View Microsoft Project Files without Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project is the king of planning software. I’ve been using it for more than a decade but my current employer uses a different tool for the job which isn’t a problem on it’s own, I’m flexible. The issue arises when a client sends me their plan in an mpp file. There is no Project […]

Samsung Note’s Synch with OneNote Feature is Here, Sort Of

During the announcement event for the Galaxy Note 20 one of the features I was most interested in was the ability to synchronize Samsung Notes with OneNote. Samsung Notes has the screen off memo function that OneNote can’t match. The problem is, when I’ve used it to jot down something quick that information ends up […]

Fix Oculus Quest 2 Fan Noise

I was so excited when my Oculus Quest 2 arrived this afternoon. I booted it up, went through the setup and upgrade and prepared to play my first game. While I was waiting for the game to load I noticed a buzz or whining noise that my IT brain immediately identified as a fan. Sometimes […]

Partycade; All of the Arcade Action, None of the Floor Space

I have quite the man cave chiseled out of my basement. There’s office space, a gym, and a nice place to sit and play games or watch the TV. I’ve always wanted a classic arcade cabinet like Pac-Man, but there’s literally nowhere to put one. One late night while flipping channels, something on HSN caught […]

PowerShell: List Domain Workstations that Synchronize Offline Files

Once upon a time in an IT shop far, far away I thought that Windows offline files was a fantastic feature. Who remembers when it used to be called the briefcase? Now with DFS, SharePoint, Folder Redirection, and other modern file services taking over from standard file shares, the technology is dated and often causes […]

Six Months in with the Microsoft Surface Go 2

Microsoft’s Surface Go is the computer that I keep on the side table to pick up when inspiration for a new post, or the need to watch a video that is more than a few minutes long occurs. I’m writing this article from my bed on it now. I have multiple systems at my disposal […]

Portal Knights A Great Co-Op Game for Couples

My wife and I are both gamers, but we prefer different genres. She enjoys farming, life simulation, and collecting, with some adventure and task completion tossed in to keep things moving. Some of her favorite games are Animal Crossing, The Sims, Harvest Moon, Zelda, and Skyrim. My tastes tend to fall more on the shooter, […]

PowerShell Hyper-V Cluster VM Status

As an employee of an MSP, I am often tossed into the ring, so to speak. I’ve found that configuring Microsoft’s tools to see all of the virtual machines in a clustered Hyper-V environment consumes too much time in high-pressure situations. Depending on the version of Windows the hosts are running, you may not see […]

Improve Your Password Changing Practices

Back in the day, your network credentials were used to logon to your computer, get to your email server, and maybe to access some files or a printer. When you changed your password, if you changed it at all, it made sense to update it on the two or three systems that used it all […]

Fixed Frequent UniFi Wireless Disconnects

My network is based on Ubiquiti’s Unifi platform. I’m on my second generation of the equipment and have been very satisfied with it overall. Normally it just does its job and disappears into the background. So you can imagine my frustration when multiple devices started randomly flapping. My Oculus Quest would disconnect and reconnect mid-game. […]