Waiting and waiting…

In the last couple of months I have unfortunately had to become somewhat reliant on my instructor to assist me with employment. He was working to attempt to get me deployed to Iraq for a very prestige sum. He also informs me of a Network Administrator job that recently became available. At this juncture I would love to take eighter. My proficiency in Server 2003 and extreme working knowledge of XP places me in a fine predicament. Now if it will just come to pass I can quit all the stupid crap, get back to blogging, working daily with technology, and everything else that I have been missing for the last 6 months to a year. Sigh….. Sorry no geeky post yet.

What exactly have I been up too….

In the last few months I have consumed myself with work, college, and family life. I own my company. While small I enjoy it. My close friend is working on the website for me. My company started out F&F PC Repair. After thinking about the direction that I wanted to go I decided that I wanted to focus more on commercial clients. While it will be nice to keep my residential business in the evenings. I would like to fill up my days with commercial clients. They would be my bread and butter. My focus will be on workgroups of 25 nodes and less. If I get 20 clients then I am not doing bad. This is at least the goal.

Since I fractured my face playing football last year I have finally found a sport to replace my beloved past time. Paintball. Yes the thrill of shooting my friends is good for several hours of entertainment.

My family is growing fast. My daughter turns one next month and I am must say that time is going by so fast that I don’t have to check a watch without missing something. My duaghter recently learned to walk and now is a complete handfull. She makes me smile and laugh everyday.

Has for me and my wife. I still love her everyday and do whatever I can to make her happy. Since my last post I felt times in which I know that she was thinking about not being with me and I do not fault her. I have not been the easiest person to deal with in the last few months. I know that at the end of the day we will talk and go to sleep in the same bed and wake up beside eachother.

My full time job is completely slow. I went from making about 2600 a month to making 1100 a month. Not enough to really make ends meet. However everytime I start to think that God will not show up for me he does.

When it comes to college I am still having a great time. I was recently awarded a scholarship for maintaining my 3.76 GPA. I have about three terms left and I hope that by the time I leave I can have it back above 3.8.

My certification schedule had slowed down to a crawl until her lately. I have an exam scheduled for the 24th of this month. Then I have another next month and yet another the in March.

This is my life in a nutshell. How have you  guys been?

It has been a while.

Almost half a year since I have posted anything. That saddens me. It seems like just yesterday that I was blogging on a regular basis. Now I sit trying to figure out how exactly I am going to manage to get back on track and hopefully get some of my old readers back. I am sure that the changes that have taken place in the blog-o-sphere have changed. However I am sure that gross manipluation of  free speech is still running wild. People just commenting to be talking. That part will never change.

You Can Can Some Windows Apps.?

Open “%windows\inf\SYSOC.INF” with notepad. Any line containing “hide” is an application which is not shown in the Add/Remove Programs.

For Example to remove WIndows Messenger:

Open SYSOC.INF with Notepad and locate the line that reads as follows:
msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,hide,7

Remove “hide” from the end of the line and save the file.
You can now use the Add/Remove Programs icon in the Control Panel to access the Add/Remove Windows Component option to remove Windows Messenger.

Know Thy Commands

Accessibility Controls – access.cpl
Add Hardware Wizard – hdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programs – appwiz.cpl
Administrative Tools control – admintools
Automatic Updates – wuaucpl.cpl

Bluetooth Transfer Wizard – fsquirt

Calculator – calc
Certificate Manager – certmgr.msc
Character Map – charmap
Check Disk Utility – chkdsk
Clipboard Viewer – clipbrd
Command Prompt – cmd
Component Services – dcomcnfg
Computer Management – compmgmt.msc
Control Panel – control panel

Date and Time Properties – timedate.cpl
DDE Share – ddeshare
Device Manager – devmgmt.msc
Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)* – directx.cpl
Direct X Troubleshooter – dxdiag
Disk Cleanup Utility – cleanmgr
Disk Defragment – dfrg.msc
Disk Management – diskmgmt.msc
Disk Partition Manager – diskpart
Display Properties – control desktop
Display Properties – desk.cpl
Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected) – control color
Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility – drwtsn32
Driver Verifier Utility – verifier

Event Viewer – eventvwr.msc

File Signature Verification Tool – sigverif
Findfast – findfast.cpl
Folders Properties – control folders
Fonts – control fonts
Fonts – Folder fonts
Free Cell Card Game – freecell

