Wallace Nutting Hand – Colored Photographs

Wallace Nutting sold more hand-colored photographs during America’s 1900-1940 “Golden Age of Hand-Colored Photography” than any other photographer of his time. It is estimated that between 5,000,000-10,000,000 of his pictures decorated the walls of middle class American homes during the early 20th century. Why was Wallace Nutting so successful? And why are his pictures still being widely collected today? This article represents a basic introduction into the world of Wallace Nutting Pictures.

It was shortly after 1900 that Wallace Nutting retired from the ministry due to ill health (he was a Congregational Minister in Providence RI at the time). As part of his recovery, he began touring the New England countryside by carriage or car, taking photographs of rural New England. Nutting was one of the first to recognize that the American scene was changing. Industrialization was altering the way our country looked and our pure and picturesque landscape would never look the same again. He seemed to feel it his divine calling to record the beauty of America for future generations.

Beginning first in Vermont, then Massachusetts and Connecticut, and eventually throughout the rest of New England, Nutting began photographing country lanes, streams, rivers, lakes, orchards, blossoms, birches, and mountains. Wallace Nutting would take the photograph, assign a title, and instruct his colorists how it should be hand-tinted. Each picture that met Nutting’s high standards of color, composition, and taste would be affixed to its matting and signed by his employees with the distinctive “Wallace Nutting” name. (He hardly ever signed any pictures by himself). Those pictures that did not meet his strict standards were destroyed. Beginning first with outdoor (Exterior) scenes in New England, Nutting eventually traveled throughout the United States and Europe, taking photographs in 26 states and 17 foreign countries between 1900-1935. Overall, he took more than 50,000 pictures, 10,000 of which he felt met his high standards. The balance were destroyed.

It was around 1905 that Nutting began taking his first indoor (Interior) pictures. Supposedly one day while it was raining outside, Mrs. Nutting suggested that he take a more “Personable” picture indoors. So, he set up a colonial scene, near a kitchen hearth, had an employee dress up in a colonial fashion, and took several different pictures. These sold relatively easily which encouraged him to expand more into this area. Nutting’s love of antiques, his passion for the pilgrim period, and his unquestionable desire to turn a profit led him to eventually purchase and restore five colonial homes:

  • Webb House, Wethersfield, CT
  • Wentworth-Gardner House, Portsmouth, NH
  • Cutler-Bartlett House, Newburyport, MA
  • Hazen-Garrison House, Haverhill, MA
  • Saugus Iron Works (Broadhearth), Saugus, MA

Nutting purchased these homes because he felt each represented a different period of early colonial American style and taste. It was here, along with his own homes Nuttinghame (Southbury, CT) and Nuttingholme (Framingham, MA), that the majority of his Interior pictures were taken. Nutting’s desire to provide the most correct and appropriate settings for his Interior scenes led him in his quest to gather one of the best collections of early American furniture ever assembled. He would use the best examples of early American furniture in his Interior scenes and, when he couldn’t find it, he would reproduce it. (We’ll focus on his reproduction furniture in a subsequent article).

Working in Southbury CT from 1905-12, and then in Framingham MA from 1912 until his death in 1941, Nutting sold literally millions of his hand-colored photographs. He claims to have sold around 10,000,000 pictures although, knowing his habit of exaggeration, that number is probably somewhat high.

Whatever the true number, it was large. Wallace Nutting pictures were sometimes called “poor man’s prints“. Sold throughout the first quarter of the 20th century, well before the invention of color photography, these pictures initially sold literally for pennies. His market was primarily the middle and lower middle classes…those households which could not afford finer forms of art. Because of their low price, Wallace Nutting pictures were purchased in large numbers. By 1925, hardly an American middle-class household was without one as they were purchased as gifts for weddings, showers, Christmas, birthdays, and for just about any other reason imaginable.

Nutting sold many pictures directly through his studios where he also provided his own framing services. But he also sold his pictures through many other outlets as well: department stores, drug stores, and gift shops, all around the country. He even had full-time salesmen on the road whose sole job was to sell his pictures to these retail establishments. Salesmen whom, he claims, sold enough pictures to retire quite handsomely themselves.

