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Dad, IT Director, Soccer Referee/Coach

Apr
5
comment Missing computer?
I once heard a story about a Server (I think it was an A/S400 that was in a closet. The Building Maint department walled in the door, and the server ran for years. Eventually somebody traced a cable going into a wall and wondered, "where's this go?"
Mar
17
comment When to use a RAM-Disk?
I think you're thinking of Solid State Disks, the OP is talking about RAM Disks, which are virtual drives in Memory. In the old days, if you had a system with a lot of RAM, you would create a Ram Disk, and use it for temp files, and the like. If you are running SQL Server, or any modern database, you are going to be better off giving the RAM to the Operating System, and letting the Database Manager lost the DB into RAM, that way the OS takes care of writing the data to the physical drive for persistence.
Mar
16
comment How long can a Windows computer name be?
The other issue you could run into is UNC paths. There is a max length for UNC paths (256 characters???) so if your machine name is long, and you have long share names, or deep directory structures, you could have issues.
Feb
5
comment How do I generate 300 lists of 12 numbers between 1 and 33 without repeats in excel
Dublicates. Might have to add this to my dictionary, right next to automagically.
Jan
12
comment Best recommendation for bulk cd writing
I agree with ChrisF. I once worked at a company that produced small quantities of software. We bought a bulk duplicator with a printer. Then we bought CD-Rs with a printable finish on the top. Version release day was: put a stack of 50-75 blank CDs on the feed spindle, open the program, pick the image for the label, and the ISO for the CD, enter the number of copies and hit GO. Come back in a few hours and there'd be a stack of complete CDs on the Output Spindle. Besides the robot arm to load the disks from the spindle to printer to drive to spindle was cool.
Oct
22
comment How can I get “WHITE SMILING FACE (U+263A)” with the keyboard?
is "widows" a typo or a philosophical statement?
Aug
26
comment How can I strip stationery from incoming email in Outlook 2007?
I don't think he is trying to block SPAM, just change the way some messages appear.
Aug
26
comment How can I strip stationery from incoming email in Outlook 2007?
I think he wants to suppress the Stationary in Incoming mail WITHOUT forcing all mail to Plain-Text, ie he wants the formating, and graphics, just not the annoying stationary some people use to make their e-mails look like they are typed on lined paper or birthday cards.
Aug
6
comment Number of Splitters on Coaxial Connection and Cable Internet Quality of Service
ouch! now my head hurts. too early for math!
Jul
29
comment What Tape Drive Format are you using for backup?
can you recommend any of the "right kind of IT liquidator"?
Jul
21
comment Outlook 2007 asks for password upon opening
Removing the enteries under Control Panel, User Accounts, Advanced, Saved passwords that related to mail servers. I had several, autodiscover.MYDOMAIN.com, owa.MYDOMAIN.com, and also entries for the Exhange edge servers. I shutdown Outlook, deleted all of them, and restarted Outlook, no prompt. I rebooted the laptop, and still no prompt. YEAH!
Jul
21
comment Outlook 2007 asks for password upon opening
Yes, but you'd have to know which server to check.
Jul
21
comment Outlook 2007 asks for password upon opening
This is possible. I know there are no services running under my profile on this machine or elsewhere on the network, but a network share is possible. You login to a machine to troubleshoot it, need a drive mapped to a tool, and forget to uncheck the reconnect box, it happens. Any pointer on how to find them?
Jul
21
comment Outlook 2007 asks for password upon opening
Yes, I tried removing the Exchange Connection, and re-doing the config. Your second point may be the clue, I did have some entries related to mail servers in my Saved Passwords. That was pat of the method for solving the HTTP/RPC password issue Bruce McCleod mentioned in his answer. I don't use HTTP/RPC on this network, but I tried setting the passwords when I first started troubleshooting this. I'll delete the stored passwords, and see if it fixes it. I will let you know.
Jul
21
comment Outlook 2007 asks for password upon opening
I've had this happen on a different network where we where using HTTP/RPC. However we are not using HTTP/RPC, only straight TCPIP, and VPN if we are off the network.
Jul
21
comment How do I help somebody that asks me how to fix a PC with a virus?
I once asked my brother-in-law who has a landscape business if he would come to my house to figure out how to get rid of the brown spots in my lawn if I "fixed" his PC. Now he doesn't ask any more. Stole the idea from Dilbert, but it worked!