I have done so many re-installs of Windows over many years, I decided to make a guideline for less experienced technicians as well as my future self that would like a uniform procedure to satisfy most re-install scenarios. Continue reading “How to Re-Install Windows Like a Professional”
I use a Home Theater PC (HTPC) to record, store, and share movies, television shows, and recordings. All of the videos are stored on a Network Attached Storage and I needed a way to transfer my recordings from MediaPortal or Windows Media Center to a NAS device without breaking any databases or recording availability.
Continue reading “Script: Move WMC and MediaPortal Recordings to NAS”
Actions that you do on your computer need an extensive chain of both hardware and software to all work properly, even for simple tasks like clicking a button on the screen or loading a program. If any one part of this chain is not performing properly, the computer can come to a crawl, crash, or worse, end up in an unrecoverable state. Continue reading “Help, my computer is running SLOW!”
I was in the grocery store one day with my wife, when I happened across this product. These straws and the description given by the manufacturer struck a chord with me that day. It was revolting enough that all I could do at the moment was laugh and take this picture. Continue reading “Hello (Disposable) World!”
There are many ways that someone can gain access to your information on your computer. Computer security is a broad term used to describe counter-measures against unauthorized access to your data. These counter-measures include the physical security of a computer, password protection, data encryption, file permissions, internet security, firewalls, and more. Continue reading “Password Security”