Archive for the ‘Computer Stuff’ Category

Windows 10

Posted: 26th January 2015 by scythe944 in Computer Stuff, Tech News

I think I want Windows 10, if only for the new Task Manager.  I know it’s there in Windows 8 / Server 2012 but everyone knows the OS wasn’t ready yet. This is the first time since Windows 7 that I’m actually excited interested about getting a new Windows OS installed on one of my computers.

Here’s a quick guide to getting Windows 10 installed in a VirtualBox. Download the Windows 10 Technical Preview ISO from Microsoft (x64 used in this example) or from a torrent magnet link.

Rokoding 480p DVD Settings

Posted: 12th January 2015 by scythe944 in Computer Stuff

This is originally from rokoding.com.  Their website is currently having some issues and I found a copy on the internet archive.  If anyone else needs these settings, they’re here!  Alternatively, maybe give the guy some money to pay for dedicated hosting.  I’m going to try to do so as soon as I can.

Some other great things about Google Apps

Posted: 7th July 2014 by scythe944 in Computer Stuff

There’s a few more things that are great about the Google Apps service!  I’ve listed a few in an earlier post, but this is a continuation of what the service can do for you: A custom email address is key to continue building your brand and it’s included when you setup your Gmail account. In addition to […]

Lifehacker re-post.  Good info for those who want to ditch public “cloud” services and make their own: http://lifehacker.com/the-best-self-hosted-alternatives-to-popular-services-1579866571

Adobe Flash Player Offline Installers

Posted: 10th April 2014 by scythe944 in Computer Stuff

If you want to download Adobe Flash Player without Adobe’s additional software or the online installers, go here to find the individual exe’s and msi files for all browser types: http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html  

Need to hire someone to help you fix something?

Posted: 31st March 2014 by scythe944 in Computer Stuff

Give Thumbtack a try! It’s a website that I found that allows you to offer your services or find someone that can help you with a problem or project in your area.  I haven’t successfully been able to provide any services yet, but I believe I’ll be able to do so very soon. Check them […]

Annonymize your web searches with Disconnect.me

Posted: 26th March 2014 by scythe944 in Computer Stuff

Unwanted tracking is not cool 39,315 views 8 months ago Thousands of companies use bits of your personal information to piece together profiles of you that get bought and sold, hijacked, modified, and mucked with. Disconnect (https://disconnect.me/) can help. We offer you transparency, control, and privacy where and when you want it.

Certification Exam Prep

Posted: 3rd October 2013 by scythe944 in Computer Stuff

http://www.tomsitpro.com/articles/it-exam-prep-it-certification-it-training-self-study-it-prep,2-178.html

File association fixes

Posted: 15th August 2013 by scythe944 in Computer Stuff

For XP: http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm For Windows 7: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/19449-default-file-type-associations-restore.html