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Outside Light Pole Sensor

September 15th, 2012 Comments off

Well, I finally got tired of not having a light and it going out after not long at all because it was on all the time. The sensor that makes it only light up from dusk til dawn was about 10 years old now I guess and the lens was all cloudy which kinda defeats the purpose. I’m not much of an electrician but this was a quick easy fix. I finally found the sensor at Lowe’s for only about $14. Lowe’s link here.


Can’t say I had ever even noticed the sensor at the bottom of the pole and I’m pretty sure the cover hadn’t been removed since the house was built in 2003. Took the plate off, pulled the sensor out, replaced with new one, and put my hand back up inside and hoped there wasn’t a black widow in there waiting! Works now though. Here is what my pole looked like.

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Andmade Share

August 5th, 2012 Comments off

I finally got tired enough of having to go through my list of apps to share a link on my Android phone. I found this app the other day and it allows you to do away with some apps in that list and it allows you to reorder the apps in the list. Here is more info in this article.

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July 12th, 2011 Comments off

What do you use when you have to work on somebodies computer and they don’t tell you their password and  you really don’t want to call them?!  Ophcrack has been my choice for a while.

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Move ODBC Settings

March 13th, 2011 Comments off

I found this the other day and barely tested it but it worked for what I tried.  It’s called ODBC Manager.  I think this may be a handy tool for IT folks that have to rebuild machines or replace machines for people that have a number of ODBC connections.  Let me know how you do it or if you try this tool out.

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Moving your iTunes Media Folder

February 21st, 2011 Comments off

I have spent a lot of time this weekend moving files around.  I have moved iTunes before but never this way.  I suppose this would be the proper way to do it since it’s coming from Apple!

Moving your iTunes Media Folder

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Command line shutdown

September 16th, 2010 Comments off

I recently did some updates to a Windows 2003 Server remotely and there wasn’t an option to do a restart through the GUI.  You can always do a reboot by the command line on machines like Windows XP and newer by using Shutdown.exe.  An example would be – shutdown /r – to do a shutdown and reboot.

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Elevated Command Prompt

August 8th, 2010 Comments off

I recently found out that my external drive was running FAT32 instead of NTFS when I tried to backup a virtual machine.  Not good for copying large files.  You can convert from FAT to NTFS but not the other day around.  First off you have to run this command in an elevated command prompt window.  Here is how to run commands on an elevated privilege command prompt.  More on converting the file system of the drive next.

1. Open the Start Menu.

2. Click on All Programs and Accessories, then right click on Command Prompt and click on Run as administrator.

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How do you back up your data?

August 7th, 2010 Comments off

I have spent a lot of time lately thinking about the right way to backup my data. I have been backing up but probably not in the best ways. I will post how I get all this done where I feel good about it soon. Let me know what you use or how you backup your data locally and remotely.

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Command Prompt History

June 25th, 2010 Comments off

Did you know you can see recent commands that you have typed in the command prompt window by typing:

doskey /history

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CMD History

March 3rd, 2010 Comments off

Did you know you can see recent commands that you have typed in the command prompt window by typing:

doskey /history

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