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Archive for July 27th, 2018

Going to test some USB 3 gigabit ethernet adapters based on Realtek RTL8153 and Asix AX88179 chips

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/07/27

Later on, I might add a USB31000S in the mix, but I will do some initial testing with USB 3 gigabit ethernet adapters based on Realtek RTL8153 and Asix AX88179 chips.

Things I will focus on with my Retina MacBook Pro 2015 model are:

  • CPU usage
  • Throughput
  • Duration between reconnect on USB after suspend, and renewing the DHCP lease
  • Promiscuous mode capabilities

Some links for my references:

A first impression from the above links is that for Realtek chipset based devices, drivers are more readily included in operating systems, and these chipsets are better at VLAN handling.


Posted in Ethernet, LifeHacker, Network-and-equipment, Power User, USB, USB, USB-C | Leave a Comment »

DISM fix for Windows 8.1 high CPU usage of TiWorker.exe

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/07/27

This worked for Windows 8.1 as well: Trying fix for Windows 8 high CPU usage of TiWorker.exe (via: « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff

DISM /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth


After more than one hour of running, it:

  • freed up more than a gigabyte of disk space. Which on an SSD based VM is a lot.
  • solved the huge memory footprint of TiWorker.exe on the right.


Posted in Power User, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 | Leave a Comment »

Merry SysMas!

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/07/27

For all you SysAdmin’s: happy SysAdmin Day | System Administrator Appreciation Day.

For all others: please show some appreciation for your SysAdmins today. They are the ones keeping your business running. The less visible they are, the better they do their work.

Gifts are always welcome with them, but you can also appreciate SysAdmins by trying this:

And for the SysAdmins: have a laugh:

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