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Works at IBM, Founder TinkerTry.com, LLC
Attended Tufts University
Lives in Wethersfield, CT
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Intel Crafts Broadwell Xeon D For Hyperscale
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The first of the server processors based on Intel's "Broadwell" cores and using its 14 nanometer chip making processes comes to market today

How to copy or move files and folders whilst maintaining their original ...
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Virtualization blog also covering Cloud, Windows & Tech how-to

Make Windows 10 File Explorer Open to This PC Instead of Quick Access
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Windows 10 File Explorer opens to the new Quick Access view by default. But you might not like the new feature, or prefer it opens to This P

How to Prepare Your PC for Windows 10 - IGN
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If you're moving on to Microsoft's new operating system next week, these steps will make it an easy switch.

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-078 - Critical
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This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a sp

Experiencing the issues that come from being an adopter of smart ho...
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This journal entry was created by Kenneth Pardue using Day One.

Review: ecobee3 HomeKit-enabled Thermostat - SteveJenkins.com
www.stevejenkins.com

Last year, when the ecobee3 smart thermostat was announced, I published a preview, then a “first look” and unboxing video, followed soon aft

Run USBDeviceShare as Service
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This article explains how USBDeviceShare Server and Client applications can be run as service, so that they can operate automatically, shari

How To : Setup @me.com or @iCloud.com email account on Windows 8
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Follow the following steps to connect @me.com or @iCloud.com email accounts to Windows 8 Mail App Updated on 2 Oct 2013. iCloud SMTP doesn't

ESXi 5.5 with a 2GB Radeon 7750 in GPU passthrough - Multi-booting and V...
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ESXi 5.5 with a 2GB Radeon 7750 in GPU passthrough - posted in Multi-booting and Virtualisation: I have a Supermicro server with a X8DTH-iF

Comparing 20 Drive Imaging Software Backup/Restore Speed and Image Size ...
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When Windows or your hard drive fails, it makes sense having a backup image of the whole system to hand. Because of the sizes involved, it's

Multi-headed VMWare Gaming Setup
www.pugetsystems.com

As powerful as modern PCs are, sometimes it feels like a waste having just a single person using a PC at a time. By using various server vir

Amazon.com: Bplus M2S - SATA to M.2-Socket2-B+M-2242-SATA adapter with S...
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Amazon.com: Bplus M2S - SATA to M.2-Socket2-B+M-2242-SATA adapter with SATA Power: Computers & Accessories

Send Insteon Alerts via SMS Using a Mobile Phone Number Email
www.insteon.com

Did you know that your mobile phone number has a corresponding email address? You can use it to send an email to a phone number and receive

Troubleshooting Push Notifications on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
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After configuring push notifications in the Insteon app, you may occasional encounter a situation where you do not receive alerts. There are

