Category: Computers

USB Keyboards thy name be evil…

One thing I have noticed is that USB keyboards work normally but any problems that might come up regarding a keyboard and you normally need a PS/2 keyboard instead since it tends to be totally hardware and specifically meant for working no matter what. I am working on a computer that is running Windows 98 …

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Hosting hosting everywhere…

Well, ‘smock.com’ is still hosted with ‘Liquidweb.com’ but it got moved to a newer server and some things upgraded. Instead of 750megs of storage I now get 2gig. Instead of 30gig of bandwidth I now get 50gig. I figure that is more than enough to keep me going. If all goes right and I am …

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Boredom I call it computers

Right now I am finding computers in general to be boring…or at least getting to be as such. I think it is because of the lack of a challenge. The only major challenge that I have left to learn is programming and time does not often permit the learning curve involved. I have some knowledge …

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Gambit of updates

You know, I have been updating the computers up at where I work now for the past two weeks as I have to work around the schedule of others. I do not mind that because that often is part of the job that IT Admins have to face. It is just that the updates are …

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Apophis yet again…

That same day that Apophis gave me problems I was able to use the Recovery Console to restore the Windows 2000 MBR. That did calm me down a bit from how irritated I was. I still am going to get Linux on there. I might give Mandrake one more try as when it is installed …

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Irritation thy name be ‘A Record’

If you do not know anything about DNS records and how they work then this will not make a great deal of sense to you. My niece was having trouble sending email to someone she knows as it would bounce back saying mail.theuncle.com was on a blacklist. I checked and it seemed the reason was …

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MBR and other irritating things

Well, I have learned something recently. Well, specifically yesterday I learned it. If you install Mandrake Linux 9.1 be careful since it likes to put LILO in the MBR. I had to learn the way to restore the Windows 2000 MBR so I would be able to boot Windows. I have Windows 2000 set up …

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Rebuilding the beast

Oh man, I just remembered that I will have to reinstall Windows 2000 on my primary workstation. You know you have to when the copy/paste function suddenly stops working for no reason with no errors and then later on starts working again. I have had it installed for a long time. At least for someone …

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Apophis…not the false god

Apophis is the name of one of my computers. I was having problems with it this past week. I was having trouble pinpointing the problem until I looked at the Event Viewer and saw that the DVD-ROM drive was throwing out read errors. I decided to be lazy for the interm and just plug a …

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