How to assign a static IP to Windows 10 Pro HyperV Guest

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Microsoft Widows 10 Pro (currently 2004 20H1 May 2020 Update 19041) has the ability to run HyperVs. By default, HyperVs will use the internal “Default Switch” for network connectivity and provide DHCP for the VM. It is possible, instead, to create and external switch that will then pull from your network to get DHCP. Be… Continue reading How to assign a static IP to Windows 10 Pro HyperV Guest

How to turn on TLS 1.2 in Windows 2019

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Windows 2019 TLS 1.2

Update the Windows Registry Start > Run > regedit Registry path: HKLM SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL\Protocols Open TLS 1.2 For both Client and Server, double click Enable and set the REG_DWORD to 1. Click Ok, then reboot (but see below first). Lockdown various protocols for IIS While you’re configuring TLS, you may as well lock down IIS. The… Continue reading How to turn on TLS 1.2 in Windows 2019

Windows 2019 Change Product Key Not Working

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After installing Windows 2019 you may not be able to activate it with the default product key. When you click “change product key” in the activation screen nothing happens. Solution: change it from the CMD line. You will get popups each time you run these commands. Open CMD > Shift + Right Click > Run… Continue reading Windows 2019 Change Product Key Not Working

GE APEL50LZ 50 Qt Per Day Dehumidifier Review

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We have a 1,100 square foot concrete block and floating slab basement. There is tar based waterproofing on the exterior from when it was built in the 1980’s but we still have a humidity problem. We purchased a temp and humidity monitoring system from Ambient Weather (see my post here) and monitored the temperature and… Continue reading GE APEL50LZ 50 Qt Per Day Dehumidifier Review

How to fix AWS Lightsail CLIENT_UNAUTHORIZED [769]

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There are two main reasons why you might get “Log in failed. If this instance has just started up, try again in a minute or two. CLIENT_UNAUTHORIZED [769]” in Amazon Lightsail browser based SSH login. You will need SSH login from Putty, etc. Your machine’s clock is wrong Check time with https://time.is/UTC (AWS is in… Continue reading How to fix AWS Lightsail CLIENT_UNAUTHORIZED [769]

Ambient Weather WS-50 and F007TH Sensors

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I wanted the ability to track temperature and humidity in different zones in my house using an app or the web, and I wanted to be able to use the data in graphing, etc. Links to everything on Amazon at the bottom. The rest of the links go to product pages. Basic specifications I was… Continue reading Ambient Weather WS-50 and F007TH Sensors

2001: A Space Odyssey – simplified

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Yes, there are many theories and some supported in one way or another about the meaning of the film. But, in truth, it is just a very cleverly executed movie. So, let’s just get down to it because, as interesting as it can be to delve into the theoretical meaning/s, it really just comes to… Continue reading 2001: A Space Odyssey – simplified

LAARS/Baxi HT 330 and 380 Combi Boiler Thermostats

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I have a LAARS HT 330 gas fired condensing boiler that speaks neotherm. Baxi has been around forever in the EU. I love this boiler. It is easy to maintain and has been bulletproof. It’s only problem is bringing it up to modern standards. If you’re DIY then there might be some information that you… Continue reading LAARS/Baxi HT 330 and 380 Combi Boiler Thermostats

How to replace a Honeywell T498B1512 Thermostat with a Mysa Smart Thermostat

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Disclaimer: Warning! These instructions include configuring high voltage wiring. There is a possibility of shock, death, and fire. You must know what you are doing and check your local codes if you are allowed to make these changes without hiring a professional electrician (not a handy man or your nephew). Proceed at your own risk.… Continue reading How to replace a Honeywell T498B1512 Thermostat with a Mysa Smart Thermostat