Category Archives: Computer and Internet

Windows 10 update broke my Logitech mouse

Monday morning, I tried to wake my PC. Instead of the normal wake-up, it did a boot-up. Which means Windows must have installed updates for me, overnight.  No biggie, whatever. The problem came when I reached for my Logitech Trackman.  … Continue reading

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How different IT people look at a broken server

It sounds like a scary topic. However, in retrospect, it is a little funny how different folks will look at a broken server. Which one sounds like you? If you are a developer: Look at the source code. Then just … Continue reading

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Reserve fuel tank for a HDD

My motorcycle has a pretty cool feature. It has a reserve fuel tank. When the main fuel tank runs out, the engine sputters a little, and then switches to the reserve tank and a blinking logo appears on my dashboard. … Continue reading

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When to install SQL Server on a VM (and when not to)

A few years ago, I had a rather lively discussion with a sys-admin about whether to install SQL Server on a VM or not.  His opinion was that everything should always be installed on VM Ware and there were no … Continue reading

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Running MS Access 2002 and 2007 side-by-side

Yes, before you say it, I know, “Why are you doing anything with MS Access 2002?”.  Because I am, alright.  This program at work is slated for replacement.  It was written in MS Access 2002 and uses a mini MS … Continue reading

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EDK .NET Web Controls 3.0 for AquaLogic

Okay.  This was a weird one.  At work, we are setting up a development/test environment for our intranet.  We got the whole thing set up and running.  However, on some of the pages, I was getting the following error: Unable … Continue reading

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Distributed SMTP

Last week, I figured out how to use distributed SMTP.  It is super cool. Reason: use this technique if you want your web server to send email but when your web app tries to send email via the corporate email … Continue reading

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