The height of Wallace Nutting picture popularity was 1915-25. During this time Nutting had nearly 100 colorists in his employment, along with another 100 employees who acted as framers, matters, salesmen, management, and assorted administrative office personnel. Let there be no mistake about it…Wallace Nutting’s pictures were big business. But by the late 1920’s, people began to tire of Wallace Nutting. As with any other fashion or style, tastes began to change with time. Wallace Nutting pictures became passé and sales showed a steady decline. Even the introduction of different matting styles, greeting cards, pen-type silhouettes, and lower priced machine-produced process prints could not rejuvenate sales.

The Wall Street crash of 1929 and the following depression all but sealed the fate of the Wallace Nutting picture business. Although it remained in operation even after his death, the output was inconsequential after the early 1930’s. Over the years, millions of Wallace Nutting pictures were probably thrown away. Many of those that remain show the signs of 60-90 years of wear after being stored in attics and basements, with water stains, broken glass, dust, dirt, and mildew.

As the original owners of Wallace Nutting pictures have grown older or passed on, their Wallace Nutting pictures have also been passed on to another generation. Some were given directly as gifts, others were inherited by children and grandchildren. Those that weren’t passed along to families were sold at auctions, estate sales, tag sales, and flea markets where they re-entered the collectibles mainstream during the 1975-2000 period.

What are collectors looking for? Just as in Wallace Nutting’s time, Exterior scenes have the widest appeal. Interior scenes have a more limited appeal, but since they are rarer, they typically command a higher price than Exterior scenes. However, we have seen that as America’s fascination with the “Country” look has diminished over the past 5-10 years, interest in Nutting’s Interior scenes has softened as well.

The most desirable pictures to serious Nutting collectors are Miscellaneous Unusual Scenes. These are pictures which fall outside the more standard Interior and Exterior scenes: Architecturals, Children, Florals, Foreign, Men, Seascapes, Snow scenes, and a select few geographical rarities. Nutting’s original sales in these categories were significantly lower than with his Exterior and Interior scenes, hence their “/i>rarity” attracts collectors. Just as in other areas of collecting, the rarest examples, in the best condition, are the easiest to sell, regardless of price. But just as important as rarity and subject matter is condition. Collectors want pieces in excellent condition and imperfections such as water stains, blemishes, poor coloring, or damaged frames can all significantly reduce value.

As of 2010 the Auction record for a Wallace Nutting hand-colored photograph stands at $9,300.00, which is quite reasonable within the high-priced world of Antiques & Collectibles. However, as the economy has softened, so too have Wallace Nutting prices and perhaps 90% of Wallace Nutting pictures are selling in today’s market for less than $150-$200. And many can be had for $50-$75 or less. Which means that if you appreciate Wallace Nutting Pictures, this is probably the best time to buy them in the past 25 years.

Automated Remote FTP Backup Shell Script

Saving the data from the server may be a problem, especially if you forget about it. Unfortunately the solution provided by PLESK is not always the best one, thus we have tried to come up with a backup alternative.

The steps we recommend are :

  • Setting/Saving the database daily, with upload on a weekly FTP server
  • Setting/Saving the data on a weekly basis and uploading on a FTP server

When you take a dedicated server, usually the company providing it, allocates a FTP space as well for backup for an extra cost or even included in the cost of the server. This space may be accessed only from their internal network, offering more security for protecting the data. Let’s see what we need to do in this direction.

Features:

  • Will dump daily the databases (based on AutoMySQLBackup shell script)
  • Will archive directories what you define (we use usually /etc/ and /var/www/vhosts/*/).
  • Have GPG encryption. (switch ON/OFF)
  • Will upload to remote FTP, weekly (or can daily)
  • Will send mail to ADMIN about job.
  • Will report from remote FTP all files for disk space usage and will also delete files from there.
  • Can restore file from Remote FTP.
  • Split large files into 1GB.
  • More smaller settings.

Setting/Saving the database on a daily basis (locally)
Download the automysqlbackup script from our server, modified in such a way that it creates separate folders for each saving. Thus you may search for a certain database very easily. Copy it on the dedicated server, in the /etc/cron.daily/, execute

  • wget -O /etc/cron.daily/automysqlbackup.sh http://www.grafxsoftware.com/download/backup-plesk/automysqlbackup.sh
  • chmod 700 /etc/cron.daily/automysqlbackup.sh

folder and change the execution rights.

