Category Archives: Technology

Geek Uninstaller

Want to uninstall programs or Windows Apps and make sure the ‘remains’ of the program/app is removed also? Geek Uninstaller is a portable program that can be download from http://www.geekuninstaller.com/ . Once you download Geek Uninstaller, unzip the file and double … Continue reading

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Google gives you a portal to check your activity

Want to know what you’ve searched for?  Videos you’ve viewed?  Go over and sign in to My Activity at Google. https://myactivity.google.com/ If your privacy settings are turned on to monitor your privacy, you’ll see this – While you’re messing with … Continue reading

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A Smorgasborg Of Security and Forensic Tools For The IT Professional

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If you are an IT Professional I think you will appreciate the site called SecurityXploded. They feature a smorgasbord of password dump tools, system security tools, network security tools, anti-spyware tools, and…

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Tomato Cache Optimization with DNSMasq and DNS Benchmark

Want to speed up your internet’s resolution of websites?  One way is to flash your router with Tomato (Tomato is Linux core firmware for many routers that provides advanced features.) or other open source firmware.  Below is an example of … Continue reading

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Enable SSH on your Router

SSH is a secure way to program your router remotely.  SSH provides the encryption you need to avoid MtM (Man in the Middle Attacks). In many routers, you’ll find SSH under the Administration menu.   This can be enabled to … Continue reading

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Speed up your router by tweaking “Maximum Ports”

One of the many ways to speed up your WAN can be to tweak your Maximum Ports if you use DD-WRT. While paying for 20 meg, after an update, I dropped to 2.6 mbps.   Upon investigating, all of my … Continue reading

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Internet or network application slow? You may need to temporarily disable Nagle’s Algorithm

With the Nagle-Algorithm, Windows takes small packets and packages them in to more manageable and efficient sizes.   If you have poor latency, you might try to disable the Nagle-Algorithm.  Nagle’s algorithm helps to control congestion when small packets are … Continue reading

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Add Safe Mode to Windows 10

Need to add Safe Mode to Windows 10 for troubleshooting? Open a Command Prompt as an Administrator. Type the following in the command prompt and hit enter after each line bcdedit /copy {current} /d “Windows 10 Safe Mode” bcdedit /copy … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Shell Commands you can run from the ‘Run’ line

The following shell commands can be ran from the ‘run’ line in Windows 10 shell:AccountPictures %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPictures shell:AddNewProgramsFolder Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Get Programs shell:Administrative Tools %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools shell:AppData %AppData% shell:Application Shortcuts %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Application Shortcuts shell:AppsFolder Applications shell:AppUpdatesFolder Installed Updates shell:Cache … Continue reading

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Cannot access computer after sharing a folder

Originally posted on TCAT Shelbyville – Technical Blog:
If you have ever replaced a network card on a server or computer and you can no longer access the computer or you shared a folder and cannot access it, you should…

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Microsoft Windows Server R2 or Windows 7 rebooting while configuring updates

Originally posted on TCAT Shelbyville – Technical Blog:
Great tip from Josh – If Microsoft Server R2 or Windows 7 is stuck rebooting while configuring updates (pic below), follow these steps – Boot from the Server 2008 DVD (or Windows…

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An attempt was made to reference a token that does not exist

Originally posted on TCAT Shelbyville – Technical Blog:
When opening manage or the  “Microsoft Management Console (MMC)”  you recieve “An attempt was made to reference a token that does not exist”. Solution: Open a Command Prompt ( Search for CMD)…

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Watch hackers break into the US power grid

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Tech Thoughts Net News – Monday – May 30, 2016 – Bill Mullins is back!

The free Windows 10 upgrade expires July 29;  How to monitor your servers and desktops from Android with this free app;  26 Hidden Chrome Features That Will Make Your Life Easier;  How to get Windo… Source: Tech Thoughts Net News … Continue reading

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A FREE Tool That Allows You To Quickly Turn OFF/ON (and Schedule) Your Internet Connection

Originally posted on What's On My PC:
I have featured the tool InternetOff here on the blog before. Recently I noticed that InternetOff has now been upgraded to include a scheduling feature, which give you the ability to schedule…

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A Tool To Easily Download Windows and Office ISO Images

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If you need to download ISO disk images for Windows 7, 8.1 or 10, as well as Office 2007 and 2010, you may want to look at this download tool. It is called…

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Atheros Wireless Drivers

Need an update and stable version of your Atheros Wireless Drivers? Often the wireless drivers found at,  https://www.atheros-drivers.com/atheros-network-drivers.html  , are more stable than the manufacturer.

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The 2016 Dean’s List: EdTech’s 50 Must-Read Higher Ed IT

Blogging about the hottest education technology issues, these admin all-stars, IT gurus, education community experts and classroom leaders have proven their worth to their peers… Read More TCAT Shelbyville’s Blog in the top 50!

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We’re back! News, events and more

The Computer Information Technology program is back after more than a month of not blogging. With the 2016 Cyber Security Summit in Murfreesboro at MTSU, the TN Fusion Center asked the program to once again put on a Capture the … Continue reading

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Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB2837655) RT – Error 0x80240017

Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB2837655) RT – Error 0x80240017 Experiencing this error during a Microsoft Windows 10 Update?  Download the update manually from here and the error should go away. Didn’t work? Open a command prompt as an administrator … Continue reading

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