Disable Windows Server Shutdown Reason

I run a lab Windows 2019 Server that frequently gets rebooted and shutdown. Every time I log in, I get greeted by the Shutdown Reason screen. Obviously for a lab server, it doesn't matter too much. To disable this dialog, I had to add a registry key and value... [More]

Make Windows 10 act/look like Windows NT/95

Windows 10 is a fantastic operating system. Microsoft has done a really good job at bringing speed and stability to its platform. However, Windows 10 is a bit "cluttered" in my mind. I prefer the simpler times (don't we all at this point?) and the relatively clean interface introduced by Windows 95 and used by Windows NT 4.0. [More]

Active Directory - Find Out When Password Expires

A good security policy for Active Directory is to have users change their passwords at regular intervals (ie: 90 days). That, combined with password requirements (ie: minimum length, complexity, etc) provides users with a secure environment. As a user, you can find out when your AD password is going to expire... [More]

Building WinVICE 2.4

WinVICE is a Commodore emulator that lets you run Commodore 64, VIC-20, PET, etc programs on your modern computer. I prefer an older version (2.4) the most as I feel newer versions have too many extra features that I don't require.

I am also interested in Bulletin Board Systems (BBS), and I'd like to set up WinVICE on an older computer and run a Commodore BBS on it. One item has gotten in my way: any versions of WinVICE that I use will not report the presence of a modem carrier tone to the BBS software (DCD). [More]

D365: Set Customer field to default to Contact

Here's a handy little JavaScript that lets you set a Customer Field in CRM to default to Contact instead of Account. A Customer Field is a "special type" of field in CRM that can either be set to an Account or Contact. When you add a custom one in CRM, it defaults the lookup to go to Accounts first - the user then has to manually (every time!) change it to Contacts if they want to select a Contact record. [More]

Fixing Office 365 Ribbon Toolbars

After a recent update to Microsoft Office 365, I was surprised to see the Office Toolbar/Ribbon behave weirdly when I tried to pin it. Previously, when I pinned it, it would just stay on the screen in the format it was in. However, after the update, pinning the Toolbar resulted in it completely changing - and it became bigger and (in my opinion) less useful. It turns out the issue is related to some Touch settings in Office! [More]