• My first 10 minutes on a Windows development server


    On the Windows Servers I use for development, I like to keep things simple. That means security should be in place, but at the same time should be workable and flexible enough for me to install and download things, without getting nagged by obnoxious over-active security mechanisms. In order to do so, I execute the […] Read More

  • Tutorial: How to secure Traccar with SSL / HTTPS for free, using IIS and Let’s Encrypt on Windows Server


    Introduction In this guide, I’m going to show you how to secure your Traccar installation with SSL, so that it can be reached over https instead of http. Traccar is a free and open source modern GPS tracking system. Since Traccar has no native support for encrypted connections, we’ll do so by setting up a […] Read More

  • How to migrate between Synology NAS (DSM 6.0 and later)


    Recently I bought a Synology DS216j to replace my Synology DS214se. The DS214se is a good entry-level NAS for personal use, but it was struggling to keep up with my 3 HD IP-cameras as well as acting as a Mail Server, mainly because of the single-core CPU. Since I didn’t want to lose my data, […] Read More

  • How to schedule a PHP script in Plesk for Windows using cronjob/crontab


    Nowadays it’s dead easy to schedule a PHP script as a cronjob/crontab in Plesk Onyx for Windows. However, in the previous versions, Plesk did not supply a sample syntax for scheduled tasks. Most examples found on the interwebs assume that you’re running Plesk on Linux, but if you are like me and run Plesk on […] Read More

  • HostsMan: Pi-hole without the pi (DNS-based adblocker)


    If you’re tired of AdBlock Plus slowing down your browser and you don’t have a spare Raspberry Pi lying around to run Pi-hole, HostsMan is a great alternative that runs on Windows. One way to keep malware and advertisements outside is to block the servers that serve this content. This can be done by adding […] Read More

  • Statsgen2


    [Update 9-1-2017]  The statsgen.co.uk domain name got dropped because it wasn’t renewed. As of today, I’m the new owner of statsgen.co.uk to continue the legacy. I’m currently in the process of migrating our Call of Duty 2 servers from Linux to Windows. Why? Well, I made a small oopsy which would take me a long […] Read More

  • How to: Fix an unbootable Intel SSD suffering from the 8MB bug


    A friend of mine was having issues booting his laptop. The BIOS recognized his SSD, an Intel SSD sa2bw120g3a, but Windows was nowhere to be found. Even bootable partition and hard drive managers showed no sign of the SSD. This got me thinking that the SSD was dead, which was odd, as the BIOS was […] Read More

  • How to: Move a TeamSpeak 3 Server from Linux to Windows



    There are lots of tutorials online that show you how to move, or migrate if you will, your TeamSpeak 3 server from Windows to Linux, but there’s no guide that shows the other way around. One could say that this process is simply the same, only executed backwards. However, since most of them are outdated, […] Read More

  • How to: Enable printing to USB/Network printers for legacy DOS/Windows 95 & 98 programs


    Have you ever faced the problem where a legacy DOS or Windows 95 & 98 runs perfectly on Windows XP/Vista/7/8, with or without compatibility mode, but refuses to print? This is because legacy DOS or Windows 95 & 98 programs expect your printer to be connected to a LPT1 port, which is usually not the […] Read More

  • How to: Setup your USB printer with the Arcadyan VGV7519 / Experia Box v8


    The Arcadyan VGV7519, also known as the KPN Experia Box v8, features an USB port, which can be used to turn your USB printer into a network printer. However, simply connecting your USB printer the USB port onto the router is not enough; Windows will not recognize the printer as a network printer. Instead, you […] Read More



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