Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A Shorter Way to Get to System Properties in Windows

Here's a handy little way to get to the System properties window in Windows OSes. Open a Windows Explorer Window, on the left side, in the tree view, right-click "Computer", select "Properties". That's it.

I'm sure that there is probably a keyboard short-cut that makes it even easier, but I haven't looked for it yet. ;-)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Evernote: Creating "Note Links" Using the Web Version

I'm still on the fence about the different note taking apps available, Evernote, Springpad, OneNote, so I've been experimenting with all three. One of the thinkgs that I noticed in the web version of Evernote is the in ability to link to other notes. I find this to be somewhat frustrating, as you can do it in the desktop version. I did however find a way to do it. It's a bit cumbersome, but it does work. Here's how:
  1. Right-click on the note you want to link to
  2. Select "Open note in separate window"
  3. Select the address of the note from the address bar of the newly opened window
  4. Copy the address
  5. Close the window
  6. In the note you want to link FROM select the text you want for the link, or create the text
  7. From the tools menu select "More" which looks like "..."
  8. Select "Create link", looks like part of a chain
  9. Paste the address you copied in step 4 and click "OK"
A bit cumbersome, but it works.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Ummmmmm yeah, that explains it.

The other day one of my customers started having problems with their phone system, which is handled partly by me (the phone network) and partly by another company (the PBX and Voicemail systems). The PBX guys determined that there was nothing wrong with their equipment so it must be a problem with the network.

General Permission Error When Importing a VM to a Hyper-V FailoverCluster

I've recently been working on exporting VMs from a single Hyper-V server and importing them into a Hyper-V Failover Cluster. While running the import I kept running into a general permission denied error.