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Apr
7

SIW (System Information for Windows) by Gabriel Topala

SIW is an advanced System Information for Windows tool that analyzes your computer and gathers detailed information about system properties and settings (Software Information, Hardware Information, Network Information and Tools) and displays it in an extremely comprehensible manner.

SIW can create a report file (HTML, JSON, CSV, TEXT or XML), and you can run it in batch mode (for Computer Inventory, Hardware, Software and Network Information, Software License Management, Security Audit, Server Configuration Management).

The System Information is divided into few major categories:

Operating System, Software Licenses (Product Keys / Serial Numbers), Passwords Recovery, Installed Programs, Applications, Security, Accessibility, Environment, Regional Settings, File Associations, Running Processes, Loaded DLLs, Drivers, NT Services, Autorun, Scheduled Tasks, Databases, Audio and Video Codecs, Shared DLLs, ActiveX, MMC Snap-Ins, Shell Extensions, Event Viewer, Certificates, etc.

System Summary, Motherboard, BIOS, CPU, Memory, Sensors, Devices, Chipset, PCI/AGP, USB and ISA/PnP Devices, System Slots, Network Adapters, Video Card, Monitor, Sound Devices, Storage Devices, Logical Disks, Disk Drives, CD/DVD Devices, SCSI Devices, S.M.A.R.T., Ports, Battery and Power Policy, Printers, etc.

Basic/Extended Information about Configuration, Statistics, Connections, Active Directory (Computers, Groups and Users), Shares, Open Ports, etc.

  • Network Tools: MAC Address Changer, Wake On LAN, Remote Licenses (from Windows Folder, Remote Computer or Registry Hive), Hosts Scan, Ping, Trace, etc.
  • Miscellaneous Tools: Eureka! (Reveal lost passwords hidden behind asterisks), Shutdown / Restart, Monitor Test, MUICache Viewer, URL Explorer, Open Files, etc.

SIW (Technician’s Version) is a standalone utility that does not require installation (Portable Application) – one less installed program on your PC as well the fact that you can run the program directly from an USB flash drive, from a network drive or from a domain login script.

SIW is periodically updated (usually once per quarter) in order to provide most accurate results.

Client Platform: Windows 10 / Windows 10 on ARM64 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / WinPE / WinRE / Winternals ERD Commander

Server Platform: Windows 2019 / Windows 2016 / Windows 2012 (R2) / Windows SBS 2011 / Windows Server 2008 (R2)

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Apr
5

Official California Legislative Information

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As of November 30, 2016,


the leginfo.ca.gov website is no longer updated


Please use the new California Legislative Information website located at
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/.


We understand that information on the leginfo website may be important to users who incorporate it for use within their
own organizations. To ensure that this change will have minimal impact to your organization, users currently linking to
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov need to change their links to instead point to
the new California Legislative Information website located at
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/.

Files currently available on leginfo’s FTP site (ftp://leginfo.ca.gov/pub)
are also no longer updated as of November 30, 2016. Users of the FTP site, as well as users who are “scraping” the leginfo
site to obtain data, need to use the “Downloadable Data Files” feature available on the
California Legislative Information website.

Please note that the leginfo website will remain available to serve as an archive of California’s legislative information
(1993 through November, 2016).

Questions regarding this announcement can be sent to leginfo.announcement@lc.ca.gov.

Click to access the downloadable database.

Daily Updates Assembly Bills Senate Bills

Pursuant to Section 10248.5 of the Government Code, the information described in subdivision (a) of Section 10248 of the Government Code and made available on this Web site is within the public domain and the State of California retains no copyright or other proprietary interest in the information.


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Apr
5

EPIC – Electronic Privacy Information Center

DOJ Responds to EPIC FOIA on Location Data

In response to EPIC’s Freedom of Information Act request to the Justice Department for information about the use of location data, including cell phone records, to counter the pandemic the DOJ wrote there are no “responsive records.” EPIC had asked for “all legal memos, analysis, communications, and guidance documents, in the possession of the Department of Justice, concerning the collection or use of GPS data and cell phone location data for public health surveillance.” The DOJ forwarded EPIC’s request to its Office of Legal Counsel to see if responsive records exist in that office. EPIC will continue to seek information about the DOJ’s views on the use of location data, and particularly phone records. After 9-11, the Justice Department supported the warrantless surveillance of Americans, a program that was later terminated after the New York Times broke the story, and EPIC pursued a FOIA lawsuit and then a Supreme Court petition.

