Category: Troubleshooting

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Text Message Issues after switching from iPhone?

Do your friends repeatedly text you with no answer? If you’re having issues receiving text messages after switching from your iPhone to anything else this post is for you. This only pertains to you if you were using iMessage on your iPhone. While this function is relatively new and we have yet to see if…



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IBM iSeries NetServer – Mapping Drives and Accessing via green screen

I’ve only been working with IBM i for a little over 6 years now but in that time I’ve grown to appreciate the durability, reliability, and complexity of the system. You can’t break these systems; just me power issues, storms, and people have all tried but they are resilient systems. That being said IBM has…




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iPhone Messages App Showing 1 Unread Message Even Though There Isn’t One

Ever had this happen to you, you get several text messages (or just one) you read all of your messages and it still shows 1 unread message? You try turning your phone off, a hard reset, quiting the messages app and nothing makes the badge icon with the 1 unread mark go away. If you…


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Windows 8 and 8.1 Power Options

Have you ever wondered how many different ways there are to interact with the power options for your Windows 8 or 8.1 device? Ok maybe not but here is a list of the different places you can go to interact with the power options available to you. User Details Start Screen (Windows 8.1 there is…



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Installing .MSI Application without Admin Privileges and UAC turned on

So I ran into an issue today where I had a user that needed to work from home but did not have our VPN client installed on her machine. She needed the client to be able to connect to a mapped drive on one of the servers. I was able to connect to her machine…




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Repurpose Your Old Laptop

I was just thinking the other day about repurposing (or using parts for other projects with) some of the old laptops that I get in with bad motherboards, broken screens, bad power supplies, etc. Hopefully this will spark some creativity in you or at least it might cause you to think twice about trashing your…



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So I tried setting up a laptop as a hackintosh…

I tried setting up a laptop at work for testing purposes as a hackintosh (I have tested this a time or two before and it works well). I think a few of the drivers weren’t compatible so it didn’t successfully install. I decided to scrap the idea and just set it back up with Windows…




Called my cell phone from a fax machine; big mistake

I was troubleshooting an issue with our fax machine and needed to test the phone line to see if it was working. I also wanted to see what phone number was assigned to the fax machine. So what did I do, I called my cell phone only to realize that the fax machine would repeatedly…