Category: Tech Tidbit

Using AutoHotKey to assist the Elderly, Disabled and more.

In this article I’m going to introduce you to a powerful program called AutoHotKey. Please take a moment and go to their site at and view its capabilities. We’re going to focus on the simpler, but very powerful things it can do. But first, proper introductions are in order. My journey to AutoHotKey started …

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Pictures and Documents don’t show up in Browse/Open dialogue box, but show up in Windows Explorer

Recently I was doing work for a customer and came across something I haven’t seen before in all my years doing repair work. If you used Windows Explorer and went to Libraries and then Pictures, you could see everything there just fine. But, open up Gmail,, Yahoo or any other webmail, and then try …

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Never Underestimate the Bandwidth of a Station Wagon Filled with Backup Tapes

If you’ve been in IT long enough, you’re bound to hear the phrase “never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon filled with backup tapes.” This was especially true back in the days of dialup connections and leased lines. How does it scale today? First, we have to decide what kind of media we’re going …

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