State Attorneys General Investigate Zoom

The Attorneys General from several states including New York, Connecticut, and Florida are investigating Zoom’s privacy and security practices. The New York AG stated that she was “concerned that Zoom’s existing security practices might not be sufficient to adapt to the recent and sudden surge in both the volume and sensitivity of data being passed through its network.” Last year, EPIC filed a complaint about Zoom security practices with the Federal Trade Commission. EPIC explained that Zoom had “placed at risk the privacy and security of the users of its services.” EPIC’s 22-page analysis detailed how Zoom had “exposed users to the risk of remote surveillance, unwanted videocalls, and denial-of-service attack.” The Federal Trade Commission failed to act on EPIC’s 2019 Zoom complaint.

HHS Removes Safeguards for Personal Health Data, Suspends Public Comment

Health and Human Services announced today it will reduce privacy safeguards for personal health data. Under the federal patient privacy law (HIPAA), a third party “business associate” that receives personal data from a health care provider or insurer must have express permission to redisclose the data. HHS has now suspended that protection, as long as “business associates” disclose personal health data in “good faith” for “public health activities” and provide notice within 10 days.There was no opportunity for public comment on the rule change. Previously, HHS announced that it would not take enforcement action against health care providers that violate the HIPAA when consulting with patients remotely.

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Apr
4

Satellite Internet and information about how it works



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Helpful details about VSAT services, beam coverages, antenna pointing, how it works, discussion and help forum.


The above five regional links provide my review details of a number of
businesses providing satellite internet and satellite broadband to end user customers. Due to the many providers set up in the past fifteen years you need to read
those pages carefully and also review the further entries listed towards the
ends of those pages. If you want your details included, just tell me: eric@satsig.net. There is no charge.

This web site is not commercial and we don’t sell anything, we are here to promote legitimate, satcom access for people in all locations, who are unable to gain access using
terrestrial ADSL via copper or optical fibre phone lines or using cable modems. Satcom is an alternative and provides independent
small-dish two-way access from anywhere except the extreme polar regions.

Dish pointing:

Find your latitude and longitude
(For VSAT and satellite TV dish pointing – gives image of your house plus azimuth, elevation and polarization angles).

Discussion forum:

Go to my Satellite Internet forum and tell us your problems or help others with your experiences, or announce your services.

or view the 20 recent posts now.

Other pages on this web site:

List of satellites in the geostationary orbit

Satellite link budget calculator

Design a satellite beam

VSAT information index

Maps and latitude and longitude index

Index to personal, holidays and miscellaneous pages

Noise temperature, noise figure and noise factor

Microwave spectrum analysers for sale & hire

Frequency spectrums

On-line spectrum analyser (Not presently in working)

Great circle azimuth calculator, lat, long, bearing & range for point-to-point terrestrial applications and sailing

Pictures of some geostationary satellites taken from the ground

How to set up antenna reflector panels using fishing line

Axial ratio and cross polar discrimination ( XPD ) interference

Eutelsat beacon frequencies

Explanation of satellite TV Polar mount plus examples

Ku transmit reject / receive bandpass filters for sale

W3A

See a satellite photo of your home

Information about interference if you operate in C band


Teleport hub antenna
Teleport hub


HP8560A spectrum analyser


My HP8560A spectrum analyser


Ku band VSAT dish

Ku band VSAT


Search this site  click here >  SATSIG search


There are over 300 communications satellites in the geostationary orbit, directly above the equator, spaced typically 2 or 3
degrees apart. Because they orbit the earth at the same speed and in the same direction as the earth rotates they remain fixed in the sky and you can
use a fixed pointing very small aperture terminal (VSAT) to communicate. The maximum possible coverage area from any one orbit position is approx one
third of the earth, as that is all that is

Apr
3

SIV – System Information Viewer


siv.zip SIV Unicode Release Kit for Windows XP and later systems. You should use
SIV64X.exe on 64-bit Windows x64 and
SIV32X.exe on 32-bit Windows x86.
siv32l.zip 32-bit SIV ASCII add-on that is needed for the legacy Windows 2000, NT 4.00, NT 3.51 and 9X systems.
SIV64I for Intel Enterprise Servers. Using SIV32X do Menu->File->Download->SIV64I add-on
to get the native SIV64I.exe.
SIV32A for DEC Servers/Workstations. Using SIV32X do Menu->File->Download->SIV32A add-on
to get the native SIV32A.exe.
SIV Beta Doing Menu->File->Download->SIV Beta will download the latest SIV Beta.
The SIV Beta should not be mirrored as it changes frequently.
Note that siv.zip is always needed
as it contains the device description files, SIV kernel drivers and the SIV resource DLL.
The add-ons should be placed in the same folder as the files from siv.zip.
If you find SIV useful, please consider making a donation towards its development.
SIV is free for home use but if you wish to use it commercially then
contact me
for further information.


