Did you know that you want to magically open the Notification Center? yeah, me too. Windows Key + A = you’ve been notified! You’re welcome!
And… Koken is dead again. Sometime in 2018/19? See update here: How to Export Albums from Koken to a new system When my favorite photo gallery software Gallery closed up shop after 14 years I was faced with the decision to migrate […]
To run windows you have to explore! Windows Key + E = badda boom there is yo direc-tory-tree! You’re welcome!
As the number of devices and bandwidth needs in my household increased so to did the frequency of reboots and number of issues for my Netgear N600 router. The router had served us well but wasn’t keeping up with my Comcast […]
Issue – After upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 Groove Music fails to list any music despite being correctly pointed at the default Music location where my 10,529 songs and 1,401 artists reside. I removed and re-added the default locations […]
My iPhone had an interesting issue after upgrading to iOS8 … Infinite virtual disks!? Unfortunately it was but an illusion, all gone after restarting the phone.
My photo website’s excellent software Gallery had gone end of life with no support. I used the opportunity to explore new photo gallery software, Koken, and move from shared hosting to my first VPS – Virtual Private Server. VPS is like going […]
Are you suffering from notification overload? It can be a bit confusing as to where to change or disable notifications on iOS devices. “Notifications” would be the logical place to manage notifications and it does work, sometimes. Sounds is where […]
Cortana is awesome until you know, there’s weather. And then you’re getting weather alerts from Cortana and your weather app (Blue Skies for me). Here’s how to disable the alerts. Disable Weather Alerts in Cortana – Windows Phone 8.1 Open Cortana Tap […]
I recently cloned Windows 8 with apps and data from a 500gb 5400RPM Hybrid disk to a 500gb SSD using “Paragon Migrate OS to SSD 4.0“. The process went smoothly – install Paragon’s software and connect the new SSD with a USB to […]
When you first connect a Windows Phone an Explorer window will open to the phones folders and files. You’ll also be prompted to install Phone App for Desktop. After installing Phone App for Desktop management of options moves from AutoPlay […]
After an update on 12/22/2014 OneDrive started magically importing photos and videos from my iPhone (my Windows Phone is managed by Phone App for Desktop). Microsoft refers to the process as “Auto Save”. This is the second OneDrive update in a row where the […]
This is my house – Nokia 1020 Windows Phone, iPhone 5, Moto X Android whatever version. The Moto-X is badass, Windows 8 on Nokia kinda cool and iPhone is awesome as always (but getting boring?!).
The Issue – When using Windows Remote Desktop client the remote screen turns black right after login and you have no control. The issue can affect workstations and servers, laptops or desktops and happens in Windows 7 through Windows 10 […]
Adaptive keyboard sounds cool right? It does make for a very clean, uncluttered and easy to use keyboard. But it also makes accessing some functions harder, more time consuming and without knowing the special commands you’d be forgiven for thinking several common keyboard […]
In case I’m not the only one who had trouble figuring out how to create a Database Model from an existing Database using MySQL WorkBench. Database – MySQL Database Tool – MySQL WorkBench v 6.1 Documentation – Database Modeling using […]
Social Media integration on Windows Phone is excellent but can have some downsides. One issue I’ve experienced and heard others note is due to Facebook integration. During installation of the Facebook app you’re asked to connect FB with your phone. This integrates Facebook […]
Ghost drop down menu’s that stay on your screen until you reset your resolution, logout or reboot. At first you think – no problem, I’ll just ignore that. Then like a dripping tap on a quiet evening you find you’ve […]
The mighty keyboard and mouse have roared and Microsoft has listened. Windows 8.1 Update 1 is out and has some (some!) nice changes for content creators and other non touch screen users. Most notable is that instead of forking the […]
Some excellent resources if you’re hosting your own domain with Office 365. When doing so you’ll need to create a TXT SPF record for email. The SPF Generator Framework Wizard below was very helpful generating an SPF record that accounted […]
Using the wonderful Nokia Lumia 1020 running Windows Phone 8 my computer has on several occasions been unable to recognize the device using the standard Nokia USB cable connecting to Windows 7.
