Hello again blog readers, it’s been a long time. I wanted to share some of what I’ve been up to since my last blog post. I wrote the book From Rent to Ruin: The True Story of My Tenant Nightmare to tell my story of unexpectedly becoming a small landlord, renting my home to a […]
You might have heard talk of a new way to secure systems and that it involves something described as Two Factor or 2FA. What you need to know is that it’s an extra layer of protection on your accounts that can protect you from hackers. The idea is that while a hacker may have gotten […]
The Remote Control tool landscape is a bit crazy these days. As someone that often controls computers remotely, I’m always looking for better and more useful options in this space. I’ve even spoken about the lack of an open-source peer-to-peer remote access tool. Well, no longer is that the case. RustDesk is a remote access tool modeled much like TeamViewer.
Writing is difficult for me. But, conversely, reading is relatively easy. The better the book appeals to my sensibilities, the easier it is to read. The concept that reading more might make my writing better never really connected until I started reading close to one hundred books a year. Here are six ways I’ve found […]
The problem being solved: Some pesky tools have changed locations and even file names over the years through different versions of Windows. To account for these changes, runlist allows you to create a template for all these different locations and run the tool consistently across machines.
Let me set the stage. You’re working with a Windows Virtual Machine and you want to install an application you suspect is, shall we say, malicious. So, you connect to the VM’s shared folders, copy the installation files locally and want to shut off folder sharing. This process takes more than 6 clicks every time […]
As long as I have been involved with computing, there have been larger applications such as Microsoft Office that we’re tasked with integrating into systems. There are smaller, much simpler tools that tend to be products of the need to work with larger tools. An example of a small offshoot tool created because of Office […]
Over the years, I’ve used the file manager in a number of different and novel ways. With every new update, the tool gets better and better. In parallel, I wrap a number of things around my copy of Total Commander to make it truly useful on machines I work with and operate. These details are […]
The idea is Quora offers a premium subscription – Qurora+ – that offers ad-free browsing of the site for $50 a year USD. Since the idea of people paying for content is something of an online unicorn, I wasn’t sure this was going anywhere, but I thought I would try.
Like many, I want to create a shortcut on my desktop that directly loads the remote screen in Logmein’s client application. This, however, is not possible. It feels possible, but I may be missing one key component. This article is an exploration of what I’ve discovered about the tool. If anyone out there might take […]