1337 Institute of Technology on-line courses Review

Computer PC Tips - bits and bytes, Software development Concepts, Software Events
Udemy on-line courses beat the competition. After taking a recent Excel certification course using 1337 Institute of Technology there was a lot left to be desired. It seems that the course instructor are descent but the overall experience on watching and learning from the course on-line leave so much to be desired.  The display is weak thus giving a terrible session when attempting to learn new software or gain knowledge on a subject.  The sound is mediocre and just the mobility between lessons is extremely slow.  There were numerous times you have to re-log into the session if you did not respond to it in minutes when in fact it should remain open for at least 30 minutes before forcing a logout. Even if you were to go full screen it was…
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Windows 10 Professional criteria error when clicking on START button.

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Windows 10 Professional has been a pretty outstanding OS since moving from Windows 7 Professional but it is really odd when particular errors occur. One recent has been when clicking on the START button, a message is received that a criteria error has occurred and a logout has immediately happen. At the lab it did occur and it was thought to log out from the session to see if Windows actually repaired itself. That of course did not happen and the entire Start / Cortena / Notification did not work and the same error message about criteria error would be displayed to do it all over again. It does sound like ground hog day but the next usual step was to go into safe mode. From the sign-in screen Restart…
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Delphi Create a Process or Shelling to start up an external application.

Computer PC Tips - bits and bytes, Rad Studio Delphi Development, Software development Concepts
Delphi Create a Process or Shelling to start up an external application. Since Windows 10 has been released there has been hiccups when dealing with the Windows API. The strange behavior may not return an error code and may actually end up doing nothing leaving you more perplexed then ever. For Delphi developers the best thing to do is retire the ShellExecute API call and convert it over to ShellExecuteEX or to create a separate process you should use CreateProcess. Let's examine the simple task of calling ShellExecute(0, 'open', Pchar('DocumentName.pdf'), '', '', SW_SHOWNORMAL); work under Windows 7 and 8, which would start the Acrobat Reader and open the file but under Windows 10 this no longer is the case. So the next step was to update the call to use…
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Everything Search Engine free Windows Utility is worth a look!

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[powr-twitter-feed label="Everything Search Engine"] Recently I downloaded a Windows utility for file searching that is extremely fast locating any type of file on my machines.  The software tool is called "Everything" and can be downloaded from Voidtools.  The software was created by David Carpenter and you can install either a 32 or 64 bit version. Installing Everything is very simple, you download either the 32 or 64 bit Windows version, it takes a few seconds to index and locate all hard drives or USB clips that are known by the operating system.  You will have a shortcut on the desktop and when it comes to locating any type of file you can use the filter to reduce what you are looking for or just put the title in the search box…
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Nvidia GTX 770 Video Card simple installation and high performance.

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Nvidia has been a leader in high performance as well as quality when it comes to their video cards.  I recently installed the Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB GDDR5 PCI-Express Video Card - One Dual Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One HDMI, One Display Port into a custom built Intel I7-4290 CPU on a Gigabyte Motherboard along with a SSD.  This combination has produce outstanding performance resulting in games such as Counter Strike pushing out 500 to 600 FPS on a standard cable internet line. The power supply was a Corsair CX series CX750 750 watts which is ample amount of power for the configuration that was used. You can visit this link to view the various testing that was done against some of the other video cards available at…
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