Handy Wake-up Utility Succeeds Where RDC Fails

Vista Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) may balk at interacting with remote target PCs if they’re in sleep mode. Learn how to configure your PC and use a handy little utility to wake them up so you can access them using RDC.


But Wait…Vista’s Not ALL Bad

Ed’s speculations as to why his production desktop machine is so prone to Vista issues and instability.

Current List of Unsolved Vista Mysteries

I’m still beating my head against the wall with my production machine (see stats below) hoping for solutions and/or relief of my current and outstanding unsolved problems — what I half-joking call my “unsolved Vista mysteries” in the title to this most recent blog. Today’s (or yesterday’s, rather) Reliability Index value sits at a pretty […]

Rats! Weekend Power Outage Derails Steady ReliIndex Climb

Alas, my part of Central Texas took an extended power hit early Sunday morning. Although I’ve got a UPS on my production system, its battery is only good for about 90 minutes of backup power. By some strange quirk of fate, this power outage went for 151 minutes if the difference between my electric clocks […]

Could it really be that simple/stupid?

I guess I must be getting a little stressed about my production system, because I’m yo-yoing from the abyss of despair to the peaks of optimism. If you read my last blog, you’ll get a sense of what things look like at the bottom of that string. Today, the yo-yo is firmly grasped right here […]