Preventing the Windows boot sound

By default, Windows 10 and 11 make a boot sound (ding?) whenever they start up. This is annoying when you are half asleep and turning on your computer. Also, if you are in a public place and don’t want the planet to know you are booting up your laptop, like in school or a hotel when the rest of the family is asleep.
To silence Windows startup noise follow these quick and easy steps.

  1. Click in the Search for “system sounds,” and click “Change system sounds”.
  2. In the Window that appears, uncheck the box next to “Play Windows Startup sound” in the lower left area.
  3. Click OK to complete

2022 Halloween Costume ideas

We have posted on social media but not done a blog with a quick list in a couple of years. Here is a list of quick or easy or just fun Halloween Costume ideas that are relatively office safe.

To see all our other suggestions click here or type “Halloween” in the search box for this site.

To be the “Grim Rapper” Wear a grim reaper costume, but accessorize with baggy pants, gold teeth, thick gold chains and a radio on your shoulder.

You can be “Frank Einstein” just get a Frankenstein mask and attach an Albert Einstein wig, spray the wig with green hair color, wear a lab coat with pocket protector, pens, etc.

A “Runaway Bride” just needs to wear a bridal gown and sneakers.

Run Julia run

If you have a sense of humor you can be a “Cured Anorexic” For a big guy: Wear a white shirt. On the front, paint “I beat anorexia!” Cheap and easy.

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Lexmark printer, are they cheating the consumer?

Over the decades I have sold lots of printers and several brands. I really loved HP and in the 90’s to early 2000’s they were quality laser printers. However, they like other manufacturers, they began to advertise, through retailers, prices that were lower than I could buy from distribution. When someone can walk into Staples and buy a printer for less than a “partner” can, something is wrong. I have tried Ricoh, which are great units, their problem was the toner was double to triple what everyone else’s was. Some toners were the same price but only printed 10% of what the others did. Next, we tried Oki brand. Every single one we sold crapped out in the first year. Then we began to focus on Lexmark and have sold many of their printers.

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