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John  Traenkenschuh

2001: A Space Odyssey

By John TraenkenschuhDec 11, 2015

As 2015 winds down to a close, I reflect on what 2015 brought IT.

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Hide N Seek: A Game I Do Not Want To Play

By John TraenkenschuhOct 10, 2015

New Mac OS X Means New Tricks...

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Windows 10: All That & A Bag of Chips

By John TraenkenschuhOct 5, 2015

Wow, who abducted our Windows 10 assumptions and left this smooth running and easy-to-use Operating System in their place?

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Is Windows 10 Enough: Not Missing Much

By John TraenkenschuhSep 21, 2015

It's time to consider the foibles of Laptop Life...

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Is Windows 10 Enough: The Cloud, Part I

By John TraenkenschuhAug 12, 2015

The Cloud is mighty!  All Hail the Cloud, The Slayer of PCs!

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Windows 10: Is It Enough?

By John TraenkenschuhAug 10, 2015

Windows 8 was envisioned as a desktop OS capable of fighting the consumers' fling with Tablets. Now that the war is against Tablets AND PC's, can Windows 10 draw consumers to it?

Brad Yale

Windows 7: How To Delete Item Not Found Using CMD

By Brad YaleJan 22, 2015

Every operating system contains errors. One of the more common errors found within Windows OS's is the "item not found" or the "file not found" error. The error typically shows itself when a user tries to delete a file only to find it cannot be deleted when prompted with the following error message: "Could Not Find This Item: This Is No Longer Location in {insert_directory_here}. Verify the item's location and try again."

Well, for those of you who want to delete the file without verifying the item location, below is a quick video tutorial showing you how to delete the item in question. 

Brad Yale

How to Browse the Web Privately Using a Secure SSH SOCKS Tunnel

By Brad YaleJan 16, 2015

There are times when you want to browse the web but you want to do it privately, without being traced. Sure, you could go ahead and utilize the incognito feature built into most major web browsers however to truly browse in anonymity, there is nothing better than utilizing a secure SSH SOCKS Tunnel. In this quick "how-to", we are going to show you how to set up a secure SSH Socks Tunnel enabling you to route all your web traffic through your host.  

John  Traenkenschuh

Well Played, Microsoft, Well Played

By John TraenkenschuhNov 23, 2014

Microsoft has always found support for its platforms by providing an excellent development IDE.  Now, that IDE is free, in most circumstances.

Brad Yale

The 10 Most Important Linux Commands

By Brad YaleSep 22, 2014

I get it. 

You're new to the Linux Command Line and truth be told, you might be a little intimidated. Coming from the comfort of a PC or Mac desktop, the Linux Command Line (CLI) looks nothing like what you normally use. The Linux CLI is dark, it's secretive, it's bare bones minimal and it's anything but friendly to newcomers. And yet, the Linux CLI is highly useful, essential to using your Linux box or virtual machine and can, if done right, provide you with more insight and practical use than the Windows or Mac desktop ever could.

For those reasons, from someone who was also once a Linux newb, I present the top ten Linux CLI commands you need to master for basic Linux CLI comprehension.

This list will not make your a Linux System Admin however it will get you on your way with your foot in the ocean.

Brad Yale

InformIT Labor Day Programming Event

By Brad YaleAug 28, 2014

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Emily Nave

The IT List: What You Missed This Week on InformIT [8/1/14]

By Emily NaveAug 1, 2014

With today's "connected life" running 24/7, we recognize it's hard to keep up with all your favorite websites and tech resources. The IT List is here to help you cut through the noise. Check back each Friday for a quick digest of articles, resources, promotions, and other goodies worth a first or second look on InformIT.

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