Re: [CGUYS] Light Bulb Life (Stewart)

2007-04-13 Thread Fred Holmes
The 60 watt light bulb that they make a cost comparison with has a light output in the rage of 700 lumens. It puts out a whole lot more than the 30 to 60 lumens of the 2 watt led that it is compared with. Energy saving is obtained as much by reduced light as by increased efficency. At 10:59

[CGUYS] gmail.com vs. googlemail.com

2007-04-17 Thread Fred Holmes
A friend of mine gave me an e-mail address [EMAIL PROTECTED] Not having seen this before, I sent a test message with two addressees, the one given and another @gmail.com. Neither one has bounced. Am I correct in assuming that one is just an alias for the other?

Re: [CGUYS] gmail.com vs. googlemail.com

2007-04-18 Thread Fred Holmes
At 08:47 PM 4/17/2007, Art Clemons wrote: Google lost the rights to gmail in the EU and adopted googlemail in Europe. I just sent an email to my gmail via the apparent googlemail alias and it worked. It's not advertised but seems to work that way. And in the EU, who is gmail? Fred Holmes

Re: [CGUYS] OpenDNS, was: Apple Issues Patches for 25 Security Holes

2007-04-20 Thread Fred Holmes
2007 23:31:40 + From: OpenDNS First Responders [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [OpenDNS #JMT-67509-893]: Fred Holmes Reply-To: OpenDNS First Responders [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] We wrote our own DNS server. Runs on Debian Linux

[CGUYS] Border for Certificate of Appreciation in MS Word

2007-04-24 Thread Fred Holmes
, Fred Holmes * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND REFERENCE - Put the following commands in == * == the body of an email send 'em to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] == * Join the list: SUBSCRIBE COMPUTERGUYS-L Your Name * Too much mail? Try Daily

[CGUYS] Usenet server recommendation?

2007-04-30 Thread Fred Holmes
servers that can be accessed using Forte Agent (sort of parallel to the fact that Google mail can be accessed by a POP e-mail client such as Eudora). Fred Holmes * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND REFERENCE - Put the following commands

[CGUYS] Fwd: Today's Headlines: In Web Uproar, Antipiracy Code Spreads Wildly

2007-05-03 Thread Fred Holmes
In Today's New York Times: In Web Uproar, Antipiracy Code Spreads Wildly By BRAD STONE Sophisticated Internet users have joined up to distribute a code used to prevent piracy of high-definition movies. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/03/technology/03code.html?themc=th

Re: [CGUYS] DVD-RW

2007-05-17 Thread Fred Holmes
a blank one when a need suddenly crops up. Don't want to have to decide quickly which disc to re-use. Fred Holmes At 09:46 AM 5/17/2007, Steve Rigby wrote: On May 16, 2007, at 6:33 PM, Mike Sloane wrote: So why didn't the two of you go halves on the 10 pack and split them up? Funny you

Re: [CGUYS] Strange problem

2007-05-21 Thread Fred Holmes
the boot drive as E: is likely to make it more difficult for any Trojan to compromise it. And having the boot drive as E: works just fine. Why does it do that? Because it is designed that way? Why was it designed that way? Dunno! Fred Holmes At 04:43 PM 5/21/2007, Rev. Stewart Marshall

Re: [CGUYS] Sanity Check before installing Ubuntu

2007-05-23 Thread Fred Holmes
to select the boot device (for this startup only). (It does not involve entering BIOS setup and changing the default boot device.) The feature is not obvious; I had to stumble on it to realize it was there. Fred Holmes

Re: [CGUYS] Now...what do I do?

2007-05-25 Thread Fred Holmes
All kinds of problems are cleared by a re-boot. At 10:09 AM 5/25/2007, Marcio V. Pinheiro wrote: Yes, it is a working computer. But...guess what. This morning when I started the computer After booting I tried again and the shelf opened out... Go guess...

