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I hold a diploma in Network Administration (along with many industry certifications) and am currently studying Computer Science and Pure Math in University.


Mar
13
comment Video performance under a virtualized OS
@techie007 That question was asked 3 years ago. There's a strong possibility that this is more possible now due to advances in virtualization tech.
Dec
27
comment Why is my monitor turning off after inactivity when power settings tell it not to?
It's not sleeping for certain. I have music playing in the background and when I touch the mouse or keyboard the screen comes back on.
Oct
11
comment How do I stop the message “Bluetooth device not discoverable” from appearing every time I turn on my computer?
I've actually tried that; The message still comes up anyhow, as apparently it starts some new instance of the tray application and defaults to "always show"
Jul
30
comment How can I get excel to recognize “Sat 07.27.2013 9:46 AM” as a date on input?
That's not the issue - If you enter 7.30.2013, it does not get recognized as a date. I realize that 7/30/2013 does. Otherwise, I already have everything set up as you did.
Feb
27
comment How do I stop the message “Bluetooth device not discoverable” from appearing every time I turn on my computer?
I should have mentioned that I do use Bluetooth for my mouse... but I will try the first suggestion.
Dec
20
comment Is there any way I can fix a word header to a specific height?
@allquixotic I usually have the outline of invisible tables shown, so that's not much of an issue for me at least. But the idea is good.
Dec
18
comment Windows 8 right-click menu where start button used to be isn't working
Nah - this is a home computer. Not on a domain.
Dec
18
comment Windows 8 right-click menu where start button used to be isn't working
Nope - no problems found with SFC
Dec
18
comment Windows 8 right-click menu where start button used to be isn't working
SFC is scanning now - but I checked those shortcuts, and they do work properly on their own. I also noticed that sometimes clicking on one of the options that does nothing actually restores a minimized window, but there seems to be no discernible pattern for me to figure out why.
Dec
4
comment How can I stop firefox (and possibly other browsers?) from stealing tab focus
@amit_g "Raise Windows" was not checked... but as for the Flash question, I don't know. Adblock Lite doesn't show any swf blockable items
Dec
3
comment Cannot access network share - “The user has not been granted the requested logon type”
It's not the share - I can't even access the root of the windows shares. Also, Network$ is the username not the share name. I shared out My Videos and made sure that NTFS permissions on the share and the folder allow full access to that user, but again - it's not asking me to input a username to authenticate.
Dec
3
comment Cannot access network share - “The user has not been granted the requested logon type”
But as I said, it's not even asking me to supply a username. It's supposedly trying to use the username that I'm currently logged into on the remote system, but that user doesn't exist (nor do I want it to) on the server. I had setup a special account "Network$" to be used for network access to specific shares. I want to use that user, but it's not prompting me to use it.
Nov
16
comment How do I turn off “SMART Ink”?
@Karan It's not my computer, so I can't say if it's needed or not. It's a computer used in one lecture hall that I attend. The professor for my particular class was irritated by it and wanted to know how to remove it, but couldn't figure it out, nor could I. I ended up just killing the process, and had him restart the computer when he was done the lecture.
Jun
30
comment Using Windows 7, is there any way to create a self-signed public/private key pair for email?
I mostly had a firm understanding of all that, but I was confused as to why a public CA needed to vouch for my public key if only my private key worked with it anyhow. But I think I see the point in that somebody else can make a fake public/private key listed in my name and intercept messages aimed at me, and I wouldn't be able to read them. I wanted to do it merely as a way to test things and see if it suits my needs, since I don't have money to buy a trusted cert, and PGP/GPG seems like too much work (plus there are compatibility issues with various email programs)
Jun
26
comment bash alias doesn't carry over with sudo
Thank you very much!
May
28
comment Does using cat5e cables yield any disadvantages in combination with cat6/cat6a network?
Well... if I plug a printer into the network with a cat5e cable... Will that hamper other devices, even if they're all plugged in using cat6?
May
28
comment Does using cat5e cables yield any disadvantages in combination with cat6/cat6a network?
I don't know if it was clear or not, but I meant to imply that the whole network in the walls and jacks would be cat6, but the patch cable from the wall to the device might be (for some, but not all of the devices) cat5e. I understand fully that this would make the wiring moot for that run - but would it affect other connections between a different jack and the switch it's plugged into?
May
28
comment What is “Switching Bandwidth”?
I was doing a bit of researching, and I guess that's what's meant by "non-blocking". If a switch can handle the theoretical maximum of 2Gbps per port, then it's non-blocking. I think pretty much all rack mountable switches are like that these days since it's become much cheaper to manufacture than before.