Review of Samsung BD-D8500 HDD Recorder

The back of the BD-D8500

Update August 8. 2011

Just got my Samsung BD-D8500 back from repair. I was not expecting to get it back that fast as they told me it would be about 10 days to repair the device. I have just upgraded it to firmware 1005 and coded all my TV channels back in again. Everything seems to work just fine. Let’s hope it stays that way this time 🙂

Windows Powershell for Newbies

Getting started with PowerShell

PowerShell is Microsoft’s next generation command-line shell that helps IT guys all over the world to automate administrative tasks. If you have been around the IT business as long as I have you have properly made a lot for .bat files and batch programming to simplify and automate IT tasks. You properly also know that in the year 2011 it is quiet limited what you can do with batch programming in Windows operating systems.

My first ever Guest Post

guestpost

I recently posted my first ever guest post at comluv.com called 5 things I don’t miss about the good old days. A lot of other bloggers has told me that it was a great way to generate traffic to a new blog and to promote my blog on a blog that already receives a lot of traffic. So after got a good idea for a post I contacted Andy Bailey (the owner) from comluv.com and requested permission to be quest blogger in his community. I did not have to wait long before I received a mail that I was approved as a guest blogger. From that on there was no looking back, my first guest post was on the way. I made did some research found some nice pictures and in a couple of hours I have made my first guest post. I didn’t just send it on its way right away. I put it away for a day and the next day I read it for review and moved away some obvious mistakes I had made in the text. I submitted my post in my comluv dashboard and waited for it to be approved. When it was approved I received an e-mail with the date and time it was scheduled for release. The thing is that Andy does not just publish a guest post right away. He put then in a schedule and spread them out so all guest post get their minutes of fame. Instead of publishing 4 post in one day and none the next day the guest post are spread out so all guest bloggers have their post on the front page for a little week (depending on how many guest post there is of cause).

ComLuvNetwork

So what did it gave me to post my first guest post on comluv.com after one week:

  • I have received 49 comments so far (Including my own replies)
  • I got 14 visitors to my blog from the comluv community (according to Google Analytics)
  • I received 5 credits for posting my post that I can use on comluv.com
  • I got a number of backlinks to my own blog from comluv.com
  • Best of all my guest post is still there to work for me and my blog 🙂

By the way if you have not got the new CommentLuv 2.9 plugin you should go and get it for your own blog. It is free and I think it is a great plugin.

That was all from me for this time. I would like to hear about your guest posting experience. Have you been a guest blogger? Was it worth it? How are you considering in order finding the best blog for your guest posts?

 

How to Integrate a Command Prompt into Windows Explorer

Command prompt

 

In this guide I will show you how you can integrate a command prompt into Windows Explorer

With this little tweak you can right click on a folder in Windows Explorer and start up a command prompt in that given path. If you often use batch scripts or start programs with command line parameters this can be very handy.

How to Change Windows Explorer default startup folder

Explorer

Explorer

Are you tired of that your Windows Explorer always opens up in Libraries?

In Windows 7 the Windows Explorer as default always startup showing you your libraries. If you don’t like that and you would like that you could change that I can help you.

What you need to do is to change your shortcut to your explorer. It can be a shortcut in the desktop, taskbar, start menu or wherever you usually start Explorer from. Let’s start out with the default values in case you need to revert back. Right click on your shortcut and select Properties and then the Shortcut tab.