Edit the file and modify (or not) BACKUPDIR=”/home/backups” (if you maintain this setting, you have to create the folder), MAILADDR=”YOUR-EMAIL-HERE”, and you may leave the rest of the information unmodified.

Setting/Saving the data on a weekly basis and uploading on a FTP server
Download the gfx_backup.sh script and upload it to your server.

Execute the following commands.

  • mkdir /home/backups
  • mkdir /root/backup_script
  • cd /root/backup_script
  • wget -O /root/backup_script/gfx_backup.sh http://www.grafxsoftware.com/download/backup-plesk/gfx_backup.sh
  • wget -O /etc/cron.weekly/execute_weekly_backup.sh http://www.grafxsoftware.com/download/backup-plesk/execute_weekly_backup.sh
  • chmod 700 /etc/cron.weekly/execute_weekly_backup.sh
  • chmod 700 /root/backup_script/gfx_backup.sh

Edit /root/backup_script/gfx_backup.sh and set (compulsory)

ROOTDIR=”/root/backup_script/”

DIRS=”/etc /home/backups/ /var/www/httpd/vhosts”

FTPD=”/”

FTPU=”USERNAME”

FTPP=”PASSWORD”

FTPS=”IP-OF-YOUR-SERVER”

EMAILID=”YOUR-EMAIL-HERE”

After saving these settings, call the script as follows.

  • sh /root/backup_script/gfx_backup.sh –backup
  • sh /root/backup_script/gfx_backup.sh –restore
  • sh /root/backup_script/gfx_backup.sh –report
  • sh /root/backup_script/gfx_backup.sh –help

Any bug/idea should be sent via our website

4 Types of Uninterruptible Power Supply Solutions

When utility power suffers an outage, an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) can provide a continuous electrical current. These units are typically used as a secondary power source for emergencies. Depending upon the type of business and its needs, different types of UPS’s may be more appropriate than others. Below, we’ll describe the 4 main types of UPS’s that are currently available and deployed in various industries throughout the world.

#1 – Offline UPS

Also called a “standby UPS,” this unit doesn’t act until a disruption in the electrical current is identified. After this happens, the battery within the UPS begins supplying the current in the utility’s absence. When the UPS closes the transfer switch and begins to supply power, there’s a brief period during which power is unavailable. While offline UPS’s are inexpensive compared to other UPS solutions, some types of sensitive equipment can’t work properly with this inherent limitation.

#2 – Online UPS

An online UPS maintains a constant connection from the UPS battery to the equipment that needs power. Electricity is converted from AC to DC and then converted back to AC before delivery. The continuous link between the online UPS’s battery and the equipment not only prevents any brief loss of power (like that experienced with offline UPS’s), but helps manage voltage irregularities. While this type of UPS usually costs more and is less energy-efficient, its reliability is an important factor for many mission critical applications.

#3 – Ferro-Resonant UPS

This type of UPS is very similar to an offline UPS. It works in the same manner. The most significant difference is the use of an internal transformer within the ferro-resonant UPS. The main limitation of an offline UPS is the brief power loss between the time the transfer switch is closed and the battery begins supplying power. The ferro-resonant UPS’s transformer is designed to resolve that issue. Ideally, the transformer holds enough energy to cover the momentary power loss. Because equipment that’s used for power factor corrections reacts poorly to the transformers, this type of UPS is seldom used today.

#4 – Line Interactive UPS

Line interactive UPS’s attempt to correct some of the problems of an offline UPS. Like an online UPS, this unit maintains a continuous connection between the battery and the output. However, the primary source of the electrical current is still the AC input. In the event the primary source becomes unavailable, the transfer switch is opened, allowing an inverter and converter to charge the battery before delivering the current. While they’re more expensive than an offline UPS, they still have difficulty regulating voltage sags and surges.

Choosing A UPS Solution

The primary constraint for most small businesses is budgetary. While an online UPS provides consistency and reliability, they’re expensive. However, while an offline UPS is less-expensive, the unit can expose your sensitive digital equipment to unpredictable power outages and surges. Weigh your options and your power needs. Then, try to invest as much as you can afford in a robust UPS solution. While the initial investment can seem prohibitively high, it’s an insurance policy worth having.

