Monthly Archives: December 2016
Dec 31 2016
Trouble Activating Windows 10 Tips

Trouble Activating Windows 10 Tips

Press Windows key + X
Click Command Prompt (admin)
Enter the following command:

wmic path SoftwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey

Hit Enter
Copy the product key then enter it

Click Start > Settings > Update & security > Activation > Change the product key

See if it activates.

Dec 29 2016
Best Windows Hard Drive Cloning Solutions

Are you a Windows user looking for the best solution for cloning your hard drive and moving your system and documents to a new computer hard drive.

There are many solutions, but some may not work as well as others.

Here’s the scenario I have.

Old Dell Inspiron laptop 500GB drive, with 400GB of data. Computer is 4-5 years old, running Windows 10 Pro.
New Latitude 7470 with m.2 SSD drive. 500GB.

I would like to clone the Dell internal 500GB drive to an external 750GGB USB connected drive. And then clone the 750GB drive to the 500GB SSD on the new Dell.

Supposedly Macrium Reflect should be able to do this, but fails. I try to use it to restore the clone to the new laptop. My computer will not boot. So I tried Macrium a couple times with no luck. I have contacted the company and will see what they say.

I have tried TODO Free again with errors.

Partition Wizard Disk Copy Clone here.Norton Ghost is a popular solution.
Norton by Symantec – Global HomePage Click Here

AOMEI Backupper Standard Free and Trial versions here.

Dec 27 2016
Carrie Fisher Dies After Heart Attack on Flight Home to Los Angeles @carrieffisher

Carrie Fisher Dies After Heart Attack on Flight Home to Los Angeles

Statement release from People magazine.

Dec 27 2016
Live On Green Pasadena Family Festival #ImLiveonGreen


Chef Jamie Gwen on the Culinary Stage, Friday, December 30th as she shows us how to have great fun while making great food!

Celebrating for 3 days prior to the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game: Friday, Dec 30, Saturday, Dec 31 and Sunday, January 1st (the parade and game are on Monday, Jan 2nd). We are currently blocking out the schedule of events including live music, chef demos, and the chance to experience a flight simulator brought in by the Air Force.

Dec 27 2016
Pasadena’s Holiday Overnight Parking Citation Moratorium 2016-2017 Christmas New Year Parking Permit Info

Pasadena’s Holiday Overnight Parking Citation Moratorium occurs from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m., Dec. 23, 2016 through Jan. 3, 2017. Vehicles legally parked on the street—and not in violation of temporary No Parking restrictions on certain streets—will not be cited for overnight parking. Overnight parking citations will resume beginning 2 a.m., Jan. 4, 2017.

More info on parking and other holiday info for Pasadena residents and visitors can be found here.

Dec 27 2016
Breakfast Omelette Bar Restaurant Coming To Pasadena @626food

There’s a new breakfast location coming to Washington Blvd in Pasadena.

Deluxe closed a few months ago and there is now a banner indicating that a new omelette breakfast restaurant is opening. A sit down place would be a welcome addition to the neighborhood and one with outdoor seating and table service. There are not too many of those places along Washington.

1717 E Washington Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91104

Dec 16 2016
Nissan LEAF $199 TCU Upgrade Too Little Too Late? @nissanleaf @nissanelectric

Nissan has sent out letters to owners of the Nissan LEAF 2011 to 2015 models equiped with TCU, that the service running on the AT&T 2G network is shutting down, and the services will stop working.

Many have had mixed experiences with the TCU service, Nissan even stated that the service would be free for a limited time, but has not starting charging for the service.

Now owners of models with TCU have to upgrade to retain the service beyond Dec 31, 2016.

Nissan sending out letters with a cost of $199 for owners of 2011 to 2014 models and that the upgrade is to 3G which is most like end of life network as well. Why would Nissan not upgrade the TCU to 4G?

What is the true cost to Nissan for this upgrade, perhaps $1000 if you include labor, apparently the upgrade takes about 2 hours, although or dealer stated 3-4 hours.  We will see how the service works after Dec 31 and after the upgrade.

Dec 16 2016
Yahoo Security Notice December 14, 2016 | Account Help – SLN27925 #yahoohack

Read the

Yahoo Security Notice December 14, 2016

Dec 16 2016
Russians Hacking US Elections Real or Fake

Did the Russians really hack the 2016 elections? If they did what did they really hack?

What systems did they hack into? Democratic National Committee websites?  Mr. Podesta?

And now we hear President Obama stating that the US will now retaliate against Russia for their apparent involvement. As was stated once before President Obama stated the US would retaliate.   What sorts of actions would be expected in a retaliation against the Russians? We have heard that the US intelligence CIA NSA already has access to the Russian power grid and much more, while there are many ways the US could retaliate perhaps in ways we may not even notice.

