A PowerShell script to update the Windows 7 and Windows 10 lock screen image.

By | October 12, 2018

This was the mission at work, and the hardest part is that I don’t know PowerShell, but I had two things going for me. 1, Windows 7 keeps the lock screen image in C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds (C:\Windows\sysnative\oobe\info\backgrounds for x32). As long as it’s called “backgroundDefault.jpg” and is 256kb or smaller, Win7 is happy. 2, The policy for… Read More »

Trading options on Netflix stock

By | November 30, 2017

Conclusion at the bottom. I’ve been curious and interested in trading options for a while, but always found it more complicated than my “buy and hold” strategy allows for. With yesterday’s drop in share price, Netflix would allow for an interesting options trade. Netflix was almost at $200 and dropped to $185, a $15 drop… Read More »

Bose Mini Soundlink II – empty battery fix

By | November 3, 2017

The Bose Soundlink Mini II, one of the best bang-for-the-buck purchases I’ve ever made (along with the Dyson V8 Absolute) finally started to show its age. I got the dreaded charging warning! The battery should last far longer than a year, so my issue was likely with the firmware. It was the latest version, so… Read More »

2006 Volvo V70 2.5t mileage figures

By | February 10, 2017

  Fuel Log/Expense 2006 Volvo V70 2.5t Date Range: 1/1/2016 to 1/1/2017 File: 06Volvo.db Printed 01/16/2017 @ 3:27pm Date Odometer Fillup Fuel Pumped & Type Cost/Gallon Cost MPG 1/2/2016 134,947 Yes 12.809 gals. Premium Unleaded 2.069 26.50 25.529 1/11/2016 135,325 Yes 14.789 gals. Premium Unleaded 2.029 30.01 25.560 1/23/2016 135,712 Yes 15.950 gals. Premium Unleaded… Read More »

HP Printer driver fails install due to USB Software Support

By | February 10, 2017

Symptom:   While installing a USB connected printer, the driver stops with the following error; This computer does not have the necessary USB software support to allow completion of a USB installation.   Cause: For whatever reason, the USBReady.exe file can’t properly perform a USB detection.   Solution: Go into the temp directory where the… Read More »

A simple & inexpensive way to keep your toilets clean

By | January 15, 2017

Parts: FluidMaster Flush & Sparkle – one for each toilet. HTH 1″ chlorinating tablets. – 5 lbs bottle will last forever! I’m lazy and don’t want to do more work than I have to.  I was a big fan of the bleach pucks you dropped in the toilet tank. They kept the bowl sparkling clean with… Read More »