A snapshot of the official Mac OS X web page in Apple.com using Windows 8 wallpaper.

I think this is from Windows 8..

While checking this page for a Mac Book Pro, I noticed something familiar. Ah. Yes. Their the Mac Book Pro was using a Windows 8 wallpaper! Heh.


A snapshot of the official Mac OS X web page in  Apple.com using Windows 8 wallpaper.
A snapshot of the official Mac OS X web page in Apple.com using a Windows 8 wallpaper.
Group Policy Editor Window

Windows Active Directory: Conflicting Computer and User Configuration. Which setting is applied?

Group Policy Editor Window
Group Policy Editor Window

If we look under the Group Policy Editor, we could see two (2) major subgroups namely:

  • Computer Configuration
  • User Configuration

These configuration blocks / chunks contains options that could affect on how your computer functions. They are pretty much straight forward but if you look deeper, you will notice that there are options that belongs to computer configuration and also belongs to the user configuration. Most of the time, we only change one setting from a configuration block and won’t even bother about the other setting in the other configuration block. But what if you have configured them in both chucks with different settings? Which of one will take effect?

I was also bothered by this issue so I tried to find answers on my own. This took me to a Microsoft website (TechNet) and discovered that:

The Computer Configuration will override the User Configuration.

So that’s it. If you have two conflicting settings, remember that the Computer Configuration will take effect. For a more detailed example, you can visit The Elder Geek. Its a great website and a must read for everyone. 🙂


There will never be another Nokia smartphone again!

This is sad. Nokia is dead. Period. Microsoft bought it and now we would never see another Nokia phone in the future.

Check this out for more info:
There will never be another Nokia smartphone http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/3/4688888/there-will-never-be-another-nokia-smartphone

“More categories” option is now updated?

Lately, I have been tasked to create an article for a specific topic. Knowing me, I wanted everything to be organized as possible – using styles to automatically generate table of contents and standard design elements. However, since I have been using it too much (Yes, the styles), my eyes are always crying out for help every time I pick and apply a style from the choices presented to me. So in order to keep my eyes from producing bloody tears and calling someone for help, I searched the Internet on how to apply new styles to my document. Of course this took me some time digging in the million pages over the internet and I learned about templates. It’s the one that you can find under:

File > New

I was amazed of the new information that I have found (I rarely go to the File Menu). However, I was bored with the presented number of choices so I tried to click more categories. To my surprise, Microsoft Word presented me with this page:

Turns out the "More Categories" option is now updated!
Turns out the “More Categories” option is now updated!

Yes. You’re reading it right. Turns out the “More Categories” option is now updated. Good job Microsoft!

So next time you click a “More Categories” link, button, or dropdown choice, be ready!