Author: Travis Wade

Just a simple man living an ordinary life with an extraordinary family. I'm an information technologist and hobbyist astronomer. Anything to do with technology and science is of total interest to me.

Happy 4th of July – This day in Astronomy

As we celebrate our nation’s independence with hot dogs, grills, brews, sunburns and fireworks, you can always take a little time to appreciate our nation that we live in.  Appreciate how we’re able to live our lives and what we’re able to achieve in this great county. This country is accomplished many feats throughout the decades, and I’m proud to have been around for a few of them.  Many of these accomplishments regarding our space exploration and understanding, one of my few favorite hobbies to research and read about. On this day, July 4th in the year 2016, we accomplished…

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Apply custom printer settings for all users in Windows 10

Printer Custom Settings Windows 10

Printers are the bain of every IT administrator’s existence.  Every manufacturer is different, there are a million and a half methods for managing them, users install them in ways that not even you knew were possible, the list goes on. But let’s say that you have a computer that’s shared among many users throughout a shift across multiple shifts.  That very computer has several different printers installed via various methods.  One is installed by IP address, the other is installed via USB.  Whatever your scenario, you have different configurations to serve your need.  Hell, you may even have the same…

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Create a simple logoff batch file to keep on your desktop

For the lazy Sysadmin…  If clicking start, logoff is too much work and slowing you down, there’s an easier way! Open notepad, place the following snippet in the text editor and click Save As.  In the drop-down below the file name, select All File types and give your file a name (perhaps logoff?).  Be sure to place the .bat extension at the end of the file name to save it as a batch file. Now every time you double click this file, you’ll log off of the computer. A quick animation of the task getting done for you: Here’s a higher quality video…

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Disable DEP Windows Server 2016

By default in Windows Server 2016, DEP (Data Execution Prevention) is enabled for security reasons.  However, this can lead to issues with certain applications and or services. You can disable DEP, but leave PAE (Physical Address Extension) enabled.  You can do so from either the GUI (Graphical User Interface) or from Powershell. From the GUI Right click on Start Menu > System. Open start, and type “System”. On the left, click Advanced system settings > Advanced tab > under the performance section, Settings… > Data Execution Prevention tab: Select the radio button for Turn on DEP for essential Windows programs and services only. Click OK.  This will require a restart…

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How to create a Google+ Page for Business 2018

Sharing your business’ content is a very important step you should take to get your content out there.  SEO is great, but yet that is still only one area to reach potential readers.  Creating multiple social brand profiles is a great way to reach an extended audience.  You should really be creating other brand accounts through other social platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and others. I’m going to take you through a quick walkthrough for creating your Business Brand page for Google+ WikimediaImages / Pixabay How to Create a Google Plus Page First, you’ll want to head over to…

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Make Use of the Data Security and Privacy of Your Company

Original article was written by McKenna Storer Nowadays, in this modern world, none of the business is very compact in order to get escape from the cybersecurity and the privacy concerns. Also in this computer generation, there are wide ranges of enormous opportunities are developed, even though one can able to find more opportunities, there are also increase of responsibilities and risks of your company which is facing the cybersecurity. In general, if you are running a company means, the data of all your clients, employees and customers must be stored. Apart from storing, it also must be protected from…

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New AI Platform Protects Musicians’ Work

Any music artist, regardless of his or her level of fame, will tell you that chief among their many concerns about the business is guarding against copyright infringement and protecting the work. DigiTrax Entertainment, a leader in the use of artificial intelligence in the music industry, recognizes this and has found a way to harness the analytical power of AI to help protect musicians from copyright infringement. The new DigiTrax product, Music Fact Reports, can act as a personal CSI lab for forensic musicology, according to Joseph Vangieri, CEO of DigiTrax Entertainment. “We believe Music Fact Reports will be a…

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Practice this when you get annoyed with others

It’s a frequent thing to become frequently annoyed by other folks — included with our regular interactions with family, friends, and coworkers are the online habits of people on various social networking, plus they can all irritate the hell out of us. So what can we do when other folks are being annoying, frustrating, inconsiderate, irritating, even aggravating? Well, assuming we’re not in tangible danger and we don’t require action to protect ourselves … often the best practice is an inner shift instead of trying to alter the other person’s behavior. That suggestion in itself can be frustrating for some…

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Microsoft Office 2019 for Mac test build delivered

Two months after rolling out to commercial testers it’s Office 2019 for Windows preview, Microsoft is delivering a test build of its Mac counterpart. Microsoft is releasing on June 12 a preview of Office 2019 for Mac, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote. It’s the next “perpetual” update to Office on Mac. Perpetual means this won’t require an Office 365 subscription and will be accessible for purchase to run on a single device once it rolls out in the second half of 2018. Like Office 2019 for Windows, Office 2019 for Mac includes features that Microsoft already has been…

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Remarkably Huge Quasar Group challenges Theory of Relativity

The structure exists, but by current theories and models, it really shouldn’t exist because it’s too big.  The Sloan Digital Sky Survey found a huge quasar group some years back that very clearly is there, but it challenges what we know about large-scale structures in the Universe. Just how do we conclude that the Large Quasar Group is too big?  One of the assumptions astronomers gather from Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, is at this large of a scale, the universe should look relatively (pun intended) uniform in all directions.  More scientifically stated: On a sufficiently large scale, the properties of…

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