The Granite State

I don't know how people live up there.  Got that red brick Georgetown feel in Portsmouth and Portland, but other than those two tiny downtowns ( probably a total of 8 city blocks between them ) the whole area is suburban, quasi frozen swamps, and little square houses on squares of land with no trees or bushes.
And granite.
 

Getting Rid of stupid messages IT puts on my laptop

Use gpedit.msc, then add startup AND shutdown script for no registry like this:
 
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\]"legalnoticecaption"=-[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\]"legalnoticetext"=-
 
make sure to add /s so it doesn't pop up a confimration dialog

cancelling a stuck task in esx 4

How to Cancel a Stuck Task in ESXToday I was in the process of trying to put one of my ESX 4 hosts into maintenance mode. However after about 30 minutes of waiting the task was only 2% complete. Right-Clicking on the task and clicking cancel did nothing to help.

Livermore is vineyards - who knew

Good Cabernet too ... Visit the bocce ball restaurant

16-bit Computer in Minecraft

This is worth checking out. Later on I found out this sort of thing has been done before, some pretty serious copy catting going on.

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