Archive for July, 2007

Black backgrounds use less power?

Monday, July 30th, 2007

At least that’s the theory…. someone has done a google sponsored search with a black background thinking they’ll save 750 megawatt hours a year. Blackle.com is the site. Of course, I don’t know if there REALLY would be that significant a difference in consumption (margin of error in observation equipment?) I REALLY would like to [...]

Residential VOIP

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Of course, we’ve heard of skype, vonage, and our dsl/cable providers hawking VOIP. I thought I’d make a note of this one though as the name is a bit more obscure… packet8    Send article as PDF   

HP Vista CLFS.SYS error

Friday, July 27th, 2007

I’ve had a fun time this week dealing with a STRANGE Vista problem on an HP computer (I doubt it’s HP specific, but don’t know for certain.) The error goes like this… “A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.” “CLFS.sys” “Page_Fault_in_nonpaged_area” “If this is the [...]

Bellsouth/ AT&T mail problems

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

I would dare say there are more than a couple people “out there” right now that are puzzled as to WHY some of their mail is bouncing back to them as being rejected. Right now I’m talking about Bellsouth / AT&T mail users…. it appears that this week AT&T is in the process of transitioning [...]

Why? (Why couldn’t AT&T make sure their mail servers weren’t using old dialup IPs that are blacklisted….)

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

Why do I always wind up being the one to discover problems? …. Today in checking mail I found a mail that had bounced back from one of my clients that uses bellsouth… Now bellsouth has recently been bought by AT&T and it appeared as though the mail had been rejected because the mailserver trying [...]

Middle Ages Tech support – early books

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

I guess anytime technology changes it takes a bit of getting used to…. this video was recommended to me by a customer.    Send article as PDF   

Graphviz and dot

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

I’ve been puzzled a bit by the graphing output of gramps – it leaves me with a file with a .dot extension that I didn’t know quite what to do with. It opened in text editors as just markup, no image viewers I used seemed to like it, so I researched graphviz (as that is [...]

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