7. OS X
Palm and Outlook Categories #
While switching a Treo 600 from syncing with Palm Desktop to Outlook (which was as easy as running the installer again and choosing Outlook instead of Palm Desktop), categories went missing. The following pages helped resolve the problem:
/palm | Oct 30, 2005Missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM #
Confronted with the rather unpleasant sounding "Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM", Google turned up the following KB article: How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting. Two potential problems:
UPDATE 1: Stephen kindly wrote in with the following advice:
There are 2 reasons that come to mind why what you did worked.UPDATE 2: Jeff Harrison offers another explanation as to why this might have worked:
The reason for the error message above is HEAVY fragmentation of those registry files and this is also why copying the files from A to B and back to A helps in this case. It's not really a "mystery", Windows just reacts somewhat picky when booting. The error was already known on Windows 2000 by the way. A good thing to do is to regularly defrag those files when necessary, an easy way to do so is by running the PageDefrag utility from Sysinternals.
/windows | Oct 29, 2005Editing and removing email headers #
/windows | Oct 29, 2005Cracking Compressed (zipped) Folders password protection in Windows XP #
Microsoft claims that "The password for a password-protected compressed file is not recoverable. If you lose the password, you will be unable to access that file." Someone needs to let them know about PicoZip Recovery Tool, which cracked a 6 character password in about 30 minutes.
/windows | Oct 29, 2005Screen Recorders #
John Bokma (who posted a great tutorial on creating an XP Pro VM for VMware Player) kindly hosts the last freeware version of Bulent's Screen Recorder. Don't forget CamStudio and DemoStudio, which have several potential advantages: open source, screen and audio recording, save results as either AVI or SWF (Flash).
/windows | Oct 29, 2005ZIP password recovery tools #
/windows | Oct 29, 2005BIG BOX MART #
Those clever but puzzling fellas over at JibJab have a swell new animation.
/misc | Oct 28, 2005Software for network and systems admin #
adminfoo.net has a great guide to freeware, shareware, and web-based tools of special interest to admins.
/windows | Oct 27, 2005Ping over TCP #
Eli Fulkerson kindly informs us about several of his projects, including tcping.exe which is similar to ping, but uses TCP instead of ICMP.
/windows | Oct 27, 2005XVI32 - Powerful freeware hex editor #
XVI32 2.51 [493k] + Full-featured hex editor. Runs under Windows 95 and higher.
/windows | Oct 25, 2005Freeware SSH clients for Palm OS #
/palm | Oct 24, 2005TiddlyWiki #
/misc | Oct 24, 2005Brother Sun, Sister Moon #
An inspiring film about St. Francis of Assisi. IMDB | screenplay | Amazon | Two songs from the movie:
If you want your dream to be, build it slow and surely.
Brother sun, sister moon, I seldom see you, seldom hear your tune
/misc | Oct 23, 2005Upload ringtones, games, & wallpapers to Nextel phones for free #
Detailed instructions (with screenshots and required files) on using webjal to load ringtones, games, and wallpapers into Nextel, Iden, Boost, Telus Mike, and SouthernLINK phones for free.
/misc | Oct 23, 2005ZETA 1.1 Live CD for Free #
OSNews informs us that YellowTAB has released a free live CD of their BeOS-derived operating system.
/misc | Oct 22, 2005My InternetPC - On Demand Personal Computing Service #
My InternetPC offers access to Microsoft Windows desktop and business applications from any computer using a web browser. (via TUAW)
/misc | Oct 22, 2005Blosxom explained line by line #
Frank Hecker has generously provided an annotated version of Rael Dornfest's blosxom.cgi. A must-read for Blosxom users who want to understand what's going on under the hood.
/blosxom | Oct 22, 2005Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File #
Block ads, banners, 3rd party Cookies, 3rd party page counters, web bugs, and hijackers with a customized HOSTS file.
/windows | Oct 22, 2005System Virginity Verifier #
System Virginity Verifier is a CLI tool that checks Windows System components for possible alteration by malware.
/windows | Oct 21, 2005Ping-O-Matic #
Ping-O-Matic allows you to ping the following services quickly and easily: Weblogs.com, Blo.gs, Technorati, Feed Burner, Syndic8, NewsGator, Feedster, My Yahoo!, PubSub.com, Blogdigger, BlogRolling, BlogStreet, Moreover, Weblogalot, Icerocket, News Is Free, Topic Exchange, Audio.Weblogs, RubHub, GeoURL, A2B GeoLocation, BlogShares.
/blosxom | Oct 20, 2005First Blosxom Post #
Converting from Blogger to Blosxom over the next few days... please be patient while things get straightened out.
/blosxom | Oct 19, 2005
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