Learn How To Use Remote Desktop for Remote Terminal Access [Windows Tip]


Windows: If you need to work on machines on your local network without wandering through your house or office to go find them Remote Desktop can help. You can use Windows’ built’in tools and this tutorial will show you how.

While many of you have surely used Remote Desktop before, if you’ve been meaning to get around to using it and would like to know how they’ve put together an excellent step-by-step tutorial over at How-To Geek. Using Remote Desktop isn’t a daunting task but it does require some configuration. The guide covers setting up remote desktop, enabling client machines to accept connections, and other helpful tips and tricks.

It’s worth noting that you can’t initiate a Remote Desktop session from a machine running Windows XP, Vista, or 7 Home Edition, you need to be using the Professional or above version of the aforementioned operating systems. You can however set up your Home Edition versions to accept incoming requests so you can control them remote from a machine running some edition of Windows Professional or above.

Check out the full tutorial at the link below or alternatively you can check out our Hive Five on best Remote Desktop Tools. Have a favorite remote desktop tool? Let’s hear about it in the comments.

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Learn Proper Sushi Etiquette to Make a Good Impression [Etiquette]


Like many aspects of Japanese culture, there’s a certain etiquette to eating sushi. Take the time to peruse these helpful tips so you can make the best impression on your sushi chef or dining companions the next time you’re downing some maki.

Collaborative blog Clusterflock says good sushi etiquette dictates you should dip only the fish portion into soy sauce, never the rice, and take care to use the blunt end of the chopsticks to take food from a shared plate. The post also asserts that sushi is meant to be eaten in a single bite, not in a succession of smaller ones.

When you’re dining on the fishy treats, make sure you always mind your chopsticks:

Don’t rub your chopsticks together to remove splinters. (It’s rude; a good sushi bar would never offer chopsticks of such low quality.

Clusterflock claims that stirring wasabi into your soy sauce for more flavorful dunking is likewise a faux pas. Some sushi aficionados say it’s perfectly acceptable, however, so if you’re concerned, the safest approach is to let your tablemates be your guide. If they’re busy making wasabi soup in their individual bowls of soy sauce, feel free to whip up your own batch, too.

Check out the post for more sushi etiquette dos and don’ts. What’s missing from the list? Are you an outlaw that breaks these rules, or do you follow every one of them? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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