Category Archive: Software

Everything computer software!

Jul 29 2015

Windows 3D Pinball on 7, 8, & 10

We all remember the good old times when the bundled games that came with an operating system were actually worth playing. Solitaire, Minesweeper, and my personal favorite, Pinball. Unfortunately a lot of these are missing from today’s operating systems. Most require an additional download or even cost a few dollars to get full access to. …

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Dec 19 2013

Setting Up Automatic Remote Backups With rsync

Keeping up to date backups is very important when dealing with any type of online server. One can never predict when a hard drive will fail, a file system gets corrupt, or even when mother nature will ruin your day. Thus the reason to keep not only an on-site backup but a remote duplicate in …

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Nov 01 2013

Setup A Minecraft Pocket Edition Dedicated Server

Minecraft is awesome, we all know that. For the most part the game has been played on the PC and recently been developed to work on the xBox. Even more recently Mojang has developed pocket editions of this great game. Android and iOS users can now download Minecraft – Pocket Edition that runs on their …

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May 25 2013

Attach a RAW Hard Drive to an ESXi Guest

I’m always thinking about my servers and how I can either condense them, learn something new from them, or simply mess around with them. Well, recently I discovered just now easy it can be to connect a hard disk directly to an ESXi guest allowing the virtual machine to directly access the information on the …

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May 08 2013

Crashplan Review With Central Backup

Crashplan is a paid service that offers an easy means of creating an off site backup of your computer(s). For a monthly fee you can purchase different levels of storage. They have one small plan and then two more unlimited plans that allow you to either back to one computer or a few depending on …

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Apr 30 2013

My Favorite Linux Command Line Programs

I am fairly new to managing a Linux server but I am learning more and more every day. As I learn I thought that you could learn along with me! Today I have for you a list of awesome Linux tools that I use everyday to help me keep on eye on my servers. What …

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Feb 02 2013

How To Set A Video As A Screen Saver In Windows 7

The default screen savers that come with Windows 7 are alright but sometimes they just get old a repetitive. Now there aren’t too many ways that you can go about getting new screen savers but there is one method that is relatively easy to set up and allows you to set any video as a …

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Jan 02 2013

Ubuntu Mobile OS

The most commonly know about Linux distribution is now making a port of Android that will run a full blown Ubuntu environment on your smartphone giving you the best of both worlds. Features include being able to use your phone much as you do now but then being able to dock it and be presented …

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Oct 13 2012

Install Origin Games To A Different Location

Now with many people using solid state hard drives or their game library may just be outgrowing their primary hard drive they need to be able to install their games to a second hard drive, a different location with more space. With Steam you have to use a program that creates a virtual link to …

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Sep 09 2012

Team Fortress 2 Dedicated Server In Linux

Now that Team Fortress 2, or TF2 for the sake of this article, is free to play just about everyone with some sense of computer gaming has played it. A dedicated server allows you to have control over the server and invite all your friends to play! In this guide we will set up a …

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Jul 30 2012

Automatically Switch Default Printers Between Different Networks

Many of us, especially those with laptop computers, travel often. Whether it be traveling between your home and office or your home and school we often need to print something to the printer on the local network. Now until now this meant having to select a different printer from a drop down box every time …

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Jun 29 2012

SSH Via Command Prompt Or Batch File In Windows

I normally don’t leave all of my computers turned on through-out the night but sometimes turning them all off before I go to bed can be a nuisance. I was determined to create a batch file to turn off all of my computers. For windows it is easy but Linux and my ESXi server required …

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Feb 11 2012

How to install DOS 6.11 and Windows 3.1 in VMWare

They may not be useful anymore but it is a great history lesson to go back and see what operating systems originally were. There are many ways to approach this old process but this video makes setting it all up in VMWare very easy.

Jan 20 2012

Stream Your Media Library To Your Phone/TV/Computer

It seems like our media library grows in size every day, we find new songs and new artists. We also now have many mobile devices and media playing gadgets. Most of us probably just use iTunes or even just copy and paste out music onto on phones and mobile devices. The problem with this is …

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Dec 31 2011

Send texts and manage your Android phone from a web browser

A lot of people spend most of their time on their computer. They have a cell phone and when they need to contact someone they have to unlock their phone, open the messaging app, select a contact, and type out a message on the small keyboard. Well with this cool app you can do all …

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