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Outlook 2019 - Remove Archive Button / Menu

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I am a Microsoft Outlook (and office in general) user and decided to upgrade to 2019 recently. (Because 365 is hot garbage and 2013 has a lot of little bugs that I was tired of dealing with.) Sadly, once again Microsoft added a feature to something that no one asked for with no direct option to r...

Small Tip - Remote Desktop Slow Initial Login Fix

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As someone that uses remote desktop very frequently, it gets annoying when random issues arise such as the initial connection taking 30+ seconds to finish. Staring at a ‘Welcome’ spinner for that long, with no reason or merit as to why, gets old fast. My issue was somewhat unique compared to the ...

Restore Backspace In Chrome To Go Back

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Once again, a software developer feels the need to completely change a feature that has been the same for decades to please a minority, yet claim that the people using said feature are the minority to begin with. In a recent Chrome update, they decided to remove the ability to navigate backward v...

Node.js - Remove Routes From Express.js 4.x Stack

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As of late, I have been developing within Node.js due to work. We are currently in the midst of launching an enterprise website and when development began, we opted to make use of Node.js as the underlying core for the website. The original version was coded in ASP.NET but we chose to ditch the f...

Direct3D9 Debug Runtime On Windows 8.1

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Came across this issue today while trying to debug something. It appears that in the latest versions of Windows, Microsoft has decided to disable the ability to use the DirectX.cpl control panel tool as well as fully disable the debugging runtimes. This is pretty annoying since not everyone wants...

Synology DiskStation DS215j Data Recovery

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So during a move to a new server, I lost some data that was fairly critical. That said, one other person had the data that was lost and the only thing he still had the data on was a “crashed” NTFS drive that was pulled from an old home server machine. Sadly, his server was sold and he had no desk...

Backup / Restore Outlook 2013 Between Computers

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This is more or less for my own usage later on if I need it again. I recently got a new desktop computer and needed to move my Outlook setup from my laptop to the new desktop. However the process of moving all your settings / emails / etc. does not seem to be an easy task. So this is something I ...