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Linux type solutions on Windows

Linux type solutions on Windows

Tech Tips
The “Microsoft” Ubuntu command line “App” Sometimes you find yourself working on a Windows-based machine, have to perform a quick task that might normally be very straightforward on a LINUX machine, and you don’t want to spend too much time fumbling through the GUI pointing and clicking until you stumble across what you’re looking for. My first gut instinct usually is to get to the command line quickly and work from there. I installed the “Microsoft” Ubuntu command line “App” on a Windows 10 test machine recently hoping it would become the perfect solution to such situations, but it has been a disappointing experience so far. Maybe I’ll have a better opinion after I spend more time with it, but I doubt I’ll see this installed on too many machines I run into – at least for a while. Luckily
Windump (back to basics)

Windump (back to basics)

Tech Tips, Software, Windows
Sometimes I like to go back to the basics, for network troubleshooting a good packet analyzer is what I need. I use Wireshark and Tshark if I can, but sometimes I get everything I need out of TCPDUMP. Sometimes I find myself staring at a Windows machine and not at a Linux command line. No problem, Windows has a couple of useful shells to work with, and it can run something very very close to TCPDUMP. So, if you are also looking for a simple alternative to Message Analyzer, Wireshark, or Tshark than WinDump – (a port of LibPcap ) may be just what you’re looking for. If you are familiar with TCPDUMP on Linux or UNIX than you will find WinDump works very much the same. Download windump here verify your download: SHA1: d59bc54721951dec855cbb4bbc000f9a71ea4d95 MD5: 7b50683722d9efd3dccbb9e65e
College Tech Tips

College Tech Tips

Tech Tips
Be Ready for College with these Tips! 1. How to Save Money for College Going away to college is expensive! However, being a college student with a .edu email address allows you access to a 6-month free trial of Amazon Prime Student This is a great opportunity for those of you who haven't yet been a member of Prime and want to try. Living on your own or in a dorm is much easier when you can simply buy just about anything and have it shipped to you for free within 2 days.   Have time to kill between classes? With Amazon Prime, you have access to Prime video which gives you a collection of movies and TV to watch from all your devices.  2. Decide on what you need to be successful in school Depending on your major and what your hobbies are will dictate how much tech hardware you will be brin
How to be a Minimalistic Tech

How to be a Minimalistic Tech

Hardware
Tech Fundamentals: Well, let's get right down to what you need to get some work done in this modern age of computer technology and social media. The answer is simple, you  need some functional hardware such as Laptop Smartphone Tablet You don't necessarily need the fastest, the most powerful, the latest release, or the most expensive. Just something that works for you. Your budget will be a major factor in choosing your "workhorse". Mobility: If you're planning on mobility, a lightweight laptop, tablet, or smartphone could be all you need. You can do a lot with an Android or iPhone. My iPhone is the one device I use the most, followed by my laptop. There are a lot of people who do everything on their iPhone, it functions as their Music Studio Photography Workshop (camera/c
Have laptop, will work remotely

Have laptop, will work remotely

Tech Tips
"Have laptop, will work remotely" Does anyone still remember  Have Gun, Will Travel? from 1957 - 1963? Starring Richard Boone as Paladin? It was basically a show about a good guy gunfighter for hire - paid by those who could afford his services, and often working for free for those who could not. (but needed someone to help when no one else could or would). Do you find yourself helping some people for free with their network or computer system problems, - spending time advising and or troubleshooting over the phone, or remotely across the Internet? I know time is money, and sometimes we forget that. Is it wrong? No, sometimes it's worth it. If you like to help people out because you can, maybe that's reward enough. If you plan on consulting or contracting your services, working for fr