Category: Technology

Changing Windows account passwords and enabling the local Windows admin account

Recently, I needed to get into a client’s computer (running Windows 8) in order to fix a few problems. Having forgotten to ask for a most obvious piece of needed information (the account password), I just decided to get around it. The account that he was using on a daily basis was tied to a …

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Sling TV streaming: The good, the bad, and the ugly

I’m not much of a television watcher, but recently I thought that I would check out Sling TV for streaming live television stations. Seeing as I also have an Amazon FireTV, the choice seemed to be an easy one, and since they were offering a 7-day free trial, I had nothing to lose. After my …

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Amavisd fails to start due to BerkeleyDB, libdb, and db.h

Yet again, I had troubles with restarting amavisd after some package updates. You can see about the other problems that I’ve had with the application in these two previous blog posts: missing SpamAssassin rules causing amavis to fail and start-up failures due to a missing Perl IPv6 module. This time, the problem was related to …

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