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  • Feb
    2019
    Ten Questions to Ask Before Choosing an Online Degree Program

    Here’s a list of 10 questions that I wish I had asked before starting my online degree program. An online degree is very different from a traditional degree – so make sure you’re going in prepared.

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  • Dec
    2018
    Customizable Hebrew Phonetic Keyboard for Windows (10/8/7)

    I had some difficulty finding resources for creating custom keyboards on Windows, so I wanted to write up a post on what I’ve found. Specifically, I wanted to create a Hebrew keyboard which was laid out phonetically (so the letter Daled, ד, which makes a “d” sound, would be typed via the “d” key). Although […]

  • Nov
    2018
    Jewish Wedding Pamphlet Download

    For my wedding, I wanted to create a pamphlet for the guests to use to familiarize themselves with the ceremony. We had many non-religious and non-Jewish guests, and it was important to my wife and I that they be able to follow the ceremony and understand the underlying symbolism. It was especially important to me […]

  • Oct
    2017
    Migrate Email from One G Suite Account to Another (Tutorial)

    I was recently given the task of migrating users and emails from one G Suite account to another. Not between two users, mind you – between two completely separate administrative accounts. There was a domain name on one account (I’ll call it the “Source account” for simplicity and anonymity) to a new account (the “Destination account”). I found that although there are a bunch of articles online that mention Google’s email migrator service, and even an article with the same title as mine, I didn’t find much in the way of a step-by-step tutorial for moving everything over. Below is my attempt at one.

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  • Mar
    2016
    “Illegal characters in path” Problem with Windows 10

    I was recently working with Amazon’s guide to setting up CodeCommit via HTTPS on Windows 10 (http://docs.aws.amazon.com/codecommit/latest/userguide/setting-up-https-windows.html), and I got up to the section titled “Step 3: Set Up the Credential Helper”. I ran the code they suggested: cd %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\AWS Tools\CodeCommit git-credential-AWSS4.exe Only to be greeted by this error: Unhandled Exception: System.ArgumentException: Illegal characters in […]

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  • Jan
    2016
    Resilio Sync – A Fast, Reliable Synchronization Option

    I recently worked with a client that had about 200GB of data, mostly smaller files like images or PDFs, stored on a web server. I used BitTorrent Sync to get all of that data from that server to a computer, with very little effort. When I began working with them, they didn’t have any backups […]

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  • Jan
    2016
    Pervasive SQL Database Backup Script – Made Easy!

    I recently worked with a client that had a custom-written application that used Pervasive SQL as its back-end database. I wanted to make a backup of the data – and not just a single, manual backup, but a nightly, automated backup. I developed a script that works perfectly for what I need – below is […]

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  • Oct
    2015
    Taking Control of a WindowsImageBackup Folder

    So you’ve made a Windows Image Backup – using the File History window in Windows 7, 8, or 10. Now you want to find out how large the backup is – so you right click and go to Properties, to find that somehow it’s…empty. If you wanted to take this huge folder and archive/compress it […]

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  • Sep
    2015
    CrashPlan for Family and HomeLab Review

    I’ve been working with CrashPlan for about two years now, and I see it mentioned quite a bit on the HomeLab subreddit. I have the “Family” plan, which allows me to add up to 10 computers, and I use and abuse the unlimited backup space like there’s no tomorrow. Whenever I see CrashPlan mentioned, whether it’s a recommendation or a warning, I have yet to see a full write-up of the pros and cons of the system, so I thought I’d put my experience into a post. I don’t mean to advertise for it, nor do I mean to criticize it – I use it, and would recommend it to others, so long as the pros outweigh the cons. If the cons section seems far longer than the pros section, it’s because it’s difficult to say good things about backup software – best case scenario, it backs things up and doesn’t cause any problems – not a particularly riveting subject to write about.

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  • Jan
    2015
    On Knuckle Scanners and Cheating – How to Bypass Proctortrack, Examity, and the Rest

    A friend of mine recently signed up for an online class that requires software called Proctortrack. This software purports to be able to make sure a student isn’t cheating on an exam, using various methods like peering out of your web cam.

    The problem? First, the whole thing is a ridiculous waste of money. From top to bottom, none of it really makes sense – it’s incredibly invasive: it tracks your eye motion through your webcam, it scans your knuckles as some weird form of identification, it uses facial recognition to make sure that you’re not someone else – and above all, it can be bypassed rather easily. I’m not saying I have a better solution to make sure that students don’t cheat on online exams – but this solution is intrusive, and the “Big Brother”-ness of it is so crazy it sounds like it must be a joke (like knuckle scanning, for instance).

