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bio website simon.gillbee.com
location Pearland, TX
age 43
visits member for 5 years, 5 months
seen Dec 10 at 15:36
Personally, I am a husband, step-father, grandfather, Christ-worshiper, singer, worship leader, computer programmer, reader, game player, kite flyer, generally all around fun guy (or that fungi?). Professionally, I'm a developer for a major software company. I've been developing commercial software for the last 15 years. These days I'm primarily writing enterprise-scale client software using .NET and loving it!

Jan
13
comment Windows Remote Desktop breaks Alt + Tab in Fullscreen
I wish there was a way to propagate Win-??? commands. Win-E to bring up Explorer, Win-D to show desktop, Win-R to Run, Win-Q to bring up the Linq UI, etc. Any hints there?
Jan
13
comment Windows Remote Desktop breaks Alt + Tab in Fullscreen
Thank you. Just the hints I've been looking for.
Aug
8
comment How can I delete a symbolic link?
Having just accidentally done this (deleted the complete contents of the target folder), this an important tip.
Apr
21
comment Why VMWare Player 3.1.1 missing the vmnetcfg.exe utility and where to get it?
Thank you! This is just what I needed!
Jul
31
comment Windows Home Server Restore CD Only Boots to Windows Cursor
That's a good point. In my case it's not, but I'll keep that in mind... thanks.
Jul
31
comment Windows Home Server Restore CD Only Boots to Windows Cursor
It turned out to be a dud hard-drive. Once I replaced the HD I was able to start the rebuild. Now I just have to wait for 4 hours.
May
13
comment Ethernet run tests green but won't connect
I'll double check.. that's a good point.
May
13
comment Ethernet run tests green but won't connect
The router and PC were connected via patch cable directly. The only difference now is that there is an attic run in between.
May
13
comment Ethernet run tests green but won't connect
One end of the connection is a PC. The other end is a wired/wireless router. Two devices used to be in close physical proximity to each other and were wired together with a simple patch cable. The only difference now is the new through-the-attic run with wall plate terminators at each end.
May
3
comment Software to run a mozy/carbonite “online backup” server?
Huh... didn't know that. Probably because I only have 6 clients at home. Good to know. It such a fluent solution based on Windows Server, I'm surprised that MS doesn't release a WSBS (Windows Small Business Server) which solves the same problem similarly, but with additional client support.
Sep
2
comment Don't delete mail in GMail when deleting mail with Outlook
See the link with special iPhone instructions. Basically, when you configure the iPhone to talk to GMail, don't select the IMAP account type as "GMail"... select "Other". Then it all works properly.
Sep
2
comment Don't delete mail in GMail when deleting mail with Outlook
That did it. I thought that Outlook was the one deleting mail, but it turns out (as the helpful link said), Outlook is removing the items from the folder (but leaving them in All Mail) properly, but the iPhone is the one trashing the mail. Special configuration required. Thanks for the help!
Jul
15
comment An old game meses up the colors
This definitely the way to go for older DOS/Win9x games. VirtualBox or VMWare Workstation are both good solutions. Of course, VB is free, whereas VM costs.