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Computer Install Stuff


Installing a Belkin Firewire/USB 2.0 PCI card with Win XP SP1  Here


Installing a Promise SATA 150 TX2Plus SCSI card with Win XP SP1  Here


Adaptec 2940 SCSI arrangement with Win XP SP1 Here


Networking printers on wireless LAN (mixed MacOSX & Windows)  Here


Mapping a Windows key on IBM R51 ThinkPad Here


Win XP Pro OS moved from PIII to PIV platform Here


Frontpage 2003 installer issue  Here


Using LG BE08LU20 BluRay drive with Abit IS7 motherboard  Here


Windows installed apps can’t be removed and updates won’t install  Here


Dot Net Framework can’t be updated/uninstalled  Here






Web/Browser/Client Problem Stuff

A big whinge, Thunderbird can't delete attachments - Here


Bug : Thunderbird RSS doesn't retrieve all items - Here


Bug : Thunderbird POP3 receive mail issue with Ipswitch servers - Here


CSS: padding-bottom 0px gives 5px offset  Here


Bug : CSS hover span box truncated top with Opera 9.x - Here


Bug : Thunderbird RSS feed does not update - Here





Computer Problems

Just some odds and sods here -


nVidia driver issue brings PC to its knees   Here


Printer Sharing on XP Pro SP1  Here


Persistent CHKDSK issue with XP on boot up  Here


Using Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG card with Ethereal and Air Snare utilities  Here


Properties in Right-click context menu for folders not working in Explorer  Here


XP Desktop Folder settings  Here


Internet Connectivity problem with Windows 2003 network Here


Unable to delete corrupt ._Safari file Here





OSX Stuff


MacBook - 1st impressions   Here


Migrating XP SP2 from ThinkPad to MacBook VM using Parallels Transporter  Here


MacBook - setup network printer hosted on XP PC  Here


MacBook shuts down without warning  Here


Unable to connect CD/DVD-ROM using Parallels VM on MB Pro  Here


Indistinct fonts on OSX   Here


Networking a USB printer on OSX  Here


Resizing a Parallels VM hosting Windows XP  Here


Installing Parallels Tools into a Kubuntu 9.10 guest VM  Here


Fuzzy fonts using Firefox on OSX 10.6  Here


Reset lost Administrator password on G4 running Tiger OSX 10.4   Here





XP PC Game Compatibility

Being a dinosaur with a technical past I like to think that even though I use a newer OS it should still handle earlier apps (even only with emulation) and I can still play an old game for a change - well it can be difficult if it is a DOS game or needs early Win 95 support however XP is fairly good in this regard as the number of games it will handle is quite good and improving with all the smart folk out there making DOSBox apps and the like. I kinda like to know that my old games will still work on XP even if I don't play them anymore.


If running old games on XP ensure you have Service Pack 1 installed as this included a VESA improvement in the NTVDM (NT Virtual DOS Machine) which makes the difference on some games just not working.


I tend to use Virtual CD 4.3 to avoid the hassle of physically changing the CD's. Most of the attempted installs have been done from the virtual CD images but if not then it is mentioned.


Anyway here are some titles I have tried (not always to completion mind you) including newer titles which usually work OK - Here





Web development

Error Stuff :

Gethostbyaddr() warning error on PHP Hyperbook script - Here


JS Mouseover produces "missing ; before statement" error - Here


Outlook.exe - ordinal not found error - Here


javascript:open_window('wombat.html') broken - Here


Javascript - uncaught exception -  Here


PHP - code doesn’t execute – shows in webpage  Here



XHTML related stuff


XHTML 1.0 doctype issue - Here


MS web authoring tools HERE


XHTML 1.0 Strict validation stuff HERE


Adding XHTML 1.0 validation macro to Expression Web Designer HERE


XHTML Myths & legends - some answers! HERE


XHTML 1.0 mime type issue HERE


W3C schema for HTMLPad 2006 HERE


More Web Editor stuff HERE


Visual Basic related stuff


VB 2005 Single Listbox Drag and Drop HERE




Software related stuff

Here is a list of stuff that I have found on the web (mainly free). Most of the programs appear to be reasonable quality and some of excellent quality - a big thank you to the folks that write the stuff -


Free software HERE


Pay software HERE


Konfabulator (Yahoo Widgets) downloads HERE


Application stuff


Using SyncBack with DVD-RAM for backup HERE


HTMLGate triggers Office 2000 install process on startup HERE


Bibble Pro will not show main image in XP HERE


Expression Web BOM problem with PHP pages HERE


Excessive Memory Usage with Firefox 3 HERE


Parallels Desktop for Mac Upgrade from 2.5 to 4.0 HERE


ITunes install package failure HERE


Installing Canon ImageBrowser onto OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) using Updater HERE


Installing Legacy screensavers on XP SP3 HERE


Upgrade of Aprelium Abyss X1 server breaks console HERE




Home Networking

Just some of my experiences regarding home networking



54G wireless LAN   Here


Linksys WAG 54G ADSL/Router/Gateway  Here


Linksys WGA 54 Gaming Adaptor  Here


LAN Clients using Belkin F5D7000 wireless card    Here


Netgear DG834G ADSL/Router/Gateway   Here


Belkin G+ MIMO ADSL/Router/Gateway   Here


BT HomeHub ADSL/Router/Gateway   Here


Win XP printing from OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard)    Here


Airport Express co-existing with BTHH2    Here


WD RAID shares not available from OSX & XP VM    Here






Random Gear

Not strictly computer related but technology nonetheless



Diva MP3016W MP3 player   Here


Telefunken TV no sound in the UK  Here


BT Vision Installation  Here


Adding Comtrend Powerline ethernet adaptor to network  Here