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Synergy and Text Expansion Programs on Windows 7? Don’t run as admin.

Synergy is great. And text expansion/replacement tools are great (ie, PhraseExpress or AutoHotKey). And Windows 7…well I guess it’s alright as well. Synergy lets me share my mouse and keyboard between my Windows desktop, my Macbook, and even a linux machine (if I still ran one at work). It even synchronizes the clipboard betweeen screens. […]

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Upgrading to NConf 1.3.0 on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

Congrats to the NConf crew for reaching the 1.3.0 milestone! Two years in the making, but I’m excited to see the project continuing to move forward. It’s been over a year since I originally installed and configured Nagios and NConf 1.2.6 on my Lucid Lynx server. In the meantime, I’ve upgraded the hardware and moved […]

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vBulletin 4.1.7 Mobile Style Giving You Grief?

I upgraded a forum to vBulletin 4.1.7 last night. Pretty straightforward stuff, only the mobile style that they half-introduced back in 4.1.2 or somewhere along the lines has been a little glitchy.  4.1.6  reintroduced the mobile style, but I blinked and 4.1.7 was released. I ended up deleting the mobile style and reimporting it from […]

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MyFax Support, You Suck

tl;dr MyFax Support sucks. Getting ‘Mydll_NT: Error in function: dAddPortMonitor, Error code: 126.’ installing the Print-to-Fax Assistant? Run msiexec /i myfaxassistantsetup.msi /q and install in silent mode. Dear j2 Global Communications/Protus/MyFax: Please remind your company to care about their software and the people that use it. In particular, you need to provide support for the […]

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Linux ‘rename’ utility on OS X

(edit 12/11/2012 to add homebrew alternative) So you you want the powerful Perl-based rename utility that comes with many Linux and *BSD distributions, but sadly not on Apple’s mighty OS X? Well so did I. (Go away you fanboys of all types. I hear not your rants about which operating system is for the win) […]

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