My verizon droid phone was working great until yesterday. I updated a bunch of my apps via the Market.
Later on that night I noticed:
- When I connected the droid to a charger, it would freeze the screen. In other words, the screen was not responsive to inputs. As soon as I disconnect the charger, the phone is fine.
- When I connected the droid to the laptop I use to sync with, the laptop slowed to a crawl. The task manager on the laptop only showed about 25 percent CPU usage. As soon as I disconnected from the USB, things got back to normal.
The other day I was trying to put together our yearly Christmas Card. I did the photo in Adobe Photoshop CS3.
The problem came when I was trying to print it. The machine is running Vista Home Premium. The printer is admittedly a cheapie.. a Canon MX310 series all in one. Continue reading
I had a client who called with a problem. He had an older Kodak 4900 camera with the Adobe Photoshop Photo Downloader 3.2. When he hit the button on the camera dock the software would respond with a fairly useless “Parameter not found”
Since he had the cd I tried reloading the program but the problem remained. I checked via my computer and could see the pictures he took. However, on closer examination, one of the pictures was showing an error. Continue reading
I had a situation on my wife’s XP machine where, for some unknown reason, it would not show the active windows on the taskbar. I played around with it for a bit and just couldn’t get them to show.
I did some research and found a site where an MVP has a bunch of scripts up that will fix a whole bunch of problems. I’m a bit leery about running VBS and REG files from a site but it seemed to check out fine. (You will have to use at your own risk). The one that was referenced in other resources as the one to fix the problem was #240 at http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm It was a VBS script. I ran it and it instantly fixed the problem. Continue reading
I had a client who, for various reasons, is still using AOL. He got a new machine and we loaded AOL 9 on it. He had some issues with 9 and wanted to go back to AOL 8. The problem is that, on the AOL site, the only version offered were AOL 9 and AOL Desktop 10. Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago, some dirtball stole my trusty old handheld GPS right out of my truck in our driveway.
I ended purchasing a TomTom One XL. Shortly after that, (totally unrelated) the hard drive on my HP crashed which wiped out my install of TomTom Home. Once I got the new laptop running, I thought I would simply download the software and install it rather than hunt for the CD. The problem was it took a good half hour to locate the download on the TomTom site. Continue reading
Don’t forget that congress messed about with time. Jjust like the old
Doctor Who shows, when amateurs meddle with ime, bad things happen. Well
Congess sure isn’t made up of Time Lords. Continue reading
I had 2 very lucky clients this week. Both had blue screen of death
failures. In both cases i was able to get the machine running or
retrieve the data with bartpe.
NEither person had any backups of their data. Usb hard drives are
inexpensive. Now is the time to secure your data!
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