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.

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