Windows 8.1 ide to ahci

So, take this with a grain of salt,  your mileage may very, and don’t blame me if you break your pc. I’ve got a Zotac ad04 with windows 8.1 pro on it hooked up to a TV via hdmi.  It’s got an Intel X2 ssd with the latest firmware and Intel control center installed. It […]


Fiery printer controllers rock

I’m quite impressed by the fact the EFI made their Fiery controllers so easy to flash and made the tools, firmware, and instructions to do so readily available online. It’s a non printing consultant’s dream.

Firefox is least secure browser

Firefox is still the least secure web browser, falls to four zero-day exploits at Pwn2Own via @extremetech

Word press for iPad

I’m not sure how this app slipped through the cracks, but you can download an iOS app to work on your wordpress site. I’m typing in it now.

Comcast Netgear CG3000DCR

After wrestling with the new netgear modem/business gateway for the better part of 10 days, I’m finally 100% back online. I can confirm that the Netgear cg3000dcr does indeed work with an ASA 5505 running 9.1(2) AND I’m able to assign all 5 of my static IP addresses with the ASA doing all the NAT. […]

Recreating Default Domain and Domain Controller Group Policy Objects

from here: Works with Windows Server Versions 2008, 2008 R2, and 2012 as well. Default Group Policy objects become corrupted: disaster recovery 6 out of 9 rated this helpful – Rate this topic Updated: March 2, 2005 Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2 The […]

BootCamp Brightness in Windows 7 and 8

If it seems like you just can’t get the screen bright enough, try this: The problem is due to Adaptive Brightness.   This is what you need to do if the screen does not go past a certain brightness level on Windows 7 or Windows 8.   Go to the Start bar on the Desktop […]

Office 2013 now transferable

In a response to user outcry, Microsoft has made Office 2013 licenses transferable. Specifics: Updated transferability provision to the Retail License Terms of the Software License Agreement for Microsoft Office 2013 Desktop Application Software: Can I transfer the software to another computer or user? You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you, […]

Cisco VPN Client and Windows 8

I found this while trying to get a Cisco ASA vpn tunnel up.  For some reason the secure mobility anyconnect tunnel would not encapsulate dns or dhcp traffic. This prevented me from being able to access my domain.  I figured I’d give the 64-bit legacy client a try and after the fix below, it worked […]