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

Sony Vaio VPCEB3F4E Win 7 64bit - re-install OS as Factory  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

Disk failure with LaCie 2Big Thunderbolt RAID 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

Upgrade MacBook (white - 2,1 late 2006 Core 2 Duo) from 10.4 to 10.6  Here

Running Parallels and VirtualBox on same OSX host  Here

Legacy Epson printers on Mavericks  Here

MacBook Pro 5,3 SSD upgrade  Here

Mid-2009 MBP - Update OSX Mavericks (10.9.5) to Yosemite (10.10.2)  Here

ML-1210 Laser printer broken on MBP after OSX Mavericks (10.9.5) to Yosemite (10.10.2) upgrade  Here

MBP running Yosemite (10.10.2) - excessive Folder Actions Dispatcher logs  Here

OSX - Geotagging .dng files broken  Here

OSX - VirtualBox support for Windows guests on OSX hosts  Here

OSX - Open With context in Finder sluggish with beachball  Here

Mac Mini 2012 - Addition of 6TB LaCie D2 drive and Error 50  Here

iMac 2017 (High Sierra) - Volumes eject sporadically  Here

iMac 2017 (High Sierra) - Unable to install libdvdcss.2.dylib  Here

MacOS 10.13.4 High Sierra - File/Folder icons incomplete after copy  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

Using SQLite3 and PDO with PHP 5 on Abyss X1 Webserver HERE

Password Hashing on PHP using Abyss X1 Webserver HERE

FF/Nightly - JS scroll broken - get TypeError: Value can't be converted to a dictionary on hover HERE

FF/Nightly - Web Page Complete Save is broken HERE

Visual Basic related stuff

VB 2005 Single Listbox Drag and Drop HERE

NW.js related stuff

NW.js (ex Node-Webkit) 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 (OSX/MacOS) HERE

Pay software (OSX/MacOS) HERE

Free software (Legacy) HERE

Pay software (Legacy) 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

OpenOffice/LibreOffice Ligature issue when saving PDF HERE

Win XP - Organising All Programs listing in Start Menu HERE

Unable to install WinPcap on Win XP Pro - get error HERE

Konfabulator - RIP HERE

Firefox Nightly 26a not saving Web Pages HERE

Firefox Nightly 29a on OSX crashing when New Tab opened HERE

Mavericks - initial impressions on Mac Mini HERE

Linux distros in Parallels 9 VM on Mac Mini running 10.9.2 Mavericks - Experience HERE

XP Soldiers On ...  HERE

User Library Folder missing from Finder on Mavericks HERE

Screen Savers on OSX Mavericks (10.9) HERE

Using iTunes for Books on OSX Mavericks (10.9) HERE

WireShark crashes on start with Yosemite (10.10.2) HERE

OSX - Accessing iCloud calendar on Snow Leopard (10.6.8) HERE

Mac Mini 2012 - Upgrade from 10.9.5 (Mavericks) to 10.11.3 (El Capitan) 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

Airport Express - Streaming audio stops randomly using iTunes   Here

Unable to connect to OSX Shared Folders from Win XP VM   Here

BT HomeHub 4 as an Access point on EE BrightBox router   Here

Mac/Win networking - Stick with WORKGROUP in Network Settings   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

Buzzing noise from Zanussi DW908 dishwasher  Here

Leica X Vario Lens Filter  Here

iPhone 4S - WiFi setting greyed out after IOS 7 upgrade  Here

iPhone 5S - Frozen White Apple Logo issue  Here

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