[CGUYS] Memory stick / flash drive with U3 -- get rid of U3

2007-06-03 Thread Fred Holmes
that will reformat the device as a simple FAT-32 flash memory drive? I not only don't care for the U3 features, I don't want to load up my system with any more drivers. Many thanks, Fred Holmes * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND REFERENCE

Re: [CGUYS] Memory stick / flash drive with U3 -- get rid of U3

2007-06-03 Thread Fred Holmes
are surely loaded from the memory stick into the computer's main memory when the U3 drive is inserted into a USB port. Fred Holmes At 07:25 PM 6/3/2007, Chris Dunford wrote: I not only don't care for the U3 features, I don't want to load up my system with any more drivers. Just to clarify, U3

Re: [CGUYS] Google Street View

2007-06-07 Thread Fred Holmes
Nah, it's actually purple, not pink, and it's smog coming out of the tailpipe of a car. Fred Holmes At 11:13 PM 6/6/2007, John Duncan Yoyo wrote: I was tooling around Vegas and found a giant pink seashell floating down the street. It is either proof of UFOs or a pink petal on the lens. http

Re: [CGUYS] Printing from a DOS legacy app running at a command prompt under WinXP

2007-06-07 Thread Fred Holmes
automatically depending upon the application that is printing, it's worth it. Again, many thanks, Fred Holmes At 01:32 PM 6/7/2007, Michael Drabick wrote: It actualy links the lpt1 port to the printer you want to use and it goes through the print drivers so it is useable by the printer See

Re: [CGUYS] Help! Something is Changing my System Date

2007-06-08 Thread Fred Holmes
. This 5 VDC power will run the clock, instead of running down the battery. And it will also keep the capacitors in the circuits charged, making them less likely to leak (electric charge) and cause problems. Fred Holmes At 10:47 PM 6/8/2007, Tom Chambers wrote: Wow! thanks for the detailed

[CGUYS] Fwd: Today's Headlines: Apple Releasing a Windows Browser

2007-06-12 Thread Fred Holmes
In today's New York Times Apple Releasing a Windows Browser By JOHN MARKOFF A Windows-based Safari Web browser opens a new front in Apple's rivalry with Microsoft. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/12/technology/12apple.html?themc=th

Re: [CGUYS] Fwd: Today's Headlines: Apple Releasing a Windows Browser

2007-06-13 Thread Fred Holmes
Where did you get (presumably download) a copy? I'd like to try it. I suppose I should just Google Windows Safari? At 06:57 PM 6/12/2007, John DeCarlo wrote: On 6/12/07, Fred Holmes [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Apple Releasing a Windows Browser Looks nice -very fast. Faster than IE. -- John

Re: [CGUYS] USB stick issues

2007-06-15 Thread Fred Holmes
-clicking on My Computer and selecting Manage, then Disk management and then delete partitions from there? I seem to recall that I tried that first and found that the CD ROM partition was write protected or that removal wasn't straightforward to do. Fred Holmes

Re: [CGUYS] USB stick issues

2007-06-15 Thread Fred Holmes
(or at least the video cards) you will encounter wherever you may plug in your portable hard drive. Fred Holmes * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND REFERENCE - Put the following commands in == * == the body of an email send 'em to: [EMAIL

[CGUYS] Fwd: NYT: Microsoft Will Alter Vista Operating System

2007-06-20 Thread Fred Holmes
In today's New York Times Microsoft Will Alter Vista Operating System By STEPHEN LABATON The changes are in response to a complaint by Google that a feature of the operating system is anticompetitive. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/20/technology/20soft.html?themc=th ...

[CGUYS] Boot process cycles back to logon/password prompt

2007-06-25 Thread Fred Holmes
hard disk if I can help it. Thanks, Fred Holmes * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND REFERENCE - Put the following commands in == * == the body of an email send 'em to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] == * Join the list: SUBSCRIBE COMPUTERGUYS-L

[CGUYS] Who's my Legislator?

2007-07-13 Thread Fred Holmes
to something in my setup, rather than the web page itself. I do have scripts turned on (and even turning on pop-ups doesn't fix things). Thanks, Fred Holmes * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND REFERENCE - Put the following commands

Re: [CGUYS] DOSBox

2007-07-24 Thread Fred Holmes
CGA (Color Graphics Adapter) video emulation, which is necessary, and, in fact, is the reason that an ordinary command prompt box won't do. It's a work in progress, aimed at running games, and, e.g., printer support is rudimentary. I'll have to work on that. Many thanks, Fred Holmes

Re: [CGUYS] Backup App for PC

2007-07-25 Thread Fred Holmes
and will take less time to perform a job. Fred Holmes At 08:18 PM 7/24/2007, David Cowdrill wrote: After many years of procrastination I have finally (with the help of Take Control of Mac Backups and SuperDuper!) installed a backup system for my two Macs. Question: My wife has a PC. Would someone

