TechRader / Darren Allan:- Windows 10 update is reportedly freezing or crashing some PCs (and even causing boot loops)

Background For those experiencing sudden networking issues ( Slow wifi / inoperable VPN ) and unrecognized sound card devices, don't overthink it. Look to your OS Vendor, Microsoft, and recent Win OS updates.   Articles TechRadar:- Darren Allan Link Microsoft’s round of patching for August is apparently causing more issues. Windows 10 has apparently hit … Continue reading TechRader / Darren Allan:- Windows 10 update is reportedly freezing or crashing some PCs (and even causing boot loops)

Microsoft – Edge – “Running in the Background”

Background Got on my brother's computer earlier this evening. Noticed it running quite slow. TroubleShooting Outline Task Manager   Task Manager Images Task Manager - Tab - Details Picture Tabulate MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe Memory 893,296 KB 900 MB Firefox Memory 239,380 KB 240 MB Chrome Memory 135,624 KB 135 MB Explanation MicrosoftEdgeCP is using too much memory, … Continue reading Microsoft – Edge – “Running in the Background”

iTunes – Auto Launch when iPhone Connected

Background Was working on my cousin's iPhone this past weekend.   Issue This morning the quickest path to charging my phone is to connect it to my laptop. Noticed iTunes auto-launched. Commentary Sorry, iTunes was a weekend thing, not a daily occurrence. Resolution Outline iTunes Preferences iTunesHelper Stop and Disable AutoLaunch Tasks iTunes / Preferences … Continue reading iTunes – Auto Launch when iPhone Connected

Google – Chrome – Plugins

Background Reading through other people's hard work. Found out I may have to access Google's Chrome Plugins page to validate some settings. chrome://plugins/ Instruction was simple enough. Access the URL page and enter chrome://plugins/ Results Image Textual Remediation Content Settings Outline To access plugins, here are your options:- Access Options Access through the Chrome/Settings page … Continue reading Google – Chrome – Plugins

Linux – File System – Listing File Systems

Background What is the File System on our disks? Outline Commands df ( Disk Free ) lsblk ( List Information on the block devices ) lshw ( List Hardware ) file ( File Command ) mount ( List Mount Points ) blkid ( List Information on Available Block Devices ) System Configuration File /etc/fstab Commands … Continue reading Linux – File System – Listing File Systems

TimeWindows:- Compilation Using MinGW

Background Let us compile TimeWindows using MinGW.   Timeline TimeWindows:- Compilation Using Microsoft Visual Studio Link Outline Identify Source Code Repository Download Code Uncompress Package Examine & Prepare Artifacts Build Application Tasks Identify Source Code Repository Source Code ( Source / Commits ) Link Source Code ( Source ) Link Repository ( svn ) Link … Continue reading TimeWindows:- Compilation Using MinGW

TimeWindows:- Compilation Using Microsoft Visual Studio

Background I am really tempted to attempt a private build of TimeWindows application available via Google Code. Outline Identify Source Code Repository Download Code Uncompress Package Examine & Prepare Artifacts Build Application Tasks Identify Source Code Repository Source Code ( Source / Commits ) Link Source Code ( Source ) Link Repository ( svn ) … Continue reading TimeWindows:- Compilation Using Microsoft Visual Studio

WinOS – Timing Application Runs

Background I was recently looking at getting an accurate measure of how long it takes an application to run. Tools Here are some tools that work well in the MS Windows environment:- Outline time-windows time-windows Gammadyne Corp timer Artifacts time-windows Profile This is a Windows utility which executes a program and displays its execution time, … Continue reading WinOS – Timing Application Runs

Linux – CentOS /v8 – Avail Python/v2

Background Let us get Python version 2 to be the default Python version on our machine. Outline List installed Python Versions If not installed, Install Python version 2 Review Installed Locations Set Python Version 2 as the default version of Python Confirm Current Version of Python List Installed Python Versions Outline alternatives compgen alternatives Outline … Continue reading Linux – CentOS /v8 – Avail Python/v2

Linux – OS – Bitness

Background Let us figure out the bitness of our Linux OS. Outline Commands lscpu Commands lscpu Syntax Sample Output Output - Image Output - Textual Explanation Architecture Meaning:- Processor ( Hardware ) Common Values x86_64 64-bit CPU CPU op-mode(s) Meaning:- Based on OS Installed, CPU Operating Mode ( Software ) Common Values 32-bit, 64-bit Supports both … Continue reading Linux – OS – Bitness