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  • Slow file copy

    Posted on January 22nd, 2021 at 22:32 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I’m setting up a new Server 2019 with HyperV and I’m reminded of something I did on the LAST Server 2019 that I set up.

    I disable RSS on the server  by typing into PowerShell the following command:  netsh int tcp set global RSS=Disabled

    And then Disable-NetAdapterRsc -Name (and then you put in the name of your Ethernet connection)

    Now for that second command you need to make it easy on yourself by renaming the name of the Ethernet connection so you don’t have to type a huge line into the command. When I went googling for the exact command I realized that while I don’t do this command on my workstations, I DO indeed do this command on my servers. There is a detailed write up on this blog about this command and it walks you through the process of identifying if your network connection is impacted by RSC.

    So what is RSC?  A technology that is SUPPOSED to make things better/faster.  I’ve found that at least when your server is supposed to do file sharing, it does better when it’s off.

    The underlying issue (as I understand it) comes down to drivers. For me, I needed to turn this off. On desktops running the latest Windows 10 and reasonably up to date drivers I have not needed to use this command to impact wifi  speed on my workstations.

  • 2021 has arrived

    Posted on December 31st, 2020 at 20:00 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    (well for some…. for me not quite)

    Well we almost have made it.  It is …or nearly is… 2021.

    I’ve seen some of the fireworks displays of other countries – hopefully these links work for everyone?

    Auckland fireworks

    Sydney fireworks

    Taipei fireworks

    Dubai fireworks

    Paris fireworks

    England fireworks and drone show

    New York

    Las Vegas

    Los Angeles

    Here’s to a better 2021 for everyone from all of us here at

  • Twas the night before 2020 style

    Posted on December 25th, 2020 at 01:05 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Depending on where you live it’s either the night before or the day of Christmas.  I hope you will have or have had a wonderful day where ever you are.  Here’s hoping that all of your technology worked, your Christmas lights were all lit up, and more than anything else, you and your loved ones are hanging in there even if we can’t be as much together as we want to this year.

    The other night, Dolly Parton sang a song on her Christmas special that resonated with me because of this year.  Have a listen to the song here   (*) and more importantly read the lyrics here.

    This has been such an unusual year that I just want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you and especially thank Woody for starting this site.  I want to thank him for entrusting me to continue on with what he started.  I know I’m looking forward to 2021 and I hope you are too!

    Again thank you for all that you do here on

    “I believe to my very core we’ll walk again in the sunshine by the seashore
    That we’ll dance and we’ll sing and be happy again
    Don’t know how or when
    But we will again
    You’ll see ….”

    (*) If you can’t view the video from that link, try this one instead.  (thank you E in the comments for the link to one that works in Belgium)

  • Arecibo Observatory Tower collapse

    Posted on December 3rd, 2020 at 16:04 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Off topic post for the day – wow what a view of when the radio observatory collapsed.

  • Today is…. uh…

    Posted on November 13th, 2020 at 11:44 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I kinda agree.  Let’s stay safe out here.

  • Patch Lady – what’s a GUID

    Posted on October 9th, 2020 at 21:56 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    So the other day Microsoft indicated that they will be slightly changing the release notes – better known as knowledge base or KB’s as we often call them.

    The KB ID will now be in the link and there will be a new thing in it that will look a little strange.

    It’s called a GUID or Globally Unique Identifier.  This is a unique number or value that is used to identify something.  You can actually generate your own for various things.

    It is a 128-bit integer number used to identify resources. The term GUID is generally used by developers working with Microsoft technologies, while UUID is used everywhere else.

    Bottom line if starting next week when we get the October updates you see a funky thing like “b8a2d0c6-a297-4ed2-b59b-9ccc0ad35eca” on the last part of the URL (or uniform resource locator), just be aware that this is new.

  • In memoriam

    Posted on September 18th, 2020 at 19:20 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

  • IBM System/370 on a… Raspberry Pi

    Posted on September 5th, 2020 at 07:26 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge


    @mainframed767 on Twitter just tweeted this:

    I have been running a full IBM System/370 Mainframe on a $20 Raspberry Pi Zero for ~5 months. Thousands of lines of COBOL and HLASM running flawless. Tested an entire bank’s mainframe COBOL on it.

    All he’s missing is the 029 card puncher and the console typewriter.

  • Zoom is down

    Posted on August 24th, 2020 at 08:30 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    For those of you trying to get your kids hooked into their Zoom classes this morning, I have a bit of bad news, at least in the US.

    From the site:

    It’s now working here in middle Tennessee. More than two hours on the ropes.


  • The TRS-80 turns 43 years old

    Posted on August 3rd, 2020 at 13:56 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Released Aug 3, 1977.

  • Remember the Twitter accounts that got pwned, with a Bitcoin come-on?

    Posted on July 31st, 2020 at 13:35 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Nation-state, right? These superhackers took over the Twitter accounts of Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Apple, Kanye West, Mike Bloomberg, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Uber, Warren Buffet, and many others.

    Looks like the mastermind is a world-renowned ace North Korean hacker… oh… wait a sec…

    Here’s what an NBC affiliate in Tampa now says:

    A Tampa teenager is in jail after being accused of hacking several high-profile Twitter accounts, according to the Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office… 30 felony charges were filed against the 17-year-old this week for “scamming people across America” regarding the Twitter hack that happened on July 15.

    Imagine what could have been.

    UPDATE: Brian Krebs has more of the story. Three people charged.

  • Massive Twitter hack: Don’t send bitcoin in response to a Twitter request

    Posted on July 15th, 2020 at 17:23 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    This is happening right now…

    The Twitter accounts of Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Apple, Kanye West, Mike Bloomberg, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Uber and many more were compromised by persons unknown. They’re sending out tweets that look like this:

    Not sure how Twitter is going to fix it.

    P.S. You can watch the Bitcoin account get larger here. As of 3.30 pm Pacific time, it’s at 12.86030607 bitcoin, which is worth roughly $118,000.