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How To Encrypt USB Flash Drives on Windows 10 with DiskCryptor

Introduction With the popularity of USB Flash drives and USB external storage for portability and ease of use there is also to ease to lose them and also lose your files. With the loss there is always the chance that someone will end up with your data. But, if you encrypt your drives it is no so easy to get to your data. In this post we will cover the open sourced program DiskCryptor, to allow you to... read more

Scanning 35MM Slides in Batch mode with VueScan 9 and Epson Perfection V700 Photo

Introduction This post explains optimal settings that I use for Scanning Kodak Kodachrome and Extachrome 35 mm slides using VueScan with Epson Perfection V700 Photo scanner. This is an alternative to using Epson Scan application. There are several features of the V700 for dust removal and color correction that I will be using. It adds to scan time but well worth it. Settings Here we will go over the... read more

Using EMC VPlex Batch Migration

Introduction In a recent project I was tasked to bring a new EMC PowerMAX 2000 system and migrate from an EMC VMAX3 400K storage array. This was a new thing for me since my experience with VPlex was limited to only adding and create vvols (Virtual Volumes)  from different arrays and presenting to the target hosts being either Windows, AIX, Linux (RHEL) and ESXi. The task at hand is to migrate the... read more

How To Use PowerShell to Export Scheduled Tasks

Introduction We all know what a pain it is to have to recreate scheduled tasks on Windows when moving to new systems or restoring crash or corrupted systems. Making a backup of these tasks is always good to do, so why not do this with PowerShell and make things much simpler. The Code The script is fairly simple Define a new-object Connect to the object on the server Get the contents of the tasks folder... read more

How to Render MP4 in Sony Vegas 15 Pro for VHS and VHS-C Captures

Introduction In this post we will cover what is the best way to render your VHS / VHS-C video captures to MP4 (H.264) format for viewing online or on your system. This is different from the conventional DVD (MPEG2 / AAC) format or (MPEG2 / PCM (wav)). Lately I have been getting more requests to transfer to MP4 form at due to laptops and home systems moving away from DVD systems. The Process At this point... read more

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