Version 5.46 released on 14-Feb-2020
Added Windows 10 20H1 Build 19041 support. Enabled operation of [ACPI Eval], etc..
Updated to use new COMODO RSA Extended Validation Code Signing CA certificate.
Added Intel Ice Lake-U support. Adjusted the S3 Trio3D/2X Core Clock speed reporting.
Added which lists PnP ISA Devices and on EISA systems any Slots that are used.
Added XGI Volari + SiS 325 GPU clock speed reporting and improved DM&P Vortex 86 DX + MX CPU support.
Added GeForce 6000 series direct clock + fan PWM % and NVCPL temperature reporting for ForceWare drivers.
Added Aqua Computer Octo + Quadro controller and Corsair H100i + H115i RGB Pro XT cooler reporting support.
Resolved issue with NVMe support for the IaNVMe and insider build stornvme services.
Resolved issue with Menu->Help->View Menus on systems that have such as nView Options added to the SIV menus.
Enhance to support there being more than 10,000,000 open handles.
Improved VIA VT82C691 chipset and ASUS Prime X570-Pro + Micronics EISA 486/33/25 System Board + Supermicro H11SSL motherboard support.


Visits

The SIV Support Forum provides help with using SIV and can also be used to report issues or request new features.
For some issues a better option may be to e-mail the details along
with the SIV save local (Menu->File->Save Local) files as this often means it’s far easier to address issues.
With most issues a SIV beta is usually released within a few days which resolves the issue or adds the new facility.

Before using SIV to control AIO Devices you should read the guide and
in general this may be useful as it also contains sections about SIV setup and usage.
If does not list your AIO Devices then check that they are
, listed on the [USB Bus] panel,
have no I/O errors, they are reported by Devices and
Apr
2

Software Quality information, news and tips

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Mar
31

A Basic Introduction to Information Technology (IT)

The terms “information technology” and “IT” are widely used in business and the field of computing. People use the terms generically when referring to various kinds of computer-related work, which sometimes confuses their meaning.

What Is Information Technology?

A 1958 article in Harvard Business Review referred to information technology as consisting of three basic parts: computational data processing, decision support, and business software. This time period marked the beginning of IT as an officially defined area of business; in fact, this article probably coined the term.

Over the ensuing decades, many corporations created so-called “IT departments” to manage the computer technologies related to their business. Whatever these departments worked on became the de facto definition of Information Technology, one that has evolved over time. Today, IT departments have responsibilities in areas like computer tech support, business computer network and database administration, business software deployment, and information security.

Especially during the dot-com boom of the 1990s, Information Technology also became associated with aspects of computing beyond those owned by IT departments. This broader definition of IT includes areas like software development, computer systems architecture, and project management.

Information Technology Jobs and Careers

Job posting sites commonly use IT as a category in their databases. The category includes a wide range of jobs across architecture, engineering and administration functions. People with jobs in these areas typically have college degrees in computer science and/or information systems. They may also possess related industry certifications. Short courses in IT basics can be also be found online and are especially useful for those who want to get some exposure to the field before committing to it as a career.

A career in Information Technology can involve working in or leading IT departments, product development teams, or research groups. Having success in this job field requires a combination of both technical and business skills.

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Issues and Challenges in Information Technology

  • As computing systems and capabilities continue expanding worldwide, “data overload” has become an increasingly critical issue for many IT professionals. Efficiently processing huge amounts of data to produce useful business intelligence requires large amounts of processing power, sophisticated software, and human analytic skills.
  • Teamwork and communication skills have also become essential for most businesses to manage the complexity of IT systems. Many IT professionals are responsible for providing service to business users who are not trained in computer networking or other information technologies but who are instead interested in simply using IT as a tool to get their work done efficiently.
  • System and network security issues are a primary concern for many business executives, as any security incident can potentially damage a company’s reputation and cost large sums of money.

Computer Networking and Information Technology

Because networks play a central role in the operation of many companies, business computer networking topics tend to be closely associated with Information Technology. Networking trends that play a key role in IT include:

  • Network capacity and performance: The popularity of online
Oct
22

Newbie’s Information To SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

From the world’s greatest brands to modest private web sites, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is an essential device to drive traffic, acquire new customers and get found on-line. For advanced customers, the knowledge an analytics package supplies, mixed with information out of your server log recordsdata, can provide even more comprehensive details about how visitors are interacting together with your paperwork (resembling extra key phrases that searchers might use to find your website).

