digital Utopia

March 2007 Monthly Archives

No Means No!

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Where I work likes to keep the machines up to date with the latest patches on all their systems. There is nothing wrong with that, but the way automatic updates goes about it is. About an hour ago I go the message that as part of the automatic update my machine needs to be rebooted, […]

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Google Notes

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One of Google‘s plethora of useful tools that are making it as extensions to Firefox is Google Notebook. It’s exceptionally useful though it does come with a pointless “Open Notebook” text next to the icon in the status bar. It’s not needed so it has to go. Also if your status bar was a mess […]

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Return to sender

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I have my other computer up and running and a lot more reliably than before. It wasn’t a hard drive related issue (though it still might be – booting to Windows still takes the best part of 3 minutes). The problem was that my machine would sometimes fail to POST, as in it doesn’t show […]

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Perils of xcopy and haste

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We’re are in and the computers are now up and running. However everything was not as rosy as I’d hoped and I still have a slightly sour taste in my mouth. First my main machine had developed a problem regarding booting – it would take about 3 attempts to boot. It would load fine until […]

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