• Windows HomeGroups

    I’ll confess I don’t know exactly how homegroups work and I haven’t tried to learn much about them. I’ve always wanted them to just work. Today, our homegroup broke and the magic was gone. 

  • Fixing my Bose QC15 headphones

    I hadn’t used my noise-canceling headphones in a while and found its battery was dead. When I went to replace the battery, I also found corrosion. It took me around thirty minutes to get that stubborn little green light to come back on, but they’re now working perfectly once again.

  • Parallels 11 and Windows 10 product key workaround

    Something’s apparently broken but I don’t know if it’s on the Parallels or Windows side. If you don’t provide your product key before installing Windows 10 via Parallels 11 on your Mac, you may run into the problem where the dialog that Windows allows you to provide your product key for activation doesn’t ever get shown. Not being able to…

  • Using Google Analytics on a Chrome extension

    I recently built a Chrome extension called Linksmith (more information here) and hooked it up to Google Analytics for some very basic usage information. It turned out to be a bit trickier than previous times I’ve added Analytics to websites as Chrome extensions are a bit different (security settings and the ‘chrome://’ protocol). There’s an official tutorial available that you should use…

  • Setting up SSH for Git on Windows

    I’ve found myself having to do this on multiple machines and always seem to miss a step along the way. Over the years, I’ve ended up updating my approach and have updated the post accordingly (mentioning that in case you’re seeing something different from last time you checked this post). Here’s what I currently do: