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First words of caution: This “trick” alters your computer default behaviour, so if you do not understand what you are doing, please do not use this “trick”! I had a minor headache about Microsoft Windows 8 behaviour on my desktop computer: when connected to wired network and to the wireless wlan network, windows 8 drops the wireless connection constantly and one needs to click network connect button time to time. I do need both NICs to operate when I want to as there is prioritized network traffic through separate NICs and both use different routers/ gateways. So what to do if I wanted to change the behaviour back to Microsoft Windows 7 -style, where clicking wlan-connection “Connect automatically” really connects automatically on prefferred wlan networks even if there is wired connection? I searched so many times through the internet and tried so many other advice but at the end of the day, there was not in my knowledge any solution. But do not despair, I show you how to change this default, in my opinion retarded, behaviour Windows 8 deciding “intelligently” what NIC and network is best to use and shuts down other networks. Trick to connect wlan network automatically with wired connection enabled in Windows 8 The trick is simple, but it suits only computers which are more or less stationary and do not change their wlan-environment. The trick: use netsh -command “netsh wlan connect my_wlan_network_name” to connect to prefferred wlan network and fire it peridiotically with windows task scheduler. You can test the command with Windows Command Prompt. Step 1 You need to open Computer Management console and navigate to Task Scheduler. If you do not have any scheduled tasks of your own already, I suggest you make new folder “My Tasks” for your own tasks as they are easier to find later. Click “Create Task…” and the new task creation box appears. Step 2 Give your task some descriptive name, like “Connecting Automatically to Wlan”. I prefer also use option “Run whether user is logged in or not”, so you can also enable it. Step 3 Running the task […]
Monday Special: 8 Ways to Cultivate Serendipity, Build Blog Products That Sell, Organize and Implement New Business Ideas (en)
On Mondays I try to publish an article where I give you interesting elsewhere published links or articles I came across last week. Last week I especially noticed these articles: 8 Ways to Cultivate Serendipity in Business and Life (http://www.openforum.com/articles/8-ways-to-cultivate-serendipity-in-business-and-life ) When Facebook acquired Instagram for an unprecedented $1 billion three weeks ago, many pundits chalked it up to luck. Two individuals, though, saw it differently: how can we introduce serendipity into business and life and put it to work? Thor Muller and Lane Becker offer these eight suggestions… Build Blog Products That Sell 5: Finding Customers (http://www.problogger.net/archives/2012/05/04/build-blog-products-that-sell-5-finding-customers/ ) Greg McFarlane of Control Your Cash writes a post from series how to build blog products that sell. “After you’ve created products and made them available for purchase, a radical shift occurs. Whether you realize it or not, you’re now (at least) 51% entrepreneur and (at most) 49% blogger. The set hours that you spend updating and freshening your blog every week are now secondary to your sales efforts. Once you’re committed to creating and selling your product, people will identify you with it, for better or for worse.” How To Organize and Implement New Business Ideas (http://www.bookmorebrides.com/how-to-organize-and-implement-new-business-ideas/ ) Original article “Managing Your Ideas” by Jamillah Warner which given article refers gives a nice steps how to capture and carry out your business ideas. Main thing is to focus on one thing for a certain amount of time. “You may have 51 great ideas, but choose one to work on for the next 1-3 months, and then get started. Focusing on a single idea helps get you beyond analysis paralysis.” Ja kuten aina (in Finnish) Jos haet päivittäisiä bisnes-vinkkejäni, ne löytyvät Pienyrityskonsultit.fi Facebook-sivulta!
Monday Special: Importance of Failure, Problems in Exaggerating Things, Rapid Protoyping Contest (en)
On Mondays I try to publish an article where I give you interesting elsewhere published links or articles I came across last week. Last week I especially noticed these articles: Why It’s Important for Entrepreneurs To Fail (http://www.openforum.com/articles/why-its-important-for-entrepreneurs-to-fail ) If you have in the business long enough, you have failed in some point. Gabriel Shaoolian (CEO and founder in Blue Fountain Media) gives his nice inside view on the failures he had to overcome and how it has helped to grow his business. When We Exaggerate Our Size, Everyone Loses (www.unmarketing.com/2012/04/15/when-we-exaggerate-our-size-everyone-loses/ ) Scott Stratten writes about the always relevant issue in marketing: an issue with “exaggerating” things. The issue is more and more relevant as we start applying standard marketing metrics, like reach and impressions, in the social media. The metrics might give you nice huge numbers but how you should actually interpret them? Rapid Protoyping Contest in Finland (http://www.sovelto.fi/yritys/tiedotteet/2012/Pages/Muotoilu-nousi-paaosaan-Suomen-ensimmaisessa-pikavalmistuskilpailussa.aspx ) This deserves new mention even though I published the link already on my Facebook page. Sovelto and Finnish Rapid Prototyping Association FIRPA held the contest for rapid prototyping and now the results are in. There are some wonderful ideas in the contest works and results can be seen in the image-gallery. Alphaform made the prototypes and Planix offered the materials and support for prototyping. DeskArtes provided prizes for the contest. Ja kuten aina (in Finnish) Jos haet päivittäisiä bisnes-vinkkejäni, ne löytyvät Pienyrityskonsultit.fi Facebook-sivulta!