Author Archives: reverend

Look for these things before buying that fix-and-flip house

By | March 11, 2019

In a discussion about fix & flip houses, a redditor gave us this great list of things to look for & consider  before buying.   Site – – Does the ground around the house slope consistently away? – If there are underground drains, where are they going? – Are there any trees at the foundation? – Is there adequate… Read More »

Pi-Hole installation, step-by-step.

By | February 20, 2019

This will become your DNS and will sinkhole any nefarious/ad requests on your network, so cell phones, tablets & computers will all be far less inconvenienced by ads and crap. You’ll need a 2 GB SD card and your trusty leftover Raspberry Pi. Download the Raspbian Lite image.  This goes on the 2GB SD card.… Read More »

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 »

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 »