Category: Geek Stuff

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Chrome, Java, and 64-bit Windows

So, the Java updater said that there was a new version available. I said “fine, go ahead and install it.” When it finished, it launched the obligatory “check to make sure Java is working in...

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Dear Google…

Dear Google, I love INBOX. Love it! You’ve done a great job rethinking how we should use email, and you’ve nailed it. Mostly. There are but three things that I hope to see changed:...

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MIUI FTW!

For almost a year now, I’ve been running CyanogenMod CM7 on my rooted T-Mobile MyTouch 4G, and liking it a lot.  Originally, it was a way to get Gingerbread on the phone months before...

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Index all tables in one shot

Here’s a nice little snippet of T-SQL code that will reindex all tables in the database with one line of code: EXEC sp_msForEachTable @COMMAND1= ‘DBCC DBREINDEX ( “?”)’ Keep in mind that the DBCC...

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Amazon Route 53

Amazon announced their new Route 53 DNS service a few days ago.  Never one to let a gizmo go untested, I immediately signed up and I’m now hosting DNS for eal.us through Route 53.  Looks...

Weird SQL Server Management Studio Problem 0

Weird SQL Server Management Studio Problem

For the supremely geeky among us… Recently, my copy of SQL Server 2008 Management Studio began failing with this error message: Unable to cast COM object of type ‘System.__ComObject’ to interface type ‘Microsoft.VisualStudio.OLE.Interop.IServiceProvider’.  This...

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Outlook cannot start

After applying updates, I was unable to launch Microsoft Outlook 2007. Every time I tried, it would open the frame of the main window, then fail with a modal dialog box: Cannot start Microsoft...

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Cool Video Tools

I had a client ask me today to help with converting a bunch of WMV video files (Windows Media – Video) so that he could store them on his T-Mobile G1 and watch them....

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Cool Toys for the New Toy

Here are a few cool toys for the Mustang…a little “wish list” for the new toy: 1) Sequential Taillight Kit — Makes the turn signals blink in sequential fashion; very retro and wicked cool...

The end of a MINI era… 1

The end of a MINI era…

I traded in my beloved MINI today on a 2008 Ford Mustang.   It hurt a little bit, because that MINI was a WONDERFUL car, but it was time to move on as the...