Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013T10/24/2013 07:27:00 PM

SIW 2013 v4.6.1024

Check "How can I get the latest version of SIW" page.
  • Updated CPU module:
    • Support for Intel Core i3-4xxx, Core ix-4xxxHQ "Crystalwell", Pentium "Haswell" G3430, G3420, G3220, Core i7-3910K processors.
    • Support for Intel 8-series chipset.
    • Intel Xeon E5-2600 V2, Core i3-4xxx, Core i7-3910K processors.
    • Intel Ivy Bridge-E/EP/EX support improved.
    • Intel Atom Bay Trail-T preliminary support.
    • Improved support for Intel Silvermont (Bay Trail).
    • AMD Opteron 3200 and 3300 series.
  • Updated Sensors module:
    • Support for ITE IT8603, IT8323, IT8732 SIOs.
    • ITE IT8603 and IT8623 SIOs (Asus FM2+ motherboards).
  • Updated Microsoft .NET Detection.
  • Fixed installer issues (SIW Pro only):
    • ERR_NOT_INSTALLED error.
    • "invalid instruction" crash for very old processors (like Pentium III).
  • Updated devices database.
  • Minor enhancements and compatibility fixes.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013T10/12/2013 11:21:00 PM

Moved my site to Windows Azure

Since a few months I was contemplating on moving my domain from HostGator to Windows Azure Websites.

HostGator was pretty decent, but above all cheap. And you know you can't have "fast", "reliable" and "cheap" in the same sentence.

HostGator's customer service and quality of services has gone down since they got acquired by EIG.

Why Azure?

I used to host my site on Linux. However, the web-based management tools and the overall experience never appealed to me.

I was looking for simplicity and because I already had an Azure account the choice was clear.

I've migrated my site from a HostGator to Windows Azure last month and since then I am pretty happy about the level or reliability and performance that I got on Windows Azure.

As a platform, Azure already had his problems. But I'm confident enough that Microsoft put enough eggs in this basket to build my online presence upon it.

Who do I rely on for hosting my stuff?

And now for the techies amongst you, these are the providers I trust my precious data to: