Add Programs To Metro Apps UI In Windows 8

Programs which are not installed by an installer like putty do not appear in the metro ui (also known as a tile) in Microsoft Windows 8. To add them is very simple: Create a shortcut for the program and name … Continue reading



Samsung 830 SSD (512GB)

Overview My Windows system stopped booting up for some odd reason but luckily it only affect my OS drive. As I had to reinstall Windows I thought now would be a good time to get an SSD to save cloning … Continue reading



Windows Explorer Not Refreshing

After a crash I encountered an issue where Windows Explorer would not automatically refresh in Microsoft Windows 7. For example downloading a file using a web browser to the Desktop the file doesn’t appear until you Right click > Refresh. … Continue reading



Lock & Unlock Windows With Bluetooth

Overview I’d love to automate as much as possible and also get some great UIs along the way (Minority Report / Iron Man anyone?). An article I came across from How To Geek was a step closer to the dream. … Continue reading



Windows 8 Preview Unexpected Error Status: 0xc0000225

I tried installing Windows 8 Preview on Oracle VM VirtualBox but when it started it errored on a black screen with white writing and stopped. The error at the bottom says Status: 0xc0000225 Info: An unexpected error has occurred. The … Continue reading



Acer Aspire One D255E Mini Review

Overview Our Asus EEE PC 701 SSD failed when I tried to upgrade it from Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04. I was in the middle of an install when it failed to copy a file and then there after it could … Continue reading



Error: You Are Using A High Performance Setting

I ran the Windows 7 “Power Efficiency Diagnostics Report” tool to see what can be done to reduce power consumption but it reports that using the performance power setting as an Error? Surely it should be a warning or not … Continue reading



Java 4-Ever

This was such a funny video I had to post it.