Change a process priority and affinity with PowerShell

Yesterday I was using a virtual machine from my Hyper-V server and I noticed it became sluggish at one point. A quick look at the task manager and it was clearly Windows Update who was slurping away my CPU power. There is no real point in killing the process but it should not interfere as … Continue reading Change a process priority and affinity with PowerShell

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Sneaky Pete – Jeej!!1 Season 2 available

Sneaky Pete

Good news! The second season of the Sneaky Pete series is available. A few weeks ago I wanted to make a post about Amazon's cancellation streak of series. They canned quit a lot of shows which where doing reasonably okay in the ratings but didn't get a second season. Thankfully this didn't happened to Sneaky … Continue reading Sneaky Pete – Jeej!!1 Season 2 available

How-to: openvpn-client and systemd

27.800.000 hits when Googling "Linux OpenVPN server autostart" and just 663 hits with the required word combinations to the query "linux OpenVPN client autostart" to make it work... Do you know what the best server solution is? The one without any users active. Never a problem-child, zero problems, plenty of performance and always running fine... … Continue reading How-to: openvpn-client and systemd

Retrieve Disk Health information with PowerShell

With the PowerShell Get-StorageReliabilityCounter cmdlet you can get the storage reliability counters for a specified disk or all disks in your system. These counters include information about such things as the device temperature, errors, wear, and length of time the device has been in use (if your devices supports these). What happen? I just tried … Continue reading Retrieve Disk Health information with PowerShell

Wind River (2017) – slowly but surely

About WIND RIVER is a chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who teams up with a local game tracker with deep community ties and a haunted past (Jeremy Renner) to investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation in the hopes of solving her mysterious death. … Continue reading Wind River (2017) – slowly but surely

It (2017) – Another 80’s setting piece of ….

Well, how to start this... Production Budget: $35 million, Worldwide gross to date: $700,281,748, Number 6 in the list of the most visited movie last year. Must be great right? Lets look at the detailed IMDB ratings:   All Ages <18 18-29 30-44 45+ All 7.6 228,295 8.0 2,024 7.6 78,916 7.4 60,449 7.2 10,306 Males 7.5 … Continue reading It (2017) – Another 80’s setting piece of ….

Android Samba Client – SMB v3 added in all silence.

While not pretty, it's Google's way to talk to your SMB v3 network shares on Android. Android has been lacking a truly good file manager. Yes, it has given the user access to their file-system since the early days unlike some other smartphone operating systems but it was never really good. You could do a … Continue reading Android Samba Client – SMB v3 added in all silence.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and Explorer Network Browsing

The Computer Browser service relies on the SMBv1 protocol to populate the Windows Explorer Network node (also known as "Network Neighborhood"). This legacy protocol is long deprecated, doesn't route, and has limited security but we all tend to make use of it when looking for a share on a remote computer. The Change In Windows … Continue reading Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and Explorer Network Browsing

Notifications grayed out and settings closes immediately after opening? – Possible solution

I've come across a few people who had this problem and after doing some cleanup with the registry last night it happened to me (again). The Microsoft forum and other tech fora are full of these questions and i don't know during which night every freaking problem on your pc would be solved by running … Continue reading Notifications grayed out and settings closes immediately after opening? – Possible solution

File association configuration in Windows 10

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Before Windows 10, an application could check default apps, ask for user consent and set default app programmatically using a Windows API. The problem with the previous sentence is the word could. The application should have checked it, should have asked it and then changed it. But some programs skip the user consent and set the … Continue reading File association configuration in Windows 10