Sunday, July 12, 2020

Microsoft Articles

Fix-it: How to remove a document stuck in your Printer Queue

Recently when I was setting up a client's computer with Windows Printer Sharing, I ran into an issue where a document was stuck in the print queue and was brining the system down to a crawl. First I tried...

Scam/Virus Alert – emails from IRS with Subject “Complaint Case Number…”

Scam, Virus, Phishing alert! Looks like there is a variant of the Better Business Bureau scam is circulating now but seemingly from the Internal Revenue Service, and I was a recipient of one of the emails. It came in with...

Bluetooth Internet Sharing from Windows Mobile 6 to Mac OS 10.4.9

In the past, there were ways to share your cell phone's internet connection via Bluetooth on a Mac using the DUN profile on Windows Mobile 5 (sorry for the geek-speak). With the recent introduction of Windows Mobile 6, Microsoft...

What Web 2.0 would have looked like 10 years ago

Microsoft has been including IE7 in all of the latest Critical Updates. It's getting harder and harder to avoid installing. At my work, we recently had to roll back some of our users' machines to remove IE7 so that...

How to Fix Master Browser (MRxSmb) Event ID 8003 errors

I was reviewing some Windows Small Business Server 2003 Event Logs and came across a repeated entry in the System log. It basically looked like this: Event Type: Error Event Source: MRxSmb Event Category: None Event ID: 8003 Date: 5/8/2007 Time: 10:05:16 PM User: N/A Computer: Description: The master browser has received a server announcement...

HTD Roundup: Snippets of Tech that I have been playing with

It's been a while since my last post so I figured I would do yet another laundry list of things that I have been doing and technology I have been reviewing: Updated my Blog Theme to Redoable 1.2 - still...

NeoOffice 2.1 released – MS Office for Mac replacement

If you are tired of paying for Microsoft Office for Mac, you have had an alternative for some time, that of OpenOffice. The "problem" with OpenOffice is that you have to have X11 (a windowing environment) installed on your...

Power add-on for Excel

If you are like me, Microsoft Excel is one of the primary applications that you use (probably mainly for tracking lists of things). As with most applications, most of us only use a fraction of the functionality. We can...

Quick way to test if you need DST patch

Ok, you are running out of time!!! Literally! Thanks, Kris, for the comment on my previous post. Here is a site that you can just point your browser to in order to find out if you need to apply...

Check your server DST settings using PERL

The new Daylight Saving Time is almost upon us. My company is losing money now on all of the IT updates that we have to do (but that is another story, in fact, I read today that some Economic...

TZedit, DST, and JVM – not happy together

Earlier I wrote about the change to the Daylight Saving Time and how it could cause lots of lost time and money for IT and Dev folks (potentially offsetting any savings through energy). Well, I now have first-hand experience...

Change to Daylight Saving Time – the new Y2K?

Daylight Saving Time is changing this year, due to some decisions made in the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Beginning in 2007, Daylight Saving Time is one month and begins for most of the United States at: 2 a.m....
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