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Mapping remote WebDAV network drive for free (without NetDrive)

2017/09/15
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Modified: 2017/09/15

If you have a powerful NAS server with massive redundancy (RAID), you wish you can access all files and directories from anywhere on the planet. Recently I switched from Synchronizing Offline file to a real-time access my drive remotely using WebDAV.  This twist is that I am using Synology WebDAV on server side and Windows 10 without any third-party product.  I am using simple Map Network Drive option in Windows Explorer. Here are the steps: -01- Login to your Internet domain provider and create an “A” type DNS record to link your router external IP address with a permanent subdomain string of your choice.   In this example, I will use  nas.yourDomain.com…

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PC Sleep and PC Hibernate Shortcuts

2017/08/17
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Modified: 2017/07/22
Sleep-and-Hibernate

Everybody wants a shortcut for PS Sleep to save time on clicks. Instead of 3 clicks Start - Shutdown - Sleep every time, let's have just one click - Sleep. There is a way to do that. Please tell me, if this also works in Windows XP.

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Synology DiskStation DS1515+ in action – raw power!

2017/08/01
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Modified: 2017/08/02
DS1515-Plus-InsideView

[ . . . always in progress . . . ] Everybody who uses little-known in US, but powerful Synology network storage boxes can’t help but fall in love with them.  I was thinking to replace my old 2008 Windows server with a new one, but pain of maintaining and  configuring stopped me.  Is there a better choice out there?  Yes.  Something called NAS – network attached storage.  To begin with, I almost bought Western Digital My Cloud box, but reading comments about slowness of performance stopped me there.  On the contrary,  reading Synology reviews made me salivating.  And reality was even better than expectations. The main purpose of Synology is to be a…

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Remotely Power Up or Wake Your Wired PCs Over the Internet

2017/07/26
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Modified: 2017/06/25
Power-Up

Idea – Reduce Noise, Save on Electricity My electric company installed an electricity consumption gadget, and ability to monitor usage online. A few month into the experiment I realized, that I can easily reduce electric usage, if I turned off my server. It is been over a year since I migrated all my sites to Amazon cloud, so now my server only needs to be on, when I need it on. All the nights and 90% of all work hours it can be off.  But how to do that? I recall seeing something in BIOSes of Intel motherboards called Wake-On-LAN.  First time I saw something like this was in May of…

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Change Low Beam Lamp on Honda Accord 2003

2017/07/10
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Modified: 2017/06/25
Honda-Accord-Low-Beam-Bulb-Replace

How to Change Low Beam Lamp (Bulb) on Honda Accord 2003? Car Manual calls for a bulb named “12W 51W HB4″. When you call the auto-supply store for availability, they confirm that they do have plenty of those, and they call them 9006 bulbs. You can buy one bulb at a retail store for $7.84 plus tax. Now, you are ready to replace the bulb.  Get ready to have some fun. Manual explains that you need to turn your front wheels all the way to the right or all the way too the left to open the space for you to access the hidden door under the front fender. There is…

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Moving Win XP from RAID to RAID Machine

2017/06/18
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Modified: 2017/04/30

After several days of heavy exhausting battles and sleepless nights, after testing dozens of options, after browsing many proposed Internet solutions, I finally was able to move an old instance of Windows XP on a new machine with new RAID drivers. That happened at 13:23 on December 12, 2010.  I moved Win XP from old RAID machine to a new RAID machine. O boy! I found  a clear and clean way to do this task.  I will also use the same technique to move any Microsoft operating system from a Single drive to a RAID machine.  And this also works great, if you simply switching your PC controller from IDE to…

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Copy MP3 Files From PC to iPhone

2017/04/08
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Modified: 2017/04/30
2009-07-06-Orient-Point-LI-

Every time I need to copy a file to my iPhone, it is a hair rising experience.  Why?  Why I need to use some third party software to do the most basic task there is? I bought the very first iPhone (2G) in February 2008.  Somehow I figured out how to  to move media files between iPhone and PC.  It was clumsy and awkward.  It was a torture and menace. And have to repeat this again.  Apple did not fix this problem till present.  Do the listen for people’s cry for help?  Apparently, they do not have ears.  It is still a pain in 2015 on iPhone 5S.  File management on iPhone is as terrible…

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Garmin Nuvi 750 – Unusual in Usual

2013/05/24
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Modified: 2013/05/06
Garmin Nuvi 750 – Unusual in Usual

Device comes with US map preloaded.   To start using it, no subscription is necessary, but you might want to keep buying map updates.  Device starts telling you that you map is over a year old – it is time to buy an update. You can install free internal software updates (firmware) through provided USB cable.  When connected through USB cable (for charging for example), you can NOT use the device.  You can see the content of you GPS unit as a hard drive on your PC. Device has a SD card slot to add more maps (like Europe – $50 -$100) or music (MP3), or photos, or books on tapes.  According…

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Restore iPhone from an Old Backup (PC)

2010/07/03
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Modified: 2010/08/09

If you have iPhone backup on an old PC, or old prallel install of other (or even non-functioning) operating system, you still can restore your iPhone through iTunes. Copy a long number directories from old installation to a new one.  For example copy a directory   from …Old User Directory\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup to %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup It appears that your applictions are not part of the backup.  Also, I don see any music files to be restored.  However, even your last search in Google maps is restored and saved.

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