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  1. Curing slow boot times. Since the problem...

    Curing slow boot times.

    Since the problem described happens when on an office LAN, the problem may not be a problem but a feature. I work in a really secure environment at work and at boot, IT...
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    Porn sites safer than religious sites...the...

    Porn sites safer than religious sites...the message is 'shields up at all times'.

    http://phys.org/news/2012-05-religion-riskier-porn-online-viruses.html
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    Good luck with that

    Security by obsurity (or in this case, security by 'it's hard to convert') is a lost cause. If there aren't methods available to make a PDF editable (and there are), there will be (more, better,...
  4. Up vote for PDFCreator

    This is a GREAT little tool with tons of options including the ability to combine multiple jobs into one PDF (think a combined Word/Excel/Txt/Whatever) job that is converted to a single PDF,...
  5. What possible chance does a non-techy end user...

    What possible chance does a non-techy end user have if they get sucked into this votex of confusion? Is it any wonder that people have 'admin/password' left in place? How would a regular person even...
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    Before you do anything, make absolutely sure you...

    Before you do anything, make absolutely sure you understand the full requirements for the system. Appointment systems sound simple, right? Heck, maybe you just use a standard calendar app (google,...
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    +10 for LastPass. Using a local password manager...

    +10 for LastPass. Using a local password manager (KeePass for example) works great if it's just you AND you never loose the stupid thumb drive. I live in a household and the idea of trying to keep...
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    I'd reached a point where I had too much data to...

    I'd reached a point where I had too much data to store on any give free service and I didn't want to try and split data over various services. I elected to go with iDrive for a couple of reasons....
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    You can run a remote TeamViewer session via...

    You can run a remote TeamViewer session via browser as long as the app is installed on the target system. The link is near the top right of the team viewer main page; just log in and you have an...
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    2 tb drive limit and GPT

    Hmmm, Brave man, Fred is...Yeeeesssss....

    GPT uses 64-bit addressing, which lets it handle drives up to nearly 10 zettabytes (ZB). (Zetta- indicates a one followed by 21 zeros! For comparison, a...
  11. Prefer LastPass

    I opted for LastPass (paid version). I recognize that I'm giving some control to people I don't know BUT, the encryption system used seems pretty safe from hacking and the decryption happens on my...
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    Thumbs up on iDrive. One other thing to pay...

    Thumbs up on iDrive.
    One other thing to pay CLOSE attention to is what providers mean by 'backup'. In some cases, if you delete a file locally, the cloud copy goes poof in 30 days. If you're...
  13. Thanks

    That helps. I think I'll need to treat the 2010 install as 'new business' which probably means a more extensive test protocol.

    Doug
  14. Office 2010 - differences based on the OS and any problems seen

    I work for an FDA regulated company and we have a number of systems that use Excel which are under regulatory control. When we change anything associated with the apps, we have to do a risk...
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    Netgear router (which I had to buy when one of...

    Netgear router (which I had to buy when one of our systems was Vista) and a DLink NAS (NSLUG).

    I'll never figure out why a router would be sensitive to the OS.
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    Interesting. We're at Snow Leopard...maybe Lion...

    Interesting. We're at Snow Leopard...maybe Lion will fix the problem. Ya just gotta love the interactions between software and hardware...
  17. For my purposes (*) Photobucket looks really...

    For my purposes (*) Photobucket looks really good. One thing that bothers me is that one of the primary owners is News Corp/Fox...they are well known for their integrity (oh wait). I guess for now,...
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    It happened again. I could still hit resources...

    It happened again.
    I could still hit resources on my internal network.
    The Mac had two user session's going; one for the primary user and one for me.
    My session had Firefox up, the primary did...
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    I have not but it's now bookmarked. Thank you so...

    I have not but it's now bookmarked. Thank you so very much.
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    First: thank you for the detailed troubleshooting...

    First: thank you for the detailed troubleshooting guide; well done!
    Second: see answers below



    Thanks again. Next time I go off line, I'll ping around and see what happens.
    I've tried...
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    Mac wireless goes dead when not in use

    This is an intermittent problem and it drives me nuts.
    Mac OS Snow Leopard on an iMac.
    Boot, login, wireless fires up and connects great.
    Walk away, screen dims, come back <some time> later,...
  22. Couple of thoughts. Windows Media Encoder allows...

    Couple of thoughts. Windows Media Encoder allows you to do screen caps of videos. It's from MS and is free.
    More importantly, you should make certain that recording the webinar is allowed. Most...
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    Ditto on the 'trust' responses

    If you have a child who is sufficiently motivated to find ways around your security settings, they will find ways around your security settings.
    Talk to your kids, figure out what they're doing,...
  24. PDF(nospace)Creator PDF Creator

    She's definitely talking about Foxit's PDF Creator, different product.

    PDFCreator (no space) has tons of options and can generate all kinds of different formatted outputs, uses different levels of...
  25. PDF reader recommendation

    I started using Sumatra some time back and like it quite a bit.
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