Now we read that China has stolen a US underwater drone, captured in disputed waters.  This could potentially escalate an already tense situation.  Is the US position to retaliate against China for this?

Dec 15 2016
Aerospace & Defense Systems Jan 21, 2017 @caltech @CaltechEntForum
Saturday, January 21, 2017
8:00 – 9:00 AM Coffee & Networking
9:00 – 11:30 AM Program
From small sat’s and drones to headline-making rocketry by the “big guys,” our Southern California Aerospace landscape has been revitalized. With major new players as well as established companies expanding development and manufacturing, a renewed vibrancy offers a turf for entrepreneurship at all levels, especially with the US Government pushing traditional primes and sub-primes to turn to new technologies and sourcing for defense and commercial applications. Our program will look at these changes and opportunities they are creating.
Keynote Speakers
(Click on name for bio)
IBM Professor of Engineering Management
University of Southern California
Previously VP and CTO 
Northrop Grumman Information Systems
Principal Director
Research and Program Development Office
The Aerospace Corporation
Producer / Moderator
Willenken Wilson Loh & Delgado LLP
UCLA Computer Science
General Admission – $20.00   ($30.00 at Door)
Students – $10.00*
Caltech Students – No Charge*
Advance Registration closes at 1:00 PM on Friday, January 20th.  
Registration available at door for $30.00 (General); $15.00 Students (other than Caltech). 
All Students must show current valid ID or will be charged full price at door.
Dec 15 2016
DeVry University & Federal Trade Commission Reach Resolution

DeVry University & Federal Trade Commission Reach Resolution

I am pleased to share that DeVry University settled its litigation with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding our use of graduate employment statistics in past advertising campaigns.

This matter was essentially a disagreement about how to calculate and represent graduate employment data. That being said, continuing with prolonged legal proceedings would require investing significant resources, time and energy, which would be better directed toward our programs and services that support our students. With this in mind, we have chosen to resolve this matter and put it behind us.

What is important for you to know…

  • At no time did the FTC accuse DeVry University of any fraudulent acts. At its core, this was a disagreement about how to calculate and represent graduate employment statistics.
  • At no time has the FTC challenged the value of a DeVry education or its academic quality. DeVry University remains accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC is a regional accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  • DeVry University has agreed to forgive unpaid balances on University loans issued before September 30, 2015. DeVry’s Institutional Loan Program (ILP) is different than the U.S. federal student loan program. With the ILP, DeVry University is the lender. Accordingly, DeVry University is agreeing to forgive loans where it is the lender. This will have no impact on loans taken from the federal government or a bank.

Those current and former students who are eligible for ILP forgiveness will receive a notification via email and U.S. mail within 30 days of the court approving the settlement. No action is necessary until the notification email and/or letter are received.

  • DeVry University also agreed to forgive student account balances for some former DeVry University students. Those former students who are identified for student account balance forgiveness will be notified via email and U.S. mail within 30 days of the court approving the settlement. No action is necessary until the notification email and/or letter are received.

This resolution will not hinder our ability to provide high-quality education and support service to our students – what we call DeVry University Care. Should you have any questions about this settlement, we encourage you to call the Student Contact Center at 800.865.0403.

When inventor and educator Dr. Herman DeVry founded our university in 1931, he established a pioneering spirit of innovation and a commitment to career success for his students. We are honored and privileged to carry on that tradition by helping students change their lives for the better and improve the world around us, just as you are doing today. On behalf of DeVry University, I thank you for your continued support of your alma mater.


Robert Paul
President, DeVry University

Dec 14 2016
1 Billion Yahoo Accounts Hacked in 2013 #yahoohack @yahoo

Yahoo has announced that over 1 billion accounts have been hacked, this in addition to previous incident, the other being 500 million hacked accounts.

Apparently this is an August 2013 breach that was just revealed or discovered.

Read this notice sent to Yahoo users who may have been hacked.

Yahoo said an unauthorized third party stole data in August 2013. The data may have included names, email addresses, dates of birth, telephone numbers and encrypted passwords.

Verizon has made a deal to purchase Yahoo, we will see where things head from here. Does this help Verizon? Probably not, because it exposes Verizon to huge class action lawsuits that will devalue Yahoo to a penny stock. It could cut the purchase price by at least 20%.

If the accounts Yahoo used to value the acquisition by Verizon, then some further investigation should be done into how many of those accounts are “active” accounts.

Dec 12 2016
Maestro Restaurant Opening Pasadena @maestropasadena @626food

MAESTRO is opening in Pasadena, in the previously occupied space by long time tenant Azeen’s Afghani Restaurant.

Modern Mexican Cuisine Restaurant Bar website

Dec 12 2016
Can The DOW Break 20,000 Before 2017?

