My Home Theatre

It's been a hiatus... I've been a bit busy lately, it's summer time and all... I've been enjoying the beautiful weather with my family but I feel like I'm due, so here we go! Home Theatre! This topic interest me big time, ever since I bought my "new" house 5 years ago I had been... Continue Reading →

Generate Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) Using CertUtil

A CRC is used to detect any changes to the original data/content, the most common reason being accidental data modification and corruption. CRCs are used to validate integrity, to ensure that the data sent is the data received. It's quite easy to create a CRC with tools built into the Windows operating system. Open a command prompt window,... Continue Reading →

How to Generalize a Linux VM Template

When building out an environment of any kind, you need to have a good starting base, a strong foundation and the same holds true for many things. It's no different when building a virtual machine (VM) template to deploy in your environment in a repeatable fashion. Recently I spent some time developing a generalized/sanitized VM template for Red... Continue Reading →

Fix and Repair a Dead Hard Drive

Everyone's got a story about losing important data one way or another, whether it's from the accidental deletion of some files, a stolen computer, or more commonly a failed hard drive. To be honest I've never been a casualty to lost data, I always kept backups... probably too many backups... like backups of backups. To... Continue Reading →

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