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

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

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

Windows 10 – “Search the Web”

Background Only Microsoft can slow one's PC Experience down to a crawl and call it better OS Integration. Family I was using my brother's computer last night and noticed it was not running well, at all. Search Every time I access the "Search Windows" button and try to search for an application on his computer, … Continue reading Windows 10 – “Search the Web”

DBeaver :- Generate Schema – Datatypes and Column Widths – Error – “Cannot specify a column width on data type”

Background Let us stay with Dbeaver and point out a slightly different issue.   Sample Data SQL Server DDL DDL - Create Schema and Table DBeaver Launched Dbeaver and worked towards scripting the object's DDL. Outline Here are the steps :- Connect to the Database Transverse the Database Navigator outline and select Instance\Database\Schema\Tables Select the … Continue reading DBeaver :- Generate Schema – Datatypes and Column Widths – Error – “Cannot specify a column width on data type”