Adobe Flash Thanks Adobe and McAfee but I already have the full McAfee suite installed, can’t wait to see how fast my computer is with two McAfee apps running… Java – Ask Search App Dear Larry E – you’re one of the richest people […]
Setting up a private, internal or test network and have Mac clients? Do not use .LOCAL! I setup my Windows 2008 domain as .LOC – worked like a charm and my Mac clients were happy. Starting with Mac OS10.2 Macs use .local for Bonjour hostnames. […]
I don’t often do Linux, but when I do I choose Linux Mint – “The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use”. Which leads to what to do with […]
How you end up on Google querying “Merge two Databases”… Like any good story that may be a long tale. I’m writing this because a CubeCart site I maintain was on a server that crashed and the host ran FSCK. The first clue things […]
Environment: Testing server for SCCM 2007 in Native mode on Server 2008. IIS, SQL Express 2005 SP2 and WSUS 3.0 already installed. Steps to setup PKI for Native mode Get some coffee, maybe a sandwich and set your phone to ignore all calls, follow […]
Running Dreamweaver CS3 on Windows 7 64bit I ran into the following issue in Code View with a specific file: placing the cursor anywhere in the code would cause Dreamweaver to instantly crash. The issue originated after adding a PHP while loop to generate […]
Mac users have once again been reminded not to be complacent about the malware threat, with the discovery that cybercriminals have enhanced an existing Trojan horse to disable the rudimentary anti-virus protection Apple has built into Mac OS X. Despite the growth of Mac […]
The Issue – After upgrading to iOS5 I noticed I had 4gb of “other” data when performing Syncs. Large amounts of Other Data appears to be a common problem on iPhone 3 & 4 with a major uptick of the issue reported after upgrading to iOS5. Apple […]
I, Cringely » Blog Archive » Losing the HP Way – Cringely on technology. “American firms have been laying-off their engineering staffs for years. In today’s world of MBA-managed companies, R&D is perceived as not being a good use of money. Apple is an […]
When did you start smoking the crack? Mozilla, apparently under the bright light of Google Chrome 14 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 9, decided to throw caution to the wind and after years of slow measured releases is now in full on party mode. As […]
(CNN) — Are users of other Web browsers smarter than the people who use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer? A new survey doesn’t quite say so. But it sure as heck suggests it. The survey by AptiQuant, a Vancouver-based Web consulting company, gave more than 100,000 […]
“It’s not like Android’s free. Android has a patent fee. You do have to license patents.” That was Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in an interview last year with The Wall Street Journal. At the time, Microsoft was on the verge of releasing their first […]
“I think the number of recent hacks and the amount of news coverage on these attacks is suspicious. Could they be false flag events to help the government regulate the Internet? …” Read the full story – Hackers Are Everywhere. Panic! | John C. […]
“An ideologically diverse group of 90 law professors has signed a letter opposing the PROTECT IP Act, the Hollywood-backed copyright enforcement/Internet blacklist legislation now working its way through Congress. The letter argues that its domain-blocking provisions amount to Internet censorship that is barred by […]
Bob’s Way — 4) The War I’d learned how the war started from a magazine. Way back in the dark ages of computers, a shadowy figure walked off with a paper tape during a computer demonstration. The tape contained Altair BASIC. The tape made […]
Stumped by limitations of Windows Movie Maker Live I went in search of an alternate free video editing program. Lo and behold I found an old friend. Microsoft had stopped development of Windows Movie Maker after Windows Vista so I hadn’t used it in a few years. Microsoft had moved Movie […]
Use a USB Key to Install Windows 7 – Even on a Netbook. From Microsoft Technet – “Putting the Windows 7 installation on a USB thumb drive has a few advantages—a small USB key is much more convenient for carrying around than a DVD, […]
YouTube – Hard drive teardown.
Lessons From a Cloud Failure: It’s Not Amazon, It’s You | Webmonkey | Wired.com. “Amazon’s cloud-hosted Web Services experienced a catastrophic failure last week, knocking hundreds of sites off the web. Some developers saw the AWS outage as a warning about what happens when we […]
The Usability of Passwords (by @baekdal) #tips. “Security companies and IT people constantly tells us that we should use complex and difficult passwords. This is bad advice, because you can actually make usable, easy to remember and highly secure passwords. In fact, usable passwords […]
It’s official: Asia’s just run out of IPv4 Addresses | ZDNet.
