Tech Tidbits

New Laptop

Back in August, I was doing some work in a hotel room on my laptop and things started going “weird”. The system would appear to freeze up a bit, or the colors would go all trippy, or windows wouldn’t refresh. After five or ten seconds, I would see the following error message: “Display driver has…

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Repeated Characters in VMWare

For those of you who experience occasional typing problems with your VMWare machines, there’s still hope. Over the past few years, I’ve run into this problem several times, and every time the symptoms are basically the same. When you’re using a remote console to access a virtual machine, as you start typing the characters will…

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How to Convert Your Blog From SubText to WordPress

No matter what anyone tells you, there’s more to changing blog engines than just clicking a few buttons and importing data. It tends to be a fair amount more complicated than that. In my last post, I highlighted some of the reasons, both rational and not so rational for my decision to change from SubText to Wordpress.

However, with the research links I found on Google, I still ran into a myriad of problems which the resources I found didn’t address. I felt there was more hand waving than hand holding. I like to hold hands, so here’s how I converted from SubText 1.9.3 to Wordpress 2.7.1.

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Excel spreadsheet productivity

You’d think that with the whole “widescreen craze”, Microsoft would have addressed this issue on their own. It turns out that when you’re using Excel 2003, you can’t view two Excel documents side by side in different monitors because Excel opens them up in a single application window. They show up in the taskbar as…

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VMWare and AMD X2’s

I use VMWare… a lot. As I commented to on of my readers, I use a lot of different operating systems in my business, including: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, SUSE Linux, Red Hat Linux, Solaris, HPUX and AIX. This list doesn’t include the various service pack levels, or kernel versions that each of…

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