The Pros and Cons of Network Attached Storage (NAS)

As the increase in technology becomes more advanced, so do the methods of data recovery. Data recovery has become a need for personal and business reasons, but for businesses a poor disaster recover or data loss plan can lead to the loss of extremely important data that cannot be recovered. While this seems like an issue that can be solved, the loss of data for some businesses can cost thousands or even millions of revenue dollars. For private users, it may not be the loss of millions of dollars, but it can mean the loss of an integral set of information that costs even the personal users many dollars.

With the increasing advancement of data storage, the use of data recovery has also tried to parallel its sister component. Rack and virtual drives have become the new way to save large amounts of data on an array of large network drives. Network Attached Storage, or NAS, has become an official method to store large amounts of data. This type of technology is mostly used in medium to large enterprises and it gives the corporation an added layer of data recovery and fail over solutions.

Pros of Network Attached Storage:

The advantage of NAS is the consolidation of storage platforms for administrators. It is much easier to collaborate all servers onto one machine with an array of drives faster than any standalone server on the market. The other advantage is the administrative headache of managing any failures or other types of typical issues that can affect each, individual machine. Basically, the use of NAS consolidates a bunch of servers and their issues into one, easy to manage machine that is quick and easy to restore any lost data across a network. This leaves an incredibly easier way to manage large corporate data that spans across multiple offices and even mobile locations.

The Cons of Network Attached Storage:

One of the main consolidation issues is the file systems under which NAS operates. End users, who are backing data up on the NAS, connect to it through their installed operating system. However, the actual file system on the NAS it typically Linux. In case of failure it may prove difficult to recover the data without professional data recovery service.

These are only two of the pros and cons of network attached storage that comes with the management of improved and advanced network technology. A business that uses NAS in their network design should ensure that the business is in need of a topology design that is as advanced as NAS. Even when NAS is not a solution that can be used in the business, the use of data recovery is important for any business to ensure its survival through disaster recovery.

Data Consolidation Techniques

As data increases in the company’s database, the need for data to be consolidated is a must in order to manage it effectively and utilize it for business operations. Data consolidation is getting data from multiple locations and sources and integrating them into a single database to be used in the company. Consolidation is an important component in data integration modules that comprise data propagation and federation.

Data propagation deals with duplicating information from different sources and locations while data federation deals with unifying the source information virtually. When data is integrated into a single database it allows for quicker access and better control. Managing data is now more effective and efficient. Data consolidation is done with the use of two different technologies and these are the ELT and ETL.

ELT stands for Extract, Load, and Transform. This is where the systems transform a volume of data after it is loaded in a database. After the loading process is done, it is then transformed and then delivered to different tables that can be access by authorized users. This technology is also called pull systems because it is performed on-demand by any individual. This allows also the users to transform and publish data after it is loaded in the database.

On the other hand, ETL stands for Extract, Transform, and Load. This is another data consolidation technique where it extracts information from multiple resources, transforms it into the standard rules and then loads it afterwards in the target systems with specified formats. It is quite different from ELT, because data is being transformed first before loading process takes place. Transformation takes place in the form of reformatting, standardizing and streamlining it to other data manipulation rules set by the company.

The extraction process is the first stage in any data consolidation techniques. Extraction may take place from high volume to multiple data sources or maybe from relational to object databases and other documents. This may also delivers both unstructured and structured data. The next technique is the transformation process that varies from data consolidation technique that is available. This may also ranges from single to complex operations. This allows also to deliver timely and relevant information that are used by the management team in their decision making process. Data is customized and tailored to what the company really needs. And the last process is the loading where it transfers and delivers data from one location to any target application. The loading process differs in both techniques because in ELT data loaded is unprocessed while in ETL data is loaded after it is processed.

Data consolidation is done with two different techniques. However, both of these techniques aim to integrate all the necessary data and information from different sources to a single database for effective management of data.

iTunes Freezing – Why iTunes Keeps Freezing and How to Fix It

Do you have iTunes freezing problems? Do you complain that iTunes freezes up at random times? Before we get to fixing iTunes freezing problems, it is important to understand a little bit about iTunes itself.

