Archives for May 2005

Memorial Day Musings, Continued…

Lest you think yesterday’s Memorial Day Musings were designed to present only one viewpoint on a many-faceted issue, here are some others that were either prompted by that missive or offered after the fact and, therefore, not included until today.

Gnomie John H. St. …continue reading

Don't Be Bullied By Your Clients

Over the years, one thing that I have come to grips with is that there will be times when customers are going to work to get something for nothing. For instance, the other day I had a potential client asking me if I could cut …continue reading


When you get the urge to rent a movie, what do you do? To most people, heading out to the local Blockbuster or Hollywood Video location to pick up a DVD is still the normal way to go. It’s nice to go to a physical …continue reading

To How Many Groups Can A User Belong?

A user’s security access token can not contain more than 1000 security identifiers (SIDs). If this limit is exceeded a user may receive the following error message when they attempt to logon to a domain or access a network share:

During a logon attempt, the …continue reading

How To Prevent Disk Cleanup From Hanging (XP Home/Pro)

Many people report that the Disk Cleanup tool hangs and the following message is displayed:

Disk Cleanup is calculating how much space you will be able to free on (C:). This may take a few minutes to complete. Scanning: Compressed old files.

According to …continue reading

The Ultimate Troubleshooter

The Ultimate Troubleshooter: A staggering 65% of problems that a PC encounters, whether in business or at home, are not caused by hardware problems. They are not caused by viruses, and they are not caused by spam – they are caused by background tasks. From …continue reading

ASUS is the Biggest Winner of Best Choice of Computex 2005

For the most part, I think ASUS is a pretty good company. While their backward views on Linux are irritating (at least last time I checked), I am glad to see that they are having some success with their wares at Computex 2005.

Dumped hard drives tell all

When I have a client itching to give away a PC, I tell them to simply yank the hard drive and then give away the rest. Then once they have the time, they can have the drive properly wiped.

HP Adds Itanium to NonStop Server Line

Now this is playing with power! I can only imagine what sort of tasks that these HP servers could potentially handle.

AOpen has answer to Mac mini

Eh, I think that AOpen might be missing the point. The attraction to the Mac mini is greater than just the form factor. Think OS folks…