Re: [CGUYS] iPhone cracked

2007-07-26 Thread Fred Holmes
have to be circumspect about every news report. So who is going to get nailed for manipulating the market? Fred Holmes * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND REFERENCE - Put the following commands in == * == the body of an email send

Re: [CGUYS] Problem

2007-08-30 Thread Fred Holmes
First thing to try is to power down everything. Then 1) Power up the cable modem. 2) power up the router. 3) powerup/start the computer. Presumably you have tried this already? Fred Holmes At 11:10 AM 8/30/2007, Marcio V. Pinheiro wrote: Perhaps some of you could help me. I am connected

Re: [CGUYS] Problem

2007-08-30 Thread Fred Holmes
At 03:27 PM 8/30/2007, b_s-wilk wrote: Meanwhile, I'm guessing that it's a DNS issue. When I find the IP address for the web site [I usually use netcraft.com] and use that, I can access the site/link. If you think it is a DNS problem, try setting your DNS servers to OpenDNS:

Re: [CGUYS] Here I go...in troubles...

2007-08-31 Thread Fred Holmes
configuration interface, there should be a save/restore router configuration utility. It likely won't do you much good now, but next time, do the save some time when the router is working properly. Fred Holmes At 11:11 AM 8/31/2007, Marcio V. Pinheiro wrote: I was able to enter my Netgear through my

[CGUYS] Jing Project?

2007-09-10 Thread Fred Holmes
Any experience with, recommendations on Jing Project? http://www.jingproject.com/ Fred Holmes * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND REFERENCE - Put the following commands in == * == the body of an email send 'em to: [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [CGUYS] Weird Sites With Weird Names

2007-09-16 Thread Fred Holmes
That kind of random string of good English words in an e-mail (rather than on a web page) is usually an attempt to sneak past the spam filter. Fred Holmes At 06:10 PM 9/16/2007, Alvin Auerbach wrote: I googled The G rate make-up stamp (an old postage stamp) and came up with several weird sites

[CGUYS] Fwd: NYT: Altered iPhones Freeze Up

2007-09-29 Thread Fred Holmes
Altered iPhones Freeze Up By KATIE HAFNER A software update to Apple's iPhone on Friday disabled third-party applications and rendered iPhones that had been unlocked completely unusable. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/29/technology/29iphone.html?themc=th ...

[CGUYS] Cymphonix Speed-O-Meter has disappeared

2007-11-03 Thread Fred Holmes
doesn't fix it. Apparently the registry code isn't removed. I guess I could run a registry cleaner in one of its forms, but every time I do, something breaks. Any help on a fix? Is there some way to select an off-screen window that doesn't display a taskbar button? Thanks in advance, Fred Holmes

Re: [CGUYS] Reliable, free broadband speed test sites?

2007-11-03 Thread Fred Holmes
following this thread. Fred Holmes * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND REFERENCE - Put the following commands in == * == the body of an email send 'em to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] == * Join the list: SUBSCRIBE COMPUTERGUYS-L Your Name * Too

Re: [CGUYS] Computer Clock settings (was [CGUYS] iMac problem)

2007-11-08 Thread Fred Holmes
better than the one that comes with my newer printer. Fred Holmes At 09:01 AM 11/8/2007, Tom Piwowar wrote: Right now I'm trying to convince our dear retro members to stop using serial ports and floppies. I expect my next crusade will concern parallel ports. I think it will be a long time before I

[CGUYS] Short USB extension cord

2007-11-16 Thread Fred Holmes
ports)? TIA Fred Holmes * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND REFERENCE - Put the following commands in == * == the body of an email send 'em to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] == * Join the list: SUBSCRIBE COMPUTERGUYS-L Your Name * Too much mail

Re: [CGUYS] Short USB extension cord

2007-11-16 Thread Fred Holmes
Bingo! Many thanks. Fred Holmes At 03:01 PM 11/16/2007, Andy Gallant wrote: Will this do? http://www.amazon.com/Inch-Fully-Rated-Extension-Cable/dp/B000E5CYW8 Fred Holmes wrote: Has anyone seen for sale a short (6 or less) USB (A-male to A-female) extension cord, just long enough to get

Re: [CGUYS] case feet

2007-11-18 Thread Fred Holmes
film and press in place. They are generally in the section with chair glides, etc. Fred Holmes At 09:27 PM 11/18/2007, Christopher Range wrote: Does anyone have any idea on, how I can replace the feet on my full-tower case? Christopher

