Author Archives: T.J.

Office 2003 asking for location of SKUxxx.CAB

I was working on a machine at work today and after adding it to our domain and logging in for the firt time as myself, I kept getting errors where Office 2003 was asking for the location of a file called SKUxxx.CAB.  I couldn’t track down the original CDs (this computer has the Small Business version […]

How to set up a signature in Microsoft Outlook 2003 Email

When looking for a guide on how to set up a signature in Microsoft Outlook, all of the guides I found were for Outlook 2007/2010 – so I thought I’d share my writeup for those other lost souls stuck on “legacy” software. 1)      Select “Tools | Options…” from the menu in Outlook Tweet

BlackBerry Professional to BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express migration

When I started working for my new employer, one of the biggest problems staring me in the face was an aging BlackBerry Professional server. Running on an aging Windows 2000 server, this BB Professional version 4 server was licensed for 11 users, but was supporting over 20 BlackBerry users.  It looked like the previous admin […]

Attack of the killer robots

Today I had  someone ask me how to keep bots off of their forum. They were seeing a noticed slowdown in the site when it was being indexed.  That and they don’t want their “crazy cat lady talk” indexed on Google. So here goes: if you want to keep Google off of your site – […]

Intel Modular Server

I’ve been very impressed with what I’ve been learning about the recently introduced Intel Modular Server as late. With the ability to house six server blades and fourteen Serial Attached SCSI drives it’s a datacenter in a 6U box (or horizontal pedestal if you prefer). The management software is intuitive and easy to use, and […]

Confessions of an affiliate failure

Hello, my name is T.J. and I’m an affiliate program failure. If you look at my latest earning reports, you can see that I’ve been making slow but steady progress at increasing my websites’ revenue through Google Adsense and eBook sales. I seem to be coming up short in affiliate programs, though. I’ve been running […]

“I am not dead”

No, not me! I’m quoting my favorite author, Terry Pratchett who recently revealed that he’s suffering from a form of early Alzheimer’s disease. He seems to be taking it pretty well saying: Frankly, I would prefer it if people kept things cheerful – I think there’s time for at least a few more books yet […]

Fixing the PHP Allowed Memory Size Exchausted Fatal Error in WordPress

When I logged on to post an update today, I was greeted with the error message: Allowed memory size of 8388608 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 208834 bytes) in /public_html/* (where * represented the path to any file in the wp-admin portion of one of my blogs). The content/end-user portion of the blogs were showing […]

converting video

This weekend my wife asked me to help her put together some videos for her cooking website. Since I was playing with Adobe Premiere Elements anyways, I thought it would be no problem at all. My outlook changed once she gave me all of the source videos – they were all in DiVX or flash […]

TestOut vs. Examsaver – a tale of two CBTs

So I’m in the process of preparing to take my A+ exams (along with one of my employees as kind of a buddy challenge) and my MCSE, as we’re ready to wave goodbye to NetWare. Trying to squeeze both in at once has been a bit of a challenge, so I thought I’d look through […]