Mike Porter

At this website we have already posted information about Windows 10. We also have a few posts on Windows Server, but this post is focused on the Windows 10 operating system. Here are a few previous posts on Windows 10: Windows 10 Command Line Introduction, Windows 10 Command Line Examples, […]

Windows 10 Introduction

Wikipedia says: “The Raspberry Pi is a series of small single-board computers developed in the United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to promote the teaching of basic computer science in schools and in developing countries. The original model became far more popular than anticipated, selling outside of its target […]

Raspberry Pi

What is an ISO file or “ISO image”? Wikipedia says: “An ISO image is an archive file of an optical disc, a type of disk image composed of the data contents from every written sector on an optical disc, including the optical disc file system. ISO image files usually have […]

Create ISO Files from Disks

Wikipedia says of LibreOffice: “LibreOffice is a free and open source office suite, a project of The Document Foundation. It was forked from OpenOffice.org in 2010, which was an open-sourced version of the earlier StarOffice. The LibreOffice suite comprises programs for word processing, the creation and editing of spreadsheets, slideshows, […]


In your SQL Server code are you using @@SERVERNAME? This can return the wrong information. For me it was not returning the correct computer name, which is part of what @@SERVERNAME returns. I am not certain, but perhaps I installed SQL Server Express and then changed my Windows computer name. […]

SQL Server Wrong Server Name

What are some of the best websites? The Webby Awards lists websites that have won the Webby awards. According to the website, as of August 2017, there are 7,500,208,531 people in the world, 3,618,485,678 people who use the Internet, 1,182,278,965 websites and only 407 Webby winners. So there is a […]

Webby Awards

So you’ve just bought a new Windows 10 laptop. That’s exciting. What should you do next? There are some important steps you should take to make sure you enjoy your new laptop to the full. This post discusses those steps. Some of these steps take only a few minute while […]

Setting Up A New Windows Laptop

As Wikipedia says: “Vivaldi is a freeware, cross-platform web browser developed by Vivaldi Technologies, a company founded by Opera Software co-founder and former CEO Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner and Tatsuki Tomita. The browser was officially launched on April 12, 2016. The browser is aimed at staunch technologists, heavy Internet users, […]

Vivaldi Web Browser

You can build your VMs on one computer and move them to another computer. You don’t need to rebuild your VMs. You might have spent some time setting up your server in a VM, setting up the network and doing all of the necessary configuration, so you don’t want to […]

Move a VirtualBox VM

BGInfo is part of Microsoft’s Sysinternals. At the website it says the following: “How many times have you walked up to a system in your office and needed to click through several diagnostic windows to remind yourself of important aspects of its configuration, such as its name, IP address, or […]


Windows Sysinternals is a suite of programs, resources and utilities to manage, diagnose, troubleshoot, and monitor a Microsoft Windows environment. It is part of the Microsoft TechNet website. You can download the entire suite of tool all at once. There are 100 utilities in the suite and the size is […]

Windows Sysinternals