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David Moisan

Member since: Jun 16th, 2005

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Here's a perfect example of why Windows Update's forced reboots suck (Download Squad)

Jun 26th 2010 11:25AM I can't believe the vendor would not have a scenario for that equipment being domain-joined and controlled by policy (either GP or local). We have equipment at a public-access cable station that is joined to our domain and set to disable automatic reboots. We have WSUS, so we can manage the timing of our updates for critical machines like our air machines and yours.

Find out what Windows error codes mean with a free, portable program (Download Squad)

May 9th 2010 9:53PM net helpmsg doesn't seem to let you enter hexadecimal numbers, which most MS error codes are quoted in, such as 0xc000041d. MS had a small command-line utility (err.exe) performing the same functoin.

Get every National Geographic since 1888 on a 160GB hard drive (Download Squad)

Jan 2nd 2010 10:25PM I have the DVD version. I love it. Only problem I've seen is that it runs on Adobe AIR, which is not the most reliable runtime. Known install bug on Windows 7. Slow.

Otherwise awesome; I wish more magazine collections were available like this (yes I know about Google Books.)

Happy SysAdmin Day! (Download Squad)

Aug 1st 2009 4:20PM I wonder what a box of Huggies is doing in his office? Either his rugrat is with him, or he meant to buy Depends, instead? :)

Ask DLS: why is every damn web browser logo round? (Download Squad)

Jun 21st 2009 7:34PM Actually, IE 1.0 (and 2.0) had the Windows flag and cloud background that conformed with Win95, so that's square. The old Netscape "N" logo of that era was square, too.

Ask Engadget: Which mouse is the best mouse? (Engadget)

Nov 10th 2007 10:51AM I used Kensington trackballs for years, and had an Expert Mouse Pro. I loved them, except when they didn't work.

I had two Expert Mouses die on me for the same reason: The X axis eventually got very erratic. I opened a ticket with Kensington Support for the first one, got a new one, and the new one died a year later. From the conversations with the tech, I figured they got a bad batch of chips that weren't encapsulated properly and would let moisture in after about a year and a half.

I hated the maintainance on the Kensingtons and always thought that they had mechanical sensors for a long time because of the Logitech trackball patents. I punted on them.

Presently using a Logitech Marble Mouse. I wish it had a wheel. I wish it were Kensington-sized. Etc.

Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 Beta Now Available (Download Squad)

Oct 14th 2006 11:38PM VPC 2007 works, but people might run into a problem I've been having with Virtual Server 2004 R2 SB1, which I'm using in beta.

At certain times, VPC bluescreens the host when you start a VM. MS knows about this issue in VS 2004 R2 SP1 beta, but this is the first time seeing this in VPC. (VS and VPC share the same virtualization DLL, VMM.DLL)

Host here is an AM2 with virtualization support running in x86 XP.

Breakfast Pizza with Egg (Slashfood)

Sep 26th 2005 4:14PM I make something like this I call a pizza omelette, though it's really a pizza shell (homemade) under a fritatta. Put the crust in the oven on top of some parchment paper and a pizza stone, add veggies (I like peppers) and (a little) cheese, such as feta plus what ever cheese is left over from the night before). Beat two eggs (or so, depending on the size of the pizza crust) and a little milk as you would for anmelette and pour into the crust. I usually have to turn up the corners of the parchment so the egg doesn't run down to the oven floor. Bake at 400F for 20-30 minutes. Sprinkle with parmesan, salt and pepper to taste. Excellent!

Bewitched statue unveiled (AOL TV)

Jun 16th 2005 8:45PM I live in Salem, and there has always been a small--but very influential--number of complete snobs who settled in Salem for property values and "history", but mainly property values. These same folks won't give me the time of day even though I've lived here all my life! Remember that Mrs. Montgomery came here to film in October, 1970. If we are pimping witches for publicity, we have done so for 35 years!! (the horse has not only left the barn, it's run off a cliff...) The historical snobs would rather sit in their little houses on Chestnut and Federal Sts. to look down on the rest of us. With their SUVs and plasma screens, of course... It's a beautiful statue. Mrs. Montgomery would be very pleased if she were still with us.