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How To (quickly) Tell If You’re 5 Years Out Of Date On Security Updates

There’s a fun indicator you can use to quickly evaluate whether you’ve been missing security updates for the last five years (ish) on older Operating Systems (i.e. Win2008-2008 R2), and it’s the build number. Not infallible, but then not often wrong. Helpful Table Of Problem Versions If you’d rather skip my rambling – and let’s… Read more

Disassembling my Notebook Optical Mouse

Unhelpful Preamble I converted to the Notebook Optical Mouse as a desktop mouse about eighteen months ago, and haven’t looked back. I find that using a heavier mouse is now actively challenging for me – I find the larger type sluggish and unresponsive. The added battery weight of the Notebook Wireless Optical is enough to… Read more