The Backup of Backups!

Backup Begins Again

For the first time in i don’t know how long, i have enough backup storage to backup ALL my critical data and even some less critical data.  This also marks the end of my OS X Server.  From a graphite G4 through so many minis, I have always had an OS X Server on my network. . . until now.  I left the label from its previous installation while it was in operation.  This mini i inherited the way i acquire so much equipment, it’s previous owner thought it was broken.  I tried to explain, but i wasn’t going to say no to this lovely unit.

Bad Server

GeForce Bootcamp Issues fixed with a tool for gamers!

GeForce Logo

So I had a bit of trouble with some bootcamp machines running the Nvidia GeForce 9400 in both Windows 7 & 8.  Intermittently they would boot without video.  Not right away, initially, it would show video during initial startup.   However, as it got to the login screen, the screen would go distinctly blank.  I had installed the latest drivers from apple (Bootcamp Additions), even tried 3rd party drivers.  Nothing solved the problem, the best I could do was reduce the frequency of occurrence.  I was about to resign just to deal with it when a came upon GeForce Experience.  This is a software suite to optimize Nvidia graphics cards for gaming.  The  9400/9400M is certainly not a gamer card, but that doesn’t stop the Experience from identifying and installing proper drivers before reporting that no gaming optimizations are available.  Despite it’s inability to enhance my gaming, the tool certainly resolved all my driver issues.  I cannot recommend it highly enough.  Give it a go if your Nvidia drivers are making you crazy.

link:
http://www.geforce.com/geforce-experience