Webmasters and content material providers began optimizing web sites for search engines like google and yahoo in the mid-Nineteen Nineties, as the first search engines like google and yahoo have been cataloging the early Net Initially, all webmasters wanted solely to submit the handle of a page, or URL , to the assorted engines which would ship a ” spider ” to “crawl” that web page, extract hyperlinks to other pages from it, and return information found on the page to be indexed 5 The method entails a search engine spider downloading a page and storing it on the search engine’s personal server.

Search engines want a singular URL per piece of content material to be able to crawl and index that content material, and to refer customers to it. Totally different content – for example, different merchandise in a store – as well as modified content – for instance, translations or regional variations – want to use separate URLs in an effort to be shown in search appropriately.

Another method provides a different web page depending on whether the page is being requested by a human customer or a search engine, a technique known as cloaking One other category sometimes used is gray hat SEO That is in between black hat and white hat approaches, where the strategies employed avoid the location being penalized, however do not act in producing one of the best content for users.

Additionally, non-compliant or rogue serps that do not acknowledge the Robots Exclusion Normal may disobey the directions of your Finally, a curious consumer could look at the directories or subdirectories in your file and guess the URL of the content that you do not need seen.

The quantity calculated by the algorithm, PageRank , is a operate of the quantity and power of inbound hyperlinks 21 PageRank estimates the probability that a given page will likely be reached by an internet consumer who randomly surfs the net, and follows links from one page to a different.…

Sep
3

What Are The Greatest Websites For Drug Information?

In case you have a local enterprise that caters to the folks that live in your city or city, then advertising on the internet has in all probability not been a horny way to attain folks. Monetizing this kind of website may be very straightforward, you’ll be able to depart it free at begin, and earn from promoting, since you may publish ads all around the sidebars, or you may cost for listings, or featured listings, cost for the number of photos, or simply based on category.

It’s as a result of these websites are designed to be very consumer-pleasant. Widespread fonts and writing techniques of the same previous text are additionally being advanced to offer a brand new look to the created designs. They’ve an integration feature and you can share your posts from other blogs through this website just like you share hyperlinks through social media and get paid for sharing if your hyperlink shares get views.

Launching a website like Craigstlist has fascinated many people since there are a variety of websites for listings or online categorized advertisements out there. Let’s not get into technical details, we’re not creating a designer’s or artist’s portfolio right here, we want to create a website which goes to be read by individuals.

2) Readability: Many websites suffer from what has been called, in psychology circles, the “Curse of Data.” Basically, they’re written by people who dwell and breathe drug data, and have therefore utterly lost the flexibility to communicate to “regular” everyday folks.

Manufacturers in a associated business just like the printing industry have tailored their merchandise to be in sync with the photographs created by digital cameras. In case you are seeking to create a extra skilled social profile, then LinkedIn may have you lined.

Green Man Gaming (GMG) is a UK based digital retailer (but open to users globally) for games that allows individuals to choose up an enormous range of top titles at very competitive costs. BE AWARE: When an Web document is multiple web page, provide a URL that hyperlinks to the house web page or entry page for the doc.…

Jun
13

A Simple Step By Step Information To SEO

Complete, high quality SEO creates a better person experience. This enables us to deliver efficiency at scale, within the face of the challenges introduced by massive multi SKU websites, advanced companies and aggressive markets, whilst enabling us to forecast, achieve and present the robust progress that SEO is driving in your online business.

The a part of SEO—optimization—is where the individuals who write all that content material and put it on their sites are gussying that content material and people websites up so serps will be capable of perceive what they’re seeing, and the customers who arrive through search will like what they see.

This information is designed to describe all areas of SEO—from finding the phrases and phrases (keywords) that generate visitors to your web site, to creating your website friendly to search engines like google, to constructing links and advertising and marketing the distinctive worth of your site.

In addition to making content material available to search engines like google and yahoo, SEO additionally helps enhance rankings so that content will be positioned the place searchers will more readily find it. The Internet is becoming more and more aggressive, and those firms who perform SEO could have a determined advantage in visitors and prospects.

White hat advice is mostly summed up as creating content material for customers, not for search engines like google and yahoo, after which making that content material easily accessible to the net “spider” algorithms, somewhat than trying to trick the algorithm from its meant objective.

Finally, monitor how many leads and clients your producing from organic search site visitors — through your web site as a complete or to particular person web site pages, touchdown pages, weblog posts, and campaigns — so you’ll be able to see how your content material strategy is growing your search authority and generating real ROI.…