The Unifi Flex Mini Managed Switch

Sometimes it is necessary to add a few network ports in a room, on a table, or even in an office cube. We know that our network admins hate those little five port mini switches that we all pick up at BestBuy and plug-in behind the printer, but the two jacks they put in our […]

Fix A Common FortiGate VPN DNS Issue

FortiGates are fantastic IEDs (Integrated Edge Devices) that are often used as VPN concentrators for remote workers. Their SSL VPN is simple enough to setup but there is a misunderstanding around DNS that I have encountered a few times now. The problem occurs when an administrator has configured the FortiGate to use internal DNS severs […]

Unexpected Results Installing Anti-Virus Software on Windows Servers

When you install anti-virus software on Windows 10 it registers itself with the Security Center and automatically turns off Windows Defender. This happens because Microsoft knows that running two AV packages at the same time causes problems like poor performance, application crashes, and even system failures. Until recently, I assumed that installing anti-virus on Windows […]

Always Connected, Life with an LTE Smartwatch

I’ve had a cellular capable smartwatch since the Samsung Gear S was released way back in 2014. I’ve grown to take the technology for granted. Recently, many of my family members acquired LTE capable smartwatches and listening to their comments and seeing how the devices have altered their routines inspired me to write about the […]

Fix a Dell G3 3950 Laptop Hinge

The Dell G3 laptop that I bought my son for Christmas last year has been a good choice. It runs all of his games, graphics editing, and CAD software with ease. A few months ago we doubled the RAM to 32GB and added another 1TB SSD so that he can run VMs for his development […]

Merge PST Files In Outlook

You can use Outlook 2007 and newer to merge PST files. This process is useful if you have acquired somebody else’s mailbox export, or have numerous archive files that are difficult to deal with. You can not select a source PST that is in use by Outlook so you must close it first. If you […]

Full OneNote Desktop Edition Back from the Grave?

I had converted over to to the OneNote Microsoft Store app a while back when Microsoft announced they were ending support for the full desktop edition. I’ve always been inclined to adapt to the ever changing technology world rather than constantly trying to swim upstream. I preferred some of the features that were in the […]

Fix Nvidia RTX 30 Series HDMI HD Audio Drop Out

I’ve written several articles about my recent foray into laptop gaming. I purchased an ASUS TUF gaming laptop, Logitech Keyboard and Mouse, and Logitech Headphones to use with my big screen in the living room. Everything has been working well until a week or so ago. I noticed that when my laptop was connected to […]

Couch Gaming Perfection with The Logitech G935 Headset

A short time ago I jumped into laptop gaming, in part so that I could easily enjoy playing in my living room. Right after I purchased my new ASUS laptop I found out that the Bluetooth keyboard and mouse I was planning on using wouldn’t cut it. Logitech’s Lightspeed gear saved the day. I had […]