Most anniversaries are celebrated with balloons, flowers, or maybe a nice dinner. This anniversary, not so much. It was a beautiful spring morning in May 2017. Birds were chirping, the sun was shining as I came into work. All was right with the world. Then we started getting word of something called “Wannacry” or “Wannacrypt” […]

Have you ever been expected to magically manage your environment without the correct permissions to do so? This was me in my previous job. I was required to keep a multitude of applications up to date that required reboots and yet I wasn’t allowed to force reboots. Instead, I was told to send out a […]

Earlier this year, Microsoft officially released the “Windows Family” 1809 image, which they have touted in previous blog posts as specifically being engineered to support automated UI testing of Windows applications.  For those of you familiar with containerization technology, this probably doesn’t sound like a great use case for containers, and when utilizing containers as […]

  At PDQ.com, we are always looking for ways that we can drive the creation, testing, and support of our applications to be as efficient and effective as possible. To that end, I’ve recently been diving into experimenting with Docker, specifically using Windows Containers. I have received several warnings from the internet-at-large along the lines […]

While patching your machines and deploying each software you’re responsible for, we wouldn’t be surprised if the various browsers, readers, and players start to take on a sort of…personality…in your eyes. It’s happened for us, too. So, we decided to create a video series in which this feeling is interpreted literally. In our new “Patching […]

PDQ Inventory 17 is now available for download. This version of PDQ Inventory comes with some smaller features that have unfortunately been on the back burner, but we figure it’s about time we tackle. To enable alerts for new versions of PDQ products, click Options > Preferences > Alerts (or press Ctrl+Comma) and check Auto […]

If you or anybody you know uses ASUS notebooks, you might want to check the tech news (if you haven’t already). Your machines may have been host to malicious updates that were passed via ASUS’s Live Update software in a massive supply chain attack. Kaspersky Labs recently published an article for something that they are […]

“Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” From experience, I can tell you that this old adage almost always comes true on a video production or film set. And the production of our latest PDQ.com project was no different. Two years ago, when I first started as the videographer for PDQ.com, one of the […]

We just returned from a Parent / Teacher conference where we discussed the progress of our child, PDQ Agent. We were, admittedly, a little sad to hear his teacher say “He is not like the other children”. We understand his attendance record is sub-par. We understand that he is often a distraction to the other […]