Sign Into Multiple Google Accounts Simultaneously

Finally!

Just sign into your Google Account, access the Account Management page, and then look for Multiple sign-in under Personal Settings. Click Change, then follow the prompts.

Sign Into Multiple Google Accounts Simultaneously

My Frequently Used Screensavers

My Frequently Used Screen Savers:

Badass Custom Built PC 14TB, i7 960, 12GB DDR3, N495GTX, 1KW PSU

This has to be one of the coolest PC’s I’ve ever built.

We were given the task to build the fastest PC for Video editing and rendering, with the most storage space we could fit, all without becoming a heater or jet engine for the user sitting in a cubical. The system had to be fault tolerant, so one OS hard drive could die and/or one drive from the RAID 5 array could die and still function. If the case could hold more drives I would have devoted another drive or two for a hot spare.

Continue reading Badass Custom Built PC 14TB, i7 960, 12GB DDR3, N495GTX, 1KW PSU

Run Windows Applications In Elevated Mode (UAC Prompt) sudo for Windows 7

So how do you get a batch file to run as an elevated user? For example, I have a batch file that will copy the contents of an XP user’s profile to a Windows 7 user’s profile. The only catch is that the Windows 7 user profile structure is different, and the batch file must be run elevated in order to read the junctions so as to not fail the copying. So how do you do this without having the user right click and “Run as Administrator”? Elevation PowerToys for Windows Vista 7. This file contains a ton of useful scripts for the admin, or even the average power user. I can’t believe this has been out since June 2008 and i’m only finding it now! Great tool without having to use the runas command, or play with a Power Shell script. This will most certainly be deployed on all my future Windows 7 machines!

The two key files in this package are:

  1. elevate.cmd (+)
  2. elevate.vbs (+)

The CMD is a simple batch file that will pass arguments into the VBS file. The VBS file will prompt the end user with the typical UAC prompt to allow or cancel, or display a usage box if no arguments are specified.

I only made one slight modification, since I would always be launching this from a Run or Command window. I changed the last line in the batch file to read:

I dumped these two files in my C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 directory, and renamed them to SUDO.CMD and SUDO.VBS. I no longer need the Start++ application for the sudo command!
sudo for Windows 7

Install Flash on Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid) 64bit

Credit to “My Science is Better” for the tutorial on installing native 64bit Flash Player 10 on Linux. You can find the article here, but most importantly the script here.

chmod +x the script and run it…

Since I lost my tapt script, here’s my mirror…

Should you buy an iPad

Just found this awesome flow chart to help you decide if you should buy an iPad…

http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2010/03/need-some-help-making-that-ipad-decision/

iPad Flow Chart
I say don’t do it!

Fix PDF Viewer on Windows 7 x64 with Outlook 2007

Followed directions from:

http://www pretentiousname com/adobe_pdf_x64_fix/index.html (LINK REMOVED)

This fixes the PDF Preview Viewer integration with Outlook. This prevents you from having to open the PDF and you can now view it like other office documents. Bug with x64 bit versions of Windows and Adobe.

Download it here: adobe_pdf_x64_fix

Keep track of your apt-get’s with tapt

Yes, I run Ubuntu, and I love it. But the problem is that I need Windows, and a Virtual OS isn’t good enough. Therefore I don’t get the time to use Ubuntu as much as i’d like too. As Ubuntu keeps updating, so do the the features and usability. I always use “sudo apt-get” to install my programs, but after several months of time between tests, I always forget which apps I installed. Continue reading Keep track of your apt-get’s with tapt

Disable Blackberry Browser via IT Policy

So you have a Blackberry Enterprise Server running version 5, and you want to disable the Blackberry Browser and force all users, or maybe just a few, to use the Internet Browser instead.

Why would you want to do this? Continue reading Disable Blackberry Browser via IT Policy

Virus scanning recommendations for Windows 7

I posted this on the old site, but it’s worth posting again due to the release of Windows 7. This Microsoft KB article outlines the recommended configuration for Anti-Virus programs on almost all versions of Windows. A must see for Administrators!

Starts out:

“This article contains recommendations that may help you protect a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 from viruses. This article also contains information to help you minimize the effect of antivirus software on system and network performance.”