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Reset or Change a Windows 7/8/10 Password

I recently had to recover a password for a friend who purchased a Windows 8 Computer, however forgot the password that he had created for his account. He did not have a recovery CD, so I figured I would attempt to recover the password. This account was linked to his online Microsoft account, therefore I asked him to go online from another computer and try to recover his online password however, he was unable to do that also. Anyhow, it’s really easy to recover, delete or change your Windows Password.

I take no responsibility if you mess up your computer, and please do not use this for illegal purposes. Anyhow, I will show you a few ways to recover your password below.

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PERL Script Tutorial – Remove Column from Delimited File

What is a Delimited File?

A delimited file is a file where the data is separated by special or unique characters. The most common form of a delimited file is the .CSV (Comma separated values) file format. These files, as you can guess, have the data separated by commas (,). For example, you can save an Excel spreadsheet document as an .CSV file and it will separate all the fields with a comma. Other examples of delimited files include .TSV (Tab separated values), quotation marks, or really any other File that has a unique character (or character pattern) that separates actual data (words, phrases) that you need to utilize.

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Example of CSV (delimited) file

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Sublime Text 3 Plugin to Webify HTML Entities Tutorial

Creating A Sublime Text 3 Plugin

In this article, I want to share with you how to create a basic Sublime Text 3 plugin (or package). Sublime Text 3 (ST3) comes with a running ‘Hello World’ plugin example, however, if you have read any of my previous posts, I am not a big fan of simple ‘Hello World’ applications. I will, however, walk you through setting up the ‘Hello World’ plugin and then we will create our own Sublime Text 3 plugin named ‘Webify’. ‘Webify’ will replace the less than (< ) and greater than (>) signs in your block of code to &lt; and &gt;, also referred to as HTML Entities.

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Ultra Simple Handlebars, Express JS & Node JS Example 2016

Handlebars + Express JS + Node JS

Today I’m going to show you how to create an ultra simple Express JS server application and use the Handlebars framework to handle “modularization”. To follow along, please make sure you have Node and NPM configured on your machine. If you don’t have the required applications, read my Setup Node JS and NPM Tutorial. The following tutorial will introduce you to Handlebars (for templating), and ExpressJS. By the end of this tutorial you should have an basic understanding on how to create an application/website with what I like to call HEN (Handlebars, Express JS & Node JS) stack. 😉

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Use Sublime Text 3 as your JavaScript IDE – 2016

Sublime Text 3 is a notepad replacement on steroids. However, it’s not just a colorful text pad, it can be transformed to a full-feature JavaScript IDE. It’s a neat, feature-rich, text-editor which allows developers to easily keep track of, and edit, their code. In my opinion it’s the best free JavaScript IDE. It is my favorite notepad replacement and coding tool, and there is no time limit on the unregistered version (unlike the 30 day trial period for WebStorm). After your license expires, you can continue to use the software however, if you do like it, I recommend buying it for $70.00 to support the Sublime team. Although WebStorm is also a great IDE, in this post I am going to show you how to setup a simple JavaScript IDE (Integrated Development Environment) in Sublime Text 3.

Sublime Text 3 is available for: WindowsLinuxMac/OSX

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Do you know where your phone is? Find it now with Google!

Did you know you can use Google to located your Android phone?

This feature has been around for years now, however it seems that a lot of people either don’t know about it, or just forget to use it. I’m going to quickly go over how the setup your phone so you can locate it next time using Android Device Manager.

First, you have to enable “Remotely locate this device” option and “Allow remote lock and erase”. To do this, simply find the app that says “Google Settings” and go to “Security”. Also, make sure “Location” is turned ON as well.

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Combine multiple images to 1 multi-page file - IRFANVIEW

IrfanView is a small, efficient, yet powerful utility used to view and manage image files. It supports various image formats, which Windows may not support natively. For example, IrfanView supports gifs and ico file types. For more information about IrfanView, please visit: IrfanView Website

Lets say we have 5 tif image files that we need to convert to a single multi-page file for email or whatever other reason you may have. This process is very simple.

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Protect yourself from Malware!

What is Malware?

A lot of people throw around the term “malware” and don’t really know what exactly malware is. Malware is short for “malicious software” and encompass viruses, trojans, worms, adware, bloatware, etc (see below). Therefore a Virus is technically a type of malware. An easy way to remember is if you took Spanish in high school, you should remember that “mal” means “bad” in Spanish. The “ware” part comes from the word “software”. Put them together and you have “bad software”. “Malicious” and “bad” are synonyms. Therefore malware is any malicious application that is installed (with or without the users knowledge) that can be used to wreak havoc on the end computer, or compromise sensitive user information.

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Stop Drop and block Popup ads! Quick and easy method.

It is impossible to browse the internet these days without running into advertisement. However, developers spend a lot of time putting together their website, and they deserve that money, right? Right…but not when they abuse their “power”. That’s right, some developers misuse advertising and get greedy, and cover your screen with more ads than actual content and popups. Don’t you hate those pop ups? You accidentally click the wrong link and before you know it, your computer is full of popup ads!

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Robocopy Command Line Tutorial

For: Windows

In an earlier blog entry, I showed you how to use Xcopy. This time I will show you an even more powerful Command(CMD) line utility called Robocopy, which is short for “Robust File Copy”. The Robocopy command line utility has even more advanced options (or switches), and was apparently released to replace Xcopy in newer Windows versions. I’m running Windows 10 and I have Xcopy commmand line and Robocopy commmand line, pre-installed on both of my Windows machines.

…[Robocopy Command Line] strengths include the ability to copy all NTFS file attributes and to mirror the contents of an entire folder hierarchy across local volumes or over a network.

Robocopy Command Line Syntax

robocopy Source Destination [File[ ...]] [Options]

To see the full list of options, type robocopy /? in the command prompt. The syntax of robocopy command line is different from other copy commands in that it accepts folder names as its source and destination — meaning you cannot use *.* or ?. However, certain files can be selected. If we want to copy a file named myinfo.txt from C:\draft” to “C:\published” then we can run the following command:

robocopy c:\draft c:\published myinfo.txt

Robocopy Command Line Key Features

robocopy command line syntaxGood Robocopy command line picture

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