Re: [CGUYS] FIOS and surge protection

2007-11-19 Thread Fred Holmes
At 06:13 PM 11/19/2007, Michel Lowe wrote: That's affirmative. FiOS is safer from a lightning strike/surge point of view since, as you say, all it is sending is light. Unlike the copper wires it replaces the transmission medium does not conduct electricity. -Mike __ Michel

Re: [CGUYS] FIOS and surge protection

2007-11-20 Thread Fred Holmes
, which serves as an anti-buckling element. This paragraph explicitly cites a steel central member which is likely for tensile strength. Admittedly, the multiple-fibre cables aren't going to be used for house drops. But you never know what may be in a specific engineering design. Fred Holmes

Re: [CGUYS] Opportunity for a Mac Fan

2007-11-24 Thread Fred Holmes
Probably something the lawyers insisted be put into the job description. I would think that risk of back strain (or other injury) would be greater. Light to moderate lifting is occasionally required.?? At 11:46 AM 11/24/2007, Tom Piwowar wrote:

Re: [CGUYS] MS IE 7

2007-12-03 Thread Fred Holmes
in a virtual machine on WinXP/sp2 or Vista, and have both available, but that requires twice the hardware (twice the memory, at least). Fred Holmes * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND REFERENCE - Put the following commands in == * == the body

Re: [CGUYS] MS IE 7

2007-12-03 Thread Fred Holmes
How much does the loading of IE7 speed up if you turn off your real-time virus scanner? At 11:50 AM 12/3/2007, Mike Sloane wrote: IE still takes forever to load, but it does seem to work OK. Mike * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND

Re: [CGUYS] No Internet for You [Was: MS IE 7]

2007-12-03 Thread Fred Holmes
At 01:05 PM 12/3/2007, Tom Piwowar wrote: The alternative is to throw the brain dead overboard: no Internet for you. It might come to that. Gee, I might get a life back. Fred Holmes * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND REFERENCE

Re: [CGUYS] Programmer's Test Editor for Windows?

2007-12-03 Thread Fred Holmes
. Very capable macro language. Fred Holmes At 03:02 PM 12/3/2007, Tom Piwowar wrote: On Windows I have been using PSPad -- a full-featured programmer's text editor. I especially need GREP for search/replace and to extract lines that meet a certain pattern. I'm doing things like log analysis. My

Re: [CGUYS] Reader for SDHC media cards

2007-12-08 Thread Fred Holmes
. Fred Holmes At 09:18 AM 12/8/2007, gerald wrote: I bought a new camera for me. It has capability to use SDHC media. I bought a 48 gig media. they are formatted differently. when I plug the schc card into the correct slot for an SD media on my '06 compaq amd, the computor locks up. screen

Re: [CGUYS] Reader for SDHC media cards

2007-12-08 Thread Fred Holmes
with today's cameras. Or perhaps only with the most expensive ones, which I haven't bought. I never had a Leica, but the good old Argus C-3 did well enough. It was a rangefinder camera, and fairly small and light, although not a pocket camera. Fred Holmes

Re: [CGUYS] Internet Radio Beats Digital

2007-12-10 Thread Fred Holmes
or large display needed. Fred Holmes * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND REFERENCE - Put the following commands in == * == the body of an email send 'em to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] == * Join the list: SUBSCRIBE COMPUTERGUYS-L Your Name * Too

[CGUYS] MS Office 2007 SP1 is available for download.

2007-12-11 Thread Fred Holmes
MS Office 2007 SP1 is available for download. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/default.aspx http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=9EC51594-992C-4165-A997-25DA01F388F5displaylang=en

Re: [CGUYS] External hard drives: brand comparison

2007-12-12 Thread Fred Holmes
deletions so that old stuff can be preserved in the backup. The backup can be readily tested, since the files appear on an ordinary hard drive. And it is quick to find and restore a single file or two. Fred Holmes At 07:19 AM 12/12/2007, Jeff Wright wrote: I use Mozy at home, of which I haven't

Re: [CGUYS] External hard drives: brand comparison

2007-12-12 Thread Fred Holmes
At 09:34 AM 12/12/2007, Tom Piwowar wrote: All drives should be checked regularly. I use a utility that tests SMART satus every few minutes and will issue a warning if that fails. I also run a disk utility about once a month. I check the backup logs almost every day. Rotating several drives

Re: [CGUYS] Firefox runaway web page problem ?