Game Controllers – joy.cpl
Group Policy Editor (XP Prof) – gpedit.msc

Hearts Card Game – mshearts

Iexpress Wizard – iexpress
Indexing Service – ciadv.msc
Internet Properties – inetcpl.cpl
IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration) – ipconfig /all
IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents) – ipconfig /displaydns
IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents) – ipconfig /flushdns
IP Configuration (Release All Connections) – ipconfig /release
IP Configuration (Renew All Connections) – ipconfig /renew
IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS) – ipconfig /registerdns
IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID) – ipconfig /showclassid
IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID) – ipconfig /setclassid

Java Control Panel (If Installed) – jpicpl32.cpl
Java Control Panel (If Installed) – javaws

Keyboard Properties – control keyboard

Local Security Settings – secpol.msc
Local Users and Groups – lusrmgr.msc
Logs You Out Of Windows – logoff

Microsoft Chat – winchat
Minesweeper Game – winmine
Mouse Properties – control mouse
Mouse Properties – main.cpl

Network Connections control – netconnections
Network Connections – ncpa.cpl
Network Setup Wizard – netsetup.cpl
Notepad – notepad

Object Packager – packager
ODBC Data Source Administrator – odbccp32.cpl
On Screen Keyboard – osk
Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed) – ac3filter.cpl

Password Properties – password.cpl
Performance Monitor – perfmon.msc or perfmon
Phone and Modem Options – telephon.cpl
Power Configuration – powercfg.cpl
Printers and Faxes – control printers
Printers Folder – printers
Private Character Editor – eudcedit

Quicktime (If Installed) – QuickTime.cpl

Regional Settings – intl.cpl
Registry Editor – regedit
Registry Editor – regedit32
Remote Desktop – mstsc
Removable Storage – ntmsmgr.msc
Removable Storage Operator Requests – ntmsoprq.msc
Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof) – rsop.msc

Scanners and Cameras – sticpl.cpl
Scheduled Tasks – control schedtasks
Security Center – wscui.cpl
Services – services.msc
Shared Folders – fsmgmt.msc
Shuts Down Windows – shutdown
Shuts Down Windows(To Abort) – shutdown /a
Sounds and Audio – mmsys.cpl
SQL Client Configuration – cliconfg
System Configuration Editor – sysedit
System Configuration Utility – msconfig
System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately) – sfc /scannow
System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot) – sfc /scanonce
System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot) – sfc /scanboot
System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting) – sfc /revert
System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache) – sfc /purgecache
System Properties – sysdm.cpl

Task Manager – taskmgr
Telnet Client – telnet

User Account Management – nusrmgr.cpl
Utility Manager – utilman

Windows Explorer – explorer
Windows Firewall – firewall.cpl
Windows Magnifier – magnify
Windows Management Infrastructure – wmimgmt.msc
Windows System Security Tool – syskey
Windows Update Launches – wupdmgr
Windows Version – winver
Windows XP Tour Wizard – tourstart
Wordpad – write

