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iTunes 9.2 hangs when syncing voice memos

If you just need a workaround so you can access other, non-voice-memo features through iTunes, such as backup, music sync, app sync, etc., then follow this procedure: 1. disconnect your iPhone from the computer 2. fire up iTunes 3. open Preferences (Edit > Preferences) 4. click the Devices tab 5. select “Prevent iPods, iPhones, and …

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[SOLVED] Ubuntu Startup-manager killed my windows partition entry in GRUB2

The issue I had a scary thing happen the other day: the windows xp entry on GRUB2’s boot screen went missing!  This happened shortly after the windows partition had been encrypted with a McAfee product.  Ubuntu didn’t remove the entry itself; it was actually only after I tried to make a change to the startup …

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[SOLVED] Screen Resolution resets to something undesired in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic

Assuming you have a monitor that supports some high resolution, say 1680 x 1050, and you’re using an nvidia card: System > Administration > Hardware Drivers Make sure the latest recommended nvidia proprietary driver is activated (if not, do it and reboot) System > Preferences > Display (it should ask if you want to use …

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Thank you, open source

Before I get started on yesterday’s and todays scripts, I’d like to take a moment to thank all the open-source developers who are making my computing experience possible.  Here is just some of the open source software that I’ve used during my run on 100 Days. jQuery & JQuery UI – javascript & js/css library, …

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Response to Making SVN trust a new root CA certificate

This is in response to Making SVN trust a new root CA certificate.  I wanted to write this there, but I can’t send comments due to a site error. @GEEK: Thanks for starting this discussion. The previous comment is the one that helped me get my post-commit hook working with VisualSVN Server on an XP box. …

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Kill Dreamweaver (works every time!)

Weirdest thing: if you create a stylesheet that is linked to from one of your pages in dreamweaver and it contains the line .popup {} int it, dW dies while trying to start up.  Great parlour trick!

Possible bug in Error Tracker Pepper for Mint Statistics

I think I found a bug in Error Tracker 1.06, a plugin for Mint.  I came across this one because even though I had taken measures to redirect a certain incorrect URL that was apparently getting a lot of hits, the hit count on that URL continued to climb.  I ran my own queries against …

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eLumen Community Forum

I just launched the eLumen Community Forum – it is a place for eLumen users to collaborate on solutions, compare notes, chat about higher education assessment strategies, and get answers about the technical side of running eLumen. By day, I am the eLumen administrator at Tunxis Community College, and in working with eLumen I’ve run …

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PHP Script: Convert Excel or tab-delimited file to html table

Here’s a script which I wrote today while on the jorb.  The purpose was so that someone could copy and paste from an excel spreadsheet into a textarea, click a button, and voila: an html table. The nice thing was that when I pasted Excel data into the textarea, it was tab-delimited with line breaks.  …

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Joomla Tip: “mgmedia2 component not installed. Please install first to use the plugin.”

If you are seeing “mgmedia2 component not installed. Please install first to use the plugin.” then you probably either just tried to uninstall the mgmedia2 thing from your Joomla admin panel, or are trying to install mgmedia2. If you want to uninstal mgmedia2, make sure you go to Installers > Mambots and uninstall the mambot/plugin …

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[SOLVED] Dreamweaver: Site-wide, design time style sheets using templates

Prerequisites: Every page of your site must be a PHP file, or some kind of server side language file. You must use Dreamweaver templates to make the design-time stylesheet automatically apply itself to the pages of your site. This solution is not going to work for everyone because of the two prereqs above; sorry about …

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Killing me softly: Searchindexer.exe

Do you have a process that won’t die? Tired of searchindexer.exe calling you at home to harrass you for the rent? Do you have credit card debt? Your solution is here! OK, what you want to do to prevent searchindexer.exe (searchprotocolhost.exe) from spawning every time some MS product loads, just follow these simple steps: Start …

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