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SOLVED: How to Change The Background Wallpaper on Sharepoint in Office365

If you are using SharePoint hosted on Microsoft’s Office365 platform you might think that you cannot change the background wallpaper, but you can. Change the Wallpaper on SharePoint: Click the COG (top right corner of the screen) Click SITE SETTINGS Click CHANGE THE LOOK (under LOOK AND FEEL) Click the first theme on the page […]


SOLVED: What Do The Suffix Letters on Intel Processors Mean

Intel used to have a pretty simple naming scheme for its CPU’s but as the market demanded more features, Intel started adding suffix letters to its processors.  Often the letters added on to the end of an Intel CPU number can mean enormous differences. Below is a list of Intel CPU Suffix Letters: C – Desktop processor based on […]


SOLVED: How To Disable Sophos Safeguard Popup Messages

If you have Sophos Safeguard you likely have annoying popup messages saying things like: Sophos Safeguard: Communicating With Server Sophos Safeguard: No New Settings Available Sophos Safeguard: Synchronization with Sophos Safeguard server succeeded These will occur several times a day and drive your staff insane. Fortunately there is an easy way to disable Sophos Safeguard popup […]


20 Mar Posted by in Other Technologies | Comments

SOLVED: VIDEOS: How to Disassemble Seagate USB Disks

If you have an old Seagate external hard drive and you want to pull the disk for some reason, it isn’t very hard to do.  Over the last few years we have posted several videos demonstrating how to disassemble Seagate disks. The things you need to be aware of are that you are voiding your […]


SOLVED: What Happened To Microsoft IllumiRoom and RoomAlive?

In 2013 Microsoft Research demonstrated a very exciting technology named IllumiRoom which used a single projector to expand video from a single screen onto the walls and furniture in the room.  It is mind blowing and uses only a cheap commodity projector to project the images calculated by a commodity Kinect camera system.   It was very exciting […]


01 Feb Posted by in Other Technologies | Comments

Solved: Microsoft Store Error Code 141078

If you are completing a transaction on the Microsoft Store and you see ERROR CODE 141078, you likely have no idea what to do. There was an issue processing your order, please contact customer service for assistance in completing your purchase. Error Code:141078 Error Code 141078 tells you almost nothing and calling the Microsoft Store […]


What is Machine Learning vs Deep Learning vs Reinforcement Learning vs Supervised Learning?

This is a simplified explanation of Machine Learning intended for non-computer science people.  It definitely glosses over the massive complexity involved in this field but should give you a basic understanding of the core concepts in just a few short sentences. What is Machine Learning? Machine Learning is a set of rules that a computer develops on its […]


28 Dec Posted by in Other Technologies | Comments

SOVLED: VIDEO: How To Embed An Interactive Google Map Into Your Website

If you have ever tried to figure out how to insert a clickable interactive map into your website, you likely have found a number of utilities and plugins that will do the work for you.  However, there is a straight forward way to insert a Google Map into your website without any tools.  You can even make the map different sizes.  Even better, you […]


17 Nov Posted by in Other Technologies | Comments

SOLVED: How To Allow Users To Use Antivirus Not Listed in the ESAP for Pulse Secure

If you have a Juniper / Pulse Secure VPN device and you use the Host Checker to confirm that connecting PC’s have an Anti Virus on them, you will eventually have a situation in which you need to allow and AV that is not on the ESAP list.  In my case the situation was that AVAST […]


17 Nov Posted by in Other Technologies | Comments

SOLVED: Plantronics Mic Not Working on Mitel MiCollab Client

If you have a microphone that is not working on a Mitel MiCollab Client (formerly Mitel UCA) you likely have to remove the TELEWORKER GATEWAY setting. Before making any changes, test your microphone is working by: click START and type SOUND Click SOUND (or do a dance through the control panel to find it) Click […]


SOLVED: Slow Network File Transfer Speeds on Windows & Juniper Hardware

If you see transfer speeds bouncing up and down on any system (Windows PC, Linux Server, network appliance, NAS disk, firewall, router…), the most likely cause is at the physical layer.  That means that you likely have a bad cable, poor physical connection or your equipment is not auto-negotiating a speed properly. Testing for a bad […]


SOLVED: Mitel UCA v6 MiCollab Client Connection Lost on Windows 10

Version 6 of Mitel’s Unified Communications agent now called MiCollab has had troubles connecting to the MAS / MGB server on Windows 10 since the early summer of 2016.  As you can see in the screenshot to the right it displays CONNECTION LOST even though it is correctly configured and is visibly showing information from […]