Update: This article covers removal, see the IE9 Blocker Toolkit from Microsoft to keep it from installing. If you’re looking for registry options, the important values are DoNotAllowIE90 and DoNotOfferIE90 in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Setup\9.0. I’ve had to remove Internet Explorer 9 from a variety of new PCs lately because they’re connecting to online services (hospitals, medical […]
Some MRI & CT CDs don’t work on Win7 64-bit. Here are workarounds and a (short) list of alternative packages.
Here’s a bit of a writeup I did for some folks who were being hit with a bout of malware email messages (the actual attachments were being removed by our filters). The message(s) you received were an attempt to infect your computer with malware, the mail server on receiving the message removed the dangerous attachment […]
Diagnostic steps and commands for a USB Bluetooth adapter on Kubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal. dmesg, lsusb, hciconfig -a, rfkill unblock all, hciconfig hci0 up
I and several neighbors will be participating participated in the National MS Society fundraising walk in Chicago’s northwest suburbs on May 2, 2010. If you’d like to sponsor our team (The College Hillers) please visit my Walk MS Personal Page. We do have a commitment from a private party to match the contributions we receive […]
Information and links about the ESVA anti-spam prebuilt VM. Its current home is now http://www.esvacommunity.com/ since the creator & original maintainer have become inactive.
A listing of the few remaining USB Flash/Thumb drives with write protection switches, with manufacturer links. These drives are useful when using computers of unknown safety/security.
We had a problem last weekend with Postfix not accepting email for a single domain when it was coming from outside our network, while messages from hosts on the local network were accepted and routed with no problems. Messages from outside the network were rejected with a 450 (temporary) code and the error message “Recipient […]
I recently needed to add monitoring of a UPS powering network equipment to a Linux server already monitoring one USB-connected UPS. Since the second UPS also uses a USB connection for monitoring apcpusd (the standard UPS management package for Linux systems) was not seeing it. This is not a fault of the software – it’s […]
I ran into a minor difficulty recently on a Linux desktop PC (CentOS 5.4) updated to the recently released OpenOffice.org 3.2, specifically the Go-Oo.org variant that includes some options and tweaks left out of the primary branch. OpenOffice.org 3.2 would start without difficulties, but as soon as I started to type the application would completely […]