Rob

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Convert WAV files to FLAC

The easiest way that I’ve found to convert your WAV audio files to FLAC format so they’re compressed without losing any audio quality is to do the following: Make sure you have Chocolatey installed (which should be on every machine already. ?). Open an elevated PowerShell prompt and run the following command: choco install -y flac Now …

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Upgrading from TFS 2013 to TFS 2017

was running TFS 2013 Update 4 on top of SQL Server 2012 SP3 and was unable to upgrade to TFS 2017 because this version of the SQL database is not supported.  So, I ran the SQL Server 2016 installer from the ISO and used the SQL Upgrade tool. I then uninstalled SQL Server 2012 by …

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Sending eBooks to the iPad Wirelessly

My coworker, Mark, asked me how I get eBooks onto my iPad today. I told him I had never read an eBook on my iPad and he said I needed to correct this. Since I store all of my eBooks in my OneDrive account and then manage them with calibre, I will sometimes just open …

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Convert MKV videos to MP4

It seems like a lot of people do this with Handbrake.  However, from my recent reading, it seems like the better option is to use VidCoder.  I may update this post soon with further details as I try the software out. Rob

Launch Mac apps with command-line parameters from Windows running under Parallels

I love running Windows using Parallels Desktop on my MacBook Pro (yes, those of you who know me well are aware that it wasn’t that long ago that I was amongst the Mac clueless).  Parallels makes it easy to associate your files with Mac applications running on your host.  If you want to launch a …

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