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Instructional posts designed to take the complexity of a system setup down to where anyone can follow it step-by-step

How to set up ChromeADB on Windows

January 22, 2014 |

Earlier today I caught a shared post in my Google+ stream talking about a Chrome Webstore App called ChromeADB.

This ChromeADB app is by no means the only way to interact with the software installed on your Android device, but it does give an easy to use interface that stays within the Chrome and Google/Android infrastructure without grabbing a bunch of different third-party pieces to put together.

The following steps assume that you have already been able to get Google Glass to show up in your Windows Device manager as a recognized device. If you haven’t, I’ll have a tutorial on how to do that in the near future. Read More

4 Steps to Lock SafeSearch on Google search results

April 18, 2011 | | 2 Comments

Changing my SafeSearch settings on the different computers I use is annoying and the setting doesn’t carry over from one computer to another. While messing around with configuring Google SSL as my default search engine, I tried messing with my SafeSearch results, and found a setting to Lock them. The resulting configuration was not what I was looking for (it locks to “Strict”, I wanted it “Off”), but it’s still a handy tool for parents and people sensitive to such material. So here’s how you configure it: Read More

How To Set Google SSL Search as Your Default Search Engine in Chrome OS

April 13, 2011 | | 4 Comments

A simple solution to forcing all your Google Searches to be done over HTTPS on your Chrome browser.Read More

Using Friend Lists for Facebook Privacy

February 7, 2011 |

To achieve a more granular level of privacy on Facebook, you can create Custom Friend Lists and use them in your privacy settingsRead More

How to Connect to SQL through Windows Authenticated ODBC in PHP

February 6, 2011 |

If you use MSSQL over ODBC, connecting w/ PHP is simply a DOMAIN\WEBSERVER acct on the MSSQL server & the DSN in PHP’s odbc_connect()Read More