Blog Archives

You can sign PowerShell certificates with New-SelfSignedCertificate and without MakeCert

2017/10/06
By
Modified: 2017/09/16
_20 Code Signing Certificate

  For those who can’t wait, here is the solution right away. Next two lines actually work – without using MakeCert.exe: New-SelfSignedCertificate -DnsName STA07 -Type CodeSigning Set-AuthenticodeSignature C:\T\add-signature.ps1 @(gci Cert:\LocalMachine\My -DnsName STA07 -codesigning)[0] First command creates a certificate in your Intermediate Certification Authorities.  Second command signs the script.  Wow!  Innocent error in documentation from our Seattle friends (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh847874.aspx) probably due to luck of testing.  But a very satisfying result in the end. Now the whole story. On Monday, 2016-02-22 I converted last PC to Windows 10.  A got a nice clean and crispy install.  Everything is working well.  Everything is in place.  I do not want to install any ad hoc software…

Read more »


Aug 14 TUE – Colosseum

2017/10/05
By
Modified: 2017/09/16
Colosseo under deconstruction

  It was a late, late wake up for us this morning.  We left the hotel around 12 noon. It is still 6AM in America. We slowly retraced out steps from Sunday walk, and I even bought a paper map of Rome (€7.35).  With an international data plan on iPhone, role of paper maps going down.  They are nice, but not a vital necessity anymore.   It is 12 noon in Rome.  Who is turning 40-something soon? Very detailed map of the whole Forum is inside the gates, so you need to purchase a ticket to review, what you want to see.   We were planning to have our first meal of…

Read more »

Add User Register Date Column in WordPress 3.X and 4.X

2017/10/04
By
Modified: 2017/09/16
WP-Users-with-Date-Column

This solution was last tested on WordPress 4.1.1 in March 2015.   This solution was tested on WordPress 3.1 running on IIS7 and IIS 7.5.  It will work on WordPress 3.1.1, on 3.2.1, and on 3.5.1.    This solution was just tested on WordPress 3.8.1 and works very well. This solution adds a new column to your admin user page, and makes it sortable (optional).   Here are the steps. -01- Find wp-admin\includes\class-wp-users-list-table.php and make a backup copy of the file. Call it class-wp-users-list-tableORIG.php.   -02- Open wp-admin\includes\class-wp-users-list-table.php in your favorite editor.   -03- Find line function get_columns() {   -04- Add a new line of code ‘user_registered’ => __(‘Date’), after…

Read more »

On the Way to a Higher Ground: A Perfect Non-Smeling World

2017/10/03
By
Modified: 2017/09/16
Turn Radio Down

On the way out to a higher ground there is nothing to smell.  There is absolutely nothing, and it is very hard to notice.  Just look inside for yourself. On the way from child-people, who play the game of life too seriously to a higher ground there is nothing to perceive.  Rely on your next breath only, and do not worry about the rest. On the way to a higher ground there is no highs and lows.  You narrow down the shades of good and bad, positive and negative, right and wrong into an increasingly smaller range.  There is nothing to loose, when you expect nothing, but you are gaining a…

Read more »

Automate Database Backup with SQL Express

2017/10/02
By
Modified: 2017/09/16
Automate Database Backup with SQL Express

This article describes, how to automate database backup in SQL Express with mixed Windows and SQL Authentication running on Windows 2008 Server.   This material was tested with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express. SQL Server 2008 Enterprise comes with Maintenance Plan feature.  That feature allows amazing flexibility and auditing.  SQL Express edition lacks this feature.  But you still need a backup. Backup automation with SQL Express consist of 3 steps: (1) Write the script to backup all your databases. (2) Test the script by initiating it from a command prompt. (3) Schedule the script using Task Scheduler. Here is each step in detail. ` (1) Write the Script This script overwrites…

Read more »

Aug 13 MON – Vatican

2017/10/01
By
Modified: 2017/09/16
Vatican---Public-Entrance

  Today is Monday, 2012-08-13, and all attractions are closed in Rome. Today is a good day to visit Vatican. We ate breakfast across the street from our hotel in a place called “Il Lunch” (€16 – 11:42).  We are slowly gaining strength against the 6-hour time difference. Monday – 11:47 – The best day to visit Vatican (€15).  This is not a Vatican, but very close indeed. Vatican – public entrance.   Lines are reasonable -10-15 minutes, but credit cards machines are always broken – bring cash   Few more paces (about 1 km), and we are now in Vatican (€30 cash only as credit card machines are down – 12:36). …