Among the many free media players available, iTunes is widely popular because of its close integration with two of the most sought-after electronic gadgets of our time: the iPod and the iPhone. Both devices require Apple’s media player for many reasons, not the least of which is the transfer of media files from computers to the portable device.

Old-time users know, however, that iTunes has its good and bad sides. It is intuitive and sleek alright, but sometimes using the apps can be really frustrating. For one, frequent start-up problems or program freezes would surely test the patience of even the most ardent fans. These issues usually occur whenever new updates are installed, when a portable device is connected, when downloading content from the Internet, or when shutting down the program. Most probable causes of the instability are missing program files or the settings running askew due to recent updates.

While this may not look like a life and death situation, it is nevertheless imperative to enact corrective measures once the program freezes more frequently than it does before. For one, you would not want to risk losing your entire media library – including content purchased from the iTunes store – which is a real possibility if the program hangs and the portable device’s hard disk is corrupted due to an incomplete data write process.

Some practical ways to prevent iTunes from freezing include limiting the number of running applications to give iTunes all the memory it needs to do its tasks. Also, adjusting the program for manual updating of downloaded content would help, as it prevents simultaneous tasks – such as reading the media library, checking for new iTunes store contents, looking up settings in the registry – from running all at once when the program starts.

Another practical way to ensure that iTunes run smoothly is to have the registry checked periodically, to ensure that file associations, locations and other important data are accurate. The registry is the database that holds program parameters, user settings and system information, and often, changes in the system – like installing new programs – causes some files to be overwritten or deleted, making apps that uses such files inoperable.

More so for regularly updated programs like iTunes, as the frequent updating invariably leaves behind obsolete entries that in time would clutter up the database. Using a reliable registry cleaning program ensures that the registry is clear of debris and incorrect data, ensuring that applications run without a glitch, including iTunes.

Ntoskrnl Exe Blue Screen – Fix Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) With Ntoskrnl Exe

Ntoskrnl.exe Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) is a Fatal Error displayed by Microsoft Windows family operating systems. The nature of this critical error is non-recoverable.

According to the research, the computer starts fine, and then after an interval of approximately 10 minutes, the Blue Screen appears with Ntoskrnl.exe error. An emergency system reboot is required to be done by the user, or otherwise, the system automatically restarts.

Cases with solutions:

1. Missing or Corrupted Ntoskrnl.exe File

2. Corrupted Registry Entries

3. Missing or Corrupted Boot.ini

4. Corrupted System Files

5. Bad Sectors in the Hard Disk

6. Restore the System

7. Corrupted User Profile

Missing or Corrupted Ntoskrnl.exe File

Ntoskrnl.exe is the kernel image for the family of Microsoft Windows NT operating systems. It’s a fundamental part of your system. Often, in BSOD with Ntoskrnl.exe error problems, this file is missing or corrupted.

1. Insert the Bootable Microsoft Windows Operating System Installation DVD ROM.

2. Restart the machine.

3. Press F2 or Delete key of your keyboard until the BIOS Configurations Screen appears.

4. Select First Boot Device to your DVD ROM, Second Boot Device to your Hard Disk. [You need to search for these options in the appropriate menus.]

5. Save your settings. The system shall automatically restart again.

6. The setup shall start loading.

7. When prompted, press R key for loading the Recovery Console, recovery functionality.

8. Select your operating system to repair. For instance, Microsoft Windows 7, or Microsoft Windows XP.

9. In the Command Prompt, type: Expand x:i386ntoskrnl.ex_ c:windowssystem32

Note: In above command, x refers to the drive letter assigned to your CD ROM. If my CD ROM drive letter is J, then I will replace x with j as like this: Expand j:i386ntoskrnl.ex_ c:windowssystem32

10. Press ENTER key.

11. When prompted to overwrite the specified file, type Y and press ENTER.

12. Type Exit for closing setup and restarting the machine.

Corrupted Registry Entries

Windows Registry is a fundamental part in Microsoft Windows. The increased use of the registry causes outdated, invalid or incorrect information to reside in the registry.

Fixing the registry manually is not a simple task. Thousands of entries having reference to various objects are stored in the registry. Any incorrect change may lead to system instability and thereby loss of precious user data. That’s why a need to use a good registry fixing program arises. You can get a good registry fixing program online which is a must have program to deal with errors such as Ntoskrnl.exe blue screen problem.

