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How to set-up a Home Network:

IP Settings:
  1. Click Start and choose Control Panel
     
  2. Click Network and Internet Connections
     
  3. Choose Network Connections
     
  4. Right-click the Local Area Connection and choose Properties
     
  5. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click the Properties button
     
  6. Tick: Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically
     
  7. Click OK to close the box, then OK on the next to apply the setting.
     
  8. Configure the workgroup settings per the next section.

 

 

Note: If you have a My Network Places icon somewhere, you can right-click it and choose properties in substitution of the first three steps

 

Workgroup and Computer Name Settings:
  1. Click Start then right-click My Computer and choose Properties.
    (This can be done if you have the icon on your desktop also)
     
  2. Choose the Computer Name tab and click the Change button
     
  3. Under Member of: tick the Workgroup option and type in a network name, or leave it as the default.
    (Keep in mind, for your computers to see each other on the network, the workgroup names must all be identical)
     
  4. Click OK to apply the settings, then OK again to close the remaining box.
     
  5. You're Finished!
 start menu - my computer My Computer - Property computer name
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Another Old Content Update. I'm not hosting the Automatic Removal Tool anymore, so who knows when the link will expire.

Realphx / TalkStocks ( AIM Virus ) Removal Instructions / Tools:

Download the Removal Tool (automated javascript) -- Just download it and run it. (or just open it directly)

These may have appeared in your profile if you have been infected:

"Whoa....look what I found, click here"

OR

"I can't believe I found 'yourScreenName' Picture here"

Manual Removal Instructions:

  1. Press the CTRL, ALT, and DEL keys at the same time to bring up the task manager.
  2. Click on the processes tab (windows 2000/XP), and find 'b.exe', 'bbb.exe' or 'av.exe' and kill the process.
  3. Go to C:\Windows\ and delete 'b.exe' and 'bbb.exe' or 'av.exe' (or do a search for the virus: click Start > Search > look up each virus individually) Delete these when you find them.
  4. Click Start, then click on Run, type in "Msconfig" in the box and press ENTER.. When the box comes up, click on the "startup" tab and look for "b.exe" or "av.exe" listed (possibly listed under"antivirus") then uncheck the box to the left. (Windows 98/XP only)
  5. Clear your profile (or make a new one) and restart.
  6. When the msconfig box comes up after restart just check the box telling it not to come up again.
IMPORTANT: If you are seeing many other effects like "adult links" and extra toolbars in your Internet Explorer, the virus has also installed other programs called spyware and adware. To remove them download and run Spybot and Ad-Aware then update and run a full system scan with each.

 

I've been trying to come up with some ideas for sample logos, but nothing has really hit me.  I came up with two ideas, so tell me what you think.

Logo1

boshdirect logo no pirates yarr

I really don't know exactly where this one came from, but I thought the idea was pretty funny.  I guess I did my fair share of "pirating" and "hacking" back in the day so maybe it's a subconscious thought creeping it's way back out.  As pirates always say, "Yarr!"

Logo2

 graduation hat on top of globe - taking over the world

I think this one is much more professional and really has somewhat of an underlying message behind it.  Some people have interpreted the globe as a head that is wearing the graduation cap, and others just see it as a cap sitting on top of the world.  But the interpretation is really up to the viewer.  The main idea behind it is inspired by the idea that I am a recent college graduate and I have the world as my playground. The "taking over the world" is really just a cocky statement that emphasizes my current position for growth potential.

edit: I think I figured out the dynamic redirection issue. The flamingcube.com domain was redirecting to www.boshdirect.com for SEO (search engine optimization reasons). Now it points directly to the home directory and should accept names as if it were boshdirect.com - you should see the changes as soon as the information propagates across the internet.

I checked some of the logs and noticed that I was getting a good number of hits from some old links on flamingcube.  Because of this, I've decided to upload the old content to the site.  I'm working on getting some URL redirects setup, but some of the links are having issues that I can't figure out. On that same note, I guess I should probably get a site search up and running again. 

When I originally moved boshdirect to the new host, I started using new software and archived the old boshdirect blog posts.  However, I never archived the blog posts and pictures from the flamingcube software. Luckily, I could still access an archive of the files and was able to upload some of the articles and images.

Here's a link to the photo gallery archive:
  http://www.boshdirect.com/gallery/?g2_itemId=830

And a link to the site-map, so you can find the article you are looking for:
  http://www.boshdirect.com/site-map/

Camaro For Sale Sold!

Sadly, I must sell my car. Normal maintenance and maintenance specific to the camaro has been completed on a regular basis.

The car sometimes takes a second to crank over, but it's been like that for a while (nearly 5 years) and it doesn't affect the car when running.  The motor was replaced at 62,000 miles by GM and the odometer reads 172k, which is why the car was listed at 110k.

  • On that note, I have a file full of dealership receipts and various paperwork that will come with the car.

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