Wednesday, October 31, 2007
and here is the link to battery recycling:
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
The suggested fix here solved the issue.
Try to avoid placement of wireless devices near:
• 2.4GHz cordless phones
• Microwave Ovens
• Metal Cabinets
• Metallic-based UV tinted windows
and if you have ISA:
Rule that covers granting access to it, ergo ISA says "403 Forbidden" and
You need to add /iisadmpwd/* to the OWA Web Publishing Rule in the paths
tab, using the same format as the existing entries.
Monday, October 29, 2007
1) it is slow - there are too many instances where the computer should just do something and the screen goes white while that damn circle just keeps rotating. These are times when I'm just navigating folders or going from one folder to another within Outlook. And not all the time, but sometimes - on several computers. Also, it can take so long for folders and their contents to come up. Why the hell does it take 10 seconds to display the control panel? If it was just slow consistently, that would be one thing - but when it's inconsistently slow, that speaks to a flaw in the programming.
2) Display settings don't retain. When a laptop goes to sleep, it will often lose all or part of its display settings on an external monitor. I have several clients with an external display and extended desktops (using the laptop screen). Settings do not remain the same after going to sleep or restarting. This happens with and without docking stations.
3) Believe it or not, I think Vista is more crash prone than XP. I find more illegal program messages in Vista than XP.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Ctrl F11 upon bootup should start Norton Ghost recovery
Friday, October 26, 2007
Personally, I've always preferred to just disable that power saving feature. The Broadcom applet in the Control Panel doesn't do it, so I have found the best way to do it is to do this:
Unplug the network cable
Unplug the power cable
For about 3 seconds a Broadcom window will come up that will say "your internal network card has been deactivated. Click here to change preferences"
And then you tell it to "always activate on battery"
You can do this in the dock or not in the dock.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
I guess with the size of cell phones, it's trivially easy to dispose of them in an environmentally friendly way - or they may be usable somewhere else. I've long been dissatisfied with the options for recycling computers. The options are not widely known and so many computers end of landfills. Personally, my clients and I end up recycling computers by donating them to The National Cristina Foundation.