Windows Shortcuts

CTRL+C (Copy)
CTRL+X (Cut)
CTRL+V (Paste)
CTRL+Z (Undo)
DELETE (Delete)
SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
F2 key (Rename the selected item)
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
CTRL+A (Select all)
F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the corresponding menu)
Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
F5 key (Update the active window)
BACKSPACE (View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
ESC (Cancel the current task)
SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)
Dialog Box Keyboard Shortcuts
CTRL+TAB (Move forward through the tabs)
CTRL+SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the tabs)
TAB (Move forward through the options)
SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the options)
ALT+Underlined letter (Perform the corresponding command or select the corresponding option)
ENTER (Perform the command for the active option or button)
SPACEBAR (Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box)
Arrow keys (Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons)
F1 key (Display Help)
F4 key (Display the items in the active list)
BACKSPACE (Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box)
m*cro$oft Natural Keyboard Shortcuts
Windows Logo (Display or hide the Start menu)
Windows Logo+BREAK (Display the System Properties dialog box)
Windows Logo+D (Display the desktop)
Windows Logo+M (Minimize all of the windows)
Windows Logo+SHIFT+M (Restore the minimized windows)
Windows Logo+E (Open My Computer)
Windows Logo+F (Search for a file or a folder)
CTRL+Windows Logo+F (Search for computers)
Windows Logo+F1 (Display Windows Help)
Windows Logo+ L (Lock the keyboard)
Windows Logo+R (Open the Run dialog box)
Windows Logo+U (Open Utility Manager)
Accessibility Keyboard Shortcuts
Right SHIFT for eight seconds (Switch FilterKeys either on or off)
Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN (Switch High Contrast either on or off)
Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK (Switch the MouseKeys either on or off)
SHIFT five times (Switch the StickyKeys either on or off)
NUM LOCK for five seconds (Switch the ToggleKeys either on or off)
Windows Logo +U (Open Utility Manager)
Windows Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts
END (Display the bottom of the active window)
HOME (Display the top of the active window)
NUM LOCK+Asterisk sign (*) (Display all of the subfolders that are under the selected folder)
NUM LOCK+Plus sign (+) (Display the contents of the selected folder)
NUM LOCK+Minus sign (-) (Collapse the selected folder)
LEFT ARROW (Collapse the current selection if it is expanded, or select the parent folder)
RIGHT ARROW (Display the current selection if it is collapsed, or select the first subfolder)
Shortcut Keys for Character Map
After you double-click a character on the grid of characters, you can move through the grid by using the keyboard shortcuts:
RIGHT ARROW (Move to the right or to the beginning of the next line)
LEFT ARROW (Move to the left or to the end of the previous line)
UP ARROW (Move up one row)
DOWN ARROW (Move down one row)
PAGE UP (Move up one screen at a time)
PAGE DOWN (Move down one screen at a time)
HOME (Move to the beginning of the line)
END (Move to the end of the line)
CTRL+HOME (Move to the first character)
CTRL+END (Move to the last character)
SPACEBAR (Switch between Enlarged and Normal mode when a character is selected)
m*cro$oft Management Console (MMC) Main Window Keyboard Shortcuts
CTRL+O (Open a saved console)
CTRL+N (Open a new console)
CTRL+S (Save the open console)
CTRL+M (Add or remove a console item)
CTRL+W (Open a new window)
F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the MMC window menu)
ALT+F4 (Close the console)
ALT+A (Display the Action menu)
ALT+V (Display the View menu)
ALT+F (Display the File menu)
ALT+O (Display the Favorites menu)
MMC Console Window Keyboard Shortcuts
CTRL+P (Print the current page or active pane)
ALT+Minus sign (-) (Display the window menu for the active console window)
SHIFT+F10 (Display the Action shortcut menu for the selected item)
F1 key (Open the Help topic, if any, for the selected item)
F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
CTRL+F10 (Maximize the active console window)
CTRL+F5 (Restore the active console window)
ALT+ENTER (Display the Properties dialog box, if any, for the selected item)
F2 key (Rename the selected item)
CTRL+F4 (Close the active console window. When a console has only one console window, this shortcut closes the console)
Remote Desktop Connection Navigation
CTRL+ALT+END (Open the m*cro$oft Windows NT Security dialog box)
ALT+PAGE UP (Switch between programs from left to right)
ALT+PAGE DOWN (Switch between programs from right to left)
ALT+INSERT (Cycle through the programs in most recently used order)
ALT+HOME (Display the Start menu)
CTRL+ALT+BREAK (Switch the client computer between a window and a full screen)
ALT+DELETE (Display the Windows menu)
CTRL+ALT+Minus sign (-) (Place a snapshot of the active window in the client on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
CTRL+ALT+Plus sign (+) (Place a snapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing ALT+PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
m*cro$oft Internet Explorer Navigation
CTRL+B (Open the Organize Favorites dialog box)
CTRL+E (Open the Search bar)
CTRL+F (Start the Find utility)
CTRL+H (Open the History bar)
CTRL+I (Open the Favorites bar)
CTRL+L (Open the Open dialog box)
CTRL+N (Start another instance of the browser with the same Web address)
CTRL+O (Open the Open dialog box, the same as CTRL+L)
CTRL+P (Open the Print dialog box)
CTRL+R (Update the current Web page)
CTRL+W (Close the current window)

No New Post.

I have not been blogging for a little while now and needed the break. Life happens. I don’t see how some people can blog everyday. Well retired people and basement bloggers may be able to find time amist the chaos. I my self have been slammed with by gig of life. So I appologize to the few readers that I have but life happens.