My apps (www.d7xtech.com) aren’t that good. I won’t deny it, but they fill a void that I need filled, because you generally can’t find that functionality elsewhere (or at least, couldn’t at the time I wrote them.) Enter www.safer-networking.org the people behind Spybot Search & Destroy. This article isn’t about Spybot S&D (I could dwell […]
Founder and Developer - After over a dozen years "in the trenches" as a computer repair technician specializing in malware removal, I came to focus on a software development hobby. Initially I created tools to assist technicians like myself with the inefficient, repetitive, and mundane tasks PC techs face daily, in order to provide a far more efficient means of getting the job done. Later came an interest in using my development skills and tech experience for prevention of malware...
Don’t get me wrong, there are quite a few things wrong with the philosophy of what’s going on in this screen shot, but just to focus on the most obvious: don’t you just love how you need instructions for everything, and, ROTF, how they are so complicated they must be printed out? I could not […]
https://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/windowshomeserver/soho/default.mspx ‘bout time. Windows Home Server really is about the sweetest thing for a
I am not in the business or writing ultra simple computer advice to ultra novices, but every once in a while I pay attention when some hack comes along doing just that, if only for amusement. Of course I mean a hack as in a novice (who either mistakenly thinks he is, or just pretends […]
Purpose? Because I need more text messages on my phone! I needed a very dumb app I use to send my cell phone a text message under a certain condition. I also wanted to be able to prevent the messages from being sent during certain hours using Windows Task Scheduler, so my I didn’t have […]
Ok ok, I created this blog in May 2007 and posted 2 issues, with no activity until 7 posts in 10 minutes of May 2009. What’s up with that? Actually in May or June of ‘07, I registered a new domain and recreated my blog on a hosting site with the url www.d7xtech.com/captainsblog/ … I […]
Windows 7 and above. Well, that’s the short of it. Check this lifehacker article for the rundown: Hidden Windows 7 Tool Troubleshoots Sleep Mode Problems Although, I have one small issue with the term “hidden” that I see misused all too often. Just because you didn’t notice it, or there isn’t a GUI, or it’s […]
While visiting another forum I noticed some rather long-winded or 3rd party utility based suggestions to keep malware from replicating via flash drives. I was then reminded of a very old and lost blog entry I should repost. Malware can spread to flash drives in several different ways from an infected system, but you really […]
So you’ve wiped your laptop, installed Windows 7, or whatever… but you forgot to backup your MS SBA company file. That’s easy to do since it only reminds you to back up the file when OPENING it, NOT while closing it when it makes the most sense (like, after you’ve made the changes, ahem… good […]
I am one of the MASSES who suffer from the WHS backup issue where WHS Connector puts my laptop back to sleep (which is probably caused by not getting an IP quick enough via wireless.) This means that when I turn on my laptop in the morning it goes RIGHT BACK INTO STANDBY until I […]
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