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Automatically Wake Your PC Before Your Arrival
Just a quickie convenience tip. Some mornings it seems to take my computer a little too long to “wake up” after being hibernated overnight. This annoyed me, but as of today it annoys me no longer. This morning my computer was fresh and ready to go as soon as I sat down at my desk. These instructions are for Windows 7, however the same basic idea will work fine in Vista and XP. From Control Panel, choose Administrative Tools, and then Task Scheduler. Create a basic task. This task can be for anything ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 1, 2010 9:11 AM

SlickEdit 2009 Evaluation
I was asked to evaluate SlickEdit 2009, so I dropped Ultra-Edit for about three weeks and used only SlickEdit 2009. Here is a little “log” of my thoughts on the switch: - SE setup asked to add to my system path – I don’t like having to add stuff to my path. What is the benefit of adding this? [SE Staff:] Many of our customers are heavy keyboard and command line users. Adding SlickEdit to the path allows you to invoke it and its related utilities using the command line. - The first thing I went to ......

Posted On Thursday, September 17, 2009 7:00 AM

Lance's Non-Techie Guide to Free HD TV
I have been free of my monstrous cable tv bill for many months now, and I love it! Woooo! A while back I posted about how I want to get revenge on Cable companies by helping as many people as I can kill their cable service in favor of free HD tv over the air and over the Internet. There are other “free TV” guides on the Internet – but they suck because they are too generic, too technical, or not technical enough. Hopefully this one doesn’t suck. Let me know if you have any questions – if you tell ......

Posted On Monday, June 8, 2009 12:30 PM

Map a local drive to a SharePoint Library
On Vista: Right click on “My Computer”, choose “Map Network Drive…” Choose a drive letter, and click “Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures.” Click on “Choose a custom network location”, type in the address for the network location. For Shared Documents Library, this will be something like: "http://yourserver/yoursite... Documents". a name for the network location, and click next. Voila. Technorati Tags: SharePoint ......

Posted On Friday, May 8, 2009 9:22 AM

Pass by Reference Parameters in PowerShell
A long time ago Jeffrey Snover briefly mentioned the PowerShell [REF] parameter attribute, but otherwise there isn’t much mention around about how to use it. It seems simple enough, but I kept getting this error from PowerShell: “Reference type is expected in argument.” This post by MOW cleared things up for me – I needed to wrap my [REF] parameters in parens in the function call, like so: Find-NewMessages $valvar1 ([REF]$refvar1) ([REF]$refvar2) For those looking to see how pass by reference params ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 14, 2009 5:06 PM

Vista Media Center – Obvious Usability Shortcomings
User interface is so important, and shouldn’t lightly be sacrified for functionality. There’s always another way to approach things if you think about it hard enough. I’m only on the second sentence and I’m already getting off topic. :) Vista Media Center has some obvious improvements over the previous Media Center Edition, but for some reason they leave out simple yet big impact features. This is a list of a few things that I am missing. Automatic “jump-back” when finishing a fast-forward. After ......

Posted On Friday, January 9, 2009 3:48 PM

Remove Folders from Library in Windows Media Center
It seems there is a known bug in certain versions of Windows Media Center (ie, Vista Home Premium, Windows 7 Beta) in which even when you remove a folder from a music/picture library in Media Center, items from those folders are not actually removed. I searched around and didn't see much help, until finally I found this solution from a guy who works at Microsoft: I had no problem with doing that as I just wanted to reset the library completely and do a re-index. The instructions are: Exit Windows ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 31, 2008 1:31 PM

Non-Techie Guide to Free HD TV
I have been free of my monstrous cable tv bill for many months now, and I love it! Woooo! A while back I posted about how I want to get revenge on Cable companies by helping as many people as I can kill their cable service in favor of free HD tv over the air and over the Internet. You can read about that here. There are other “free TV” guides on the Internet – but they suck because they are too generic, too technical, or not technical enough. Hopefully this one doesn’t suck. Let me know if you have ......

Posted On Thursday, November 6, 2008 10:12 AM

NetCmdlets Invoke-Telnet?! And other PowerShell madness.
On last week’s PowerScripting Podcast, Jonathan Walz and Hal Rottenberg interview /n software’s Eric Madariaga about NetCmdlets and PowerShellToys (PowerShellASP). My favorite part was when Hal was shocked to hear that a telnet cmdlet was added to the v2 beta. Hahaha. I completely agree – who uses telnet anymore? But that was actually the biggest request we got from people who were using v1 of NetCmdlets! We already had cmdlets for executing commands over ssh…but people really wanted telnet. This ......

Posted On Monday, August 11, 2008 4:57 PM

Rock on! IPWorks v8 Released!
Wow, I can have a V8! Thanks to the hard work of some very talented developers, who I saw working late hours coding and testing, the next version of IPWorks is here! Yep, /n software announced today the release of IP*Works! V8 .Net and Java Editions. I got to work a lot with IPWorks v8 during its beta period, and my favorite thing about this version update is the new custom types and collections. I used the new Atom and Rest components, which are useful and easy to use. Other new features that I ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 3, 2007 5:25 PM

"The operation has timed out" error on Vista x64
For a long time now I've never been able to use several applications, including Windows Live Writer (which is hugely improved over its initial beta release, btw), FeedGhost, FireFox (after it updated itself one day), and even the new beta of Safari for Windows. I always got the error "The operation has timed out" from these applications. I was never able to reproduce it myself in C#, nor did any other network related appliations or the IPWorks components that I work with so often produce the problem. ......

Posted On Friday, June 15, 2007 6:33 PM

How to prevent Outlook 2007 from blocking unsafe attachments
A lot of times I need to be able to look at .reg, .vbs, .vb, etc - attachments that people send me via email. I don't go haphazardly running them, but I need to at least be able to save them to disk and drag them into my text editor. Here's how to make the changes in Vista to prevent Outlook 2007 from blocking these files. Note that with these changes, you still won't be able to just double-click on the attachment and run it (this is good), you'll have to save it to disk first. Make sure you really ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 21, 2007 1:28 PM

Replace notepad in Vista
notepad.exe, *cough*sucks*cough*. But what do you expect? Its obviously supposed to be very limited, but its a little too limited for the year 2007 IMO. Fortunately Matt Berther showed me how to replace notepad on Vista with Notepad2, which rocks. Now when I view source in IE I actually get something I can read. Technorati : Vista, notepad, notepad2 ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 9, 2007 2:59 PM

PowerShell 1.0 Released
PowerShell 1.0 was released yesterday in Spain, and /n software was there! When you go to download it (for free), don't forget to pickup NetCmdlets too. Also check out Jeffrey Snover's 12 Cool Features of Windows PowerShell. You'll need to uninstall previous versions of PowerShell before you can install the new one, but PowerShell won't appear in Add/Remove Programs unless you check the "show updates" box. Technorati : cmdlets, netcmdlets, powershell ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 15, 2006 10:34 AM

Links
http://www.georss.org/ - A standard for representing location in RSS/Atom feeds Scoble Exit Interview - From Mary Jo Foley at Microsoft-Watch. Shame on Microsoft - VistaTorrent.com C&D, this makes me sick. Where's Tim On Demand - This is pretty cool, real time mapping of your location. ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 14, 2006 11:50 AM

Longhorn to be named Windows Vista
Longhorn to be named "Windows Vista", and the first beta will be available soon. via Steve Smith

Posted On Friday, July 22, 2005 11:41 AM

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