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Mar
10
comment Trying to determine why Chrome (Win 7 64) with many tabs open is spinning. Is there a browser/OS/ISP test for multiple connection throughput?
Thanks, auto detect proxy was in fact off, and I have reset my dhcp server to serve up google's dns and opendns.
Sep
20
comment On Windows 7, how do I find all my files whose filenames are too long
Another update. I suspect the find from cygwin would have worked fine. It turned out the find in my PATH was coming from the native GIT installation.
Sep
20
comment On Windows 7, how do I find all my files whose filenames are too long
I tried that, and in fact, several minutes later it is still working (taskmgr confirms xargs is running quote a bit), and so far it has spit out $ find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 -I {} bash -c 'if [[ $(echo -n "{}" | wc -c) -gt "255" ]]; then echo "{}"; fi' bash: -c: line 0: unexpected EOF while looking for matching )' bash: -c: line 1: unexpected token ÿ' in conditional command bash: -c: line 1: syntax error: unexpected end of file
Sep
20
comment On Windows 7, how do I find all my files whose filenames are too long
Ironically, the above resulted in Get-ChildItem : The specified path, file name, or both are too long. The fully qualified file name must be less than 260 characters, and the directory name must be less than 248 characters. At line:1 char:1 + Get-ChildItem -r * |? {$_.GetType().Name -match "File" } |? {$_.fullname.length ... + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : ReadError: (C:\Users\jerry\...\blogs\markdown:String) [Get-ChildItem], PathTooLongException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DirIOError,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetChildItemCommand
Sep
20
comment On Windows 7, how do I find all my files whose filenames are too long
Interesting, thank you. I'll try this as well.
Sep
20
comment On Windows 7, how do I find all my files whose filenames are too long
I have cygwin, so thanks. I think it might be nice to know if there is a standard windows way to do this, since apparently windows lets you make these files but doesn't let you easily discover them!
Jun
5
comment Windows 7: How do I listen to music on the computer's speakers, and take calls over a headset, without having to unplug/plugin the headset?
Forest for the trees... Last night I was going to do and end run around the question of what to do with browser based phone calls by configuring a SIP phone which as a native app I could more easily configure where it's IO comes from (because my realtek drivers support a communications device), and I saw, and skipped, right past the Gmail chat audio settings. Saw them. Played with them. Never clued in. Oops. Thank you, now the SIP phone is nice, but not needed.
May
28
comment Windows 7: How do I listen to music on the computer's speakers, and take calls over a headset, without having to unplug/plugin the headset?
Hi skypecapes, I apologize that I haven't accepted this as an answer yet. But I do greatly appreciate your answering it and even testing it. One day soon, when I can see my desk again, I will try this out, but I do greatly appreciate your time and help.
May
14
comment Why does Mac OS X need to reboot for updates so often?
"One of the great things about Windows 7 is I can update just about anything, even video drivers, without rebooting." Really? My windows 7 machines go down so often to update that the Windows Vice Squad has our house on speed dial.
May
10
comment My desktop has started overheating — how hot is hot?
Thanks Chris, I hadn't realized that about the vacuum. And I've been avoiding replacing the heatsink, but, yeah, I'd prefer to do that than burn the CPU up.
May
2
comment Windows 7: How do I listen to music on the computer's speakers, and take calls over a headset, without having to unplug/plugin the headset?
Thanks, I appreciate your testing this. And yes, I think some of my issues is that most of what I listen to is browser based.
Apr
11
comment How does Windows know when your Internet connection (but not your LAN connection) goes down?
I wish my android phone would do something similar to determine if the wifi connection really works, or if it's just connected but there is some stupid website spoofing dns until some checkbox is clicked.