Running WSL2 GUI Apps in Windows 10
· ☕ 3 min read
All of the answers I found online suggest using a complex workflow of installing X server, configuring RDP and connecting to your Linux box in order to run its GUI app. This approach is at least a few years old. It is no longer the most efficient way in 2023. Instead, you can use WSLg.

Configure Hosts File on Asus RT-AX88U Router
· ☕ 4 min read
Have you ever wondered how to configure local access to an externally accessible resource in your network, via the same domain name? Simple example is a NAS storage. In my case Synology DS918+. After setting up SSL, I realized that I cannot access the NAS locally via the same domain name, only by IP. But accessing by IP gives me SSL related errors. Each part of the solution was not difficult to find. There are just a few dozen moving parts. In my case the weak spot was Linux knowledge, and relying on command line, as I am generally a GUI fan.

Repair Internet Explorer 9
· ☕ 1 min read
About a week ago Internet Explorer 9 started showing an error on startup on one of our PCs at work. This solution worked perfectly.

Merge Excel 2010 worksheets into one
· ☕ 2 min read
Step 1. Save each worksheet into an individual file (you will need Developer tab enabled/visible to use the code below - File/Options/Customize Ribbon/Check 'Developer' tab on the right)

Connecting a router with DD-WRT in repeater mode
· ☕ 2 min read
Asus RT-N12, DD-WRT v24-sp2 build 14896 (08/07/10), mini image (4MB firmware size), connected to the internet, later being referred to as Router 1. TP-Link TL-WR1043ND, same version, regular firwmare (8MB), later Router 2. Despite routers run on Broadcom and Atheros chips, it was possible to configure them to cooperate. Both internet and local network are now working.

Enable Standby USB on Asus P8Z68-V Pro/GEN3
· ☕ 1 min read
One of the use cases - you might need it to charge your cell phone over USB, while PC is off. By default, this option is disabled on this motherboard - using latest BIOS (v3202). To enable, look under Advanced / Onboard Devices Configuration / Asmedia USB 3.0 Battery Charging Support (see picture to the left - clickable).