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Are you just trying to get rid of that ridiculous extra screen where you have to press a key to get to the logon screen? If that's it, I used WinAeroTweaker to fix that when Win 8 introduced it (it's Disable Lock Screen in the Boot & Logon section). Or you could regedit over to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization and create a dword "NoLockScreen" and set it to 1.

Of course I could easily be misunderstanding what you're looking for...

Developer's Corner / Re: MySQL database
« on: March 27, 2016, 01:05 PM »
If you moved the disks from the old server to the new server, can you still see the files? Maybe you can install MySQL on the new server and reattach the database files.

Today I received an e-mail that the release of Nomad.NET 4 is planned soon. It seems to be shaping up nicely.
Hm, I'll have to check it out. I looked at waaaay too many file managers recently to replace the Windows built-in, and I should have written down the feature or lack that took each one out of the running. was one of them that I tried for awhile.

Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Hyper Plan 50% off
« on: March 13, 2016, 07:59 PM »

General Software Discussion / Re: bookmark management tool
« on: March 10, 2016, 05:40 AM »
Just fwiw I have tried Xmarks too since I use Lastpass (same company now), and it was disappointing. I have it on 3 PCs and it would continually have trouble synching and would duplicate bookmarks even after running through the procedure they say to use for Chrome. I have it turned off or uninstalled now. If there's something I want to really have available, I will set it up in Lastpass even if there's no password needed - that has been very reliable.

Living Room / Re: Funny, Strange, and Confusing Error Messages
« on: February 26, 2016, 05:24 AM »
Had this happen to me just the other day, although it's really more of a fail message than an error message...  :P


Living Room / Re: In-Car Emergency Kit - Your Recommendations
« on: February 17, 2016, 05:25 AM »
So after looking at all these excellent recommendations, something like this looks like a good bet too (assuming your "in" includes "on")...


Living Room / Re: Windows Phone Narrator should be punished!
« on: February 06, 2016, 08:30 AM »
Capslock + Esc will turn it off on a PC that is driving you batty... wonder if you could do that on a bluetooth keyboard? I'm not sure the on screen keyboard would cooperate.

Living Room / Re: In-Car Emergency Kit - Your Recommendations
« on: February 05, 2016, 05:10 AM »
I would recommend a green laser pointer or two - they're cheap, and if you are out of sight of the road for some emergency, the beam could help locate where you are. Or use it for a star pointer (as my son calls it) and point out the constellations before you head off to sleep.

Living Room / Re: Why GOD has not updated the world ?
« on: February 04, 2016, 06:09 PM »
I heard God still uses VAX/VMS because it never crashes.  All those planets and suns twirling around you don't want a system that hard locks.  We'd be in The Spilled Milky Way if that happened. 

Not Glorious Lifeform and Deity Operating System? I hear it's a piece of cake to keep running.

General Software Discussion / Re: Sync Laptop & Desktop
« on: February 02, 2016, 05:49 AM »
I still like FreeFileSync with the caveat that it has an OpenCandy installer.

Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff"
« on: February 01, 2016, 05:18 AM »
Why Procrastinators Procrastinate
Looks interesting - I'll look at it later.

General Software Discussion / Re: Opening ost files with Outlook 2013
« on: January 23, 2016, 01:23 PM »
An OST file is not the same as a PST file. It's a local copy of your mailbox, but in a mangled, dysfunctional format. :P

PST files are bad enough but at least you can open them directly. There are a number of tools around to convert OST to PST but I think they all cost. FWIW I have used Kernel tools a lot and they work well, their OST recovery tool would surely do what you need.

That said if you just want to find something, they have a free OST viewer program, one of their free tools.

Living Room / Re: Very slow internal network speed - any ideas
« on: January 22, 2016, 06:32 PM »
What kind of nic is it? Intel cards used to come with a management tool that let you look at what the speed and duplex were actually running at (as opposed to "auto negotiate").

You could try going into the nic properties and click Configure, then find the speed and duplex setting and hard code it at 1gb, full duplex and see if that changes anything.

Or you could uninstall the device, then reboot to have Windows install it fresh and see if that makes a difference.

If none of that helps, go ahead and run TCP Optimizer and have it set up reasonable values for the network stack. Something may have gotten honkled in there.

Living Room / Re: Very slow internal network speed - any ideas
« on: January 22, 2016, 02:13 PM »
Check out Glasswire if there's bandwidth being used and you're not sure what's using it. Although from your description that's probably not the issue.

Does your nic give you any control over or insight into how it's talking? Maybe the port (or switch) it's plugged into is having an issue, or it has dropped down to 10mb half duplex or something. Can you move the cable to another port (preferably in a different set of 4 - assuming you have more than 4 ports)?

You could also plug your pc directly into your Internet connection to make sure it's really the PC that's the problem.

Heh... nice that you have that! I saved the executables of my Atari programs from the early 90s when I was sysopping on Compuserve, but even though I posted the source online I haven't ever found it again. I'm sure I'd cringe to see it again... but it's nice to run across an old post about my big hit, and I even found the whole package in case anyone has an old Atari ST laying around. :P

Living Room / Re: Why GOD has not updated the world ?
« on: January 20, 2016, 05:34 AM »
...First, what I'd like is a nice sandbox to run scenarios through with zero real consequences. That would rock~! ;D

I think you might be confusing what seems to happen in what we see as "the world around us" with a concept called "reality".
This is the sandbox.

I think you missed the part about "consequences". Now... Don't you wish you'd had a sandbox before you'd posted that? :P

Come now, every sandbox has consequences! Just ask my cat.

General Software Discussion / Re: How do I change computer name?
« on: January 10, 2016, 07:27 PM »
I'm not quite sure I follow your navigation, but see if this will get you what you want.

T-Clock / Re: Time shift...
« on: December 31, 2015, 08:23 AM »
No reboots. Just chugging along, and once it hit the 20th the day name stayed Sunday.

General Software Discussion / Re: Assemble PDF documents
« on: December 30, 2015, 10:13 PM »
I am sure that pdftk would be able to do what you need. I used this once for a slightly different process a couple years ago and it worked fine. Of course you would need to write the command line to do just what you want.  :P

T-Clock / Re: Time shift...
« on: December 29, 2015, 09:36 AM »
It was stuck at Sunday since that specific Sunday (the 20th) until I pulled in the newer release. Otherwise I had not noticed anything at all odd. Format string is:

HH:nn:ss  POSIX\ndddd, mmmm d, yyyy

^ Picked up a copy myself, you can never have enough different file managers!

Living Room / Re: Merry Christmas 2015 (Feliz Navidad 2015)
« on: December 25, 2015, 08:11 AM »
Screenshot - 12_23_2015 , 1_16_27 PM.png

(I don't recall if this is in the silly thread or not, but there's a line that has been crossed when I slosh across the yard to drown the pups 3 or 4 times a day... :P)

T-Clock / Re: Time shift...
« on: December 23, 2015, 07:50 PM »
Of course you're right - I'm in the northern hemisphere, yet I had my head tilted to the left when I checked. Drat!

Correcting the alignment fixed it. That, plus upgrading to 2.4.0 build 384.  :P

T-Clock / Time shift...
« on: December 23, 2015, 08:57 AM »
I fear there may be a time vortex manifesting itself in my tray...

Screenshot - 12_22_2015 , 10_39_52 PM.png

Screenshot - 12_23_2015 , 9_38_48 AM.png

I've been running version 2.3.2 build 151 for awhile now. In the off chance that Professor Brown's flux capacitor hasn't really bollixed things up, I'll just try out the latest download and see if that helps.

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