Category Archives: how-to

Printing a big image on multiple pieces of paper

Printing a pig picture shouldn’t be hard at all – especially with semi-pro tools like PhotoShop, right? Wrong!  It’s a pain in the behind, and seems to take forever or just doesn’t work.  The easy solution to the problem is blockposters.com You just upload an image from your computer and choose how many sheets (by […]

DIY Virus removal

It seems that getting viruses is an inevitable part of computer ownership anymore.  I’ve spent many a night cleaning viruses of of our family’s computers, and have often been thankful that I have had the skills to do it myself, rather than having to pay someone $100/hr.  In the spirit of sharing, here are four quick […]

Got Memory?

At my new company, all of the computers are custom builds, and they all seem to have a different motherboard in them.  Looking up the memory specs for the different boards can get to be a real pain.  Knowing how much RAM each slot will take, and weather it’s a DDR, DDR2, or DDR3 chip […]

Geting started with WordPress

So, you want to get started making websites or run your own blog? Or you’re just interested in learning more about WordPress. As with most things, the best way to learn is to roll up your sleeves and get to work. Fortunately, there are several free hosting options that will allow you to get started […]

CPAP Hacking

So I have this CPAP I wear at night to keep me breathing.  It’s a pain in the butt, but I like to breathe, so I wear it.  I got a new one a ways back that has been driving me crazy – the pressure is “locked” so I can’t take my tiny screwdriver and […]

“Cannot find or parse web template file” errors using stsadm.exe

I was trying to install the Job Requisition template into SharePoint, but kept getting an error message everytime I tried: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN>STSADM.EXE -o addtemplate -filename c:\Templates\JobRequisition.wsp -title JobRequisition -description JobRequisition Cannot find or parse web template file c:\Templates\JobRequisition.wsp. I downloaded different copies of the template from all over the web, but […]

Remote Desktop Reboot

Often when working on a server or workstation via Remote Desktop you’ll need to restart it.  The problem is that the “Reboot” option is glaringly missing from your remote session: Fortunately there is a “trick” that will let you restart a machine.  Press “CTRL-ALT-END” to bring up the “Windows Security” window (just like CRTL-ALT-DEL would […]

Fixing “The RD Licensing Manager encountered an internal error from the license server. Message Number: 0xc0110011” Errors

My terminal server started refusing to issue new Terminal Server licenses, and when I went to look at the Terminal Server Manager, my licensing server was shown with the dreaded red “X” through it.  Clicking on it to re-connect to it or Activate it, I got the error message “The RD Licensing Manager encountered an […]

Telephone headset on the cheap

I needed a corded telephone with a corded headset for a part time job I was starting to work for.  I didn’t want to spend very much money for one, as I wasn’t sure how good a fit the job would be with my schedule and was a little leery about actually getting paid (it […]

Clicking driving you crazy?

The clicking sound that Windows plays when you click on a link in Internet Explorer or open a folder in Windows Explorer can drive you insane.  Here’s how to kill that sound in Windows XP: Click Start > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices Click the Sounds tab Scroll down the list under Program […]