Create a Bootable WinPE USB Drive

WinPE (Windows Preinstallation Environment) is essentially like the Windows Version of a Linux Live CD, where everything is completely self Contained and you can boot directly from the CD/USB into the Build, which provides a familiar Desktop Interface and can run a wide number of Portable or Stand-alone Tools & Commands. This WinPE is built … Continue reading Create a Bootable WinPE USB Drive

Format USB Drives Larger than 32GB as FAT32 (not exFAT)

There are a lot of reasons why you may want to format a large drive to FAT32, and most of them are to make it compatible with some type of Hardware you are using the storage device with. The easiest way to solve this problem is to use Rufus Just select your USB Device, select … Continue reading Format USB Drives Larger than 32GB as FAT32 (not exFAT)

Installing & Updating WAIK & WinPE from 3.0 to 3.1 using the AIK Supplement for Windows 7

Install the Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows 7: Download the WAIK for Win7 from the Microsoft site Download & Install the Portable WinCDEmu from wincdemu.sysprogs.org/ Open it & click on "Mount Image" and browse to your ISO File & mount it Let it Autoplay or Open the New Drive and click on the … Continue reading Installing & Updating WAIK & WinPE from 3.0 to 3.1 using the AIK Supplement for Windows 7

Setup & Basics of MySQL

Download MySQL: Go to mysql.com, click on "Developer Zone" then click on "MySQL Downloads", then click on "MySQL Community Server" .. or go to https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/ Click on "Go to Download Page" Select the one labeled Web, for online, or the one without Web in the name for offline installation, ex: mysql-installer-web-community-8.0.17.0.msi You might have to … Continue reading Setup & Basics of MySQL

Create a Dynamic Pie Chart with Dynamic Legend in Excel which Doesn’t Display Zero Amount Categories, and Adds or Removes Categories & Updates Dynamically with the Entered Data

In the Screenshot above, this Pie Chart will adjust automatically to new values added into the Excel Sheet, adding or removing new categories as values are entered or deleted. I have something like around 80 different Categories, but each day perhaps only 10 or so get used, but they could be any 10 of the … Continue reading Create a Dynamic Pie Chart with Dynamic Legend in Excel which Doesn’t Display Zero Amount Categories, and Adds or Removes Categories & Updates Dynamically with the Entered Data

Custom Light Manipulation – DIY Soft-Box Covers for your Studio Strobes

Here's a quick & easy way to make your own soft-box covers to narrow or shape the light from your soft-box panels. It only takes 10-30 minutes, depending on what shapes you're making, and only costs anywhere from $12-25, depending on if you already have Gaffers Tape & Elastic Banding etc. I had two extra … Continue reading Custom Light Manipulation – DIY Soft-Box Covers for your Studio Strobes

Disabling Protected View in Excel Sheets for Trusted Documents Only – Office16

Sometimes you keep opening a sheet that you have on your computer and every time it opens it launches in Protected View. If you've tried going to File > Options > Trust Center > Trust Center Settings > Protected View > and disabling everything, you shouldn't. Make sure those all say "Enabled" for security, otherwise … Continue reading Disabling Protected View in Excel Sheets for Trusted Documents Only – Office16

Fighting for Clean Water: The Daily Battle for Your Health

Not surprisingly, more and more testing of neighborhood drinking water pops up in the news with findings of lead, copper, mercury and all kinds of other metals and pollutants. Here's what I've learned, living in developing countries, where the tap water is absolutely unsafe. I'll offer these tips, which we use today, in America. Its … Continue reading Fighting for Clean Water: The Daily Battle for Your Health

Casting Sport – Event 3 – Spinning Accuracy – Arenberg Target

If you're American, you've probably never heard of the Professional Sport of Casting, or the ICSF, but its quite Popular in Northern Europe, Eastern Europe, and Japan, among other places. As a Vegan I don't Fish anymore, but I always loved Casting more than Fishing, just like I've always loved Archery more than Bow-Hunting. These … Continue reading Casting Sport – Event 3 – Spinning Accuracy – Arenberg Target

How to Make a Movie Theater with Movie Screen & Overhead Projector in your SUV

This is a write up on how I made a Mobile Movie Theater in the Back of my Xterra Things you Need: 1 length of 1/2" PVC Pipe 1/2" PVC T-Connectors (x4) 1/2" PVC L-Connectors (x4) One piece of 1/2" Thick high-quality wood, about 5.5" x 8.5" 1/4" half-circle metal pipe brackets (x4) 1/2" long … Continue reading How to Make a Movie Theater with Movie Screen & Overhead Projector in your SUV

NirCmd

NirCmd is a Command line Utility you can call in .Bat & .Vbs files etc to execute a number of highly useful commands with the click of an Icon. Set Up: Scroll to the bottom of their homepage & Download the either the x86 or x64 versions for your 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows … Continue reading NirCmd

Kalani’s Hawaiian Granola

Preparation: Roasted Ingredients: Oats, rolled, or lightly-rolled like you find in some countries Chopped Macadamia Nuts ( or Cashews, Pecans, or Sliced Almonds) Desiccated Coconut, Shredded or Unsweetened Coconut Shredded Unsalted Sunflower Seeds, raw White Sesame Seeds, raw Wheat Germ Other Raw, Unsalted Seeds: Pumpkin, Flax, Hemp, etc. Liquid Mix: Ingredients: Real Maple Syrup with … Continue reading Kalani’s Hawaiian Granola

Book Binding

Tools and Materials Sheets of paper for binding into a book Bone folder StudioTac double-sided adhesive Heavyweight papers for end pages Pencil Jade glue Paint brush Headband tape Craft knife Binder's board (acid-free) Book canvas Iron-on transfer paper (optional) Binding a Book How-To 1. Collect all the sheets of paper you wish to bind into … Continue reading Book Binding

Increasing Metabolic Rate for Keeping Fit – Burning More Calories with a Higher Metabolism

Your Metabolism is the rate at which your body burns calories or energy at any given time of day, at rest or during daily activities, etc A High Metabolism : Your body converts food into energy at a High Rate, Processing Calories and Energy from foods you intake and burning them as food and fuel … Continue reading Increasing Metabolic Rate for Keeping Fit – Burning More Calories with a Higher Metabolism

Add Attachments to all Emails after completing a Mail Merge – A Keystroke Macro for Outlook

Set office to Offline Mode, or set Mail to Manual Send only Create a Mail Merge and click send, so all emails are in your outbox Double Click this Script : Outlook Mail-Merge Attachment.vbs Select OK, then Select the file you want to Attach and continue Send mails by Changing Outlook to Online Mode, or … Continue reading Add Attachments to all Emails after completing a Mail Merge – A Keystroke Macro for Outlook

Clearing WPFFontCache in case some menus arent working, etc in Windows

Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services (or type "services.msc" from the run command box). Stop the "Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0 or 4.0.0.0" service. Delete the cache file: "FontCache3.0.0.0.dat from: WinXP: "C:\Documents and Settings\USER\LocalService\Local Settings\Application Data" Vista/Win7: "C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local" Restart the service, or the machine if needed