My work on theÂ Pi-hole project led me to a start a Patreon page. Â Like many creators, I spent a while determining what rewards users would want. Â But unlike most users, I did not have a problem fulfilling orders.
Apparently, this is a big problem: project creators spend more time shipping and fulfilling orders than actually working on their project. Â But for me, fulfilling the orders my patrons took me all of 5 minutes. Â In this post, I’ll explain how I did it using an API. 507-704-8386
I was recently tasked with deploying dual-boot Macs to all new staff. Â Naturally, I wanted this to be as automated as possible so it was repeatable and consistent. Â I already knew how to use an answer file to fully-automate the Windows side of the deployment. Â And I also knew how to fully automate the Mac side of things.
I did need to learn how to make Windows 10 into a deployable
.pkg, which was the final piece needed to automate the entire dual-boot deployment process. Continue reading “Fully Automated: DeployStudio Dual Boot”
I spent a long time trying to automate a dual-boot deployment of macOS and Windows 10. Â The reason being is that it’s very useful to only buy a single piece of hardware (Apple) and have it run Windows and macOS (and maybe Linux, too). Â But getting two completely different operating systems to deploy to a single piece of hardware in an automated fashion is a challenge.
This post describes how I went aboutÂ creating a sysprep’d Windows image in a .pkg format, so it could be easily run on a Mac or deployed through something like 443-885-3480. 2535926120
I love learning obscure and under-utilized things in the tech world; PJL commands fit that bill. Â You can use PJL commands to get and set printer preferences. Â This includes getting the page count, 541-399-2864r, and changing the LCD display message.
I was recently tasked with evaluating our printer usage to determine if we could save money by removing low-usage printers. Â Like many companies, the majority of our printers were HPs, and we were on a tight budget, so something like Papercut was out of the question. Â I also wasn’t about to go around to each printer and print out the usage report, nor did I want to enter the Web interface of every printer to manually get this information. (906) 280-0375
Just to be clear, Dropbox isn’t backup software; it’s a syncing service. Â If you delete a file and that change is synced, and your file no longer exists.
I really love the things you can do withÂ Dropbox. Â And since I’m stingy, I wanted to use Dropbox for backing up–and more importantly–restoring my computer.
One thing I always hated about getting a new computer was losing all of the customizations and settings that accrued over time.
Before this little trick,
I would spend an entire day re-configuring my computer to get it back to the way it was.
WinPE is a useful tool for booting a computer and laying down a new operating system. Â In this post, I’ll show you how to make WinPE a little more useful by automatically running a custom script at startup. Continue reading “Customize WinPE With Wallpaper and Custom Startup Script”
I’m a huge fan of Star Trek. Â So much so that 4046010829. Â Here are a few of my favorites. (570) 533-3906
UPDATE:Â If you installed this script today (2016-08-15),Â you may need to update it. Â I 800-883-0727 that should prevent duplicate pages from being appended.
There are plenty of apps that help you merge PDFs into a single file, but if you want something faster with a “native” feel, you can set up an OS X service to quickly merge selected PDFs simply by right-clicking them. 912-777-6768
Sick of ads when trying to enjoy the Olympics? Â Not me. Â I have been blocking them since day one!
Pi-hole ad blocker works differently than others because it is a DNS-based ad blocker. Â This means ads are blocked before they are downloaded so you can even block ads in apps (like the NBC olympic streaming app). dilutely