How to stop Server Manager from auto loading with Windows Server 2012

If there is one thing that bothers me is things loading on start-up.  I honestly feel like nothing should start with an OS unless I tell it to start with the OS.  Anyway, getting this application to stop loading with Windows Server 2012 is rather easy.

Here is what you need to do…

  1. On the top right of the Server Manager window click Manage
  2. Click Server Manager Properties
  3. Put a check in Do not start Server Manager automatically at logon
  4. DONE!

How to permanently delete a show/movie from XBMC/Kodi

If you keep trying to remove items from your library in XBMC/Kodi it might be as simple as a setting. The issue I have had is that I remove the item from my library and when I restart XBMC it is there again.

It seems by default there is an option unchecked that is “Allow file renaming and deletion”

You can get to that setting by going to Settings>Appearance>File Lists and there you will find “Allow file renaming and deletion”.

Summoners War: Farming for Essence

I have been playing Summoners War a bit lately on my phone and tablet so I wanted to make a quick post about farming for essence materials. If you are looking to awaken some of your monsters then the list below should help you out.  Each of the following halls can be found in Cairos Dungeon…

How to add a generic mailbox to Outlook 2013

If you are looking to add a generic mailbox to Outlook here are some quick instructions.  It makes managing multiple emails a very simple task for yourself or employees.

  1. Click File on the top left
  2. In the Info section look for Account Settings on the right
  3. Click Account Settings and then click Account Settings again
  4. In the E-Mail tab, click Change…
  5. In the Change Account window, click More Settings…
  6. Select the Advanced tab
  7. Click Add… and type the address of the mailbox you want to manage

The Long Dark, I want to play it now!

I just found about this game and I can’t wait to play it.  The video kind of gives me a Walking Dead feel but kind of sets what I can only assume is anxiety off.  It really gave me that sense of loneliness and despair.

Here is a snippet from their site…

How Far Will You Go to Survive? Imagine the lights go out, never to return. Bright aurora flare across the sky, and all humanity’s technological might is laid to waste, neutralized in a kind of quiet apocalypse. Everything that has shielded humanity from the disinterested power of Mother Nature is suddenly wrenched from us, dropping us a few links down the food chain. Food and water are scarce. The roads are no longer safe. And winter approaches… Welcome to The Long Dark —an immersive survival simulation set in the aftermath of a geomagnetic disaster. Experience a unique first-person survival simulation that will force you to think and push you to your limits with its thought-provoking gameplay and mature storytelling.

Source: The Long Dark

Drag and Drop not working in Windows

Here is a quick guide on how to get your drag and drop to work again.  I am not sure why but my PC from time to time will forget how to drag and drop.

Steps to get drag and drop working

  1. Click on a file
  2. Press Esc key
  3. Drag your file to your new location

Yes… it is that easy! I don’t really know why it happens.  But that always fixes it for me whenever it occurs.  I have tested this in Windows 7.  I have not seen it happen in Windows 8.1.

If anyone knows why this occurs and a permanent solution, I would be really interested in hearing about it.

Turn Num Lock on by default in Windows

So if you are like me and use the number pad a good bit you probably prefer to have Num Lock on by default.  I usually will be working on something start hitting numbers and… nothing! It’s a 1 second operation to turn Num Lock on but it still disrupts the flow of what I was doing.

WARNING: The steps listed below will have you change some settings in the registry of your computer.  It is highly suggested to always do a backup of your registry before making edits.  If you are not comfortable tinkering in the registry please stop as you could damage things if you are not careful.

Here is what you need to enable Num Lock on start-up

  1. Click Start and type regedit or Windows key + R and type regedit
  2. Navigate to HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard
  3. Open InitialKeyboardIndicators by double clicking it
  4. Change Data value to 2
  5. Restart your computer and enjoy!

Play Hearthstone as a collective!

Reddit user speedtouch just released a new way to play Hearthstone.  You can play as a group with others and it is all vote based.

Check it out here:

From their post on Reddit

I’ve created an website to allow any number of people to control a single hearthstone player

I’ve spent the past 2 months in my spare time, working to make this a reality and I’m finally there! I would love to get some feedback from the community on any suggestions or ideas.

The way it works is pretty straight forward, anyone can click and drag on top of a video stream (currently using for their low (haha) 5~ second delay) to cast a vote for an action in the game. Every 5 seconds a vote is randomly selected (and will appear orange) and used to do an action, to either press a button or play a card, while the rest of the votes are discarded.

I’m really sorry to anyone without adblock, you may get an ad after loading the page. That’s due to hitbox’s embeded streaming, I don’t make any money on it, and there’s not much I can do about it. I would love to use Twitch but the delay they impose makes this an impossible solution.

Also please be sure to use a browser that supports HTML5 and Javascript, such as the latest Firefox or Chrome.