Dec
31
Posted on 31-12-2009
Filed Under (helpdesk) by TheEmperor

Graboid - Free TV and Movies

With the demise of Stage6 and the changes to Megavideo that severely limit content availability I frequently get asked, “My Liege, how is it that I might watch television on my pc with the greatest of ease?” I generally have the impudent questioner beheaded, but this time I will make an exception.

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Dec
17
Posted on 17-12-2009
Filed Under (helpdesk) by TheEmperor

You may be thinking to yourself, “What in the world is he babbling about? This isn’t the 80s anymore. No one says ‘To the max!’” , and you would be right. No one says that anymore. But that’s not important. What IS important is MaxTo which is one of the coolest little widgets I’ve run into recently.
“What does it do?” you might ask? Another excellent question! What MaxTo does is subdivide your monitor or monitors into regions which applications then use as their boundaries when being maximized. As an example I could split my primary monitor into 3 regions, two small squares and one larger rectangle. I could then drop my email app into one of the small squares, instant messaging into another, and keep my web browser in the rectangle. Now whenever I hit “Maximize” the window will only expand to fill it’s designated region. MaxTo is an excellent way to maximize your screen real estate and keep your windows organized. So far the only downside I can find is that it doesn’t appear to like setups with more than 2 monitors. But it’s still being rapidly improved so I expect that be remedied in the future.

*UPDATE* The issue with more than 2 monitors was caused by an old version of .NET being installed on my system. Newest .NET version solved the issue. All three monitors humming happily along.

Give it a spin and see what you think.

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Dec
11
Posted on 11-12-2009
Filed Under (helpdesk) by TheEmperor

If you’ve ever felt the need for an online Virtual OS, maybe because you own a netbook and don’t want to weigh it down with office apps and whatnot then I’ve got the THE solution for you. G.ho.st is pretty much the slickest OVOS around. It offers a ton of apps including an office suite, calendar, and IM clients for AIM, Yahoo, etc… With a solid 15gb of space for signing up you can store a reasonable amount of stuff on there, as well as share it with other users. As a bonus you can “sideload” files from other websites directly into your G.ho.st machine.
There is also a huge library of public files available to browse through and a ton of community designed and provided apps. You can even write your own apps for it and upload them. I use it for documents or files that I want to have accessible from any internet connected PC as well as to transfer some of the processor load off of my system if I’m on a lightweight laptop or netbook.
If you’re interested in moving into “The Cloud” any time soon then G.ho.st is the place to go.

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Dec
10
Posted on 10-12-2009
Filed Under (helpdesk) by TheEmperor

There are a lot of troubleshooting articles out about the 0×85010014 error. Chances are, one of them will fix whatever problem you’re having that has resulted in the error. However if after trying all of the regular troubleshooting you still can’t get the phone to sync then I just might have a solution for you.
After about an hour of wading through all of the troubleshooting for this issue and being completely certain that all of the settings on the phone and the server were correct I STILL couldn’t get a phone to sync. A little bit of deeper digging resulted in the following discover. Log on to your exchange server, open up the IIS management console, right click on the Default Website, and click Properties. Now click on the ISAPI Filter tab and take a look at the entries listed there, chances are the SBSFLT.dll has a big red arrow next to it, indicating that it failed to load. Locate the file (which should reside in c:\inetpub\sbsflt\sbsflt.dll) and then remove the SBSFLT ISAPI filter and re-add it. Now restart IIS. Wait about 10 minutes and your devices should all be happily syncing away.

And as always, if this helped you please donate to the cause using one of the buttons at the top of the article.

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