
They want to keep the old software if they can but to be honest, if it goes the way mozilla goes, I may have to use an old version, at least I have a bit of time.
I have written all my christmas letters and am slowly getting my presents together 2 possible ones allready sorted.
There are 2 people I need to give presents to that may or may not include my parents, for those I take them out, and or maybe buy something for the house or something who knows.
As for games, a beta of one is in testing, not testing it because of all the issues it has thank god its list only and others can do it.
2 rpg adventures are coming out one at the end of this month.
Finally its gotten really hot with temperatures to remain so all through summer.
There will be a bit more rain but heck I can live with that.
Usually around this time I will put a letter out to all people to simply go fuck off and not bother me as its to hot to work.
However due to a couple things, namely the lack of work this year, the fact contracts have been sparse and the fact that bar my test pilot contracts this year with government and local universities, of which there have been 2, I have not had any serious work so my offer of actual work dispite the heat is still open.
Even if I have to work in the middle of the night with the heat I’ll do it, as long as its saturday then again who knows.
Monday is still a break day.
Here is the thing though.
For the weeks christmas to new year, about 3 or 4 of them a month technically I can’t work just because family exist and are about.
In january everyone goes back to work.
And they do it early enough that by the end of the month I can do online work again without issues.
I watched the last game between the all blacks and whales last sunday and it was a treat.
2 powerhouses beating the hay out of eachother really good game.
Grandpa’s house is finally sold, so in 3 weeks that will be off our hands including every bit of furnature in it that we havn’t yet taken for ourselves.
This is in a way a relief as ryan has yet to find a house and to store all the extra fernature was going to be a problem.
This has been one of the last sticking points left to handle after grandpa died.
Now we can try to figure out where to put what is left of grandpa, and to get christmas going.
AAnd with this I go.
Its been hot but there is a small cold patch over us currently.
Should be gone by tomorrow.
Not much has happened as such.
Updates as usual, followed by dealing with phone spam, followed by looking at chrome and have it not work right and going to firefox57 which works to a point and can be used.
Playing a few games, applying for some more jobs and serveys, doing prep work for christmas.
And not much of that.
Watched us play scotland which were not pushovers by any standard of anything.
So today mum and that are away but should be back from friends today.
No updates for once and its my day off.
Nothing I need to action so sunday can actually for once be a day where I can just blob other than yesterday where I spent the morning behind a bike and on the ground and the afternoon sitting in front of a workstation.
Its becoming sunny and that means I can finally go out do things.
I had jono about the week before last, had a blast.
Had a good 60th party of a friend last week and that was good.
Lots of salad casarolle, cheese cake and 2 other cakes and fruit salad, of which wich I enjoyed vary much in particular since I have not eaten kiwifruit for ages I just don’t buy it as a standard fruit, its usually bananas, oranges, apples, grapes and manderins with a mango on the side.
Today for once I go to aunt, muck about with cousins and chat.
I had an issue with the phone which seems fixed.
Ms is supposed to call me on the office issue I have been having with dad but we will see.
Well not much today for which I am happy.
Firstly we take the week as it comes.
On tuesday we took the last trip with the cousins from germany to a bush ariea and then the pub where I had the biggest fish and chips lunch I ever ate.
A large sivfull of chunky fries, a load of salad and 2 large bits of fish in beer batter no less and a large glass of cyder.
After that not much happened but we went out to my uncle’s for coffee.
Little has happened for the rest of the week except the papers promising we have 2 weeks of possible cold hell then it will be hot, humid, with normal wetness, a lot of sucky winds, and other badness and it will be hot.
I was hoping there would be a lot of hot with sunny days and all summer but oh well.
I have applied for the audiogames.it testing team as they anounced that today, and I hope I get that.
Now the computers.
The printer refuses to print on google cloud, via wireless direct or anything randomly ish, it prints on the network and there is nothing wrong with either device.
Aunt’s system was tested but started fine.
Ofcause I test it and it didn’t exactly start nicely, I got a sightling to do it with me and the display had decided to not exist, I did a reload of that, then ran the support assistant in which I not only found that I had display drivers and the like but that I can’t trust it, on going to the web site for hp, I found a lot of stuff set in september that it just didn’t list and the same in october which were listed.
Importantly this included among other things, system startup utilities necessary for windows to interact with the system, interface drivers for the wmi controler, hard drives and ssds, touchpads, video and audio display ports, as well as the bios.
I will not trust hp support as I used to its still usefull for things like numbers but hmmph.
I spent time updating those and the rest, sadly after the shop had been at the system google was corrupted and I had to reinstall chrome as well as a few other things.
As far as the workstation goes, a call to ms revealed that it was a large bug and while they did a few fiddlings it just didn’t work and they said they were fixing it.
Its not exactly the answer I wanted but it does at least mean its some one elses issue and not mine.
Little else has happened, and bar meeting friends today and the usual shit that goes down nothing will happen.
I need to help aunt with her iphone tomorrow and also look at the printers again, recheck its all ok.
Its not going to help but may as well keep her happy.
I really want jono up, but to even have any attempt of doing that it needsto:
1. not be wet.
2. be sunny.
3. not be such that its blowing a fucking gale.
This last one I probably won’t get but a sunny day with a breeze is fine no wind even better.
Helloween went past with nothing happening, no news, nothing at all, guess the world has its own issues to bother celebrating for randomness but oh well.
guyfolks day is this sunday or should it be celebrate a terrorist day since thats what the origional guy would be classified as now days.
For once, bar an ear cleaning this wednesday I havn’t got anything of shattering import this close to years end I need to actually bother with.
That isn’t to say I won’t have things to bother with, christmas is coming and birthdays for parents.
Though even christmas is dumbed down.
In this family, we have drifted so far apart one is right into god, jesus and all the crazyness that goes on, one uncle is a business man and so are his children for the most part, we are fine and my dad’s lot are full of themselves and everything else.
In short no grandpa, no actual christmas, a few presents maybe and maybe we get a sort of christmas and muck about maybe, the day for me as it has been the last 2 years bar a dinner at night won’t be anything special as such.
The big day is my mum and dads birthdays later that month.
New years is usually a non event, no parties, I just go to bed at 9 pm as usual maybe who knows.
Lets hope nothing screws itself over like last year.
Looking forward there is a trip for all of us to pirth next year.
Ofcause there is the dentist and then me looking for test pilot jobs at auckland uni.
And if I get bored there is always the end of the world to look forward to which could happen any day judging with the us and corria situation of late and russia.
I predict the first bomb goes on christmas, or maybe next year, its pritty much a forgon conclusion, there will be a war this or early next year.
Then again there is so much shit on the local news I just don’t listen to half of it.
And with that out of the way I am off to breakfast.
Well I have had family over from germany the last few days.
I went to rotorua over the last 2 days and its been wet.
We had at least 2 3 hour + walks and another 1 hour walk looking at nature parks and getting a few recordings from some places.
Computer wise, not much has happened.
Due to issues with firefox I have reverted back to an old version.
It seems to be getting hotter, I am also dealing with issues with the workstation with outlook which I havn’t managed to fix just yet may have to use cloud service a lot.
aunt’s system has issues and needs servicing.
Over that I don’t have much to report except that audiogames.net is offline.
I have a few games to handle today but I think for the most part I will be doing not much as got up early intending to go through a lot of stuff only to find that I didn’t have as much stuff as I thought.