Get The C: Drive Back In Explorer on Windows 10

Change is a necessary part of life but sometimes it’s just $&#%^! annoying.

Windows 10 implemented a feature for us they thought was going to be awesome (among many others) and that’s “Quick Access” in Windows Explorer. If you love it, great! Get the hell out because this article isn’t for you 🙂 . But if you’re like me and you expect to open it and start navigating the same directory tree you have been since Windows 95 then here’s how to get it back

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DotNet MVC Single Page Application Take Two!

Shortly after writing my last post I started thinking of better ways to create a DotNet MVC Single Page application. So here it is.

First I tried translating this to Dot Net Core but unfortunately it doesn’t have a method for Request.IsAjaxRequest() and I’m not ninja enough to write my own yet (although I did try) so this example remains in C# Dot Net MVC 4.5.2.

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.Net Core Hello World Console App (in Ubuntu 16.04)

Because every new framework needs another “Hello World!”

I’ve been forcing myself to try and learn this new .Net Core and in the past I’ve wrote about writing C# code on Windows and running it in Linux using the Mono framework and recently I wrote about using .Net Core with Yeoman to start an MVC application.

This however is a much simpler example to start understanding the .Net Core framework.

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Plex Tip #2 – How to change your Plex database path in Ubuntu 16.04

In here I intend to simply explain how to change the Plex database path in Ubuntu.

For a bit of background my Plex database is over 130GB in size (last I checked) and my boot drive is 80GB while my media drives are 3TB. Naturally storing the Plex database on the media drives (that get backed up to each other too) makes sense.

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Having Fun w/ (Taking Apart) a Gigabyte (GB-BXA8-5557) Mini PC

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These photos were taken in my garage when I decided to take the mini-pc apart and apply a different thermal compound (arctic ceramic). Also I wasn’t sure if this unit used a GPU on the processor or if it had a dedicated GPU. It looks, as you can see, like this unit does have a separate GPU board connected by a mini PCI Express connector card (seen on the side of the motherboard in the motherboard & heatsink pictures).