LifeHacker features AiO-SRT, Server Overloaded!

My All in One – System Rescue Toolkit was featured on LifeHacker this weekend.  A very big thanks to Alan Henry for his review of my utility disc!

Since then, this website has been overloaded with requests and I am awaiting upgrades that should allow me to double the amount of traffic I can receive at any given moment.

The Google Drive direct download link has already hit its download limit for 24 hours, however the BitTorrent download is very healthy with a couple hundred seeders at the moment.

Thank you all for your interest and I hope that the website runs less sluggish as time goes on and the upgrades come into place.

Here is the excerpt and link to the LifeHacker article:

There’s no shortage of system rescue and repair discs you can download and keep handy for when your PC gives you problems, but this one, from reader Paul, is streamlined, simple, and has only a few effective tools on it (and no bloat!)

Source: This All-In-One System Rescue Toolkit Has Just the Right Tools to Troubleshoot Your PC

All in One – System Rescue Toolkit, first week success!

Last week, I released my toolkit free for public use and download.  1 week later, over 120 unique downloads so far!  That is amazing how many people have taken an interest in such a short time frame!

Please continue to download and share this great utility that I use and hope you will enjoy using to repair common Windows Server and PC related issues!

Going forward, I will be releasing an “AiO-SRT Lite” version that contains only the 100% automated tasks and should be sufficient enough for people to download and fix some problems or at least generate log files to give to their technician to help repair common Windows PC problems.

“AiO-SRT Lite” will not contain the live CD environment or any real technician utilites and should be simple enough for the average PC user to download and run without having to do any manual tinkering “under the hood” and risk breaking stuff.

Look for the new automated “Lite” version coming soon!

DNS based adblock using OpenWRT, OpenDNS, and dnsmasq

[Update 24 Feb 2018: I am now using a MikroTik router and have written an article to do the same kind of DNS adblocking.]

 

Why use a DNS based adblock?  Because I prefer to try to keep advertisements and pop ups off of all computers that use my internet connection, not just the ones with an ad-blocking  browser plugin installed.  It also cuts down on bandwidth usage from those auto-play advertising videos and flashing images. Continue reading “DNS based adblock using OpenWRT, OpenDNS, and dnsmasq”

Phone Support Numbers

I got really tired of trying to hunt down phone numbers for tech manufacturers.  They really make it harder and harder to find their phone numbers on their websites and often try to hide behind “quick online chat support” or worse, “email us and we will get back with you”.  This list is the result of my frustrations and I am sharing it. Continue reading “Phone Support Numbers”