Use Plex To Stream Movies to Roku

Roku has a lot of great features right out of the box, but being able to stream movies from your home network is not one of them. Fortunately there is a free solution for this. With a little help from Plex Media Server and a little bit of your time, you can easily setup a home media server that will stream movies to your Roku box and other devices on your home network.

Best Screen Capture Tool for Windows 7

For most of us, performing a screen capture just doesn’t happen often enough to justify buying a dedicated application to do so. We usually do a quick search on Google for a free utility and just use it for whatever project is on hand at the time. Then the screen capture tool either gets deleted immediately or we leave it installed until one day we don’t even know what it is or it’s trial is expired. Then the process is repeated until we find another free one. There are tons of screen capture tools out there and they for the most part they do the job and are easy to come by. Sure, some of the paid tools have super cool features and once you see one in action it’s kind of like “I’d like to get it, but damn. $50??”

How To Install WordPress with XAMPP

WordPress and XAMPP on your Windows Computer.

A while back I wrote a tutorial describing how to install and configure MAMP for the Mac computer in order to run WordPress on your computer. This is a great way to develop your website or blog. It allows you to try things out and get your website configured perfectly without running the risk of experimenting on your actual site. Recently I received an email through the Contact page and the reader asked if there was a way to do the same thing on Windows. Windows? As a matter of fact there is.

Can’t Connect to MS SQL Server

MS SQL Server Won’t Connect

This is just a quick and simple troubleshooting post about MS SQL Servers. There are quite a few issues that can arise when using these servers, but one of the most common that I’ve found is that a user cannot connect to the SQL Server. Especially after a fresh installation. This can be very confusing and frustrating. Your installation went well and without a hitch, but when you try to connect to it, you get an error with the following in the message:

Keyboard Shortcuts to Make You Faster

8 Awesome Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows


How many of you fancy yourselves power users? Or maybe you spend a lot of time behind a keyboard and like finding ways to be more efficient? Either way you know how valuable it is to keep your hands on the keyboard and how much it slows you down having to switch back and forth between the mouse and keyboard.

A while back I wrote an article that gave a list of the basic keyboard shortcuts for Windows. This list was for general navigation and use. If you would like to check it out you can find it here

This list of keyboard shortcuts is a little more specific. They are aimed at typists and for those of you who do a lot of word processing or spreadsheets.

How To Maintain Your Windows Computer

Maintain Your Windows Computer with CCleaner


Everyone hates when their computer slows down. Seems like just the other day it was running fast and smooth. Now for some reason programs load slower and the Internet takes its sweet time loading pages. At first you may think you have a virus, but that can’t be right. You have anti virus software and you always make sure it’s updated. You don’t visit “bad” sites so what could possibly be going on?