2007-12-13 Thread Fred Holmes
drive and use all of it for the swap file. Fred Holmes At 04:10 PM 12/13/2007, db wrote: I have a large number of web pages that I am working with via Firefox 1.5xx to do various research and they get re-opened (Restore Session) every time I reboot my XP Pro computer. Today I opened a blog

Re: [CGUYS] Upgrade the video card?

2007-12-26 Thread Fred Holmes
of it). Keep some swap file on the installed hard drive, and set its minimum size as low as possible. Then, early use of the swap file should default to the flash drive, but there is swap file available if the flash drive should fail or become accidentally removed. Fred Holmes At 07:36 AM 12/26

Re: [CGUYS] Can't open larger images

2007-12-26 Thread Fred Holmes
Not enough swap file? Try increasing it a whole lot. At 09:29 AM 12/26/2007, Mike Sloane wrote: A friend sent me this message, and I am stumped as to the reason for, or the solution to, his problem. Any thoughts? I've got a question about a problem I've been having with my computer. I can't

Re: [CGUYS] Upgrade the video card?

2007-12-26 Thread Fred Holmes
difficult to try and see whether you like it. Fred Holmes At 11:18 AM 12/26/2007, John H. Davis wrote: This seems counter intuitive to me. I would think that writing to the SATA hard drive from the processor would be way far faster than writing to a USB thumb drive. John

Re: [CGUYS] Verifying DMI Pool Data i.e. upgrading (2)256MB to (2)512MB

2007-12-29 Thread Fred Holmes
? Or look in CMOS setup? Maybe even a new motherboard battery is needed? Fred Holmes At 09:06 AM 12/29/2007, Christopher Range wrote: I keep getting this message and, it only disappears when I put the (2)256MB RAM back in the computer. The (2)512MB just loops at that message and, goes nowhere

Re: [CGUYS] Are Passwords Obsolete?

2007-12-29 Thread Fred Holmes
a dictionary attack impossibly long. I don't think requiring frequent change of password is worth much. Sooner or later everyone will have a CAC card, or at least banks will issue them for on-line banking. Fred Holmes At 09:51 AM 12/29/2007, Tom Piwowar wrote: Passwords have to be stored on the computer

Re: [CGUYS] Are Passwords Obsolete?

2007-12-29 Thread Fred Holmes
/paste. I haven't done extensive research on them. Some come with security suites. Others are stand-alone products. Fred Holmes At 12:15 PM 12/29/2007, Judy Cosler wrote: what is a CAC card?? what is good s/w for changing storing p/w's? Fred Holmes wrote: Some systems will lock you out after

Re: [CGUYS] Are Passwords Obsolete?

2007-12-29 Thread Fred Holmes
OK, but what's their reliability? I haven't read anything on their performance in actual practice. There's your national ID once they become very reliable. Fred Holmes At 02:20 PM 12/29/2007, mike wrote: what about fingerprint scanner at the station? Mike

Re: [CGUYS] Are Passwords Obsolete?

2007-12-29 Thread Fred Holmes
Your SSAN is already a national ID for anyone with even a modicum of financial assets. If banks start offering them, I'll take one. A lot quicker and easier than dealing with passwords. Fred Holmes At 12:47 PM 12/29/2007, Tony B wrote: CAC cards (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki

Re: [CGUYS] SD FAT16

2007-12-29 Thread Fred Holmes
Normal maximum size for storage formatted FAT16 is 2 GB. If you format the card using the camera, it should work. If the card is sold by the camera manufacturer, it should already be formatted correctly for the camera. Fred Holmes At 05:29 PM 12/29/2007, Rev. Stewart Marshall wrote: You

Re: [CGUYS] Quickbooks and MD taxes

2007-12-31 Thread Fred Holmes
(2000) it would be the use of the formula ROUNDUP() instead of ROUND(). TAX=ROUNDUP(SALE*0.06,2) Do you even have access to the sales tax formula in Quickbooks, or is it hard wired into the code? Fred Holmes At 01:35 PM 12/29/2007, Reid Katan wrote: MD says, for instance, that the tax on $1.01

Re: [CGUYS] Just a silly observation

2008-01-01 Thread Fred Holmes
My guess is the problem is not at the source, but in the buffering on the playback (of streaming video and audio) at the playback computer. The video and audio are buffered separately, and the number of seconds of storage required to be in the buffer before playback resumes is not the same for

Re: [CGUYS] RIAA

2008-01-01 Thread Fred Holmes
or anyone to detect someone who simply rips purchased CDs and copies the songs to his personal MP3 player for his own use. Impossible if one does it on a machine not connected to the Internet. But in going after the guy, they have cited him for the ripping as well. Fred Holmes At 06:55 PM 1/1

Re: [CGUYS] Audio Conversion?

