Windows 7 is by far the best Windows version to date however depending on the computer that is powering the Windows 7 it can be fairly bulky at times. My personal laptop is running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit and has more than enough power to handle Windows Search however I have an SSD hard drive and in an attempt to preserve the drive as long as possible I decided to turn off Windows Search or the Windows Indexer to cut down on writes to the hard drive itself. Turning Windows Search off is easy in Windows 7 following the directions below.
I have been wanting to get the use of dig on Windows 7 for awhile but hadn’t taken the time to do so until now. The problem is nslookup is not as helpful in terms of TTL of zone files, etc. and while you can accomplish your tasks with nslookup using dig makes life much easier on Windows 7 when troubleshooting DNS type issues. The other night I was in the middle of a time critical launch of a new web cluster and needed dig on the Windows 7 laptop I was working on so I decided to get it working while I was waiting for some data to transfer. I actually had slipped on setting the TTL, which was for a single sub domain that was part of the transfer, from a TTL of a entire day (86400 seconds) to a TTL of one hour (3600 seconds). Anyhow below is more information on installing dig on a Windows 7 computer.
The other night I needed to download a couple hundred PDF’s from a single web page and was hoping to do so using a Google Chrome extension. After a quick search I located the Download All extension for Chrome that allows you to specify a specific type of file to download from a single web page however there are a couple steps that need to be completed before allowing it to work with PDF files. Follow the directions below to install the Download All extension for Google Chrome, configure Chrome to allow it to work, configure Download All to allow it to work, and last but not least download every single PDF linked from a specific web page.
We had a customer come in the computer shop the other day who needed us to troubleshoot an external hard drive that was crashing his Mac OSX laptop every time he plugged the USB cable from the external hard drive in. Once he left I removed the hard drive from the external hard drive enclosure and needed to find a way to access the data from my Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit laptop to verify the hard drive was functioning as expected. Use the information below to access an OSX hard drive, which is formatted either as HFS, HFS+, or HFSX, from a Windows 7 computer.
Earlier tonight I was working on a project for a customer that wants to translate the Hebrew Interlinear Bible into English which obviously has been done many times before. This customer however has some translations that he wants to make for himself so I needed to find a Hebrew Interlinear Bible in text or PDF format. I was able to locate the Hebrew Interlinear Bible in PDF format however there was a separate PDF for each chapter in each book which numbers something like 930 different PDF’s. I was able to use the wget command described in detail below to download all of the PDF’s with a single command on my Windows 7 computer.