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  • Dave Grohl – Play [Drums in Master Version]
    Well that was somewhat unexpected – Dave Grohl
  • Just Wow – Giant Iceberg Turning Over
    Ilulissat Icefjord – Iceberg Turning Over – Peter Søndergaard    
  • Spotify – Turn off Shuffle for Discover Weekly List on Android
    Did you accidentally enable Shuffle for your Spotify Discover Weekly Playlist? Seems to be quite easy to turn on (cough, eh-hem…) but to turn it off? Ha! Shuffle for the auto generated Discover Weekly list does not work as it […]
  • DKIM + DMARC + SPF for Email with Microsoft Custom Domain
    Protect your email with SPF (sending control) and DKIM (spoof control) –  when hosting with O365 Email. How to use DMARC to Validate Email: How to use DKIM to validate outbound email: NameCheap – How do I add […]
  • New Bike Tire Wont Seat Evenly On The Rim – Soap!
    So I buy an excellent pair of Cyclocross tires – WTB Cross Boss 700 x 35c TCS Light Fast Roll Tire. I slap that new rubber on and pump it up. Hit the road and I’m like, this is gonna […]
  • Notepad++ Backup or Migrate
    Notepad ++ lets you create backups of individual files, but if you’re like me (may the lord have mercy) and you have lots of snippets, notes and copy/pasted text in unsaved files and tabs… well you can just copy your […]
  • WordPress + High CPU Utilization + Digital Ocean – Fixed With A Fiver $
    Issue: This simple WordPress site was randomly spiking the CPU for over a year at 75-100%. Once every 2-4 days, sometimes every day. Sometimes for five minutes sometimes for an hour. When checking during an event Apache was always the […]
  • Mike Terrana – Brother to Brother – Gino Vanelli (Solo Section Bass & Drums )
    Mike Terrana – Likes to jam.
  • Get Yo Drum On
  • Dell Latitude 7400 Running Hot and Loud with Heat & Fan Issue
    Is your Dell Latitude laptop hot with the fan continuously running fast and loud for no apparent reason? When you check Task Manager  CPU utilization isn’t high as might be expected – no runaway processes that need to be killed, […]
  • Install Video Driver Only – AMD Radeon Graphics Card
    Update!  AMD has added a Driver Only option to their Radeon install package. Nice! Thanks to William Cronk for the notice in the comments below!  Still no “driver only” option for your AMD Radeon card?  Continue reading below… Got me […]
  • Koken – How to Export Albums and Images to a new Gallery system
    With Koken no longer actively supported I needed to move to another Gallery management system but found it wasn’t possible due to how Koken stored Albums and images – in a completely random nonsensical method with no way to copy, migrate or otherwise export your galleries and files in a way that can be reconstructed into a new photo gallery system.
  • Linksys WUSB6300 AC1200 Won’t Connect After Windows Update
    Issue – Microsoft driver updates. After Windows Update your computer can’t connect to WiFI. No matter what you try –  your existing connection that was working before the reboot for Windows update is dead. You can try to forget the […]
  • Lenovo Laptop Display is Dim
    Issue: Your Lenovo Laptop or tablet display is often dim or dull at 100% maximum brightness in a low light situation, and you don’t have auto brightness turned on. Like Nigel you’re turning (punching!) the brightness key up to 11 […]
  • Help! That God Damn Thing from Microsoft Office Is On The Screen Again!
    You’re happily typing along in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel or PowerPoint and this evil little thing comes from out of nowhere to hover over the text you want to manage and you can’t get rid of it! Heck yeah, that […]
  • Laptop Display Brightness Too Dark In Low Light
    My Lenovo Yoga 920’s crisp and bright 4k display was often way to dim in low light situations. No problem right, just bump the brightness up from the default power settings while on battery right? F12, F12…. F12! Maybe this […]
  • Google Pixel 3 – Speed Up The Lag
    If your Google Pixel 3 or 3XL is feeling a bit slow you might try changing animation settings in developer mode and disabling Digital Wellbeing. Shortening the animation settings definitely makes all basic UI actions faster, whether you like it […]
  • This PC can’t be upgraded to Windows 10 – driver or service that isn’t ready
    Issue: May Insider Update to 1903 won’t install: Feature update to Windows 10, version 1903 x64 2019-04. Windows Update shows “Updates available” but with a yellow exclamation mark, a status of “pending download” and the note “We found some issues. […]
  • Indoor Cycling Training – Tacx Galaxia Rollers
    My good ol steel drum rollers up and blew apart after 22yrs of sweating in front of a fan, headphones cranking power tunes.  Not bad at all but time to shop for a new set of rollers to keep my […]
  • Spotify Volume Drops at Start of Song
    Issue: Spotify song volume starts crisp and loud then suddenly drops. Cause: This happens because Spotify decided you needed an Equalizer, made sure it sucked massively and that you didn’t know you had it. Disable the Equalizer Launch Spotify Access […]
  • Plantar Fasciitis – stretches for relief
    It struck like lightning, hurt like hell and would not go away. Plantar Fasciitis, it is not your friend. I tried a podiatrist. He doctored up my insoles and created an arch padded ankle sleeve to isolate and immobilize the […]
  • One White Cat – BigHandShake
    One White Cat – BigHandShake
  • iPhone Upgrade Quick Start
    Do you want some hassle free phone migration when you upgrade? Yeah Apple iOS has that. Confirm your device is running the latest OS Backup your old phone to iCloud or iTunes Call to activate your number on new phone […]
  • Life Tip – convert text list to spreadsheet
    You know how someone gives you a list and you’re like oh man, it sure woulda been nice had they not gone and made a list in Word or email that’s nothing but text, separated by commas? Yeah that thing. […]
  • Useful WMIC Queries Computer Info
    I lookup a lot of computer serial numbers for warranty status and driver updates, WMIC via the command line is  quick and easy way to get that info. It’s below with a small collection of other potentially helpful WMIC queries. […]
  • RSOP GPResult for User and Computer with Non Admin Account
    Issue: return a Resultant Set of Policy, RSOP, as a user without full local admin rights. Why is this an issue? User Context. To return full results for both Computer and User policies you have to run the command prompt with […]
  • Niagara Falls 2018
    Niagara Falls 2018 – Album
  • Add Gmail Account to Outlook 2016
    Adding a Gmail account to Outlook 2016 is quick and easy. The process requires two steps with Google: Enabling IMAP access and creating an app password which allows Outlook to access Gmail. Then a few quick and easy steps in […]
  • Lenovo Yoga PD Firmware Update Failure – CCG4 Two-Port USB C Controller
    Issue – Lenovo UCSI USB Type-C firmware upgrade failed. USB Type-C ports no longer work and I have a yellow exclamation mark on the UCSI USB Connector Manager in Device Manager. And that means… no more power to the battery. Which […]
  • How To Perform a Clean Install of Windows 10 – Fresh Start
    Everyone needs a fresh start now and again right? Clear out the carbon, shake up the cobwebs. yeah well it works for ones and zeros to. A fresh install of Windows!? If your computer seems to be running unusually slow, […]
  • Cannot Activate Lenovo Subscription for Microsoft Office 365 Home DM (AFOLB)
    You’ve purchased a Microsoft Office 365 subscription along with a new computer through Lenovo or another computer manufacturer. You’re enjoying the beautiful new computer and you fire up Microsoft Office so you can dive into the 1 terabyte storage plus […]