2008-01-02 Thread Fred Holmes
Car Talk is currently available as a podcast. So you don't have to record it in real time. You get two weeks to download a performance. Fred Holmes At 02:37 PM 12/30/2007, Steve at Verizon wrote: I was a happy Total Recorder user. I used it to capture streaming audio (like Car Talk on WAMU

[CGUYS] Photographic slide/negative digitizer?

2008-01-03 Thread Fred Holmes
Anyone have any recommendations from actual use of a photographic slide/negative digitizer? Any experience with http://www.hammacher.com/publish/74083.asp?promo=slide For home use to convert family stuff. Reasonably convenient, but not high volume production. Thanks, Fred Holmes

Re: [CGUYS] Foiled and Refoiled by MS Access

2008-01-04 Thread Fred Holmes
At 10:56 PM 1/3/2008, Arnold Kee wrote: Filemaker (for the MAC) seems like it only works on MAC computers I've seen Filemaker / Pro for Windows. Haven't used it recently, though. http://www.filemaker.com/ Fred Holmes

Re: [CGUYS] Total Recorder -- was: OpenDNS weirdness

2008-01-11 Thread Fred Holmes
to indicate that they are continuing to support/improve the product. Likely they had a crash and were down for a while. Registration cost is $39.95 for the Pro version. They also indicate a developer edition. Fred Holmes At 01:10 PM 1/11/2008, b_s-wilk wrote: 207.139.99.99 works cor

Re: [CGUYS] OK, I messed up

2008-01-13 Thread Fred Holmes
Do you know for a fact that you accidentally _deleted_ the files? Perhaps you moved them instead of deleting them. Use a global search of the computer to see if you can locate them. Fred Holmes At 11:56 PM 1/12/2008, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I accidentally deleted a folder with lots of sub

Re: [CGUYS] audio issues

2008-01-13 Thread Fred Holmes
Sounds like Total Recorder may have gone into demo/test drive mode. Did you enter the registration code or whatever? I haven't used Total Recorder, but I was reading the web site recently, and the trial version puts a bleep in the recording every 60 seconds. Fred Holmes At 06:59 PM 1/13

Re: [CGUYS] Optical drive firmware questions....

2008-01-14 Thread Fred Holmes
the driver, and it broke something. The answer was for the drive manufacturer to tighten up the firmware code. Fred Holmes At 04:53 AM 1/14/2008, D.L.H. wrote: Recently a three-year old Lite-On multi-format DL DVD burner in my Windiows XP desktop started balking at some DVD burning jons. DVD-R

Re: [CGUYS] Internet Web Cam

2008-01-18 Thread Fred Holmes
If the Washington beltway area is the shallow South, my northern Virginia (Annandale) area Episcopal church can't reliably contact all (by a wide margin) of its members via e-mail either. Fred Holmes At 10:07 AM 1/18/2008, Rev. Stewart Marshall wrote: I wont say that my congregation is a bunch

Re: [CGUYS] Internet Web Cam

2008-01-18 Thread Fred Holmes
Has nothing to do with servers. The issue is human behavior. Many folks don't have e-mail. Many folks refuse to use e-mail. Many folks have e-mail but only check it once a week or less. Fred Holmes At 11:00 AM 1/18/2008, Tom Piwowar wrote: If the Washington beltway area is the shallow

Re: [CGUYS] OS 9 printer follies

2008-01-22 Thread Fred Holmes
done by the main cpu using an OS driver, with only raster code being sent to the printer (over the printer data cable or over the network via Ethernet). An outfit call Printerworks (http://www.printerworks.com/) supports HP printers and often has re-built legacy printers available. Fred Holmes

Re: [CGUYS] Hotel WiFi advice?

