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 […]

Ignite and VMworld Virtual and Free in 2020

IT conferences have always been a mixed bag of experiences for me. Some amount to a giant sales pitch with little value. The good ones cram a year’s worth of training and collaboration into a few days. They are almost always prohibitively expensive to attend when you factor in travel, but this year is different. […]

Dark Mode for Facebook, Linked In, and most Other Android Apps

I have always been sensitive to light. Ironically, I have spent a large portion of the last thirty years looking at bright white rectangles. Is it bad that I still see them when I close my eyes? I am the person that wears sunglasses indoors. I turn the backlight on all of my screens as […]

Is Your Laptop Plugged In All Day While Working From Home?

When you work in an office you go to meetings, visit clients, go to lunch and commute. Your laptop gets undocked or unplugged and runs on its battery for at least a few of these events. This is the normal cycle that the batteries in your device are designed for. Now many of us are […]

Adjust Your Service Plans to Save Money While Working From Home

Many Americans are working from home for a much longer stretch than anyone expected. For some, it has become a permanent change. For others, it is a temporary situation with no end in sight. The other night my spouse and I sat down to review and modify our various service plans to better fit our […]

Has the Pandemic Shown Us That We Don’t Need to Print?

I once worked with an individual that printed and filed his emails. All of them, even the SPAM. This person wore out a LaserJet printer about once per year. I asked about the endeavor while installing yet another new printer. It was a form of hoarding pure and simple, the printed copies were “in case […]

Use Your Phone to Scan Real Objects into Your Digital Projects

If you have a 3D printer, an interest in augmented reality, are a film maker, or game developer, chances are that at some point you have wanted to scan a real world object into your work. There are many systems and tools on the market to do exactly that. Solutions like the Go!Scan range in […]

Fix Oculus Rift Washed Out Colors on Nvidia Graphics Card

Earlier today I installed the newest driver update for my Nvidia 2080 Ti. Not long after, I decided it was time to play some Skyrim VR. When I slid the headset down over my face, I was concerned to see that the colors were off. Everything was dull and washed out, like the contrast was […]

Are Your IT Systems Prepared for The Coronavirus?

As the Covid-19 pandemic becomes more likely to be an issue in the United States, businesses are beginning to form contingency plans. Group gatherings, travel, and even routine meetings are being postponed. Conferences and conventions are being canceled. Companies are fearful of losing the services of large swaths of their workforce and supply chains. One […]