Thursday, June 21, 2018

Microsoft Tech support scam call

just got a call that my Mac(hackintosh) is infected with some virus with an extension of .exe and it has been sending alerts to Microsoft. strong Indian accent so you know it was legit.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Commodore 64 black screen at boot up repair

Hello everyone

Today I had a Commodore 64 on the bench with the black screen at boot problem, I did a quick video on how I fixed it. I suspect that most these problems are the cause of the power supply, it get's old and over voltages the computer and cooks a chip or two. could have even been a static electricity to the computer.  I hope you find this interesting and or helpful if you want to fix your commodore 64.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Enable Windows 10 Ultimate Performance mode

you can do this after you get the 1803 update

open powershell in administrators mode
type in this command
powercfg -dublicatescheme e9a42b02-d5df-448d-aa00-03f14749eb61
now go to Power Option and unhid additional plans
you should now see Ultimate Performance

This may or may not make any difference but if you have a desktop, this may give you a few more FPS...


Sunday, April 1, 2018

Convert MBR to GPT in windows 10

Warning, this will destroy all data on the drive you perform this on.

open CMD . Command Prompt as Administrator

type in diskpart

type in list disk

select disk (disk number) that you want to covert
type clean
type convert gpt
type exit

and you are done, you should see the full amount of space on your drive in Device managers

Have a nice day

Monday, January 29, 2018

Windows, OS X and Linux life hacks

I didn't know this so I am sharing it

Windows OS
if you are in a directory using CMD and want to open explorer from that same place type in  "Start ." no quotes of course and explorer will open in that directory

Mac OS X
if you are in terminal and want to open finder in that directory just type in "open ." and you will have finder open.

Linux (I use CentOS7)
just create an alias with this command alias open='xdc-open &> /dev/null'

I hope you can profit from this

Saturday, December 30, 2017

all lower case file names

if you need to convert every file to lower case in a folder in OS X this command will do that.

for f in *; do mv "$f" "`echo $f | tr "[:upper:]" "[:lower:]"`"; done