Category Archives: Misc

Whatever doesn’t fit anywhere else

Hyper-V, Windows won’t boot after fresh install or import

Microsoft Hyper-V

You boot up the virtual machine, and all you get is blinking cursor in the top left corner. that’s it. here’s the solution Continue Reading

SBS 2008 – Error Code 0x800ccc6c – Verify that the mailbox exists and that the Exchange receive connectors are configured properly.

Sometimes, the error messages that we get are absolutely misleading.  This is one of those cases where you get called to a server for a mail problem and end up wasting a couple of hours on a problem that could have taken mere minutes to fix. The symptoms are pretty simple.  In this case, the customer is Continue Reading

Teracopy – Copy files faster in Windows

Just a few days ago, I had to make backups of a few computers.  I used Acronis True Image to make full images of the machines and needed to take them out of the company to keep them safe.  I thought I would simply copy them to an external USB 2.0 hard drive, but when Continue Reading

10 Free Network Management Tools from SolarWinds

solarwinds

Management tools are always useful, but good ones are hard to find.  I think the best ones are very often the ones that are built for a single purpose instead of those huge applications that are supposed to do everything.  One good example of this, is Solarwind’s Exchange Server Monitor.  I came across this application Continue Reading

BSOD – Session Manager Initialization fails with status 0xc000026c

A couple days ago I ran into a weird problem on a customer’s computer and I had such a hard time figuring out what it was, I thought I’d add it in my tips section.  From what I’ve been able to gather, the problem occurs mostly with Windows XP SP2, but it could also be Continue Reading

Eneloop – rechargeable battery without the downsides

For the first time in battery-history it has been possible to combine the advantages of rechargeable batteries with the advantages of disposable batteries. This new kind of batteries was developed by SANYO, the worldwide leader in rechargeable batteries, in 2005 and has been put on the european market in 2006. Since then it has been Continue Reading

Muspy – Get notified of new albums

muspy.com

With the increasing number of bands out there, and therefore, the increasing number of bands I enjoy listening to, it gets harder and harder to be informed of album releases quickly.  I like going to a few band websites once in a while to see what’s going on, but that’s only a handful of all Continue Reading

Vista User Account Control (UAC) Tool

nortonlabs

The very first time I tried Windows Vista, I was annoyed by the UAC right away.  User Account Control (UAC) is a that feature of Windows Vista that makes it so you are never actually logged-in as an administrator.  Instead, whenever you need to accomplish a task that requires admin rights, you need to confirm Continue Reading

How to create a Favicon.ico

favicon

My friend MK007 sent me a very cool link a couple of days ago and I thought it would be a great tool to share.  One of the tips that I see very often to help popularize a blog or any website, is to have a “favicon”.  The Favicon is the little icon that appears Continue Reading

Comparing advertisement budgets from Apple and Microsoft

The very popular (and often funny but not necessarily true) TV ads from Apple mocking Vista have generated a lot of talk. Discussions are usually about the facts that are presented in the commercials, naturally divided between Windows-users and apple-users. The facts in the commercials are sometimes true but also very debatable because they are Continue Reading