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Advanced Synology DSM features

Last time, we had setup the basic Synology system by configuring the DSM administration console This time, let’s look into the DSM software to see what we can do with our NAS 1. Server Name and Static IP Address Changing from DHCP to Static IP address in Synology is easy Control Panel->Network 2. Remote access… read more »

By  on December 12, 2014   |   Categories: NAS, Tech   |   Comments: A comment?   |   Tags: No tags for this post

Build a centralised home storage solution with NAS

When it comes to centralised home storage solution, there are plenty of ways to achieve: Sort from low budget to high 1. Dedicate external USB disk Pros: Cheap Cons: everything is so manual, no redundancy 2. Home Router+External USB disk Pros: Cheap and usually the router is already in place Cons: Slow (too much work… read more »

By  on December 12, 2014   |   Categories: NAS, Tech   |   Comments: A comment?   |   Tags: No tags for this post

Shibby Tomato VLAN Bugs

I’ve been using Shibby Tomato firmware on my Asus router for years, and really enjoy the rich features Tomato can provided. One of the great feature Tomato firmware can give you is the VLAN, which means I can have multiple VLANs at home for different purpose, like Home, Lab and Guest network. In addition to… read more »

By  on December 7, 2014   |   Categories: Network, Tech, Tomato   |   Comments: A comment?   |   Tags: No tags for this post

Use NTLite to add OEM drivers into Windows installation USB disk

While Windows 10 Technical Preview running perfectly on my 17 inch non-touch screen laptop which is not in a virtual machine but a physical PC, I would like to help Microsoft to make Windows better and send my feedback from a daily use computer. So my next target is my 8 inch x86 Windows 8… read more »

By  on October 7, 2014   |   Categories: Tech, Windows Client   |   Comments: 1   |   Tags: No tags for this post

Enable Ctrl+V for command prompt in Windows 10

I think every Windows user knows what does Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V mean. But unfortunately it didn’t work in command prompt (cmd.exe) I’ve been heard people complaining a lot about is the cmd in Windows operating system never support Ctrl+V, which is impacting not only IT pros but also almost everyone. I really don’t know why… read more »

By  on October 3, 2014   |   Categories: Tech, Windows Client   |   Comments: A comment?   |   Tags: No tags for this post

Australia long expire prepaid plan comparison

It is likely to see that not everybody likes to sign a phone contract with the Carrier with the Post-paid plan since it’s expensive. Some people still prefer to buy out the phone and stay with pre-paid plans. So I did some homework by comparing the majority of the Australia pre-paid plans, especially for the… read more »

By  on September 24, 2014   |   Categories: Mobile   |   Comments: 2   |   Tags: No tags for this post

PowerShell to Find, Stop, Disable and Remove Windows Service from remote computers

Last time, I updated an internet PowerShell script to allow us Stop and Disable a specific Windows Service on remote computers. This time, I’m in a more further scenario where I have to match the below criteria Find specific Windows Service Not Exist: Stop and show result If exist:             Stop Service             Disable Service… read more »

By  on September 12, 2014   |   Categories: Scripts, Tech   |   Comments: A comment?   |   Tags: No tags for this post

PowerShell change WinXP product key and get reports

This time I was in a scenario where I need to bulk updating the Windows XP machine’s product key and get the reports back. I know you may wondering from the tile with below questions Does WinXP support PowerShell? How do you update the WinXP product key with PowerShell? Well, the answer here is NO,… read more »

By  on August 4, 2014   |   Categories: Scripts, Tech   |   Comments: A comment?   |   Tags: No tags for this post

PowerShell get WMI memory usage report

I was in a scenario where we have some WMI memory leak on the server, so I developed below script to help me get the remote server WMI memory usage report everyday $OutPut = @() #Makes an array to hold all the object of the same fields $ServerListPath = read-host ‘Please provide the full path… read more »

By  on August 3, 2014   |   Categories: Scripts, Tech   |   Comments: A comment?   |   Tags: No tags for this post

The relationship between TOGAF, PMP and ITIL

When it comes to high level framework and process, especially in IT industry, people always talk about TOGAF, PMP, Prince2 and ITIL, which confusing us all the time Let’s have a look on the definition of each concept TOGAF is a Architecture framework PMP or Prince2 are the Project Management framework ITIL is a IT… read more »

By  on July 29, 2014   |   Categories: ITIL, PMP, TOGAF   |   Comments: A comment?   |   Tags: No tags for this post