Category Archives: IT / Tech News

How do I reset my Charter cable modem?

Note: The equipment pictured is just an example. The steps listed should work correctly for all modem types.

  1. Shut Down/Turn Off your computer as well as all network devices (wireless access points, wireless routers, ethernet switches and hubs).
  2. Unplug
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Use KeePass to store your passwords on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux

KeePass for Windows

KeePass for Mac OS X and Linux

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Introducing Vagrant

Have you ever heard the following? “Welcome to the team! Here’s a list of 15 applications to install, the instructions are in the team room, somewhere. See you in a week!” Or: “What do you mean it broke production, it … Read more

The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug is already being dubbed one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen. The bug has affected many popular websites and services — ones you might use every day, like Gmail … Read more

Replacement for LogMeIn – Chrome Remote Desktop

The previous app we were using to remotely access PCs (LogMeIn) got rid of their Free Edition so we decided to find a different solution.

On the remote PC, ask the person to install a Chrome browser extension … Read more

Internet Explorer is currently running with add-ons disabled (how do I turn it off?)

Find IE and then right click the application and then go to the Shortcut tab and then look at the Target area. It should be something like this–“C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe”

Make sure there are no extra strings after the iexplorer.exe.… Read more

How do I adjust the password policy for a standalone Windows 2008 server

From the Start window, type “Local Security Policy.”

1) Go to Security Settings > Account Policies > Password Policy.

2) Disable the option “Password must meet complexity requirements.”

3) Make sure that the “Maximum password age” is set to zero. … Read more

How can I connect remotely to my home computer?

Logmein is a great little app, which bypasses all the mess. If you like the mess and you are an IT person who wants to connect remotely the hard way just because then read on.

First, you are going to … Read more