Prevent Windows Updates

Windows updates can come at most inopportune moments.  For most, it probably makes sense to force updates.  But what about people with businesses that depend on a computer running?  What about a hospital that might be running on the OS? Anyway, Microsoft has made it difficult to skirt around the update process.  But after looking…

Upgrading to Windows 10 Pro

I setup two computers recently.  One is an older Dell Inspiron 410 from around 2010 or 2011.  The other is a brand-new Lenovo IdeaCentre All-In-One.  For both computers, I did the same thing: Download an ISO from MSDN – see my article for Installing Windows for more information. Put the ISO on a USB drive. Told…

Hiding WordPress backend menu items

I’m reworking a client’s site and am replacing their functions.php.  In there, I found a function that I wrote to remove specific menu items from the WordPress Administrative area.  For future reference, here it is: /** * Several menus items are shown to non-Administrators, but really should not * be displayed. Hide specific menus unnecessary…

Surface resolution

I’ve been working with a Windows Surface Pro 3 for the past year now.  Speed is great for my work, I’m able to play some of the latest games, and it is super-light.  However, its biggest detractor is this flimsy keyboard that makes it difficult to work with on my lap – I truly need…

Limiting posttypes to Administrators

Earlier, I wrote a quick article that introduced WordPress Roles and Capabilities.  Today, I revisited that page to figure out how to make it so that my new custom post type would only be accessible by the Administrator.  The Codex page did not really make me understand.  So, after playing around for a little while,…

Styling the WordPress Admin

The WordPress backend has a very specific look to it.  If you are looking to add a new page there, you’ll want to style it similarly.  It’s not very clear what is available, but after a lot of searching, I came across these links that help shine light on the topic: