BIOS Passwords

I have noticed a pattern over time. Most people don’t set their BIOS passwords. But every once and a while, I come across somebody who did set a BIOS password. That isn’t surprising, though. Most people have no idea what the BIOS is. What is surprising is that none of these people seem to know … 

 

Talent

What is talent, anyway? That is the question that has been on my mind this past week. And it has been on my mind for a particular reason. During the day, I have been working on a task that I don’t particularly enjoy. Namely, visual design, also known as the art of not making ugly … 

 

The Time I Completely Failed at Networking, Because Canada

Networking, eh? Bam. It only took me, like, a second to come up with that joke. Aren’t you proud? Anyway. There I was, networking and stuff – like all the cool people do, you know. I was trying to configure something on a server that was on the local network. I was messing around with … 

 

Using bcdedit on Windows from Recovery Mode

Usually when you cannot get windows to boot up properly, it is worth trying safe mode. However, sometimes getting to safe mode is a bit tricky, such as when windows fails to boot even before you have the option to go to safe mode. In hindsight, the odds of safe mode fixing such a problem … 

 

Installing Windows is a Piece of Cake

NOT. Installing Windows isn’t a piece of cake. The cake is a lie! Why do I say that? Well, because Windows installs have not been going well for me recently. It all started with this message: Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation … 

 

The Joy of Tech Support

You know what’s fun? Not calling tech support, that’s for sure. I have coincidentally ended up calling tech support much more often than usual the last few days. It is bad enough to do it once, but after having it done several times, I see the same pattern over and over again. It goes something … 

 

How to Remake Websites, the Lazy Way

So there I was, making a website. Well, actually, I was remaking a website. It was on a drag-and-drop website builder platform, and was being moved to another platform. Why? None of your business, that’s why. Just kidding. It is because bluehost sucks. A lot. If you have a choice between rubbing a pinecone on … 

 

What Happens When You Turn Your Computer On

Computers. They have power buttons and stuff. Sometimes you even press them. Then, you wait five minutes to actually use it while it turns on. If you are a particularly boring person, you might actually sit and watch. And while you were waiting, you were thinking. What if taco tuesday is just a secret government … 

 

Bitcoin and the Blockchain

Note: while this article is about Bitcoin specifically, most of the same principles apply to other cryptocurrencies – they all share a common base. —————————— By now, you have probably already heard of Bitcoin. Or you live under a rock – but some rocks are nice and shiny, so that is understandable. If you are … 

 

What are Cookies?

Delicious. But those aren’t the kind of cookies we are talking about. Instead, we are talking about cookies on the Web. In order to understand cookies, we first need to eat them know a few things about HTML and HTTP. HTML and HTTP Webpages are created using HTML. For example, if we have this HTML: …