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The Microsoft Edge browser recommendation hypocrisy

So the latest Windows Insider build apparently nags you to stay with Edge, because it’s good enough or something. And now everyone’s shitting their pants over how outrageous this move is. Well, in fact, it is. But I’m really missing these voices when Google does the same. Which is… all the time, actually. I mean, […]

Using SSH Key Pairs on Windows

Basics For the fundamentals of how SSH key pairs works, please read understanding public key private key concepts. TLDR you put your public key on the remote machine (server) you want to manage, and you authenticate with the private key you have on your local client machine. Generation We use PuTTY to generate and use […]

Notepad++ 64 bit builds

Without further ado: npp64 Cheers.

Git CMD patched for ConsoleZ

There’s an annoying bug in the current releases of Git for Windows. TL;DR if started from ConsoleZ, Git Bash exits when you press Ctrl+C. A patch has been made for git-cmd but it hasn’t been merged yet. I believe this is a major inconvenience for some of us, so I decided to make the patched […]

Windows 10568 back again

After removing the Windows 10 November Update, apparently the ISOs and the Media Creation Tool are back. Here’s the explanation: Recently we learned of an issue that could have impacted an extremely small number of people who had already installed Windows 10 and applied the November update. Once these customers installed the November update, a […]

Allowing users to control third party services via Group Policy

Preamble So you have an Active Directory domain and you’ve installed certain services on certain computers. Now you want to allow certain non-admin users to control these services, but for obvious reasons you definitely don’t want to grant them with admin rights. You can do this OOB via Group Policy as long as this is […]

Windows 8.1 Activation Surprises

Back in the day, you used to have a little balloon in the corner reminding you from time to time that you should activate Windows ASAP. But those times are gone. Now you get this: No, you can’t use Alt + Tab. No, you can’t use Alt + F4. You gotta go to PC Settings, […]

Checklist for fixing printer problems on Windows

When your printer goes nuts and suddenly stops working, there’s a lot of things you can try to get it to work again. You can try these one by one and once it’s fixed you don’t have to go any further. Restart your printer: yeah, this one’s obvious. Turn it off and on again, or […]