How To Reset All Windows Security Settings To Default In Windows 10

If you recently tried applying a Group Policy or Local Policy in Windows and are having odd side effects, or notice the policy doesn't seem to be working as expected, you can try to reset / restore your local security policy settings to default in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP. I recently tried [...]

Review: Mesqool Digital Projection Alarm Clock

Over that past few weeks, I've had the opportunity to review the Mesqool Digital Projection Alarm Clock with a 1.8" LED display, AM/FM radio, USB charging, dual alarm, and battery backup. The projection feature of this alarm clock allows you to display the time on your wall or ceiling which makes it easier to see [...]

By | 2017-03-18T21:12:07+00:00 March 18th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Review: Dodocool Bluetooth Headphones Earbuds

Over the past few weeks, I've had the opportunity to review the Dodocool Bluetooth Headphones and I was very impressed with the sound quality and features you get for an entry level price. These headphones are a sport style headphone with the wire resting on the back of your neck. They include multiple tips to [...]

By | 2017-03-15T08:57:19+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Adjusting Child Processes For PHP-FPM Nginx – Fix Server Reached pm.max_children Setting

As an addition to my previous NGINX articles, today we'll discuss how to adjust the number of child processes for PHP-FPM to fix the common error of "server reached pm.max_children" in the logs. This is a follow-up to the LEMP Install NGINX PHP7 MySQL on Ubuntu 16.04 Server or LEMP Install NGINX PHP7 MySQL on [...]

Review: Dodocool N300 WiFi Extender

I've had the opportunity to review the Dodocool N300 WiFi Extender over the past week. The testing environment I had was a house with three floors and a wireless router on the 3rd floor using both 802.11g and 802.11n protocols. While using the cable company provided router, there were corners on the basement level where [...]

By | 2017-02-27T22:04:26+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Review: MPow Bluetooth Headset MPBH059AB

Over the past week I've had the opportunity to review the MPow Bluetooth Headset MPBH059AB, and it did not disappoint! I typically use earbud style headsets, but this over-the-ear bluetooth headset intrigued me. The headset offers both wireless and wired connectivity along with amazing 13 hour battery life. If you're a talker, you can get [...]

By | 2017-03-03T16:30:46+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How To Disable NetBIOS on MacOS OS X

Even though my network has NetBIOS disabled in my Windows environment, including on the Windows DHCP server, the Mac OS X computers on the network still want to send NetBIOS requests. While monitoring network traffic using tools like Responder in Kali Linux or Wireshark, you can see the NetBIOS requests being sent. In my case, [...]

By | 2017-02-16T15:10:13+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Categories: Mac, Security, System Administration|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

Windows 10 Creators Update – How to Hide the All Apps Column in the Start Menu

The Windows 10 Start Menu has brought some mixed feelings among users. In my opinion, I'm glad they got rid of the full screen menu like they had in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. The good news is that in the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update, you'll have a little more control over your Start [...]

By | 2017-02-14T15:13:14+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Categories: Tech Tips, Windows|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Windows 10 Creators Update – Automatically Free Up Disk Space with Storage Sense

Windows 10 Creators Update is introducing a new feature that could replace disk cleanup utilities like my favorite CCleaner. In all modern versions of Windows, Microsoft has included a Disk Cleanup Utility, and the only way to automate cleanup was to use Task Scheduler to create scheduled tasks. While it worked well once you configured [...]

By | 2017-02-14T15:01:00+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Categories: Tech Tips, Windows|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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