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Windows Group-By Menace SOLVED AT LAST!

If I wanted it sorted by date, I would have DONE so!

Today, I had the misfortune of copying files from another computer on my network only to discover that they, and all folders below them, had been tainted with the Windows "group by" feature for some reason. I tried changing the view recursively, but that only changes between thumbnail or list view and doesn't affect Group .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]

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16 Days of Christmas – NSA edition

16 Days of Christmas – NSA edition – The Geek Professor

In preparation for my book, Are You Listening? Lessons in Waste, Abuse, and Mismanagement from the Agency .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]

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Home network safety tip: keep most devices on the “Guest” network

Home network safety tip: keep most devices on the

Malware from the manufacturer means bad times for everyone

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Are You Really Pumping a Dry Well or Did You Find Your Purpose?

Are You Really Pumping a Dry Well or Did You Find Your Purpose? – The Geek Professor

"I think you're pumping a dry well here..."
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Time to re-evaluate my browser strategy. Time to be Brave

Time to re-evaluate my browser strategy. Time to be Brave – The Geek Professor

Brave. The privacy browser

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2023 Job Hunting Guide – Layoffs, pain, and treading water

2023 Job Hunting Guide – Layoffs, pain, and treading water – The Geek Professor In February 2023, I got stung by government security clearance shenanigans which, despite Herculean .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]

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Removing bad LinkedIn jobs live with a browser plugin (and Indeed too!)

A good tool, but it could be great!

In 2023, extreme layoffs sent people scrambling for new jobs. As a tough market with far too many seekers and not nearly enough positions, it became a daily grind to load up job options and apply. Best case, the online tools are helping you rapidly find good options – particularly when you're paying for the "Premium" feature.

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Today’s bad news: Microsoft Snip tool soon to launch with the PrintScreen Key

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Changes like this always make me wonder about Microsoft's motto: "Empower every person to do more…" How am I "doing more" when I spend my time fighting with changes no one asked for and no one needs?

Granted, we probably needed a faster and more convenient method of opening the Snip tool than WIN+SHIFT+S, but what's wrong with .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]

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What Golden Tree teaches us about listening

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Japan's second-largest tourist agency was mystified when it entered English-speaking markets and began receiving requests for unusual sex tours. Upon finding out why, the owners of Kinki Nippon Tourist Company changed its name.
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The saga of the Golden Tree travel agency was a memorable lesson in my college marketing class. As was the Chevy "Nova"'s entry into .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]

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SIIG KVM and USB C hub – Managing remote work is so much easier now!

SIIG USB-C 2-Port KVM Switch MST Docking Station with PD 65W
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So I put some effort into getting my home office put together. I have dual monitors nicely raised to the right eye height. I have a motorized standing desk, nice keyboard, mouse… the works! But the main issue was switching between my home computing and my work. I had one laptop for each .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]

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All About Warranties

Extended warranties are a ripoff some say, but there are times when it can be a very good idea to use them. Read all about warranties and how to use them to your advantage.

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Product Rebates

Learn why rebates are a bad thing and some tips for making sure you get your money.

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Gift Cards

Gift cards are marketed as a great way to get a gift for someone when you don't know quite what to give them. But in many cases, all you're giving them is headache.

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Trusting Companies

Store, online or off, are not known for being fair and helpful unless it benefits them to be so. Good deals exist, but many are bad deals in disguise. It's not in your best interests to be too trusting with any of them.

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