Archive for March, 2010

Government and business

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

While looking for a company to work for in Baltimore area, I looked at all local hi-tech companies that have a website. For me it was surprising to see that some companies allocate the central place on their home page to a message “Minority/woman/veteran operated company!” I have read Atlas Shrugged so I clearly understand why they do it. Nevertheless, the fact that a business puts such a message in the center of attention, instead of its business merits, is disturbing. It is disturbing exactly for the reasons described in Atlas Shrugged.

Windows 7 wakes up unexpectedly

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

I noticed that my computer wakes up without an apparent reason. Quick google search led me to the following information:

rem Change wake settings.
rem Get list of the devices.
rem PowerCfg -DEVICEQUERY wake_armed >DeviceList.txt
rem I got:
rem 	HID Keyboard Device (002)
rem 	HID-compliant mouse (003)
rem 	Intel(R) 82567LF-2 Gigabit Network Connection
rem Disable one devices one by one.
PowerCfg -DEVICEDISABLEWAKE "HID Keyboard Device (002)"