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Archive for July 18th, 2016

Windows PPTP – How to Create a VPN Server on Your Windows Computer Without Installing Any Software

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/07/18

Windows has the built-in ability to function as VPN server, although this option is hidden. This trick works on both Windows 7 and Windows 8. The server uses the point-to-point tunneling protocol (PPTP.)

Source: How to Create a VPN Server on Your Windows Computer Without Installing Any Software

One day this might come in handy though I need to investigate a bit more on PPTP security issues first: might need to go for L2TP/IPsec instead.

Later: indeed, I should follow Don’t use PPTP, and don’t use IPSEC-PSK either (via: CloudCracker blog)


Posted in IPSec, Network-and-equipment, Power User, PPTP, VPN, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 | 1 Comment »

PowerPoint 2013: when Date, Slide Number or Footer don’t show – via: Academic Technology @ Palomar College

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/07/18

Coming from an Office pre 2000 background, I’m still amazed at how will things are hidden in modern Office versions.

Take the page numbers not showing on slides – Microsoft Community.

I bumped into that recently as well on a new blank presentation:

You see the placeholders at design time, but they don’t show up at presentation time.

The obvious action for me: Right click on each to see if there is anything about special formatting or hiding. It doesn’t work.

What does work is to:

  1. Go to the top of the Slide Masters
  2. Click the Ribbon
  3. Choose Insert
  4. Choose Text
  5. Choose Header & Footer
  6. Put a check marks for the place holders you want to be visible


via: PowerPoint 2013: Date, Slide Number and Footer | Academic Technology @ Palomar College.

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