Sunday, January 5, 2014

MMC shortcut - Open all subtrees

The other day a fantastic keyboard shortcut for the MMC showed up in my RSS.  The shortcut is pressing "*" on the number pad or shift 8 to open expand all the subtrees in the console.

Link - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/muaddib/archive/2014/01/03/the-best-mmc-keyboard-shortcut-ever.aspx

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Delete and overwrite file

I used this awhile ago to delete and overwrite a file with random data, while I was removing a virus.

del c:\windows\System32\drivers\PEAuth.sys
cipher /w c:\windows\system32\drivers

It successfully deleted and overwrote the file, unfortunately it wasn't the root of the problem.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Raspberry Pi + Garage Door Opener

I was working on networking our garage door opener with the Raspberry Pi, so I wouldn't have to buy another garage door remote, and for some geek cred.  I got all the hardware connected and had built a basic web page (re: a single button to toggle the door).  I was working on integrating it with the open/closed sensors on the garage door opener itself, when my roommates started complaining about the range on the remotes getting worse; so after I took it down the range on the remotes improved, so it seems the WiFi was interfering with the remotes.  I plan on putting it back together, but I am in the process of trying to figure out the best way to reattach it without wireless.

Here's a picture of the incredibly lazy case I put the Raspberry Pi in: 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Moved to Blogger

With the great Posterous shutdown of 2013, I've moved my blog over to Blogger.  Hopefully, I will either import the old posts or figure out if Blogger is where I want to stay.