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Help with CAPTCHAS

April 30, 2009 EverythingTech 0

Have you noticed one of those impossible to read word-in-a-box prompts when signing up for a service to logging into a web site like Facebook or Digg. These are called captchas, and they are used to prevent spammers from automating the login process and creating thousands of accounts in minutes. […]

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APC SmartUPS Serial Cable Pinout

April 12, 2009 EverythingTech 6

I replaced my old APC SmartUPS 620 with an updated model. I had lost the serial cable that allows you to communicate with the UPS via a computer for the old unit. You will need this cable if you want to use the PowerChute application that comes with the UPS. […]

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5 Simple Steps to Tune-Up Your PC

February 19, 2009 EverythingTech 0

I have been in the IT industry of over 10 years and there have been a few tips and tricks I have learned along the way to tune-up and increase your Windows PC performance. I remind you to backup your data before you perform any of these actions, but I […]

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Google kills off more services

January 18, 2009 EverythingTech 0

According to an article in Information Week, Google is terminating some services. Among these are Dodgeball, Google Catalog Search, Google Mashup Editor, Jaiku, and Notebook. This is due to layoffs in many Google offices around the world. I guess everyone is feeling the pinch. I am really sad to see […]

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Yelling at your computer actually slows it down

January 2, 2009 EverythingTech 0

If your frustrated that spreadsheet is taking forever to open or you’re totally getting pwned in Counter Strike don’t yell at your computer because it will actually slow down further according to an experiment performed by Sun’s Fishworks group. This article found via Engadget suggests that the vibration of loud […]

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Twitter for team building

December 30, 2008 EverythingTech 1

Even though you are around your co-workers all day, sometimes I feel that I have no idea what they are working on. It would be nice to send out some kind of unobtrusive message to let people know what you are up to. A service like Twitter would be a […]

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ASUS AN8 SLI Deluxe not booting

December 17, 2008 admin 0

The other day I rebooted my system and it would not boot up all the way. The last message it was hung at was the ACPI check. When I am troubleshooting I remove all unnecessary devices. When I removed my USB Sansa mp3 player, the system booted normally. This may […]

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Automatic Updates Failed. Error number: 0x8DDD0018

October 30, 2008 admin 1

I attempted to update a windows 2003 server using windows update but I go the following error: [Error number: 0x8DDD0018] The site cannot continue because one or more of these Windows services is not running: ·    Automatic Updates (allows the site to find, download and install high-priority updates for your […]

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Forgot your administrator password?

August 30, 2008 admin 0

If you work with Windows servers, you will eventually lock yourself out of the server by forgetting the administrator password. There are a few different ways to reset the password but I have found the NTPasswd utility to be the most reliable. I have used the NTPasswd utility many times […]