Lenovo Helix Keyboard Dock Fan Error Fix

In about 2014 we purchased a number of Lenovo Helix laptops for our workplace. It was a terrible decision. They're not suited to be used as workstations. They were designed to be portable, and they are: the battery life is okay (we get about four hours on a full charge, though they are a little  […]

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Skype for Business Sign-in Problems

One of the things that makes me feel good about being a fake IT guy is the little victories: when you successfully figure out a problem that's in some ways over your head. Sadly, I don't have a lot of people to share this with -- so onto the blog it goes. Skype for Business Our organization has  […]

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Clearing the Print Queue

I was hung up trying to install some print drivers, which wouldn't work because there was an active print job. It turned out all I needed to do was clear the print queue, which you can do with these elevated shell commands: net stop spooler del %systemroot%\System32\spool\printers\* /Q /F /S​ net  […]

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Using PowerShell with Exchange Online

Kind of a weird way to (re)start my blog, but here we go. I've started doing some IT stuff at work. The learning curve is fairly steep, as I don't know what the hell I'm doing. However, there are some successes; and I'm taking a moment to brag a little because I'm proud of my accomplishments. (I'm  […]

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