I have caught up on my E-Mails. My response rate was about 50%. Mainly due to the overwhelming amount of “technical support questions” that I received. Due to the great demand for such services, I cannot answer your personal technical support questions: READ WHY. My E-Mail address is again posted on my Contact BV page. A few answers to common questions: Will you be posting information about Windows XP Service Pack 2? Yes When will that be? When it is done. Hopefully, soon. How do you get rid of/avoid spyware? [Continue Reading]
I have sifted through about 370 E-Mails this morning and it is time for food. I still have around 450+ to go, but I hope to have them all looked at later on tonight. Unfortunately, the average response rate is about 40%.
I am now getting more E-Mails then I can read in one day. As such, my E-Mail address has been temporarily removed until I catch up.
The reason is because during the installation of Windows XP Home, the workgroup setting is not saved. However, the workgroup setting is saved after the installation is complete with Windows XP Pro. The defaults are as follows: Windows XP Home workgroup default: “MSHOME” Windows XP Pro workgroup default: “WORKGROUP” To correct this error, have both Windows XP Home and XP Pro a member of the same workgroup. You can do that by running the network wizard on each system and entering the proper information. I do not recommend using either [Continue Reading]
I encourage all DNS server administrators and E-Mail server administrators to consider adding a SPF record to help fight spammers using your domain to send their solicitations. More information can be found at http://spf.pobox.com/.
Mr. Leo Laporte has mentioned me several times on his Radio Show "The Tech Guy" hosted by KFI AM 640. Several of the show notes are listed below. Thank you much Leo! January 3, 2004: http://archives.techguylabs.com/radio/ShowNotes/Show1 January 31, 2004: http://archives.techguylabs.com/radio/ShowNotes/Show9 February 22, 2004: http://archives.techguylabs.com/radio/ShowNotes/Show16 May 30, 2004: http://archives.techguylabs.com/radio/ShowNotes/Show44 In other news, I am working hard on getting my Windows XP information pages updated to reflect the (many) changes in Service Pack 2. They will be posted when I finish. Mr. Leo Laporte has mentioned me several times on his Radio [Continue Reading]
I did not make my deadline mainly because I wish to catch up on my massive backlog of E-Mail before I post any new content. I still have just over 600 E-Mails waiting to be read. If I do not get back to you, I hope you understand that I cannot answer personal technical support questions. (READ WHY)
I have made minor adjustments to several Windows XP information pages. Very soon, hopefully this weekend, I will post my Windows XP Service Pack 2 findings relating to services. With around 80 pages of printed text to edit, I may not make my self imposed deadline, but I will try my best.
With regards to World of Warcraft Beta, I modified a few UI files to make my life (and maybe yours) a bit easier. The changes include: Quest log is instant and shows level numbers Target tool tip moved from the bottom right to top middle of screen Mods that were taken partially from Cosmos: Party HP/Mana/Rage/Energy show always as text Party Buffs (16)/Debuffs (8) always show And something I conjured up myself (the code was always there, just not used): The HP status display bar fades nicely from Green -> [Continue Reading]
Why can’t I access/check my Hotmail or Yahoo account using my DSL connection? This particular issue came about due to a family member that was unable to check their HTTP E-Mail accounts after a new installation of SBC DSL either by accessing it via a browser or Outlook Express. After over two hours of banging my head against the monitor, I figured out the solution.