Missing or Corrupted Boot.Ini File

A missing or improperly configured Boot.ini file may lead BSOD with Ntoskrnl.exe. If you had recently modified the Boot.ini file; or otherwise, installed new or uninstalled the existing operating systems improperly, then it might be the source of the Ntoskrnl.exe blue screen of death problem.

You need to rebuild the Boot.ini file as below:

1. Do the Steps 1 to 8 mentioned in the Missing or Corrupted Ntoskrnl.exe File section.

2. In the Command Prompt, type bootcfg /rebuild and press ENTER.

3. Press Y to confirm the action.

4. A prompt will ask you about operating system load option. Type /Fastdetect and press ENTER.

Corrupted System Files

Corruption in the system files may cause Ntoskrnl.exe blue screen error. You need to run the SFC utility which replaces any corrupted system files with their original versions.

1. Insert Microsoft Windows installation DVD ROM.

2. Click Start | Run.

3. Type SFC /ScanNow, and press ENTER.

4. Follow the instructions on your screen.

Bad Sectors in the Hard Disk

A corrupted hard disk, having bad sectors may result in BSOD with Ntoskrnl.exe problem. In such case, run the Disk Checkup to find corrupted sectors and repair them.

1. Open My Computer.

2. Right click a drive. For instance, drive C.

3. Select Properties.

4. Click Tools | Check Now.

5. Click Start.

6. Follow the instructions on your screen.

7. Do the Steps 2 to 6 for all the remaining drives on your machine.

Restore the System

Restoring your computer and registry to an earlier state is also recommended. Only choose a system restore point on which the BSOD with Ntoskrnl.exe error was not displaying.

1. Click Start | All Programs | Accessories | System Tools | System Restore.

2. Select the option letting you restore Windows to an earlier state.

3. Select a system restore point on which Windows was working fine.

4. Follow the instructions your own.

Corrupted User Profile

The Ntoskrnl.exe blue screen error may occur, if the user profile where you got the error is corrupted. Create a new User Account.

1. Log on as an administrative user.

2. Click Start |.

3. Click Manage Another Account | Create a New Account.

4. Follow the wizard.

To solve the BSOD with Ntoskrnl.exe error, registry fixing is must.

How to Fix PS3 Red Light Blinking? Step by Step Effective Guides to Fix The Red Light of Death!

If you need to fix PS3 red light blinking, aka Red Light Of Death (RLOD), on your gaming console, you are not alone! Thousands of people are suffering with this problem and the internet is flooded with frustrated and angry consumers who fear they will have to throw out a gaming console that they spent hundreds of dollars to purchase.

Luckily, throwing your console out is entirely unnecessary! Don’t let anyone convince you that you can’t fix PS3 RLOD issue, because you can! The following five steps will help you find a solution to the problem.

Step 1: Check Your Console

One of the biggest causes of the blinking red light problem is placing the console with the fan vents sitting against the floor or up against a wall where air cannot flow freely in and out of the console.

So, start by checking your console and making sure those fans are not blocked off. If you notice a lot of dust on the console, clean it off right away. Once you fix the blinking red light of your ps3 and your console is working again, you will want to keep the vents clean and unobstructed.

Step 2: Test the Hard Drive

Now, find the hard drive on the side of your console and remove it. Wait a few seconds and replace it. In some cases this may fix PS3 red light. If you still see the blinking red light, there is a chance you have more substantial damage inside your unit. It could possibly be a problem with overheating which causes problems with the motherboard, especially if you had your console on the floor or up against a wall.

Step 3: Unplug

The last in-home remedy to fix PS3 red light blinking is to unplug the console from the wall for about half an hour and then plug it back in. This doesn’t always work, but some people have had success with problems other than overheating. If it doesn’t work, then you have more substantial damage to your console motherboard.

Yet, that doesn’t mean the console is useless! Continue on to find a permanent solution to the problem.

Step 4: Check Your Warranty

The next step you can do to fix red light of death is to see if you still have a valid warranty for your gaming console. If you do, then you can contact Sony and mail it in for a fix. Note that this will take at least 6 weeks before you can expect your ps3 back and chances are high you will receive a refurbished unit rather than the one you originally sent in. Also note that Sony will delete the memory from your unit so you will lose everything saved in the console.

