Remove Click-To-Run Office (MS Store version) (and other crap) From New PCs

If you’re a sysadmin, help desk, or anyone that builds new machines for a company that uses anything other than the OEM version of Microsoft Office, you’ve probably noticed that it’s become more difficult to remove the pre-installed (click-to-run) version of Microsoft Office from the machine (and Candy Crush, and Skype, and Zune — I mean really — who still uses a Zune?!) What’s worse, if you clean it up for the logged in user (manually go in and and right-click > “uninstall” for EACH app), then log in as another user, they’re all back! I mean come one!

Is your website secure?

Your website is up.You’re getting visitors.Things are looking up. But is your site secure, or are your visitors getting a lovely “Not Secure” message when they visit your site? (Google Chrome pushed an update on July 24, 2018 to show this message on any site that doesn’t have an SSL certificate.) In this day and age, you NEED an SSL certificate(that nice green padlock) on your website.

Create a simple WordPress Plugin with Shortcode

Creating a WordPress plugin from scratch can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be.

Here, we’ll show you how simple it is to create your own WordPress plugin with a shortcode to display some content.
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My iPhone won’t “trust” my computer

I recently ran into an issue where I would plug my phone into my laptop, and each time it would ask if I wanted to trust the computer. I’d click trust, try to get into iTunes, and it still wouldn’t find my phone. So I’d unplug and re-plug in my phone, and lo and behold, it would ask if I wanted to trust my computer again… and again… and again.

Rebooting didn’t help. Updating iTunes didn’t help. So went out to find a solution.

Disable click on WordPress parent menu with children

‘ve got a few sites where the client has requested that main menu items that have sub-menu items not be clickable, but just be a placeholder for the sub menu items themselves.

This comes in handy, specifically, when you have drop down menus (using SuperFish, for example) — Safari on iOS handles SuperFish pretty well – the first tap drops down the menu, and the second tap will actually take you to that page, but what if you don’t want the first level to take you anywhere?

Exchange Management Console Send on Behalf of Error

The following error(s) occurred while saving changes:

Set-Mailbox Failed Error:

Couldn’t find object “domain.local/OU/username”. Please make sure that it was spelled correctly or specify a different object. Reason: The recipient domain.local/OU/username isn’t the expected type.

Need cloud backup but tired of DropBox?

Copy is a Barracuda company that is competing against DropBox, Google Drive, Box, etc, and is doing a fine job at it. They offer 15 GB of free storage to start, and (at the time of writing) give a bonus 5 GB of storage to both the referrer and the person referred if you sign up from someone else — that’s 20 GB of storage to start!

Moving from a dev to live WordPress site?

If you’re like most website developers, you probably do most of your development on a subdomain (ie dev.domain.com) as opposed to the live site.

Welll, this is all fine and dandy until you need to move your nice, new WordPress site from dev.domain.com to www.domain.com — all of your images, links, site name, site domain, etc all have links tied to the dev URI.

Random Password Generator

Passwords are like underwear: they should be changed often, not left in the open, and not shared with anyone…

So, need a quick, random password?

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