Insteon Direct Commands

If you’re using SmartHome’s Insteon line of home automation products, you can actually send commands to the controller via a web browser to control the devices that you have installed. Why would you want to do that? Well, you could create a shortcut on your desktop or Android phone, that with a single click will…

Microsoft May Invest $1B-$3B in Dell Buyout

Microsoft may contribute $1 billion to $3 billion to help take Dell private. “To meet an asking price of $13 to $14 a share, or $22 billion to $25 billion, Silver Lake and the other investors would need to put up $2 billion in equity, the Journal said at the time. Michael Dell could use…

Find out when a users password expires.

Slowly but surely I’m upgrading our Server 2003 DC’s to server 2008. When the DC that the I.T. department was authenticating against was Server 2003, we used the Acctinfo.dll module from the Windows 2003 Resource Kit. This module gave us an Additional Account Info tab on the Users Object that displayed, among other things, when…