Reinstalling Lync 2013 Database Issue

If you needed to reinstall Lync 2013, you may already have a database that is causing you grief.  Of course you can delete the database, but if your ran the install it will just error out - but perform all tasks but creating your CSDatabase.  Here is how to manually create the CSDatabase so you don't have to start over... (more…)

By kconway, ago

Top 4 Apps to Help Busy Moms Keep Tabs on Kids

Back in the good old days, moms could figure out where their kids had run off to by opening the front door, walking out on the porch and hollering their names as loudly as possible to get their attention.
These days, it's more challenging to keep tabs on kids, especially for moms who work outside of the home. Fortunately, with the help of some handy dandy technology—in the form of useful apps—working mothers have a virtual way of keeping a close eye on their kids, which doesn’t involve shouting out their names and startling co-workers. (more…)

By kconway, ago

How To Send Emails At A Specified Time In Mozilla Thunderbird

I prefer using Linux over Windows. I even use it on my work computer, and my preferred email client is Mozilla Thunderbird. Well the other day I wanted to have an email send out at a specified time (Don't ask me why) and I knew I could do it in Microsoft Outlook, but I didn't have that. I had Thunderbird, and it doesn't have that functionality built in. That's ok, because like just about anything else with Thunderbird, there is a plugin for it! The plugin I found that you can use to delay sending an email is called (more…)

By kconway, ago

How To Merge Multiple PDF's in Ubuntu

Often times I have to scan certain documents into PDF's and combine them with existing PDF's to make one big document that I can send to my boss for approval. Since my work laptop is running on Xubuntu Linux, I have to do that with a special command line utility called pdftk. Let's say I have three PDF's that I need to combine, they are named pdf1.pdf, pdf2.pdf and pdf3.pdf. Here is the syntax I would use to merge them:

#pdftk pdf1.pdf pdf2.pdf pdf3.pdf cat output merged.pdf
The new merged.pdf file will now have all three documents merged into one PDF in the order you listed them in the above command! (more…)

By kconway, ago

How To Install Games on The Xbox One

 As some of you know I am going through a divorce. I was married for almost fourteen years and that whole time my wife would never let me buy a gaming console. She hated the idea of them.
Well the other day it was my time with the kids, and they were bored and I decided to run out and buy an (more…)

By kconway, ago
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Surfing Safely: Which Website Security Badges to Trust

Those small security badges featured at the bottom of online commerce pages may seem insignificant, but they can have a big impact on a company's online sales. According to Visual Website Optimizer, one conversion specialist ran a study of online websites displaying security badges, and found that those security badges can increase conversions by up to 32 percent.
The numbers prove that online consumers remain wary of online (more…)

By kconway, ago
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