Systeminfo – Find system boot time

Need to know how long the computer has been up and running? Sometimes we instruct users to reboot their systems as a troubleshooting step and they mistakenly log off and back on instead. One quick way to verify if the system has indeed been restarted is to check the boot time using the command systeminfo.

systeminfo

This can also be used to determine other things such as OS, Manufacturer, Model, RAM and other useful pieces of information.

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TinyURL – Make those super long URLs into a much shorter one

What is a URL?
A URL is an internet address. For example:
http://example.com, https://www.gmail.com and http://www.cnn.com/

Have you ever seen on a website or in an email extremely long URLs? Those long URLs can look awkward. So what is a TinyURL? TinyURL is a free URL redirection service, simply it turns a long URL into a much shorter one. This is also a need for those social media sites that restrict you on the amount of characters you can use.

Here is an example of a link to a discussion forum on Microsoft’s website:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-performance/disable-the-interactive-services-dialog-detection/ca139ba9-c96c-49af-bc09-83abc26f3f5d?auth=1

The link above is not really that long, but you get the idea. You can copy that link above and go to http://tinyurl.com/.

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Now you can paste that long URL and hit the “Make TinyURL!” button.

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TinyURL will convert the long URL into a shorter one. You can now use this shorter URL in your emails or social media sites.

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How can this get easier for you? You can add this TinyURL to your browser’s toolbar. This is exactly how I use TinyURL with Firefox. According to TinyURL you can add this to any browser (http://tinyurl.com/#toolbar)

As you can see below in my browser, I can be on any site, then hit TinyURL and it will run a small JavaScript that will automatically give me a short TinyURL for that site.

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That’s it! I have reached out to Kevin Gilbertson who launched the TinyURL in January 2002 and he confirmed that TinyURLs do not expire. Enjoy!

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The site is back!

Hello there! I have brought the site back up. I took a hiatus to take care of some things and pursue some Cisco certifications. What do I plan to do with the site? To keep an update list of applications I personally use and to share any tips that I will come across for the home and advanced user.

Looking forward for the future!

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