Updated 5/5/12 – Looks like Microsoft read my post 😉 and they’ve released a quite nice looking simple and clean SkyDrive version! http://www.gfisk.com/skydrive-finally/ About five years behind everyone else I finally checked out online storage options. So I installed Dropbox – bam boom pow […]
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I had to change the domain of a longstanding ColdFusion site with hundreds of pages. With .htaccess on an Apache Linux host this is easy and well documented. With ColdFusion on IIS when you are not a full administrator of the IIS server…. not […]
Gallery 3 is an excellent Open Source photo management and organizing tool. If you like to manage your photos on your website then G3 may be for you. Check out my Photo Gallery for an example! About Gallery 3 http://gallery.menalto.com/about Gallery 3 User Guide http://codex.gallery2.org/Gallery3:User_guide […]
I browse with Google Chrome but use Mozilla Firefox for the development tools below as the tools either don’t exist for Chrome or lack features. Web Developer http://chrispederick.com/work/web-developer/ http://chrispederick.com/work/web-developer/features/ Firebug http://getfirebug.com/ http://getfirebug.com/whatisfirebug Yslow from Yahoo http://developer.yahoo.com/yslow/ https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5369/ Page Speed from Google http://code.google.com/speed/page-speed/docs/extension.html http://code.google.com/speed/page-speed/download.html
Microsoft’s Notepad is quick and light on resources. After that it doesn’t have much to offer. Here’s two very simple and quick methods of changing Notepad to a more robust program of your choosing. I use Notepad++ as my default text editor and for SQL, HTML, CSS, […]
Windows 7 UAC treats Inetpub as a protected folder and thus denies access to applications such as Dreamweaver. Great for security, not so great for development if you choose to work from that location. Solution at this site: Can not edit or save files […]
Google Chrome Version 6.0.472.63 Windows 7 Ultimate 13 Tabs open Amount of memory used = 280 megs Give it time and it will grow even just sitting complete idle. Is that memory bacon I smell leaking out all over my CPU?
Photo log of a two week trip to deploy our 8th grade Algebra book on iPads. 400 devices deployed for a one year pilot in Riverside, Fresno, Long Beach and San Francisco. First ever Algebra book on a mobile device. I left my family on […]
My iPhone 3g would not upgrade to iOS 4 – hung for 2 hours “Backing Up” on my first try, and I gave up after an hour on my second try. Solution 1) Perform a full Sync of all data and apps you want […]
Updated post – Windows 7 automated backup with Robocopy script Hit the link for simple backup on Windows 7, read on for RichCopy… Microsoft RichCopy is a tool I discovered when I made the jump to Windows 7 and wanted to maintain direct file based backups […]
Thunderbird 3.0 RC1 – I am pleased
I found myself once again wishing for a better email solution after a clients web host (cough, site5, cough, cough) lost email during a server migration. The customer, who travels a lot, had converted from POP mail to webmail on his own (iMap or leave […]
Web based PHP and MySQL Asset Management database for fast easy access, updates and CSV generated reports. The application is designed to manage IT assets from a Desktop Services perspective: computers and associated hardware, printers and software. The software is free here to anyone […]
Steps to deploy Windows 7 Beta with MDT 2008 Download Windows 7 Beta and extract files from the ISO – I use 7zip Upgrade to MDT 2008 Update 1 if you’re not already running it Via Components Update to WAIK 1.1 which will also […]
Lenovo to release ThinkPad laptop with 2 LCD screens. If you can’t afford to drive an SUV anymore, carry one! 17 inches of the brightest laptop LCD ever with a builtin Wacom tablet… of course it needs a seoncd display! Lenovo has gone all […]
My Comcast / Giganews account was unhappy the last two days so I went to find out what had changed. Guess NNTP doesn’t work on iPhones… http://www.comcast.net/newsgroups/ “The Comcast Newsgroups service has been discontinued. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have already signed […]
Interface Hall of Shame – Lotus Notes – From the website: “We wish we found IBM’s Lotus Notes a long time ago. This single application could have formed the basis for the entire site. The interface is so problematic, one might reasonably conclude that the designers […]
Dear people hear me and hear me now. Next person sends me a 9meg “screenshot” is getting signed up to the Ron Paul contributors list. PrtScn takes a screenshot of your entire display. Unless you hate someone do not send them the results of […]
So I’ve aquired an IBM Thinkpad model T30, Thought it would be the perfect machine to install, test and play with Ubuntu on. Oops!
My whiteboard sometimes has some interesting mods.
Mac vs PC – updated for accuracy. Added Allow/deny box for realism. PC people can portray Mac people as wussies but keep in mind PC people have to ask their mommy’s permission to fire that big ole gun.
I’ve been tired of the constant iTunes updates for some time. DRM updates, iPhone updates, more iPhone updates, Quicktime (iTime?), iWank, iShank, iSpank… 40megs, 60megs, 80megs, reboots… oh and actual updates for iTunes. So when I logged in to find Apple wanted to push […]
“The Vista” So I was talking to HR Block Tax Cut Business tech support (i.e. a nice lady with some docs to read from) because their product refuses to launch for me “you must have Internet Explorer 6 or higher installed”. I apparently have […]
Patch process using ITMU v3 and SMS 2003 I’m patching end user clients only (no servers) only and this process accommodates a business requirement to patch machines but not force a reboot for 4 days. Install patches use SMS Notification of the need to reboot. […]
After upgrading my development system from ColdFusion MX and MS SQL 2000 to ColdFusion 8 and MS SQL Express 2005 I was getting the dreaded SQLServer JDBC Driver errors. The fix is in the Adobe link below – custom config the TCP/IP settings. In […]
As someone who benefits greatly from the myITforum community and the Blogs therein I was interested in the blogging software – Community Server Having recently setup a personal learning lab 2003 SP2 test server with DNS, DHCP, WSUS 3.0, Microsoft Desktop Deployment and SQL […]