If you don’t have a valid warranty or you don’t want to lose everything saved inside the console, bypass Sony altogether. Without a warranty they charge $150-300 or more and often the unit you receive back will have the same red light of death blinking problem in a short period of time.

Just skip to our last step.

Step 5: Find an Online Fix

Go online to expert sites which will show you some online programs that will fix PS3 red light blinking in just an hour or sometimes less. These programs will show you how to fix your console just as an experienced PlayStation 3 repairman would fix it, but you won’t even pay $50 for most of them!

If you learn learn how to fix PS3 red lights from unprofessional websites or forums, chances are, you might make it worse because there are more than 20 reasons behind that problem.

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Top Hardware Issues to Consider When Selecting a Vendor

The most difficult part of selecting a brand of hardware could be the lack of familiarity among the options. This is why selecting an IT networking hardware vendor can be like buying a used car in a foreign country. When presented with several choices, our initial reaction is to go with the cheapest option. However, this is not always the best choice, as there are several important factors to consider when making smart purchases.

When choosing network hardware, service and repair warranties serve an important role. For example, how far will technicians travel to service your network on-site? What services are included, and what costs extra? Once you’ve made your choice of hardware, what can you expect in terms of ongoing support and upgrade options? Before going ahead with the purchase, have a clear understanding of the terms for these sorts of services and how they relate to your network and location.

Many of the bigger hardware vendors set their pricing structure with future purchases in mind. Often, a customer will be able to get discounts on the initial sale if the seller expects that the account will generate future sales as well. It’s a good idea to express your long-term technology goals to the vendor for this reason.

There are some important factors to consider after you’ve selected the right hardware vendor:

Switches: This is what you’ll be plugging the cables into, the ‘spinal cord’ of the whole network. It’s common for networks to contain both fiber optic and copper cable; in this case, the switch will need to accommodate both. Otherwise, choosing the right switch for your office will depend on the traffic you’ll be accommodating and the media type used.

Devices: Your choice of devices should be based on performance expectations and network compatibility. Will the firmware be upgradeable? Will you use regular computers, or thin client terminals? What about articulated arms in the exam rooms? It’s important to reach agreements about device configurations, whether server, printer, or laptop. In fact, physicians should always check before making a computer purchase, to be sure that the device they want will function well on the network. By examining the network on a regular basis, the entire system can be kept in sync and up to date with current changes in technology. This system of updated improvements will help you attain maximum performance results while streamlining your technical needs.

Servers: Keep redundancy in mind when selecting a server. Will one machine cover the power of another that fails? If the hard drive crashes, will an array of RAID drives pick up the slack? How many processors are there, and how much RAM? Select a backup tape drive that is large enough to store all your data yet speedy enough to back everything up overnight. What about the physical setup of the network equipment? Maybe a custom rack or secure housing unit should keep the servers safe, particularly if there is a series of servers as in many EMR system set-ups.

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The Simplest Way to Unhide a Hidden Partition

After my first article on the hidden partition I realized that the solution that I brought was rather difficult for the newbies, I thus sought and tried out various solutions and programs until I find this terrible little software, I named PARTEDIT32.

This small freeware software will allow you to make visible your partition in some clicks of mouse and on the fly under Windows XP.

Just unzip and launch Partedit32 the user interface opens, simple but effective if you have more than one hard disk, choose the hard disk where your hidden partition is in the Hard Disk menu, then look in your partitions table at the column TYPE, Partedit32 has a list of the various types of partition, you can reach it by clicking the button SET TYPE.

In this example with a Acer laptop the name of the partition is pqservice and its type is 12, changes it by type 07, and save.

Now you just have to restart your computer, enter into “my computer” you have done it, now you can see the hidden partition pqservice. If you do not see the hidden partition repeat the operation but disable before the D2D recovery software into the bios menu. To open the bios hit the F2 key during the boot (note this is for Phoenix Bios check your user manual for other bios). Go to the main menu set the D2D recovery to disable, save the change restart and you have done it.

The PARTEDIT32 software is available for download at laptop support after a free registration.

After that you just have to reverse the operation to hide the pqservice partition. Note that if you want to secure documents or software you can create a partition, save your goods into and hide this partition by using partedit32.

Victor Pradel.