# Import cert.pem on Windows

First thing you will need You will need the .pem certification.

We’ll be using the certutil.exe utility to import the certificate.

.\certutil.exe -addstore -f "Root" 'C:\Users\path\to\cert.pem'

Example output for importing a self signed UniFi certificate.

PS C:\Windows\system32> certutil.exe -addstore -f "Root" 'C:\Users\path\to\cert.pem'
Root "Trusted Root Certification Authorities"
Signature matches Public Key
PS C:\Windows\system32>

# How to setup a Chia Harvester on Windows

The following instructions are for setting up a Windows computer as a Chia Harvester.

# Prerequisites

Before we get started you will need the following

1. Have a current Chia farmer
2. You will need the \ca folder from your main farmer.

The ca folder should be located in

%homepath%\.chia\mainnet\config\ssl\

You should be able to copy and paste the above in File Explorer. Copy the ca folder to a USB drive or share it via a network share.

# Setting up harvester

1. Copy the ca folder to an easily accessible place on your harvester
3. Close chia
4. Open PowerShell and paste the cfollowing commands in. Change the sections in bold to reflect your settings/options
cd \$env:APPDATA..\local\chia-blockchain\app-1.2.5\resources\app.asar.unpacked\daemon
.\chia.exe init -c D:\ca\
.\chia.exe stop all
.\chia.exe configure --set-farmer-peer 192.168.188.2:8447
.\chia.exe configure --enable-upnp false
.\chia.exe start harvester -r

Check the main Farmer to verify the Harvester connected.

# Disable Telemetry for DotNet SDK

First option is to open a Power Shell or Command Prompt and type, think it may need to be an admin prompt.

set DOTNET_CLI_TELEMETRY_OPTOUT=1

As a secondary option you should also be able to do this from the GUI by doing the following.

Search for Environment Variables

Edit Environment Variables

Create Variable named DOTNET_CLI_TELEMETRY_OPTOUT

with a Variable value of 1

Save by Hitting OK and OK again.

# Fix White Bar on Windows Explorer in Dark Mode – Windows 10

For some reason you can sometimes have this white bar appear on Windows File Explorer. Fortunately it is an easy fix. Launch Internet Explorer, Yes IE, some of the configuration settings affect both Internet Explorer and Windows File Explorer.

Right click on the Title bar and check the box on Lock the toolbars.

Close any open File Explorer windows and relaunch it. It should now be gone.

# Unity Hub Failing to Launch Unity Project

While trying to launch a project in Unity I kept getting met with, nothing… Click on the project the Hub disappears and nothing happens… Tried uninstalling and reinstalling both Unity and the Unity hub.

I did receive an error similar to the following when trying to launch Unity directly.

windows\system32\msvcp120.dll is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error

Doing some digging online shows that it has to do with the Visual C++ Redistributable runtime package which can be downloaded here

Unity was back to working normal after installing that.

# Differences between Windows Explorer and macOS Finder

The idea behind this post is to explore some of the differences between both File Explorer and Finder and bring out some of the Pros and Cons of each. They both accomplish the task they need to, so which one is “better” is largely going to be up to your personal preference.

## Copying, Moving Files

### Finder

Deleting multiple files results in a list of files waiting to be deleted till the first task gets completed. Can cause issues if the first folder you are trying to delete has some file that is not available or something and holds up the rest of the deletes till you confirm, skip etc.

### File Explorer

I personally really like being able to see the speed the file(s) are transferring at.

Both file browsers sort files and folders differently by default. Note, it looks like recent versions of Windows have changed this to be similar to like it is in Finder.

Finder – List folders and files together
Explorer – Generally folders are at the top, files underneath

I have mixed feelings on this. At times I do like that all my folders are at the top so when I am navigating somewhere I don’t have to go scrolling down to locate them. However it is nice to have them together alphabetically so if you comparing if you have a zipped and unzip file, they are right next to each other.

I do like in Finder how you can view the hierarchy side by side in columns. Makes navigating the filesystem easy.

## Other random notes

### Finder

#### Pros

CMD + Shift + G is super handy and nice that it has tab completion.

Zipping and unzipping files is awesome and simple in Finder. Don’t have to go through any “complicated process” of unzip file, pick location, unzip and open that location and now you have two windows open etc.

#### Cons

Doesn’t give you a warning when you are about to open up a ton of files that will slow your computer down.

I seem to have random issues with Finder when working with external drives. Seems like using the command line to run a rm command can be faster then deleting in Finder. Not sure if it is a Finder issue or my extra drives.

### Explorer

#### Pros

Generally very powerful. Lots of options.

I like how the properties option is at the bottom of the menu when you right click on a file.

Gives you a warning or just doesn’t open the files when you select a ton of files and hit enter

#### Cons

Can be slow when there are tons of files in a folder which can be extremely frustrating.

It is interesting the differences between MacOS and Windows. Apple it seems limits what they work on and do a good job what they do work on. However there are those cases where it appears that they didn’t try programming any safe guards in (i.e. No warning about opening up a ton of files at once).

At the end of the day both Windows Explorer and macOS Finder work well and get the job done.

# Kali Linux Hash Sum Mismatch while doing apt update

Looks like the problem is caused by the Windows Hypervisor Platform. Work around is to disable it.

In the Start menu search for “turn Windows features on or off”

Once open, disable “Virtual Machine Platform” and “Windows Hypervisor Platform”

You will need to reboot after it finishes.

# Unknown “Program” in Startup Programs – Windows 10

Which start up program is this? Did I install it???

Enabling the Command line view will show us the location of the executable. Right click on the Top Row and Check “Command line”

From the Command line column we see that the program is Tomboy