Buyer Beware: Haier Commercial Series Portable A/C Failures

We’ve been running Haier commercial dual hose 13K BTU portable air conditioners for a long time now. The model we were using went through a design “refresh” within the last year. The “new” model has had pretty much a 100% fail rate. In a few locations where a single hose […]

Windows 10 Start Menu Critical Error – Fixed

This was a weird one for Windows 10 v1903: Critical Error: Your Start menu isn’t working. We’ll try to fix it the next time you sign in. Well, the user goes to log on and sure enough, the same thing happens again. We tried all manner of fix short of […]

Data Centre SSDs: No Power Loss Protection (PLP) Means No S2D Deployments

Reading this article on Serve The Home this morning: Kingston DC450R SSD Released SATA and 3.84TB Maximum. The Kingston DC450R SSD is being released with “Data Center Series” on the sticker. But, it does not have power loss protection (PLP) so how could this be? The suspicion here is that […]

Microsoft Ignite 2019: Some Session and Attendee Tips

Attending Microsoft Ignite events over the last number of years have always been very rewarding. This year, we’re knee deep into building out a new business that includes Azure Stack HCI certifying custom platforms. We’ve invested all of our R&D budget and time into this process so no go on […]

HILTI: Adaptive Torque Module SI-AT-A22 – Software Download Location

The HILTI Adaptive torque module has a software component that needs to be downloaded for programing, management, and reporting. HILTI Adaptive Torque Module SI-AT-A22 The instruction booklet mentions the need to obtain the AT Documentation Software but it was not readily apparent where we were to get the software. The […]

Azure Web App: Site Experiencing Difficulties HTTP Errors – Fix

We started getting alerts from JetPack that our WordPress site,, was offline. Sure enough, browsing to the site lead to a “This site is experiencing technical difficulties.” white page. Since our WordPress site is hosted in Azure, we logged on to the portal and clicked into the AppService blade […]

Business Tip: Office Lens Those Receipts

Throughout the day we can process quite a few credit card and debit transactions. Getting those receipts into our bookkeeping system can be a challenge. Enter Microsoft’s Office Lens app. Office Lens on iPhone – Co-op Albany Fuel Receipt Start the app and point it at the receipt in question. […]