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Change Windows PC name to lower case

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It is straightforward to change the name of your Windows PC through the Settings app (go to System, About, and choose “Rename this PC”). One problem, though,...

Who can sue a company under the CCPA?

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Yesterday, I read an article on JD Supra answering the question “Can a company be sued under the CCPA for failing to post a ‘do not sell my personal informat...

Particle Printable Buffer Library

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Based on the code used internally by the Particle firmware for printing to String objects (see StringPrintableHelper in wiring/src/spark_wiring_string.cpp), ...

Fix Surface Type Cover after firmware update

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This week there were Surface Pro 4 firmware updates as part of the Patch Tuesday updates. After the system updates completed on my SP4, the type cover stoppe...

Setting the inactivity timeout in Windows

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Windows has a timeout that can return you to the lock screen after a period of inactivity. This is useful if you want to make sure the PC gets locked if you ...

MDI to TIFF converter

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Microsoft Office Document Imaging (MODI) was part of Office up to Office 2007. It allowed you to scan multipage documents into .MDI files. MODI was deprecate...

Using DVI monitors with the new Surface Dock

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The new Surface Dock from Microsoft has two mini-DisplayPort outputs that can be used to connect a Surface Book, Surface Pro 3, or Surface Pro 4 to two exter...

It’s time to move on from IE8

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Yesterday, my esteemed (new) colleague Aaron Gustafson wrote a piece about his reaction to the “Break Up with Internet Explorer 8” site currently doing the r...

Using C# to access the Twitter API

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My last post described how to acquire Twitter OAuth keys and tokens to allow you to use Twitter’s API to access Twitter feeds. I showed how to use the reques...