Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

C:\RETRO ROO> Atari XEGS Reboot, Part 1: 8-bit Nostalgia

Decades in the making, now the moment of truth. Plugs seated, power anchor dropped, and after a not-so-confident yielding press of a bloated candy-like teal button, and subsequent moment of silence, one thought remains: I need proof of life. But, suddenly the room is quiet no more. Ah yes, I remember that sound! An unsophisticated but satisfying reminiscent…
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Fix: Google Chrome Slow Scrolling On MacBook

This fix may work on other platforms, but I can only verify that it works on my 2013 MacBook Air running OS X El Capitan (10.11.6). Is your Google Chrome incredibly slow, especially when trying to scroll through a webpage? I know it is for me! Especially when scrolling through my timeline on Facebook. But it…
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Windows 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Is A Black Screen With Command Prompt Only

If you ever find yourself in a situation where Windows Server 2012 R2 decides to spontaneously switch from regular GUI Windows to Windows Server Core, here’s how you switch it back. I was working with a vendor on a software sandbox installation and near the end of the day after hours of work, we rebooted…
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Fix: Corrupt Windows 2012 RDS Basic Color Scheme

This is a bizarre issue that has happened on multiple occasions with Windows 2012 servers in a Remote Desktop Collection. Out of nowhere, the screen colors go haywire. It seems somehow the “Windows Basic” color scheme gets corrupted. Black text becomes yellow text. White backgrounds become black backgrounds. The right-hand scroll bar becomes black with…
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iPhone / Mac Text Replacement: Shortcuts For Phrases

In both iOS and Mac OS X, Apple offers a feature called Text Replacement that allows you to configure text shortcuts for commonly used phrases. I believe Apple introduced this feature with iOS 5, and it is a great way to save time typing frequently used phrases, especially on touch devices like iPhone and iPad where…
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How To Edit Google Chrome Custom Spell Check Dictionary

So, you’ve accidentally added a misspelled word to Google Chrome’s custom dictionary, how do you remove it? On Windows, Linux, ChromeOS 1. Click the Customize Google Chrome button on the right side of the Chrome toolbar. 2. Click on Settings. 3. Click the Language and input settings button. 4. Click the Edit custom dictionary link. Instead…
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Office: Quickly Remove Text Formatting From Copy-Paste

Here are two quicker methods to copy-paste formatted text as unformatted text in Microsoft Office Outlook or Word. 1. After pasting text, highlight that text and press Ctrl + Space to remove all font and style formatting (Office 2003, 2010 and 2013 confirmed). 2. Alternatively, paste the text using Ctrl + Alt + V and choose…
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