Flatland (novella), 1884
Last & First Men (book), 1930
Genrich Altshuller (wife), 1960
Powers of 10 (video) 1968
Dr. Carroll Quigley (prof), 1977
Xenophobe's Guides (books), 1995
Bill Watterson (retired), 1995
Genrich Altshuller (life), 1998
Albert Brooks (book), 2030
Fringe (scifi), 2603

April 01, 2014

Intel vPro Hardware

vPro Ivy Bridge Tablets

vPro Haswell Tablets

vPro Motherboard

vPro Desktop

vPro Laptop

Posted by dotpeople at 02:22 AM

March 09, 2014

Windows 7 Optimizations

Bitlocker Disk Encryption Configuration:

  • Cipher Strength: AES-256 with Diffuser
  • Reset TPM Owner Password
  • Authentication Method: TPM + Startup PIN
  • Enhanced PINs
  • Increase Minimum PIN Length
  • Require FIPS algorithms
  • Save Recovery Key

Secondary Drive Unlock: Password + Auto-unlock after primary

When TCB changes (happens often ):

  • Boot with recovery key on USB drive
  • Suspend + Renable Bitlocker on OS drive to reseal

McAfee critique of Bitlocker

Network File Server to Windows XP Clients:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\LargeSystemCache=1



Performance: disable paging of drives and system code:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\DisablePagingExecutive=1

Disk Usage on System Drive:

Disable hibernation via admin shell: powercfg -h
Shrink page file
Turn off drive indexing on SSD

Faster shutdown:


Reduce Menu Delay:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\MenuShowDelay=100

Posted by dotpeople at 01:10 AM