2008-01-25 Thread Fred Holmes
Get Zone Alarm Free (Basic Firewall) and set everything (all programs, processes) to Ask (except for what you set to Deny). At 01:32 PM 1/25/2008, rlsimon wrote: Last year I went to a hotel using their wifi and found I had folders installed on my box and lotsa problems which I have fixed. Now,

Re: [CGUYS] Telephone companies and privacy

2008-01-27 Thread Fred Holmes
Privacy has gone the way of the dodo. Technology rules. Get over it. Fred Holmes At 07:32 PM 1/27/2008, Steve Rigby wrote: In the news these days are stories about how our current administration is desperately trying to protect telephone companies from lawsuits that may be or are being

Re: [CGUYS] USB Malfunction

2008-01-28 Thread Fred Holmes
be manually reinstalled if you change the USB port that it is connected to. If you disconnect something that doesn't auto-install, be sure to plug it back into the same port. Fred Holmes At 11:09 AM 1/28/2008, John DeCarlo wrote: 1. Port USB0 is different from USB1 - therefore a printer

Re: [CGUYS] XP Pro installation problem

2008-01-31 Thread Fred Holmes
) whether or not you have answered the prompt to press F-3. If your installation disc is defective (can't be read), it should either let you know with an error message, or keep trying in which the drive light will tell you it is trying but you don't get any progress. Fred Holmes At 09:43 PM 1

Re: [CGUYS] Suddenly a disk drive is not formatted in Windows XP

2008-01-31 Thread Fred Holmes
hard drive, there will be times when doing so will trash your drive, and no easy recovery is possible. Fred Holmes * == QUICK LIST-COMMAND REFERENCE - Put the following commands in == * == the body of an email send 'em

Re: [CGUYS] XP Pro installation update

2008-02-06 Thread Fred Holmes
changing it without good reason. Finding out this good reason was non-trivial. Perhaps some similar setting is the problem with your Adaptec controller? Fred Holmes At 12:17 PM 2/6/2008, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I went to Google and, started doing a search with the keywords, 'Windows wont install

Re: [CGUYS] How stable is Excel?

2008-02-06 Thread Fred Holmes
Not everyone is willing to learn how to drive a stick shift. Fred Holmes At 03:44 PM 2/6/2008, Matthew Taylor wrote: You can access / modify the DB one record at a time vs. all or nothing with a spreadsheet. You can create much more useful / easy queries with the DB than with a spreadsheet

Re: [CGUYS] How stable is Excel?

2008-02-06 Thread Fred Holmes
At 04:37 PM 2/6/2008, Matthew Taylor wrote: Back to the subject, how is keeping a database IN a database driving a stick shift? The database interface is more difficult to set up and use, although I guess the wizards should be pretty good by now. spreadsheet column headings for the fields

Re: [CGUYS] How stable is Excel?

2008-02-06 Thread Fred Holmes
Is this about the database for the Online Buyers Guide that I find on the PRIMA web site (http://www.primacentral.org/), but which is accessible to members only? Or is it something that is for internal use only? Fred Holmes

Re: [CGUYS] How stable is Excel?

2008-02-06 Thread Fred Holmes
So what is the format that the web site manager/developer/webmaster would like to see the database be in? It's best to make it whatever he/she (thinks it) needs. Fred Holmes At 05:58 PM 2/6/2008, Constance Warner wrote: It's actually about something that isn't yet available for online use

Re: [CGUYS] XP Pro installation update

2008-02-06 Thread Fred Holmes
be in the BIOS setup of the expansion card/host adapter. Fred Holmes At 07:41 PM 2/6/2008, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Fred, At first, I would agree with you 100%. The only part that, doesn't quite make it 100%, is that, I had this problem before I decided to set it up as a RAID. I have

Re: [CGUYS] I Made a Green-Horn Error in Windows Install

2008-02-09 Thread Fred Holmes
task, only feasible accomplished by reinstalling all of the applications. Might as well start clean. Fred Holmes At 05:23 PM 2/8/2008, John Settle wrote: Greeting! I recently built my own PC for the first time. When I installed the operating system (Windows XP SP2 Home Edition) I made

Re: [CGUYS] I Made a Green-Horn Error in Windows Install

2008-02-09 Thread Fred Holmes
a registry entry), if you knew where it is. I don't. Fred Holmes At 05:23 PM 2/8/2008, John Settle wrote: Greeting! I recently built my own PC for the first time. When I installed the operating system (Windows XP SP2 Home Edition) I made the green-horn error of having a combo floppy drive and 7-in-1

Re: [CGUYS] I Made a Green-Horn Error in Windows Install

2008-02-09 Thread Fred Holmes
Doesn't apply in this instance. It only applies to changing an accidentally-changed drive letter assignment back to the correct/original assignment. Read the article carefully. Fred Holmes At 06:38 PM 2/8/2008, mike wrote: We were both wrong...or right. The way to change the boot volume

Re: [CGUYS] External HD enclosure question.....