Read more »

Office 2010 – Setup – Configure – Reinstall

2017/09/30
By
Modified: 2017/09/16
Office Pro Plus 2010 Activation

First to Note Office 2010 is a true heavy weight. It more than doubles the size of your registry on a fresh Win7 or Win XP instances. Full Office version requires an activation right away, if you install it on top of your Evaluation copy. You still can open applications without activation, but you can’t  Save, Print or set options.  Trial version allows to work without activation for 29 days.  You can see the day remaining counter in File – Help window. Template Normal.dotm from previous Office 2007 are still working.  They can be shared on the network among Word 2007 and Word 2010.  The same is true for an XLSTART file.…

Read more »

Смысл и назначение жизни

2017/09/29
By
Modified: 2017/09/16
Meaning and destination of life

Начало Пустота по имени Ничего Раньше меня очень беспокоила пустота. Как только я ощущал пустоту в своей жизни, я сразу же бежал в библиотеку, чтобы черпать новые мысли из первоисточников, или начинал новый проект на компьютере. Однако, с каких-то пор пустота стала не ругательным словом, а убежищем. В пустоте – спасение счастливого. Представьте, что все меркнет, все тускнеет. Остается только взгляд, устремленный в никуда. Смотришь налево – ничего, смотришь направо – ничего. Только где-то позади остались звуки и запахи нашей повседневной суеты. Но как странно сделать хоть один шаг в эту пустоту. Забыть всё волнения – их больше нет. Нет обид. Нет желаний. Нет прошлого и будущего. Все ушло. Есть только пустота…

Read more »

How to Run Malicious Software Removal Tool?

2017/09/28
By
Modified: 2017/09/16
Malicious Software Removal Tool

MRT Just 3 letters you need to know – MRT That is right, just type MRT.exe in you Start – Run box.  Why they hide it so deep?  Why there is no easy answer anywhere on the Internet? The program is located in %WinDir%\System32\MRT.exe Once again, to run Malicious Software Removal Tool type MRT in your  Start – Run box. In this article I am going to: – Accumulate information about annoying files that push themselves in the registry; – Show how to write a small CMD script that will continuously clean your registry Run locations; – Describe how to secure your Internet Explorer to lower possibility of malware infection; –…

Read more »

Aug 12 SUN – First steps in Rome – Pantheon

2017/09/27
By
Modified: 2017/09/16
100 Pantheon Window

  We arrived to Fiumicino Airport in Rome at 4:30AM on Sunday morning. Temperature outside was +28°C.  It is 83°F. We got our luggage at 05:18AM.  Lira’s first experience was a smelly bathroom at the airport.  We wondered around a bit, and found a train station. First train (05:31 €8×2 = 16 AmEx) was scheduled at 05:56AM.  We arrived at the secondary transportation hub in Ostiense at 06:30AM.  I had some €25 and change with me from our previous trip in August 2010.  So we bought 2 ATAC (Rome transportation) tickets (€1.50×2) from a machine at 06:40.  These tickets are good for 100 minutes after initial validation. While waiting for our…

Read more »

Transfer Rosetta Stone user progress from PC to PC

2017/09/26
By
Modified: 2017/09/16

To transfer your progress data from one PC to the next you need to copy one file: tracking.db3   On Windows XP this file is located in: “%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Rosetta Stone\Language Training\” OR “%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Rosetta Stone\” (on version 3) On Windows 7 this file is located in: “%ProgramData%\Rosetta StoneLanguage Training\” “%ProgramData%\Rosetta Stone” (on version 3) On Windows 10 “%ProgramData%\Rosetta Stone\Language Training\”     File is NOT transferable from Win XP to Win 7. File can be transferred from Win XP to Windows 10, as long as both machines have the same version of Rosetta Stone.   You might need to run a microphone recognition step (one single click) as hardware driver on your new…

Read more »