Ubuntu: OpenSSH Install and config

If your looking to get a SSH server setup and configured to function in a secure way, then check out this article that describes exactly how to install openssh on ubuntu server, then how to further adjust the settings so it is the most secure you can make it. Check out the article for more details: http://www.htpcbeginner.com/install-ssh-server-on-ubuntu-1204/

April 16, 2016

Windows Powershell: Remove files older than specific date.

I recently have been trying to find a method that would allow me to clean up a bunch of old files wihtout having to manually continually keep doing the process of manually selecting files and deleting them. This script seems to be good to do exactly that. The requirement was to find any files that had been added/modified within a folder structure after a certain date. #remove files by a…

February 23, 2016

XUbuntu: 24 useful applications

I ran across this page as I was looking for something else and it has quite a few great things to get added to your distro. I already had most of them but for someone who did a fresh install, this is a great list to use. http://www.binarytides.com/better-xubuntu-14-04/

June 23, 2014

Windows 8: ERROR Windows Can’t Be Activated Right Now 0x8007232b

I recently upgraded a machine to Windows 8 and when I did the install everything went great. When I go to activate Windows I get a DNS error or errror 0x8007232b. This was very annoying since I had a valid key and it should have worked. My network was fine. This is how I found to solve this annoying issue: Press the windows key + R This opens a run…

November 21, 2013

Firefox Plugin: Adware Plus

I recently was introduced to the plugin for Firefox called Adware Plus. This addon is a low cpu and browser addon that blocks all ads whatsoever. It turns all the pages that have ads to blank space. If you despise ads and dont want to see them, give this one a try. You can get it by visiting: http://adblock_plus_firefox.en.softonic.com/

August 20, 2013

Xubuntu: Change time from 24 hr to 12 hour

When you install Xubuntu the default time setting is for 24 Hour format. This at times is great, however; as of late it has become a hinderance and an annoyance. I started trying to figure out how to change it and discovered that the standard control panel area within Xubuntu did not have a place to change the time. I did some googling and came across several different articles that…

March 19, 2013

Ubuntu: Change SMB Password

One of the easiest things to do is change the current samba password once you have logged in. I always seem to forget the command to do this, but so I never forget I am posting it here. From the command line execute: smbpasswd This will prompt for the old password Then prompt for the new password and a confirmation of the new password. If successful it will give you…

August 19, 2012

Microsoft Word: Add checkboxes to your documents.

I was recently creating a word document and I needed to know how to have check boxes appear in the document. It took me a while to find something that would actually give me a step by step direction on what to do in order to accomplish that. The fast way is: Enable the developer toolbar. Follow this link to do that: http://www.word-2010.com/show-the-developer-tab-in-microsoft-word-2010/ Then use this link: http://www.word-2010.com/insert-a-check-box-in-microsoft-word-2010/

August 10, 2012

Ubuntu 11.10

A few months ago I upgraded all my server editions from 10.0 to 11.10. Mostly to see and keep up with all the security updates that have been made in the packages, etc. I can report that while there were changes to several of the packages I did not have any major issues once I upgraded. There was one major change that took place that I do not like. That…

May 7, 2012

Where have I been!?

Its been a while since I have had any desire or information that I felt worthy of posting on my blog. Since I was laid off a year ago I have finally found another job. It only took me about 9 months, but things are getting better. Everyone always thinks that getting a new job solves everything instantly and that things are instantly better but thats the furthest thing from…

September 29, 2011