Windows 10: Adding and Keeping custom columns in File Explorer

Every so often I get the crazy urge to clean up my photo, music or video content and when I do I love to see specific columns in File Explorer.  For Photos, its Date Taken and maybe even Camera Model.  For Music, its Album Size and Protected (to sort between music I've purchased or not)…

0

Modifying the Action Center: Note button

The NOTE icon in Action Center opens the Universal OneNote app. Full disclosure – I love OneNote. I love to organize things – created a recipe book over Thanksgiving, save websites (shopping!), use send to OneNote on emails, use Office Lens to send documents and receipts, Chores lists, Shopping lists, and I save screenshots of that…

0

Windows 10: Pin shortcuts to Start Menu

Here's a quickie! Do you have specific files you use often? Websites? Or prefer the website to the App? Or maybe have an internal website that you can never remember the URL?  Do you want to pin this to the Start Menu in Windows 10? First – there is a quick solution when using the…

2

Intro to Windows 10, DPI and Scaling.

I'm a bit rusty with my bloggy skillz, but here I go diving into it again. My goal on my blog is to always have fun yet provide decent foundation of information.  I'm not a developer or full time debugger so I wont normally be code or debugger intense.  What I want to do today…

2

Windows 2012 servers that use HpCISSs2.sys become unresponsive typically every 3-7 days

(updated 11/4/2013) Just a quick note out there on a specific issue we’ve been seeing lately. It is the really the only issue with Windows 2012 server hanging or becoming unresponsive that we’ve had up almost a year into the release of this OS. On Windows 2012 running on HP servers that use the October…

12

Why W8? Don’t forget the lucky Charms

Sorry, I couldn’t resist, Lucky Charms was on the tip of my tongue the first day I learned about that new feature in Windows 8.  But this post isn’t to pick on the new kid on the block. If you aren’t familiar, Charms are the 5 items on the right fly-out of the new Windows…

0

Why W8? Media Center

You have to say the next line like “When I was a kid, I had to walk 5 miles to school, barefoot, uphill in the snow, both ways!”  I adopted Media Center back around Windows XP when you had to either buy it prebuilt onto an OEM box or cheat and get the installation internally…

1

Why W8? Falling in love with a song. Everywhere.

I was lucky enough to be graciously invited to join a friend of mine to the Kellogg’s Gymnastics Tour that visited Charlotte this past Friday.  It was a fantastic show of strength, dexterity, control and grace… all of which I’m even more envious of than usual, having broken my ankle earlier this month.  The women…

3

Why W8? Surface RT and discovering Touch vs non Touch

To start this off I want to set expectations properly. I never read the manual. On anything. I’ll get a new toy (from Lawnmower to Surface) and I’ll rip it out of the box and crank it up. If I cant figure out how to use it in the first 10-20 minutes then I probably…

0

Something old, Something new.

(…or what happens when squirrels forget where they buried their nuts) An issue ran into me a few weeks ago, that served as a great chance to use familiar tools in a new way, and also acted as a kick in the pants that sometimes legacy behaviors are best not forgotten. A third party application…

1