TweakHound Computer stuff... Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:35:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 TweakHound 32 32 1539666 Site Stuff… Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:35:03 +0000 Apologies for the lack of posts. Working 6 days a week for the last 3 weeks. First I wanted to thank everyone who donated to my BikeMS ride. It was much appreciated. As if working too much wasn’t enough, the engine in our (my wife’s) 2009 Scion went bad after 135,000 miles. I grew up […]

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“Brain Hacking” Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:17:42 +0000 “Silicon Valley is engineering your phone, apps and social media to get you hooked, says a former Google product manager.” Very interesting article. Unfortunately it is about a 60 Minutes TV show that you can only see if you subscribe. Nope. Bottom line. Tech companies engineer their products to get you addicted, to fool you, […]

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Patch Tuesday, Part 2 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 21:43:26 +0000 More updates coming out… Windows XP Patched Again (Vista Too) June 2017 security update release “Microsoft releases additional updates for older platforms to protect against potential nation-state activity” (WannaCry/WannaCrypt) Microsoft security advisory 4025685: Guidance for older platforms: June 13, 2017 “This section summarizes resources for customers running editions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 8, […]

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Patch Tuesday Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:41:08 +0000 Windows Updates Updates, Update Rollups… See: Microsoft Security Update Summary for June 2017 farther down this post. June 2017 Security Release For Win10: 2017-06 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1703 for x64-based Systems (KB4022725) June 13, 2017—KB4022725 (OS Build 15063.413 and 15063.414) It should be noted that Windows Telemetry update KB2952664 is back in […]

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Tweaking Windows 10, Creators Update Version Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:07:59 +0000 After far too long the Creators Updated version of the Win10 Tweak Guide is here. For a variety of reasons this version was a royal PITA to write and publish. Last week Windows 10 Privacy Settings version 3.0 was released. As always I would appreciate you spreading the word via email, social media, news postings, […]

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Updated – Windows 10 Privacy Settings Wed, 07 Jun 2017 10:36:01 +0000 Now that I have moved to a new web host and I can finally upload stuff… Introducing Windows 10 Privacy Settings version 3.0

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Chrome 59 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 21:15:25 +0000 “The Chrome team is delighted to announce the promotion of Chrome 59 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux…Chrome 59.0.3071.86 contains a number of fixes and improvements…This update includes 30 security fixes.” Download: Google Chrome Web 32-bit    Google Chrome 64-bit

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New Webhost Mon, 05 Jun 2017 20:44:28 +0000 This site never ran like it should with my last 2 Web Hosts. Slow, laggy, plugins not working correctly. Web host blaming the plugins. Plugin support repeatedly blaming the web host server configuration. You all deserve better as do I. Fortunately my old friend that hosted this site for many, many years (from it’s inception) […]

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My New Old Case Mon, 05 Jun 2017 20:17:02 +0000 Since I have a few minutes I thought I would re-post the pics of my new/old case with a little explanation. The case is an old Alienware Aurora 7500-R4 case (circa 2007) which I found on Craigslist: (This despite Brian’s disdain for all things Alienware.) The specs of the computer are as they were except […]

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Busy, Busy, Busy Fri, 02 Jun 2017 17:30:44 +0000 Lots going on right now. Site related is that a new server/web-host is in the works. I’m taking of this weekend to do the Bike MS: Colonial Crossroads charity ride. Please give if you can. “When you make a donation, you are changing the world for people affected by multiple sclerosis. Symptoms of MS range […]

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