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Great, thank you Daniel, looking forward to hearing how it goes!
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Eager to use Windows 10 on July 29th. But if you already have an upgraded build 10240, you can create your own clean-install ISO today! (with video walk-through)
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Jeroen, you're right, great article (which I've added to my list of "See also"below my original article. I recall that  with Surface Pro 3 (that I briefly had my hands on), I did have to do FAT32 instead of NTFS, which is odd, and Rufus worked, see also: https://TinkerTry.com/how-to-create-bootable-windows-10-flash-drives-for-clean-installs-on-legacy-and-uefi-pcs-including-surface-pro-3
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Handy 2 minute tweak to help you enjoy your home virtualization lab  just a little bit more. Enjoy your weekend!
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Is there something similar for the native client? Sometimes that disconnects, but I've not yet tracked down after how many hours.
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Spectacular.
This time lapse video, Edge of Stability by Jeff Boyce, is fantastic. It captures the ferocity and epic scale and beautiful orchestra of the clouds and the sky and the phenomenons that happen up there and it’s just stunning. Taken across 15 US states and Canada, some of the shots look absolutely unreal.
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Refurb top rated sound bar, deal ends tonight!
See also my Vizio story:
https://TinkerTry.com/superguide-home-theater-combo-samsung-tv-tivo-roamio-and-vizio-soundbar
The 38” model of one of your favorite sound bars is only $150 shipped today from eBay, if you don’t mind a refurb. We’ve seen this deal a few times in recent weeks, but if you haven’t taken advantage yet, I really can’t speak highly enough of it. http://co-op.kinja.com/five-best-soun... Five Best Sound Bars Five Best Sound Bars Five Best Sound Bars Update: We tallied up the votes, and the SONOS PLAYBAR took home the prize. Thanks for voting! Read...
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I have the 42" model and absolutely love, love, love it! Funny enough my refurb had a child's toy in the port on the subwoofer. Removed it and everything still works great. 
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If you've never tried an interactive YouTube Video (where you can move the "camera" around as it plays), here's your chance, have a great week!
The heart-pounding aviation videos we have grown to love may soon be changing into a much more immersive and personal experience. In this video of the Patrouille Suisse going through formation maneuvers over the Swiss Alps, everything is visible, from the stick and throttle movements to the amazing scenery.
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THX +Fridolin Heyer ;-) +Paul Braren !!!
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IBM wants to cool data centers with their own waste heat
You know those little "do not eat" packs that come in shoe boxes? Well, IBM wants to use those things to improve the function of its data centers' A/C.
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Certainly share a lot of your feelings about this massive OPM fail, Christian, particularly great episode!
This week on Cyber Frontiers Jim and Christian take some time to discuss what has quickly become a favorite past time - data breaches! With the LastPass breach and OPM breach both making waves in the news (one more so than the other) - we took the time...
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Thanks for the feedback Paul!
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Great little tip!
Windows 10 File Explorer opens to the new Quick Access view by default. But you might not like the new feature, or prefer it opens to This PC instead.
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Do you run Windows (pretty much any version, including Windows 10)? If so, you'll want to start your Tuesday off with an update and reboot. Yes, it's serious enough they couldn't wait for patch Tuesday for this serious issue.
This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted document or visits an untrusted webpage that contains embedded OpenType fonts. This security update is rated Critical for all supported ...
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Interesting to see what it costs to get the big name bands to perform at VMworld.
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SQRL, LastPass, I'm hoping everybody benefits https://www.grc.com/sqrl/demo.htm?

See comments below LastPass post https://plus.google.com/+LastPass/posts/NESNhp1NqEn
 
Two-factor authentication is a feature that asks you for more than just your username and password when you log in to LastPass. It requires something you know (your password), plus something you have (like your phone or a one-time code) or something you are (like your fingerprint). You have to provide that second piece of information before the account can be accessed.

Here's what you need to know about two-factor authentication, how to choose from the options available, and what to expect once you turn it on:

https://blog.lastpass.com/2015/07/two-factor-authentication-what-it-is-why-you-need-it.html/
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IT Professional, author, home virtualization lab enthusiast.
Introduction
IBM XIV Technical Advisor. Creator of TinkerTry IT @ home - Efficient virtualization, storage, backup, and more. A wealth of in depth technical articles and videos.
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VMware VCP5-DCV, vExpert 2014/2015.
Education
  • Tufts University
    B.S. in Psychology & Philosophy, 1986
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IT Professional and Blogger.
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  • IBM, Founder TinkerTry.com, LLC
    XIV and FlashSystem Storage Technical Advisor, 2009 - present
    IT Professional. Author, videographer, consultant.
  • IBM
    IBM Lab Services Consultant, BladeCenter & System x Deployment Automation, 2005 - 2009
  • IBM
    World Wide Technical Team Lead, IBM ServerProven Program, 1999 - 2005
  • IBM
    Solution Partnership Center / IBM Innovation Center - Waltham, 1997 - 1999
  • MindShare Associates
    Corporate Trainer for IBM, 1994 - 1997
  • Cornell Information Technologies
    Help Desk, Early Web Development, 1993 - 1994
  • Cornell University
    Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant in Visual Perception Studies, 1989 - 1992
    http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Author/1858523/paul-a-braren
  • Cornell University
    Grad Student/PhD Candidate (incomplete), 1989 - 1992
  • Temp Agencies
    Data Entry / IT Operations, 1985 - 1989
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Visting the TWiT studio back in August of 2012 was an great experience. Very impressive. Leo and Chad welcomed us, and gave quite the tour. A very pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
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