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There are a two really easy ways to get the netBIOS name of the local machine. One leverages API calls to Win32, while the other simply queries an environment variable.
Visual Basic 6TipTutorialWindows
Posted On:2015-01-17, Views:58

Manual install of DX7VB.DLL

A recent tip for installing VB6 on Windows 7 has included the installation of an old version of the DirectX 7 library. Here is that process.
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Posted On:2015-01-13, Views:545

It's been a long and winding road

It's been ten wonderful years since I brought this site on line. Ten years. Wow. This is the longest job I've ever held. Let's see what's been going on here for ten years.
Posted On:2015-01-02, Views:122

Twelve Days of Christmas, SysAdmin Style

I present to you now a classic. This was originally submitted to the Network Working Group as RFC1882 by Bill Hancock, Ph.D., in December of 1995. I revisit this every year, and it never fails to bring a smile to my face. Enjoy this blast from the past.
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Posted On:2014-12-23, Views:131

Dead Disks, Dread, and File Retrieval(.com)

Recently, one of our developers came to us with a failed "server", and requested the IT department assist in recovering data from it. Powering the box on revealed the click of death. Ouch. Let's give this a shot.
Posted On:2014-12-15, Views:221

Creating Circles with CSS

Have you ever needed to make a circle for your web site, with text inside of it? Normally, you'd create a graphically representation, with the text inside. Did you know you could do it with a simple little CSS class? A circle is sometimes handy to draw attention to something on your page, or to buil...
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Posted On:2014-12-13, Views:211

How to fix the Veeam PowerShell Error

During the installation of Veeam Backup and Replication (VBR), you may run into a puzzling error, "Failed to invoke PowerShell query SCVMM components are not installed." Luckily, an easy fix.
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Posted On:2014-12-11, Views:245