Monthly Archives: November 2009

Taming MSDE’s hunger for memory in an ISA2006 VM

I run a Virtual Machine with ISA2006 as my home firewall.   With many VM’s I like to turn off the system pagefile to reduce IO, reduced IO is a good thing for VMs, but you need to manage the VM’s memory closely. … Continue reading

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Large VHDs make for slow VMs – but why were they so large?

I was trying to do some work on a Vista VM I have under Hyper-V and it was running amazingly slow.  I know Vista is not a speed demon but my other VMs were running a whole lot better than … Continue reading

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Solving the squeaky bed problem

I had a win last weekend.   About a month ago I bought my 15 year old son a new King Single timber bed.   Its a really nice bed made from Tasmanian Oak with Pine slats.  Unfortunately the bed squeaked every time … Continue reading

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