Saturday link roundup

AVG Rescue CD
AVG Rescue CD is a comprehensive toolkit that will repair system crashes and return systems to a state where they can operate at full capacity, thanks to deep-rooted infections having been removed and file systems repaired.

RMPrepUSB
RMPrepUSB allows the Windows user to easily and quickly ‘roll their own’ multiboot USB drive. It allows the user to quickly test, partition, format, install a boot manager, extract or copy files and then test a multiboot (aka multipass) USB bootable drive. It can also make or restore an image and much more.

McAfee Stinger
McAfee Stinger is a standalone utility used to detect and remove specific viruses. It is not a substitute for full anti-virus protection, but a specialized tool to assist administrators and users when dealing with infected system. Stinger utilizes next-generation scan technology, including rootkit scanning, and scan performance optimizations.

Test Automation Snake Oil
This article is my attack on the dangerously simplistic way that some GUI test tool companies peddle their wares. They lead their clients down a red carpet to waste and frustration by making reckless claims about the wonders of test automation, while downplaying all the problems associated with it. They give test automation a bad name.

The Unspoken Truth About Managing Geeks
My career has been stippled with a good bit of disaster recovery consulting, which has led me to deal with dozens of organizations on their worst day, when opinions were pretty raw. I’ve heard all of the above-mentioned stereotypes and far worse, as well as good bit of rage. The worse shape an organization is in, the more you hear the stereotypes thrown around.

How Windows decides whether to download drivers from a print server (KB244284)

How to prolong lithium-based batteries (Battery University)

Cryogenic FileSplitter
This is a simple application written in C# by which you can split large files into several pieces to transfer them easily over Internet. With its unique “Drag and Drop” feature, you can split or join .001 files easily.