With less than 20 days before 2016 comes to a close, some are wondering if the stock market DOW can break past 20,000, it is within reach, perhaps the run up after the election with Trump the “elected” President of the United States, many believed that things would get worse right away, perhaps it will take time before we see the impacts of Trump’s selected cabinet appointments, there is plenty of evidence that those with money will make more money, the rich will get richer.

Will Trump and his team “make American  Great Again”, is to be seen.

Trump apparently claiming to have sold all his stock assets, in June of 2016 is also very interesting.

That Warren Buffett’s holdings have increased in value by many billions after the election is also of interest.

Will Trump ever release his tax returns, and are those who voted for him starting to believe he may not keep his word?

Does Trump really tweet his own tweets, or does a team of people led by family member named Project Alamo control the media for Trump.

Just over the weekend the CIA and Trump are clashing over the Russian  involvement in the election.

There are many concerns developing and Trump replacing those he can replace with those who serve his interest or as payback for helping his campaign or causes.

Dec 11 2016
Life Around History of Pasadena, CA From Over 100 Years Ago #pasasdenafree @pasadenagov

Life around History of Pasadena, CA From Over 100 Years Ago

Holder, Charles Frederick, 1851, 1881 Book is a fascinating read available for free.

All about Pasadena and its vicinity; its climate, missions, trails and cañons, fruits, flowers and game, by Charles Frederick Holder.



Dec 9 2016
Rose Bowl Pasadena Justin Bieber Show Tickets August 5, 2017 @rosebowlstadium @justinbieber #purposetour

Justin Bieber is coming to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena

is headed to Pasadena & the on August 5, 2017! More info:




Dec 5 2016
Amazon Go and the World’s Most Advanced Shopping Technology #amazongo

Amazon Go and the World’s Most Advanced Shopping Technology

Just Walk Out Technology – Charges your Amazon Account

Amazon Go is a new kind of store featuring the world’s most advanced shopping technology. No lines, no checkout – just grab and go! Learn more at

Where is Amazon Go located?
Our store is located at 2131 7th Ave, Seattle, WA, on the corner of 7th Avenue and Blanchard Street.

Dec 5 2016
Town Hall Meeting with Congresswoman Judy Chu Dec 12, 2016 @RepJudyChu

We need to understand how a progressive agenda – built on values of inclusion and acceptance of all people – can move forward in the age of Trump.

We are honored to hear from Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA 27th) about how she will play an instrumental role in DC.

There will be time for Q & A, moderated by Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater, and we will end with an inspiring list of collective actions we can all take.

Refreshments will be served.

Co-sponsored by Throop UU Church, CLUE: Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice, and

Event is free and open to the public.

Monday, December 12 at 7 PM – 8 PM
Throop Unitarian Universalist Church
300 S Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, California 91101

Dec 1 2016
Chaparral Mountain Honey Company Altadena

Chaparral Mountain Honey Company is a family-owned company located in the foothills of Altadena with over 35 years of beekeeping experience.

Follow on facebook for ways to purchase

Our most common honey varieties include:
Orange honey, gathered from orange trees in California’s Central Valley.
Sage honey, gathered from black & white sage flowers growing in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains; sage honey is a unique California product.
Buckwheat honey from buckwheat flowers growing in the foothills of Glendale and Eagle Rock.
Premium honey, harvested in the fall; it contains nectars from eucalyptus, sage, mustard, buckwheat, sumac, jacaranda, and many other flowers.
Altadena Gold wildflower, a summer harvest honey, gathered from native chaparral plants such as sage, sumac, toyon, buckwheat, and some garden flowers.
Angel’s Kiss honey, gathered at 3300 ft, and includes nectar from Yerba Santa and other higher elevation wildflowers; it has a tangy flavor.
Almond honey, collected during pollination in February from trees in the Central Valley. This honey has a nice balanced flavor, but some people get a bitter aftertaste, so be sure to taste before you buy.
Avocado honey, from nectar gathered during avocado pollination in Temecula. The unusual strong taste is reminiscent of molasses and the honey is good used in gingerbread and spice cake.
Jacaranda honey, from the lovely purple-flowered trees that bloom in May-June. The honey is dark with a slightly caramelized taste.

Dec 1 2016
Hot Star Large Fried Chicken Opens in Pasadena, Rosemead, Rowland Heights @626food

Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken is opening locations around the San Gabriel Valley.

Started in 1992, Hot Star is the original creator of the largest fried chicken in the world. In the Philippines since 2014.

We use 100% Chicken Breast, Not Processed!

“No preservatives, no additives, not frozen chicken.
Fried to order, always cooked fresh.”

Menu is here


1606 Nogales st
Rowland Height, CA 91748


7540 Garvey ave #C
Rosemead, CA
(626) 940-5323


950 e Colorado unit 130,
Pasadena, CA 91106
(213)748 -8866
Located in the same complex as Euro Pane and New Delhi Palace

Monday – Sunday: 10:30AM – 10:30PM


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