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  • Blog Post: Unix Time and Windows Time

    A little note in Portfolio magazine caught my attention: On Friday, February 13, at 23:31:30, the Unix time value with be 1234567890. This got me thinking about when the Windows time value will reach that serendipitous number, and led to some research on MSDN . Time is a complicated topic - part of...
  • Blog Post: HP LaserJet printer hung "processing job"

    Vista makes it very easy to add a network printer. A friend bought an HP laptop and wanted it set up on her LAN to print to a HP LaserJet 5N printer attached to her desktop. So I went into Visa's 'Add Printer' wizard on the laptop and it discovered the shared printer on the LAN, installed it and said...
  • Blog Post: Lost Vista Password

    My son has an HP laptop and playing around, changed his password and then couldn't get into his account. There were a number of problems here, any of which we could have fixed had we been paying more attention earlier on (like soon after he got his laptop): We could have created a password recovery...
  • Blog Post: Adobe Reader 8 and Vista Install Issue

    Good post on resolving a problem I also had with installing Adobe Reader 8 on Vista. There seem to be many symptoms to this problem and the root cause is that Adobe has tried to apparently make the setup too smart and it ends up getting tricked up by something on Vista. The workaround is to catch the...
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