2008-02-09 Thread Fred Holmes
are that the system defaults to 640 x 480 or 800 x 600 display resolution, and the audio card doesn't work.) Fred Holmes At 08:59 AM 2/9/2008, D.L.H. wrote: Situation: -New Vista machine (haven't seen it yet...arrives next week). -Old IDE hard drive inside an USB external HD enclosure. --from recently

Re: [CGUYS] QuickBooks Pro

2008-02-09 Thread Fred Holmes
database that would accomplish this. Such additional fields may require a higher level of training than most folks get. Fred Holmes At 11:59 AM 2/9/2008, Stephen Brownfield wrote: I recently purchased QuickBooks Pro Mac 2007 for our small non-profit because our account kept telling us that we

Re: [CGUYS] Truecrypt Encryption

2008-02-10 Thread Fred Holmes
Can the data which is encrypted/hidden by truecrypt be backed up by an ordinary backup program that catalogs the files on the source and backup drives, and copies new/newer files to the backup drive? Is there special backup software provided to accomplish backups? Fred Holmes At 07:30 AM 2

Re: [CGUYS] USB drivers missing

2008-02-13 Thread Fred Holmes
of that folder on removable (and removed) media. (I am sure there are competitors to this product, but I tried this one first and liked it. Fred Holmes At 01:14 PM 2/13/2008, Robert wrote: This morning an ice storm hit my house and the power went out. After it was restored, my computer

Re: [CGUYS] USB drivers missing

2008-02-13 Thread Fred Holmes
At 07:23 PM 2/13/2008, Robert wrote: OK, I can open the case and try to find the battery. If I remove the battery to see what it is, will everything be lost from the BIOS once again? If not, how long do I to replace it without losing the BIOS settings? The battery is almost certainly a

Re: [CGUYS] USB drivers missing

2008-02-13 Thread Fred Holmes
settings, including installing software that turns out to be incompatible with something already on your machine. I've had that happen many times. Fred Holmes At 06:35 PM 2/13/2008, Robert wrote: Now that my USB problem appears to be solved on my Windows XP desktop, a further question. I earlier

Re: [CGUYS] CGUYS.ORG Footer Updated

2008-02-16 Thread Fred Holmes
you have too much time on your hands. Please at least put enough of the link that it shows in the message as an active hyperlink. You also might want to explicitly describe the listserv help command, or will folks learn too much information? Fred Holmes

Re: [CGUYS] CGUYS.ORG Footer Updated

2008-02-16 Thread Fred Holmes
convert it to a real, working hyperlink after the message has been received. cguys.org all by itself doesn't work. I don't know what other mail clients do. Fred Holmes * For information about the list, managing

Re: [CGUYS] Wikipedia defies 180,000 demands to remove images of the Prophet

2008-02-19 Thread Fred Holmes
If you Google it you get the answer in the first item of the Google list of hits, without even having to go to the hit page. I'll bet some folks use it for a password? Fred Holmes At 09:00 PM 2/18/2008, Robert Michael Abrams wrote: There are ALREADY some 5,878,499,814,186.5 websites

Re: [CGUYS] Word

2008-02-19 Thread Fred Holmes
Write a Word macro to do it. It should be straightforward if you are fluent in VBA. Fred Holmes At 08:10 AM 2/19/2008, Jay Montero wrote: Anyone know of a way I could insert a person's name in a Word document and have that somehow trigger the pulling in of related data off some database

Re: [CGUYS] Word Doc Spell Check

2008-02-27 Thread Fred Holmes
If the document doesn't have some special formatting that will be lost in a copy/paste process, Select All and copy/paste it into a brand new document file. Even if you lose formatting, that should allow spell check to be run and at least identify the misspelled words for you. Fred Holmes

Re: [CGUYS] USB cables

2008-02-28 Thread Fred Holmes
Yes. The cable should have a high speed USB label/logo on it. The physical composition of a cable assembly is important for the bandwidth of the signal it is designed to carry. Older USB cables won't carry USB2 / high speed. At 06:26 PM 2/28/2008, Stephen Brownfield wrote: When connecting a

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