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I do Technical Support for two businesses; a small ISP and a large University. On the side I run a Minecraft server, fiddle in various Linux distros, and program (mostly Ruby).


Dec
7
comment Invalid (100°C?) CPU temp sensor - how do I disable throttling?
When initially turned on, at the BIOS screen, if you are any hotter than 60°C something is horribly wrong. Try this: Turn your computer off. Leave it off for 30 minutes. Turn it on and go directly to the BIOS. It will start at about 25°C (room temperature) and rise from there. If you are over 60°C in under the 60 seconds it takes to reach the BIOS sensor, then something is horribly wrong with your heat sink.
Dec
7
comment Detect Tor bridge inside my network
I would hazard a guess of 'so he can have concrete evidence when he goes to the admins'. It's like having photos when you go to the police; they're more likely to listen and follow up if you can do half their work for them.
Nov
30
answered Why do some web page URLs have no suffix?
Nov
30
comment How to repair a broken .EXE file association
When viewing the registry, under the path given, you would see a text value of: "%1" %*
Nov
14
comment Can a wireless mouse dongle be used to connect to a cell phone?
I doubt your phone has any way to handle a mouse. The attachment for the wireless mouse would allow the phone to talk to the mouse, possibly... if your phone had any need for mice. I'm not sure what you desire to accomplish, even if it works.
Oct
8
awarded  Yearling
Sep
20
answered Google Chrome cannot be installed on Windows XP because “the version is not suported”! What should I do?
Sep
20
comment Google Chrome cannot be installed on Windows XP because “the version is not suported”! What should I do?
What service pack of Windows XP is it? It's not uncommon for software to require SP3, and there are many people who never upgraded to XP SP3.
Aug
25
comment When using the Access Table Analyzer Wizard, I get the error “Cannot define field more than once”
But it's not about failing to make the right decision... it's about taking a table, manually splitting out the columns, and it fails to link the tables properly. There are no decisions it's making, it's simply (failing to) creating the new indexes.
Aug
25
accepted Excel documents 'blanking' after a short delay
Aug
19
comment When using the Access Table Analyzer Wizard, I get the error “Cannot define field more than once”
The analysis wizard allows you to choose your own structure; it's not like I allow it to do the deciding. However, when it works, it is a much faster way of splitting the normalized data out and leaving FKs behind. In other words, the wizard makes splitting tables easier, even when you're doing all the deciding of what to split and how.
Aug
17
comment When using the Access Table Analyzer Wizard, I get the error “Cannot define field more than once”
I can, and did in the end, but that does not make this bug any less frustrating. The full normalization I needed to do was actually more complicated than two columns, but I was able to replicate the issue with this simpler dataset.
Aug
11
asked When using the Access Table Analyzer Wizard, I get the error “Cannot define field more than once”
Aug
10
answered Excel documents 'blanking' after a short delay
Aug
10
asked Excel documents 'blanking' after a short delay
Jul
18
comment Powerpoint does not play Embedded Audio (voiceover)
Yeah, that was the first thing I checked. I forgot to mention that it is not app specific volume.
Jul
15
asked Powerpoint does not play Embedded Audio (voiceover)
Jun
12
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
10
comment Why do my files have a gray X on them?
This is related to network file availability I believe. I don't know a better answer though. TortoiseSVN re-uses the built-in Windows icon overlay for its own purposes.
Jan
21
comment How do I elevate the priority of a process without giving that process superuser rights?
This would work, but I think it's even more awkward than the answer I gave (sudo nice -10 sudo -u user command)