Trick to Pin Programs and Applications to Taskbar and Start Menu using Powershell

Recently at work, I am trying to automate my image creation for new computers to streamline the process and make everyone’s computer more consistent. Not to mention that my workload has increased dramatically over the past 2 to 3 months. With that, part of my major issue has always been pinning apps and programs to the task bar and the start menu. This is simply for the user to have multiple options of accessing the most common programs that they use, such as email or VPN.

Searching through Google there was a lot of methods available, but 95% of them were inefficient and only worked for the current user who was running the shell.… Read More

OpenVPN Manual Install Android Samsung Galaxy S4

OpenVPN on AndroidLast night I wanted to connect to my VPN to have access to the server resources on my T-Mobile Galaxy S4. Unfortunately it seems that installing the OpenVPN Installer App from the Play Store has been broken on 4.3 and up versions of Android. Thankfully I was able to hack together a few steps that will allow you to install the OpenVPN binary needed to use the OpenVPN Settings App. Even more so I decided to document how I was able to install the binary in this blog, if only so I have a tutorial for when I re-rom my phone.… Read More

How To: Join / Combine MP3’s for Free on Windows

Recently I had a need to combine multiple MP3 files into one. Looking at the many different MP3 Joiner / combiners I found most of them to be bulky and just not what I was looking for in an MP3 Joiner / Combiner. After doing some digging into the Windows Command Line I came across a flag for a common function, "Copy" that intrigued me. After reading up on the flag of the Copy command in Windows I decided to give it a try with some tests. Where this came about was I copied some Books on CD to my harddrive a while ago (and the CD's have long since been scratched beyond fixing) so now I have about 15 files per chapter for 30 chapters. I would rather combine them into 30 MP3 files instead of the massive amount of files.

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