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Professional .NET developer. Working at Baylor Healthcare.
University of Texas at Dallas Computer Science graduate. Microsoft Certified Professional.
Experience in all major fields of IT: helpdesk, networking, and software engineering.

The opinions expressed are my own and never those of my employer.


Aug
11
comment Error connecting to synergy on mac server
Reinstalling Synergy did not correct the hostname. Reinstalling with AppTrap also did not fix it. Running sudo scutil --set HotsName newHostName also did not correct Synergy.
Apr
11
comment How to find all video type files in windows 8.1
That works in Windows 8.1. It is case sensitive! (I tried lowercase first and that fails).
Apr
11
comment How to find all video type files in windows 8.1
Both helpful comments. I'm still holding out hope for a good way to find all video's without specifying all ~20 extensions 1 by 1.
Apr
11
comment How to find all video type files in windows 8.1
@techie007 - No. I was not aware such a thing existed. Please note I want to search all files in all places on my machine. I don't think that's a good fit for index searches where I specify specific locations.
Apr
11
comment How to login to network share when Microsoft Account is tied to windows login?
Can you clarify MicrosoftAccount? Is that verbatim? AFAIK my Microsoft Account name is me@email.com. So I don't follow.
Apr
11
comment How to login to network share when Microsoft Account is tied to windows login?
@Shevek I just tried. Still no go.
Apr
11
comment How to login to network share when Microsoft Account is tied to windows login?
@techie007 Yes. Yes. Type-o, updated.
Apr
7
comment Sqoop Tar ball unpacking
Great answer! I didn't know the directory needed an ending slash. Of note, the files extracted to a folder which contained the extracted files sqoop-1.99.3-bin-hadoop200 in my case. Also, the file extractions are listed as relative paths.
Feb
26
comment windows 8.1 windows key not working
@Ramhound - Good suggestion. I installed the latest G15 drivers from Logitech's support site. Problem is still there.
Feb
26
comment windows 8.1 windows key not working
@Ramhound - Please re-read the question. As I pointed out I suspect this is not a hardware issue and may be related to windows update. I also pointed out this is a common 8.1 issue seemingly unrelated to the keyboard hardware. Its also very unlikely that both windows keys would fail at the same time.
Nov
20
comment After an automatic update on windows 8.1 pc is doing rolling restarts
@Ramhound I don't know what it installed. This was done by auto update. I don't know of any way to check because I can't get into the OS.
Nov
20
comment After an automatic update on windows 8.1 pc is doing rolling restarts
I have not been given any safe mode options after many more than 2 failed boots. I think i need to be able to acess safe mode to restore. I will try F12? To force boot menu access. Restarts are happening before the login menu
Feb
19
comment Can a computer act as a home theater receiver?
-3 for a legendary question with 2500+ views? Haha...
Jun
27
comment When creating images does the hardware have to be an exact match?
My fear is latent errors, not so much BSOD.
May
3
comment Optiplex 980 wont wakeup
Sleep is disabled.
May
1
comment Fast computer heavy hard drive usage on wake
@jefff - this started recently
Apr
30
comment Fast computer heavy hard drive usage on wake
@OliverG - Hibernate. I used the wrong term.
Apr
17
comment Username password Macro or tool
I havent had any issues even with a slow UI load.
Apr
17
comment Username password Macro or tool
Great tool. My script is similar. I chose WinWaitActive over pause to wait for window to become active.
Mar
19
comment Windows 7 ignores F6/F8 and will not boot
To the +1...In my question I state "I can't simply do this because of Safeguard. The system recovery can't see my encrypted drive" By this I mean I cannot simply insert the disk and run system recovery. I also expounded on how this has already been attempted along with the results. Please explain to me how this RTFM answer is helpful given this information.