LAN over non-twisted cable experiment part.1


I was quite sure that this wont work, but we have been forced to try.. Not that much.. :-P
Normally the LAN is got over FTP and UTP cables, aka the twisted ones.. Yeah, the twisted wires.. Or even twisted pairs of twisted wires.. Cat6e has 6 twists per inch..
But using old 12 x 1.5mm² AC mains cable with no twists which is 20 to 30 meters long, is under ground and dated to late 70′s or 80′s must fail..or..?

why this could work?
1st: i used only 10Mb/s mode
2nd: we were totally lucky


New corporate system app

Last month i have been asked to code program to my work..
It took huge amounts of time.. but.. it was fun to hack Windoze :-D

what does it do:

  • after starting Win7 and login to username the desktop is not showed & our IS is started and held fullscreen
  • checks for our IS running, if its shutdown by user our app asks for pass or restarts it
  • hotkey to invoke our login / logout to system with timeout of 10min to login again
  • while user is logged in an unmovable & switchable window shows rest of time until next login window appears
  • checks for instances of web browsers (IE, Opera, Chrome, Mozilla) and asks for pass to our login or quits them
  • checks for instances of autoruns etc. and kills them so absolutely no way computer can be penetrated from local user
  • switching keyboard language via hotkey or automated because our IS needs EN keyset
  • is able to disable itself while certain user is logged in Win7 and enable again at logout
  • verbose logging to both local and remote files over network
  • ability to control TeamViewer QuickSupport executable and send its login over network  (dropped due to uncommon / unknown licensing until it gets clear)
  • overlay debugging window via hotkey

recent version source code has size of ~30kB

GLXgears on various OS

..Windows may look quite good in chart, but the gears was choppy and had huge tearing.. Linux based systems performed smooth with no vsync.. Nouveau driver has kinda slow 3D yet..


Some time ago i did notice Cinnamon went down with its performance on my main machine.. My fav DE became slow and lazy, also Firefox felt choppy even on text pages..

So i did test Firefox’s performance in Linux MINT 17.2 Cinnamon i am using as i dont like how it works on quad core against few other distros and Windows 7 64bit as well..

Test used: Peacekeeper

Look on gamingSpitfire web game.. XFCE has +100% performance even with Nouveau driver compared to NVidia with Cinnamon.. Its time to replace the spices..
Also, the fact that windows is not on top is warming many hearts including mine..
Its even worse than i thought..
Windows has only ~50% performance of Linux in tests using strings and DOM..
:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D