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Cannot see all computers on your network? Here is the possible fix.

Do you have computers that do not show up under your “Network” or Network Neighborhood? Or in reverse, do you have snoopy employees that don’t need to “see” all computers that are online?

There are lots of articles on how to share a folder or drive and they have it 90% correct. There are times when you make the share, however when you open up your “Network” the computer does not appear. This requires you to use an UNC path such as “//computername” to get to it compared to just clicking on the computer in your network.

If you have a peer-to-peer network this is the easy fix to finding missing computers not listed under your “Network”. Continue reading

I Always Wondered Where Food Came From

This week we have another fun article from our friend Dan owner of Cartridge World located at 3656 S. Campbell, Springfield, MO 65807. (417) 823-9990

My wife is ill so I’ve taken over the cooking duties, a skill previously unknown to me. For the last 65 years, at mealtimes—poof!— it never failed—food magically appeared on my plate.  So I assumed food was a biblical manna thing, or maybe it came from some kind of a government airdrop.

A B-24 Liberator on a pork chop and mashed-potato run over my neighborhood.  Evidently, this never happened. Continue reading