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by b-man1
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: OS / Software Forum
Topic: App replacement time: WinZip & TextPad out, 7Zip & Notepad++ in
Replies: 3
Views: 38

Re: App replacement time: WinZip & TextPad out, 7Zip & Notepad++ in

Notepad + + has been a go-to for as long as I can remember for work use. It handles large log files without an issue and makes parsing things a lot easier.
by b-man1
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Broadband & Networking
Topic: Cloud storage recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: Cloud storage recommendations

How much data? I still use Backblaze for home pc cloud backup, but they also offer affordable bulk storage via Backblaze B2:

https://www.backblaze.com/b2/cloud-storage-pricing.html
by b-man1
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: OS / Software Forum
Topic: New Security Warning Issued For Google's 1.5 Billion Gmail And Calendar Users
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: New Security Warning Issued For Google's 1.5 Billion Gmail And Calendar Users

Thanks for the heads up. One correction, you need to sign in to your Google Calendar, then Settings > Event Settings. I was looking for it in Gmail, but it wasn't there. :)
by b-man1
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Broadband & Networking
Topic: Florida city fires IT employee after paying ransom demand last week
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Florida city fires IT employee after paying ransom demand last week

I'm hoping that tech was involved enough in the past to have his/her recommendations disregarded by management, while keeping CYA records. The lawsuit would be glorious! +1 FP...a failure at this level isn't because a lowly tech failed to click a box somewhere, it's up to management to determine the...
by b-man1
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Coax install question
Replies: 9
Views: 131

Re: Coax install question

So...finally got into the outside box. Not sure of the exact name, but the lock requires a "star key slam tool" or whatever it's called. This type of tool is used: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71rsHEM4gkL._SL1500_.jpg https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UFIH956 I picke...
by b-man1
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Coax install question
Replies: 9
Views: 131

Re: Coax install question

i'll look at it closer...looks like a termination lock, but you are probably right. if i can get it open, i'll swap the connections, if possible. i wish i could get rid of the thing...after looking at the power adapter, the tech split it open to get inside and add the power wires, then soldered the ...
by b-man1
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Coax install question
Replies: 9
Views: 131

Re: Coax install question

great info, thank you. I checked the current signal levels and with the power inserter connected, it's: downstream: s/n 37-38dB, power level 4 dBmV upstream: 34-35 dBmV i'll try again when i can unplug the power. i did find that what i thought was a splitter is the power inserter...a 3-way power-in/...
by b-man1
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Coax install question
Replies: 9
Views: 131

Re: Coax install question

there is just the power supply, located inside wherd the main TV is and X1 DVR was previously. only have cable modem now, across the house. there is a splitter at the power supply, then it runs outside to the exterior Comcast box. i need to look in there to see if there is a amp...i dont see one ins...
by b-man1
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Coax install question
Replies: 9
Views: 131

Coax install question

I've had my current cable modem install from Comcast for a bit over three years and forgot about this... During the install, the tech installed an amp, saying the signal was "too weak for X1 service". Ok...no big deal. The amp is a small power adapter w/ 15VDC 400mA output into the coax. I...
by b-man1
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: OS / Software Forum
Topic: Windows 10 1903 (May 2019) Manual Upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Windows 10 1903 (May 2019) Manual Upgrade

The update went without issue and seems to be working fine. The sandbox feature will be very useful too.
by b-man1
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Cheers!
Topic: Red-Eye Peeps: Anyone interested in setting up & maintaining a server?
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Red-Eye Peeps: Anyone interested in setting up & maintaining a server?

I was going to say (being an Exchange guy)...no way would I recommend that small of a shop run an Exchange server. O365 Business Essentials or Premium and be done with it. I don't have time to support them, as I could only help off-hours and weekends, but that's not enough during a business hours is...
by b-man1
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Sizzlin' Deals
Topic: TaoTronics Bluetooth 5.0 wireless ear buds mini-review
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: TaoTronics Bluetooth 5.0 wireless ear buds mini-review

How is the noise cancelling for phone calls? When I talk to people that are using AirPods, the background noise is terrible.
by b-man1
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Cheers!
Topic: NWS -Bullets in Back Pocket after being hit with a Taser !!
Replies: 5
Views: 56

Re: NWS -Bullets in Back Pocket after being hit with a Taser !!

You guys are being too hard on the honorable citizen there...he clearly tapped-out at 1:22 and was no threat. ;)
by b-man1
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: OS / Software Forum
Topic: Windows 10 1903 (May 2019) Manual Upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Windows 10 1903 (May 2019) Manual Upgrade

updating to this now...I've been wanting to use the sandbox feature for a while.

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