Preventing windows from going to sleep/hibernating while file transfers are in progress

Sep 12th, 2013 | By

So you’ve got a massive upload for a client that is due in the morning so you set it to upload and hit the hay after a 20 hour work day(and by hit the hay I mean collapse at your desk).  Imagine the horror when you wake up to find out that fucking windows went
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How to get the alt+left click move window linux functionality in Windows?

Aug 26th, 2013 | By

One of my most missed features from Gnome in my linux days is the ability to just hold down alt and left click drag a window. You didn’t have to go up to the title bar and click, you could click anywhere and it would just start moving the damned thing.  Windows of course doesn’t
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Clicking on my Skype name was causing other people’s clients to crash

Aug 22nd, 2013 | By

God knows how much business this could have cost me but what a shitty situation.  what was happening was that I had contacts would would report that eveything they clicked on my skype name their client would crash more tips here.  No one else on their list caused this, ONLY me!!  I contacted skype and
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The best windows archiver between WinRar and 7zip

Apr 19th, 2013 | By

Alright so I was looking at Archivers today as I just wanted to make sure that Winrar, my goto archiver was the best one I should be using.  I read a lot of reviews and found most people saying that 7zip can compress things smaller without taking a lot longer to do it.  So I
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Batch renaming files in Sequential order with Bash(in windows)

Mar 4th, 2013 | By

So let’s say you save 50 related files from the internets and they are all uselessly named like ksaljf23_13.jpg , etc etc and you want them to be sequentially named something relevant like videoGame_01.jpg videoGame_02.jpg oxycontin.  How can you go and batch rename them all with a quick and dirty script? Well in linux it’s
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How to Batch convert multiple images into a single PDF in windows 7(for Free)

Feb 27th, 2013 | By

So in linux this is a simple matter of using imagemagick to run a command like this: #convert *.jpg myPDF.pdf Unfortunately windows is another matter for most people, although ImageMagick is available for windows so I’ll link to that at the bottom.  But my guess is that if you are a Windows user you are
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How to record a timelapse video of yourself painting or modeling or doing anything for that matter

Feb 20th, 2013 | By

Probably one of the best ways to share your technique with others to help them improve or to get their advice on how you can improve.  There’s an excellent tutorial here: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/create-cool-timelapse-videos-chronolapse/ About what to use and how to use it.  30-60 second intervals seem to work well  



2 Quick and Easy ways to speed up your thunderbird experience

Feb 19th, 2013 | By

So if you are like me you have a thunderbird profile that is 2-5 years old and is 2 – 10GB in size.. As you can imagine with all things to do with computers this can lead to a lot of buildup of junk and cause general slow downs.  For me it was almost unbearable
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How to get Excel 2013 to replace –> with an arrow sign like →

Feb 18th, 2013 | By

Another cool little thing that libreoffice does which Microsoft overlooked and that is replacing the double dash less-than sign with an actual arrow, because what else would that mean?  I imagine MS Office is just too professional that no one would be making little symbols like but adding this little touch to MS Office makes
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How to insert blank rows/columns in Excel when you have something in your clipboard

Feb 15th, 2013 | By

Yet another little thin that Libreoffice has which M$ Office is lacking.  If you go into one spreadsheet and copy a bunch of cells you completely loose the ability to insert blank rows or columns.  It is instead replaced by ‘insert copied cells or rows or columsn or whatever’.  Insanely stupid and insanely annoying but
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