A nice bookmarklet, Gmail this allows you to select some text, press the icon on your links bar and it sends the selected text plus url via your gmail account. Works great in firefox (but not in ie) allthough I had to bookmark the script first rather than just drag it to my links folder for some obscure reason. Thanks Mike
Month: September 2005
On some new machines that I’ve been building I’ve had major issues with SYSTEM dsn’s not working properly and getting the “DSNNAMEis not an existing data source name” when trying to configure a dsn…. Eventually I found an answer…..
Had problems trying to create a ghost image on a new Dell machine which only has usb ports (no ps2 ports for mouse and keyboard) to a usb hard disk. When the drivers for the disk were loaded, the mouse and keyboard were disabled. Removing the aspiehci.sys from loading in config.sys by pressing F8 at the Starting PCDos prompt and answering No to the initial question I had a ghost program with mouse and keyboard support.
However, ghost complained with error 622 – Cannot create image file. By going into the bios and setting the SATA controller to run in compatible mode rather than normal, Ghost worked – or at least it is currently creating an image for me.
I think I’ve worked out that the session saver extension in 1.07 is causing firefox to crash on startup when it tries to restore the session. By disabling this option to restore, I’ve not had a crash (yet). I’ve also uninstalled the undoclosetab extension as the functionality is included within the TabMix extension. I’m also looking at TabMix+ which looks like tabmix on steroids.
Myway was bundled on the new laptop and I didn’t mind it too much until it started to hijack my search results in internet explorer. With a reg file merged into the computer, I am used to typing things like “gg fred” into the address toolbar in the bottom right of my screen to get the fred term loaded into google results. By typing in abso fred, it would return any mention of fred on this website. Not so with myway installed though – it would hijack these results to its own website. Even after uninstalling the software it still continued to do so until I rebooted the laptop (there was no request to reboot when the software was removed). It also leaves behind crud in the registry – I still had a
“HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG\Software\My Way SA” entry.
Looks like I’m not the only one to get a bit fed up with it. Get your act together Dell!
I’m sure that everyone else has blogged that yesterday was Google’s seventh birthday. It is hard to imagine how computer support was before that….actually I can remember – I used altavista instead.
Build numbers and release dates for Exchange Server came in handy today although why they can’t put the service pack details on the tab when you right click on a server and do properties I don’t know.
Office 2003 sp2 has been released along with sp2 for Visio 2003 and sp2 for OneNote 2003. That’s going to take some investigation back at the office!
Update It’s a 100+mb download for the full install or 50+mb for the intelligent download AND there is no uninstall feature.
Update2 There is a webcast on the 6th October about the outlook update.
The laptop keyboard has now been replaced so I can now type away again uninterrupted. It’s amazing how often the k key is pressed in one day. (three times in this post already!) I also had a chat with the certification bod and they want me to get my MCSE next year and the first exam will be an elective and they have chosen the Small Business Server exam. My exposure to this software is fairly minimal as I’ve only used it in live environments so I’m looking forward to spending some decent time on the software to see how it really works. I’ve requested a copy of virtual pc and the software to put on the laptop so I can play without causing any damage to live servers. I’ll probably need a bit more ram for the laptop to run it though. I’ve also got to come up with a way of generating an smtp feed of email so i can populate the exchange database – I’ll probably just run some batch files to use blat to send emails to it or something…..
It is hard work getting up early in the morning though – I went to bed at 9.30 last night and I’m about ready to go to bed now!
I’m not sure why yet, but two machines that I have installed firefox 1.07 on are crashing on startup. I’m figuring it is an imcompatible extension as it seems stable until the extensions are loaded. A new profile fixes things but it is rather annoying. I’ve lots of extensions so it is taking a long time to test them, especially as you have to restart firefox each time you change an extension 🙁