Solution to the vexing "Drive File Stream: Can't reach Google Drive" error when attempting to login:
In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Google\DriveFS, create two new DWORD values, DisableCRLCheck and DirectConnection, assigning value data as 1.
Additional settings and details (including macOS instructions) can be found in Configure Drive File Stream.
(Mad props to Ashley Rowbury for her Job-like patience in securing this veritable Holy Grail.)
/windows | Sep 12, 2019
Yahoo! Pipes "was a web application from Yahoo! that provided a graphical user interface for building data mashups that aggregate web feeds, web pages, and other services, creating Web-based apps from various sources, and publishing those apps."
Huginn "is a system for building agents that perform automated tasks for you online. They can read the web, watch for events, and take actions on your behalf. Huginn's Agents create and consume events, propagating them along a directed graph. Think of it as a hackable version of IFTTT or Zapier on your own server."
IFTTT (IF This Then That) "is the free way to do more with hundreds of the apps and devices you love, including Twitter, Dropbox, Evernote, Nest, Fitbit, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant."
Microsoft Flow - "Create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to get notifications, synchronize files, collect data, and more"
Pipes - "Re-live Yahoo Pipes. Get and manipulate data from the open web by connecting blocks."
Zapier - "Connect the apps you use everyday to automate your work and be more productive. 1500+ apps and easy integrations - get started in minutes."
/misc | Aug 15, 2019
/mac | Aug 01, 2019
Microsoft Office apps like Word and Excel may suddenly stop defaulting to the user-specified default printer:
Its_Garth's lonely (and locked) November 29, 2018 post (Office 365 on Windows 10 not using Windows default printer) held the unlikely solution:
/windows | Jul 30, 2019
/misc | Jul 24, 2019
In a 2016 reddit thread entitled Clone a Win95 machine while still running?, the consensus was that it could not be done (though rasfert mentioned using xcopy).
Kan Yabumoto's XXCOPY includes a purpose-built clone operation (as described in his Cloning the Win9x system disk using XXCOPY) which can image a running Windows 95 system as simply as:
XXCOPY C:\ D:\ /CLONE
Before booting the clone, set its primary partition as active/bootable. The usual method (also outlined by Kan) is to start the computer via a bootable floppy or CD and run FDISK from there, as Microsoft's FDISK does not allow marking a partition active on any drive other than 1 ("Only partitions on Drive 1 can be made active."). However, Ranish Parition Manager does not suffer from this artificial limitation, and can thus be used to mark the primary partition as active from within Windows.
The last version of XXCOPY compatible with Windows 95, 2.96.7, can be downloaded from http://www.xxcopy.com/download/xxfw2967.zip.
/windows | Jul 21, 2019
/windows | Jul 16, 2019
/mac | Jun 30, 2019
See also fseventer - FileMon for OS X.
/mac | Jun 05, 2019
/mac | Jun 04, 2019
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