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So my windows 11 task bar decided to disappear (and how to fix it)

I was just happily extracting a zip file when... Boom no more start menu. I thought ah yeah easy ill just restart and it will come back.  Nope.. it was gone for good. But i could run task manag..

5:59 am, September 3, 2021
windows
Turn on SMB file sharing in windows 10 to fix network share connectivity

Unable to connect to network shares from windows 10... One of the issues i had recently was being unable to browse shares on my local private network, my NAS is super old, and only supports a really ..

6:42 am, August 11, 2021
Apps
Move from Backup and Sync to Google Drive for Desktop

So i saw this update today for google backup and sync, and turns out that is is an awesome update! Now you can stream your files from Google Drive to your PC rather than having to choose which files ..

1:56 am, August 11, 2021
windows
checking if your windows pc has a TPM

what the heck is a TPM? well now that windows 11 requires one, everyone needs to have one apparently.  want to check if you have a TPM, well it will depend on a few things, most of the chatter ..

5:22 am, August 2, 2021
hardware
Laptop Thoughts and Options Jul 2021

So i was thinking of getting an upgrade for my current dell insperon 7000, its a decent little laptop has a couple of things that annoy me, but i guess all hardware does (does it not?). Current lapto..

9:28 am, July 25, 2021
hardware
Laptop Research - m1 mac pro vs hp omen 17

Comparing the M1 Mac Pro to a Intel HP Omen Actually comparing Mac M1's to Gaming PC's in general. I just picked a specced hp omen for this as its around the same price as a mac.  Hardware is b..

1:23 am, July 22, 2021
apps
Steps to install mac os on windows virtual machine

just some quick notes on this Getting the mac os vm is the tricky part. https://www.maketecheasier.com/install-macos-virtualbox/ https://www.soupbowl.io/2020/04/macos-in-virtualbox/ This downloads..

11:17 pm, July 20, 2021
windows
Clean Windows Setup

So i was watching a video today where they went through setting up and cleaning a windows installation, and man i thought i really want to do this.  My PC and Laptop just get so cluttered with a..

6:27 am, June 12, 2021
apps
how to switch chrome to dark and light mode in windows 10

So i was playing around in the settings of chrome, and I could not locate the dark and light mode switch. Well apparently chrome looks at your windows theme and gets its settings from there. I added..

12:58 pm, June 9, 2021
windows
windows 10 snipping experience

i was thinking just this morning, wouldnt it be nice to have a simple way to capture part of the screen and write notes on it, so i googled a similar phraise. Apparently its already built into window..

12:13 am, June 1, 2021
apps
Barrier Is the new Free and Open Source Synergy - desktop sharing, mouse sharing

I had been looking for a way to share my keyboard and mouse to a laptop and was recently using mouse without borders, which is good, but sometimes decides not to connect and it only works for windows ..

11:22 pm, May 9, 2021
windows
check how fast your usb drive connections are windows

i have several ports on my pc and need to know which are the fast ones and which are the older and slower ports.  this utility seems to be the easiest way to check the speed.  then find ..

5:47 am, May 4, 2021
pi400
Running Windows on pi400 notes

HDMI sound not working, needs a USB Soundcard. 99p USB Soundcard. if you want a cheap usb one prob just ebay usb soundcard. But sound is not a massive issue for this anyway unless you want to be watch..

12:52 pm, April 19, 2021
how to
How to do a simple bootstrap landing page from Scratch - Part 1

How to do a simple bootstrap landing page from Scratch - Part 1 How to do a simple bootstrap landing page from Scratch - Part 2 How to do a simple bootstrap landing page from Scratch - Part 3 H..

1:22 am, January 21, 2020
Tech
Dell Inspiron 13, 7380 Laptop Specs and Insights

The Dell Inspiron 13, 7380 comes at the top of my list when getting a new laptop. I was originally looking at the new XPS 13, but the price of that is around $2000 with the same specs as the d..

12:16 am, March 8, 2019
how to
How to do a simple landing page from scratch

Here is my process to create a super simple but responsive and slick looking landing page. Create a HTML File Create a html file called index.html as this is the file used by most web servers as the..

4:28 am, October 2, 2018
windows
Windows is now trying to upsell on the volume mixer icon

Now i like windows 10 and what they are doing with the whole "windows experience" and i noticed a few things like clicking the informational things on the nice image they provide for you can lead to b..

6:38 am, August 14, 2018
how to
How to record audio from chrome into a file

I had an issue the other day where i needed to record audio from the browser, surprisingly this is not too hard you just have to have the right application and settings. I found the easiest way is ..

3:56 am, April 18, 2018
windows
Windows 10 on a 32 Gig eMMC Drive with Updates - Solved

I have had this issue a couple of times now. You get a cheaper end laptop with a 32gb main drive, and after the 1st round of windows updates. No Disk Space error. There are a couple of things i usual..

1:16 am, April 18, 2018
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