Tonight I experienced a strange network problem,
I found myself unable to connect to my Win7 Media Center, from anything I tried.. all the remote management tools I used didn’t work and not even remote desktop. The machines IP responded to ping fine but I could not resolve the DNS name of the machine which was weird, what was weirder was that I had just been using the machine few hours before without a problem. I couldn’t sleep anyways so I grabbed the extra keyboard and mouse I have on hand and started debugging the problem.
So there I was, installing Windows on my nephews computer for the umpteenth time and I thought to myself : what if I do it correctly this time and see how long it will last. Usually I had just thrown windows on it, updated it, installed the bare essentials and thrown it back to the wolves. This time I was going all in I thought, doing all the standard BOFH (Bastard Operator From Hell) things; revoking his admin privileges, enabling remote access, automatic updates and so much more. The biggest pro being that without him having admin privileges he/or whoever is using his computer can’t stop the antivirus from running hopefully preventing his computer from getting bloated with bunch of crap. This will most assuredly result in him bothering me more (to type in the administrator password) but in the long run I think it’s for the better.
I love Firefox, I love Tabs. But sometimes these two don’t get along. I’ve lost my tabs plenty of times, which is very annoying since I have usually 100+ tabs open. After loosing all my tabs today, and then learning about the Sessionstore.js and loosing the latest copy as I was trying to restore my tabs I felt the need to backup that file. So, here is a simple program you can put into Task Scheduler that will backup the sessionstore.js file of every Firefox profile into a directory called SessionStoreBackups which is located in each each profile dir.
Hopefully I won’t loose my tabs again or at least it won’t be a travesty
2 months ago I decided to act on an idea that had been floating around in my cranium for a long time. It sounded simple enough, gather all the data pertaining to the price of oil in Iceland in one location and present it on a simple front end. However once I started working on it and the ball was rolling I learned it wasn’t as simple as I thought it would be. So during these past weeks I have learned a lot about jQuery, Ajax, HTML Scrapers, jpGraph and more. I even learned a lot about PHP that had escaped me in my past duels with the beast.
Jóhannes H. Laxdal is a specialized humanoid carbon unit whose field is computers and telling lousy jokes, it has a tendency to put "well" before every sentence it utters. In here you will find its ramblings about computer-related stuff.
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