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  • Dec
    2014
    The Targum is Yet Again the Front Page for SJP – Aaron London

    I have updated this article on 12/9/2014, at the bottom of the existing article. Click here to skip to the update. Oh, come on, Daily Targum. I thought I was done with you. I thought when you finally got rid of Amani Al-Khatahtbeh (she also goes by Amani Alkhat), we wouldn’t have to deal with […]

    Daily Targum Bias
  • Jul
    2014
    Installing PhoneGap/Cordova on Windows and Linux

    Introduction PhoneGap/Cordova is a powerful tool that allows you to write applications in JavaScript and cross-compile them for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Android, iOS, and a number of other platforms. I was recently given the opportunity to work with Cordova, and I found that the installation was both laborious and rife with error messages […]

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  • Feb
    2014
    Amani’s Finally Gone…Sort Of

    Well, she’s finally gone. The Daily Targum has had its caucus, the 146th editorial board is now in place, and Amani Al-Khatahtbeh (she also goes by Amani Alkhat) is no longer employed there. But Amani couldn’t leave well enough alone, and decided to publish a blog on the Huffington Post website, entitled “An Inside Look […]

    Daily Targum Bias
  • Jan
    2014
    Can Hillel’s funding be put to better use elsewhere?

    There have been a few updates to the story: 1/27/2014 | 2/3/2014 | 2/6/2014 The Targum is certainly trying to start the new year off with the same anti-Semitic junk they love so much. Today’s poorly-written diatribe is by a Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences senior majoring in planning and public policy. Her editorial […]

    Daily Targum Bias
  • Oct
    2013
    Random Insertion of Anti-Israel Story

    This seemingly random story was inserted on page 7 of the Targum, on a day when no other Israel-related op-eds were printed. The article talks about the plight of the Bedouins, who are about to get their houses taken over by the “evil” Israelis – how strange that they chose today to print this, in […]

    Daily Targum Bias
  • Oct
    2013
    Mock Eviction Notices Threaten Students’ Sense of Safety – Rutgers Hillel

    Yet another example of the Targum editing an op-ed…except this time, it was actually a press release from the Rutgers Hillel. Rutgers Hillel Rabbi Esther Reed Sunday night, Oct. 6, very realistic “eviction notices” were placed under doors of student residence halls and apartment buildings at the University. They were so realistic, in fact, that […]

    Daily Targum Bias
  • Oct
    2013
    Israel should not be attacked to promote Palestinian cause – Aviv Alter

    A new school year, and another opinion article modified by the Targum. I have noted where Aviv’s original submission was modified, by showing both her language that wa removed, as well as the language that the Targum injected. Earlier this week, I was woken in middle of the night by a phone call informing me […]

    Daily Targum Bias
  • Mar
    2013
    Editor’s Column Misleading – Talia Greenstein

    (Note: The opinions on this site reflect my own personal opinions, and not those of the author of the letter, Talia Greenstein) This letter to the editor has but one change, and yet, its impact is extreme – the Opinion Editor of the Daily Targum, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh (she also goes by Amani Alkhat), added the […]

    Daily Targum Bias
  • Feb
    2013
    Beware of Nuclear Capabilities – Sabrina Szteinbaum

    Let’s examine a recent opinion column by Sabrina Szteinbaum. What’s interesting about this piece, though, is that it’s missing quite a bit from what was actually submitted. Take a look for yourself: It is a possibility that by mid-2014, Iran may have enough weapons-grade uranium for multiple bombs. It is a possibility that by mid-2014, […]

    Daily Targum Bias
  • Jul
    2012
    Why Can’t Microsoft Count to 0?

    I recently embarked on a project to create an add-in for Outlook 2010, using Visual Studio 2010 and C# .NET 4.0. One of the things I wanted to do was run through selected emails in order to process them. First, I needed to know the number of items in my ActiveExplorer(): Outlook.Explorer explorer = this.Application.ActiveExplorer(); […]

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  • Apr
    2011
    How to Make an Essay Look Longer

    It’s somewhat difficult to make demands on essays for students – demanding that they have 500 words, for example, leads to really, really, very, extremely superfluous lists of adjectives and describing words like this sentence to up the word count. Other teachers use the page count as a metric of completion. But what happens when […]

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  • Dec
    2010
    How to Put Text Files On Your TI Calculator

    We’ve all been there – sitting in a math class, taking a test or quiz, and you completely blank out on a formula you know you should have memorized. It’s not that you don’t know how to use it, or where it’s applicable, it’s just that it’s hard to both learn a concept and memorize […]

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  • Dec
    2010
    Changing a Song’s Pitch in Audacity

    I’m not a music person, but I’ve been asked many times to change the pitch of a song because it does not match or harmonize with the key of the voice of someone trying to sing along. This is a guide on how to do just that, starting from software installation and ending with a […]

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