Take The Power Back – Using TAKEOWN Command To Reclaim Ownership of Files & Folders In Windows


Some times when you copy files and folders from one computer to another you may run into permission errors (access denied etc) when accessing or editing them, the TAKEOWN command in the command prompt can solve this quickly and easily, as stated in the documentation, TAKEOWN enables an administrator to recover access to a file that was previously denied, by making you the owner of the file. Continue reading “Take The Power Back – Using TAKEOWN Command To Reclaim Ownership of Files & Folders In Windows”


Does Leaving Your Laptop Plugged In Shorten It’s Battery Life?

If you leave your laptop plugged in all the time, even when the battery is fully charged does it shorten the life of the battery?

That is the question that came up the other day and I didn’t know the answer, I always wondered myself as I use a laptop at work that is plugged into the AC power 99% of the time. Fortunately an answer to the question was very easy to find on the internet.

The short answer is yes, leaving your laptop plugged into mains power while the battery is fully charged will reduce the batteries capacity to hold a charge.  When the battery is running consistently at full charge it causes the battery to chemically kill it’s self. Continue reading “Does Leaving Your Laptop Plugged In Shorten It’s Battery Life?”

Starcraft 2: The Complete Noob’s Guide

A list of resources for Starcraft 2 beginners.

A good list of resources for Starcraft 2 Beginners at the end of the article.

After playing through the (thoroughly impressive) Starcraft 2 campaign lately I decided that I was ready to give multiplayer a go. So I fired it up, logged into my trusty battle.net account and joined the practise league. The addition of an unranked practise league was a pleasant suprise as I had a sneaking suspicion that my Win/Loss ratio would be well in the negative range after a few games.

I decided to stick with the Terran as I was already familiar with their units from the campaign missions. I was paired up with ‘Nathan’. As the timer ticked over and the game began Nathan informed me that this was his first time online and that I should go easy on him. Needless to sayI was wiped off the map in less than 25 minutes by a giant fleet of Motherships. My poor 50 or so strong batallion of Marines didn’t stand a chance.

I think Nathan may have been a bit dishonest or maybe he was just an RTS natural or Korean or something. Feeling a bit disgraced I moved on to another game. In an effort to prevent the same thing from happening again I concentrated a bit more on air defense but the next game only lasted 15 minutes after another so-called ‘first-timer’ sent a column of Siege Tanks through my base.

This brings me to my first piece of advice. Starcraft has a replay feature. Use it! If you get completely annihilated make sure you save the replay and watch it back. This way you can see exactly what your opponent did to get himself in a position to completely trample your inferior efforts. Continue reading “Starcraft 2: The Complete Noob’s Guide”

Thoughts of a new blogger

Ponderings after the first week of my blogging career.

I am onto day 6 of running my very first blog and I must admit that it is a lot harder than I thought it would be. After spending the morning reading about blogging for beginners and blogging tips etc I am suprised at the amount of blogs there are that are about blogging and there is certainly no shortage of people offering their two cents worth about how a blog should be run.

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