Monthly Archives: August 2006

Ultimate Laptop Computer

Mac PowerWhatever Laptop with 4 cores. Vmware ESX Server w/ OSX, Windows XP as the main OS’s. And at least one linux flavor too. Also Vmware should dual boot with another small partition of either XP or OSX for times … Continue reading

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EMC Retrospect – Don’t trust it. Don’t buy it.

I am in charge of 4 different installations of EMC Retrospect 7.5 in Windows Domains and Workgroups. Not a single one of them works as advertised, even after days on days with tech support. In case you don’t know, Retrospect … Continue reading

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Microsoft Outlook Signatures. How could they screw up something so simple?

Microsoft Outlook Signatures. How could they screw up something so simple? By trying to force Microsoft ‘standards’ on users. You can’t use valid HTML in the signatures. You can only use bastardized MS Word HTML. Plus, even simple things like … Continue reading

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Dell Optiplex 170l mini tower. Worst case layout ever!

What moron put this together? Complete bitch to swap a hard drive out, and for no good reason.

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Tortoise CVS Move hack

CVS doesn’t support moving files within a repository. (Great program, but didn’t get architected so well, eh? Programmers will want to move project files around in the future? Never happen!) As you may know, a CVS ‘move’ means you have … Continue reading

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SkypeIn vs Gizmo CallWave Number (Area775)

gwave: $4/mo Areacode 415? Yes Forwarding:  to any number is included. no extra charge. Voicemail: Included, yes custom greeting. Voicemail messages: Forwarded as wav files via email Voicemail alerts:  Voicemail alert via sms and/or email. skype: $4/mo Areacode 415? Yes … Continue reading

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Wireless access point troubleshooting tip.

Everything is fine with your wireless router or access point for years or months. Then one day it starts to drop connections every 2 hours or so for no apparent reason. The router doesn’t crash and the router doesn’t add … Continue reading

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