High DPI Compatibility Fix


Overview With today's computers having high DPI/PPI (Dots-per-Inch/Pixels-per-Inch) screens, you can start experiencing some problems with the way certain pieces of software render things like buttons, dialog boxes, etc. Here is an example of this in CadSoft Eagle. Although the menu appears normal (i.e. File, Edit, etc.), the toolbar icons are practically microscopic. There can … Continue reading High DPI Compatibility Fix

Use Assembly Title, Description, Company, Copyright, Version in C#


When you edit the properties of a project in Visual Studio, you can enter a Title, Description, Company, Copyright and Version in the Assembly Information section. The question becomes, how do you use these in a project so that you have a single source of information? In this article I'll walk you through the steps used to access the assembly information so you can easily use it throughout your application.

Move Windows User Folders to Another Drive


To help alleviate this situation, we are going to move the user folders (Documents, Downloads, Music and Videos) to the secondary hard drive. If this is not done correctly though, applications that look for these files will just think they're missing and future files will continue to be stored on the small primary drive. This article will walk you through the steps to perform this move properly so that this don't occur.

Windows 10 Activation Failure


Overview When attempting to activate volume license versions of Windows 10 you can often end up experiencing problems. This article will explain how to determine if this is the problem you're experiencing as well as how to successfully activate Windows. The Symptoms With this issue, when you attempt to activate a volume license version of … Continue reading Windows 10 Activation Failure

Flashing Screen & Hyper-V in Windows 10


Flashing Screen & Windows 10 As of the time of writing this article, I have just received my new laptop. This system is to replace my primary HP laptop that died a few months ago after being in faithful service for over 10 years. Here's what I got.   System Specifications Alienware 17 R3 Microsoft Windows 10 Professional Intel … Continue reading Flashing Screen & Hyper-V in Windows 10

Guide to Building a Hackintosh


I came across this article on building a "Hackintosh". According to the article "A hackintosh is simply any non-Apple hardware that has been made—or “hacked”—to run Mac OS X." Now I'm not a big Apple fan. I run mostly Microsoft technologies (yes, I'm a bit of a fan boy) and some Linux systems as well. … Continue reading Guide to Building a Hackintosh

GPS Tracking is a Search!


If the government puts a GPS tracker in any of your personal effects, it constitutes a search. This is a huge win for privacy, over-invasive government and personal freedom.