Month: March 2009 blog archive
Vimeo Office Antics - 23 Mar 2009

This is pretty funny. Auto Tuning from Casey D on Vimeo. Waxy Links

Categories: Entertaining
Pismo Mount Installer Error - 17 Mar 2009

Pismo File Mount Audit Package is a great way to mount ISOs on Windows. Once installed, converting an ISO into a folder is as simple as a right-click on the ISO file. The only problem – it got an error at installation. “ERROR: 193 Unable to execute command “…pfmap-050.exe\pfmap-setup.exe”. (The dots contained the path to […]

Categories: Computers
Elmo + Ricky Gervais = Hilarious - 15 Mar 2009

I laugh every time I watch these outtakes from Ricky Gervais and Elmo. It gets funnier every time I watch it, especially when Elmo can’t stop laughing. It got me thinking about who does Elmo’s voice and puppeteering. A quick jaunt to Wikipedia revealed the answer. Would you believe it’s this guy? In this interview […]

Categories: Entertaining
Grandcentral Gets a Makeover - 12 Mar 2009

Google has done it again. The big news of the day is Google Grandcentral has turned into Google Voice with new features. Lifehacker and Techrunch did a great job covering the service, but I wanted to share my two cents on the change. Grandcentral has remained the same for a long time. It worked, but […]

Categories: News
Windows Updates Failing - 11 Mar 2009

The latest Windows updates were failing on several Windows machines I manage with the following error. Your computer’s date and time appear to be out of sync with an update certificate. [Error number: 0x80072F8F] My clock was spot on, so the error message didn’t make much sense. I turned to Google. I applied all four […]

Categories: Computers
KeePass AutoType Clarification - 10 Mar 2009

I’ve been using KeePass for about a year but I only recently figured out the nuance of how Auto-Type-Window interacts with the entry title. If you don’t use KeePass this won’t make any sense, but I hope it will be of use to any KeePass users who were similarly confused. By default, KeePass (as of […]

Categories: Computers
How to make nslookup work on Windows - 03 Mar 2009

When I needed to look up a hostname on Window I kept trying nslookup, but it gave the wrong result every time. I would login to a Linux box, run host, and be done with it. But I finally got fed up with not knowing why it didn’t work on Windows, so I researched the […]

Categories: Computers
Do You Really Have Any Online Privacy? - 01 Mar 2009

The recent Facebook terms of service changes and consequent complaints made me wonder how much privacy really exists if you’re active online. Starting with just a name, sites like 123People, Pipl and Zabasearch can find a phone number, photos, a street address, age, and other social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn or MySpace. With only a […]

Categories: Identity Theft,Search engines,Security