From PetaPixel – “If you’re a digital photography buff, here’s some required trivia knowledge: what you see above is a photograph of the first digital camera ever built. It was created in December 1975 by an engineer at Eastman Kodak […]
Do you own your own domain and have a personal or small business website hosted along with email? If so you know the importance of email in day to day business and personal communications. Web hosts… not so much. I’ve […]
This post is out of date – OneDrive now has a “Folder Backup” option which can automatically move and include the standard Documents, Desktop and Pictures folders for backup – see this Microsoft guide on how to setup PC folder […]
New smartphone day! First let me say that I have an iPhone 5 for work and love it, great OS, the best ecosystem, pretty much flawless functionality, we can talk about iTunes and lack of storage access another time. Camera […]
Excellent user video highlighting capabilities of the Surface 2. Expandable storage via microSDXC and USB3, massive multitasking, voice navigation and application control, full gaming…
Lucia’s Imports update v3.0. Wholesale eCommerce site. Moved all products, images and users from CubeCart 5 to CS-Cart 4, new skin and layout. Database migration handled very well (mostly) by Cart2Cart which I had previously used for a Miva Merchant […]
It couldn’t be easier for Microsoft Windows users to try, test or fully install Linux Mint using a “Hybrid” image which can boot to the full Operating System for testing or be installed alongside Windows for full time use. When […]
Issue: Asus Zenbook crashes, blue screens or unexpectedly shuts down shortly after waking up from sleep mode. This has been reported since the release of the Asus Zenbook and apparently Asus has yet to acknowledge the issue. My query to […]
FAST Race Products shopping cart conversion and upgrade project. The customer liked the control and back-end functionality of CS-Cart over Miva for a prior site I’d done. Lets do it again! Existing Miva Merchant 5 shopping cart migrated to new host […]
Had a customer who wanted to change from Miva Merchant 5 to CS-Cart 4. They really liked CS-Cart’s control and ability to makes changes quickly and wanted to make the move. So how to get this done without hundreds of man hours […]
Issue – Has your iPhone or iPad changed it’s default search engine to Yahoo? Is Safari loading the Yahoo search page on launch? How does this happen – Touch screen accidents… The iOS Weather app has a link to Yahoo Search […]
Issue – No sounds after upgrading iPhone from iOS 6 to iOS 7 I lost all sound alerts after upgrading from iOS 6 to iOS 7 on an iPhone 5. Music and phone audio worked fine but I had no […]
Do you create content as much or more than you consume it? i.e. do you use a computer for your job and your job isn’t posting pics of what you had for lunch? If so and your computer is running […]
Upgrade memory on an Ultrabook!? Yes it’s true! You can also upgrade the 500gb 5400RPM SATA + 24gb onboard SSD hybrid hard disk as well. The Asus Zenbook UX32VD is one rockin little laptop. The build I purchased shipped with […]
Problem: The Asus Zenbook UX32VD manual states to press F2 at startup to access the BIOS Setup Utility – this will not work if your computer shipped with Windows 8. New computers shipping with Windows 8 use UEFI Firmware and the Asus instructions are […]
As a one time McAfee Enterprise Administrator for Macs and PCs I fully endorse this solution.
The excellent Mass Mail software poMMo has served me well on a couple of websites over the years. Unfortunately primary development ceased in 2008. That bit me recently when my web host moved to PHP 5.3 and poMMo started generating errors […]
How can you speed up a slow computer? Below are some easy steps that can help return your computer to it’s original state. Clean the cooling system – This is the number one overlooked issue that affects speed. Depending where you […]
I’ve been plagued by extremely slow display of my Downloads folder on multiple computers running Windows 7. I assumed the issue was due to archive files (zip, tar, exe) or the amount of files and data. I tried removing all […]
Scam alert – DNS Services from Vancouver Wa. are sending out solicitations for business disguised as an invoice. Two small businesses I work with received the “invoice” and were fortunate enough to have questioned it’s legitimacy. DO NOT act on […]
Another rainy day website upgrade brought to you by strong coffee. Customized the standard WordPress Twenty Ten theme. Folksinger, writer, rocker, scholar, labor songster, alt-country twanger… http://www.buckyhalker.com > Back to BigSmall Website Design & Development
Sounds great – but where’s my phone? StickNFind Bluetooth Powered ultra small Location Stickers…you can stick on your stuff, and use your smartphone to find them.
Rainy weekends hot coffee and CHIRP Radio, perfect for upgrading websites. Lucia’s Imports version 3.0 – upgraded the shopping cart to CubeCart 5.0, new custom skin, database whacking, complete rebuild… anyone needs Guatemalan wholesale imports ring up my cousin Teresa! […]
xkcd – “We’ve trained people to use passwords that are hard for humans to remember, but easy for computers to guess” – Word!
Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox both allow for syncing bookmarks natively. Internet Explorer does not. Well McGyver wouldn’t give up and neither should you! Sync Internet Explorer Bookmarks with SkyDrive Install SkyDrive (or DropBox, Box etc) on all involved computers Create a […]
Looking for an alternative to the Windows 7 Backup and Restore utility? Me too. Backup and Restore is nice but limited. There’s no way to do incremental backups (add only new or changed files to the backup) and no matter […]
So I was pretty spam free at work for about 5 years, then I signed up for a VDI seminar. Boom, headshot. I was using Outlook to add all the spam to a Junk mail list but noticed much of it […]