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Rollback Microsoft Office 2016 Versions

Let’s say Microsoft rolls out an update to Outlook that (speaking hypothetically, of course!) breaks the ability for your users that have cached email disabled to send email. What do you do, other than wait for an update? Just rollback your version of Office! It’s easy! Open up an elevated command prompt and run these two commands. (Easiest way to do this is to hit start, type cmd, right click Command Prompt, and choose Run as Administrator.)

cd %programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun
officec2rclient.exe /update user updatetoversion=16.0.9029.2167

Office will rollback to the version given. Once the installation is done, go into any Office app. Hit File > Office Account > Update Options and choose “Disable Updates.”

Set a reminder for about a month later, and when Microsoft finally fixes the newest version turn updates back on in the same place.

Flex Tape Works Great On Boats!

Check out the amazing ability of Flex Tape to fix and seal any size boat!


In case it’s not blatantly obvious, this commercial is parody and is not in anyway affiliated with Flex Tape, Flex Seal, Phil Swift, Taylor Swift, or anything related to any of that.

Office 2016 Install Error 30175-4 (19)

While trying to install Office 2016 I was getting Error 30175-4 (19) on launch. Office 2010 had been installed on this computer but was uninstalled. After browsing for about 30 minutes I found this thread at the Microsoft Forums that basically said to delete this keys from the registry.







Delete those keys, reboot, and you should be back in business!

A Successful Drone Flight

If you want to hire a “certified” drone “pilot” be sure to let me know!

This is my successful drone flight with the Propel HD Video drone. Who needs features like image preview, image stabilization, and drift protection?

Pellet Grill Boneless Chicken Wings

Pellet Grill Boneless Wings

I love boneless wings. A lot! But after seeing this Twitter post from the Green Bay Packers’ Jared Cook I’m thinking twice about going back to Buffalo Wild Wings. (Plus, chicken heads aside, it’s very expensive!) It has to be pretty easy to make boneless wings at home, right? Spoiler alert: it is.

I have a Green Mountain Grill Davy Crockett pellet grill which I love. It gives everything a wonderful smoky flavor. I use it to cook brats, chicken breasts, brisket, and even meatloaf. Lately I’ve been using a pellet blend available from Costco which is made up of maple, hickory, and cherry woods. If you don’t have a pellet grill (which you should!) you can substitute and use the oven.

All in all this probably took me between 60 and 90 minutes to cook. I only made them with buffalo sauce, but you could also make other sauces. I’m going to try some of the sauces from this fried boneless wing recipe next time.

All descriptions aside, let’s get to it…

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2-3 lbs of chicken breasts
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup hot sauce
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • Olive Oil (somewhere around half a cup? I didn’t measure.)


  1. Dice the chicken into the desired size pieces. Mine were between 1-2 inches.
  2. In a bowl whisk the four eggs together. Place the cut chicken into the egg mixture and let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. While the egg and chicken mixture is sitting, turn the pellet grill on to 375º – 400º.
  4. In another bowl mix together the flour, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Place the egg coated chicken into flour mixture and coat the chicken.
  5. Pour olive oil into a small bowl (I used a baking pan) and lightly coat the breaded chicken in olive oil. Alternatively, next time I might use an olive oil spray in lieu of dipping into olive oil.
  6. Put the boneless wings onto the grill for roughly 30 minutes, flipping after 15 minutes.
  7. While cooking heat the hot sauce and butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds and mix. Depending on how much sauce you like on your wings you may need more or less hot sauce and butter. (The base ratio is 1/4 cup of hot sauce to 1 Tbsp butter.)
  8. When your wings have reached the desired color and crispiness and an internal temperature of 165º take them off the grill and coat them in sauce. Mine didn’t all finish at the same time, so after coating in sauce I put them into the oven at 200º to keep them warm until they were all done cooking.
  9. Eat! These boneless wings tasted amazing!

Let me know what you think of this recipe and if you try it!



Step 2: Soaking the cubed chicken in the whisked eggs.


Step 4: Coating the chicken in the dry mixture.


Step 5: Coating the breaded chicken in olive oil.


Step 6: The chicken is on the grill!


Step 8: Coating the crispy wings in the buffalo sauce.


Step 9: Eat! The boneless wings turned out to be very delicious!

Playstation 3 Bluray Remote with Vizio 4K TV

It took a bit of searching to find this one, but here is how I got the Playstation 3 Bluray remote working with my 4K Vizio TV.

  1. On the remote hold the TV button and hit the clear button. The TV light should now be blinking.
  2. Type in 281 and hit Enter.
  3. Check that the volume is able to be controlled.

If it works, awesome! If it doesn’t, here are some other codes that are supposed to work with Vizio TVs. Your mileage may vary: 282, 502, 627, 004, 113, 505, 011.

Brother HL-2140 on Linux and Raspberry Pi Print Server

This blog in the past few days has been a collection of “I had this problem and couldn’t easily find an answer, so maybe I can repost it and have somebody find the help they need.” Today is no exception.

My Raspberry Pi project is underway, and last night’s adventure was getting the AirPrint to work with my Brother HL-2140. Yeah, it’s an older printer, but it sure beats the heck out of spending more money. Print quality is still decent. Besides, I bought the printer when I was in a dorm room in 2008, and 8 years later it’s still working through its first toner cartridge. You can’t beat that kind of lifespan!

Installing and configuring CUPS to share the printer was easy, but the problem was that the drivers for the printer didn’t actually work. To Google I went! The easiest answer looked like it was going to be simple! Download a package from Brother’s website, type in the model number, and it will automatically configure and install drivers. Nope! That didn’t work. Back to Google we go! The Open Printing website had a PPD file for the printer. Downloaded and configured it was time for a test print. I had blinking lights on the printer, but no actual printing action. So what actually clued me in? A page on the Ask Xmodulo website.

As it turns out the PPD file from Open Printing was the correct file, I just needed to pair it with another driver available from the apt-get repository. So, here’s what I did (without the failed steps!) from start to finish.

  1. Followed the instructions at Lynsay’s Little World. Her guide was phenomenal and made everything incredibly easy to setup.
  2. Logged into CUPS on the Raspberry Pi from a web browser at and added the printer. When it comes time to choose a driver, choose this PPD file from the Open Printing website.
  3. Back on the Raspberry Pi’s terminal install the package printer-driver-hpijs by running this command:

sudo apt-get install printer-driver-hpijs

  1. Restart the CUPS service.

sudo /etc/init.d/cups restart

At this point you should be able to do a test print out of CUPS and have it spit out some real printed materials!

I hope this guide helps you! If it does, let me know on Twitter!