181 reputation
5
bio website
location Encinitas, CA
age
visits member for 5 years, 4 months
seen Feb 16 '12 at 20:29

Aug
1
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
20
answered Ubuntu 9.10+Windows 7 dual boot, dynamic disks
Jan
2
answered intermittant “connection reset” problem browsing web sites at home
Dec
25
answered went from XP 32-bit to Windows 7 32-bit
Dec
24
comment How to verify an email's sender identity?
Yes, they can be faked. But because each mail server prepends its own Received: header, at some point which may be difficult to discern, the Received: headers are being created by your own email server, and these are reliable. The bottom-most reliable Received: header indicates the real IP address of the "foreign" email system. If the IP checks out, it tends to indicate a good message. If it doesn't, or there are obvious fakeries as in so much spam, then it calls the entire message into question. It's not a recipe for a certain UP/DOWN decision -- just clues.
Dec
23
comment Weird network problem
In order to determine whether browser or OS/hw is at fault, it would be good to know which OS/browser(s) don't work and any that do.
Dec
22
answered How to verify an email's sender identity?
Dec
22
awarded  Scholar
Dec
22
comment How to set custom JPG wallpaper using script for new user accounts (WinXP)
Thank you for the useful answer and pardon my delay due to excessive holiday activities. A command line tool that takes a .jpg and produces a .bmp is perfect for my needs. I just wonder why the equivalent functionality isn't available through a .dll function. Happy Holidays!
Dec
22
accepted How to set custom JPG wallpaper using script for new user accounts (WinXP)
Dec
16
asked How to set custom JPG wallpaper using script for new user accounts (WinXP)
Nov
1
awarded  Supporter
Oct
31
answered How can I determine why my home IP address is blocked from work?
Oct
31
answered attach a second router to my network to expand coverage?
Oct
26
answered Is a clean install really better than an upgrade?
Sep
6
comment Are speakers wasting power when they are not in use?
The problem with this, for a CPU setup, is that your CPU clock battery won't last more than a couple of months, and I find the boot error message on low battery to be very annoying. Likewise, if your VCR/DVD is your main component in an entertainment setup. Flashing 12:00 is annoying. A smart strip avoids powering off the main component.
Sep
5
answered Are speakers wasting power when they are not in use?
Aug
30
answered Limited or no connectivity (or connected with limited access) (or the dreaded 169.*)
Aug
29
answered How can I make a Windows PC bullet-proof for home users?