Category Archives: Computer Frustrations

Goodbye Old Friend

Many important events happened to me in 1999.  I officially moved out of my mothers apartment (if only for 6 months).  My first child was born.  I also built my first computer, with the help of the awesome guys at … Continue reading

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Capturing Complete

I honestly can’t count how many times I have captured all of the season 1 ROX episodes, but it’s been too many times.  Between all the issues I’ve had, there isn’t really an exact source to point the blame to.  … Continue reading

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Without Context

Over the weekend, I tested the capabilities of my newly operating LAN.  I read an article on lifehacker about a program designed to test the speed of your home network.  This article basically shouted “try me.”  And so I did. … Continue reading

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Broken Links and Duplicate Files

I recently noticed that I had somehow uploaded almost 900 duplicate photos on flickr somehow.  So I have been going through all of my pictures and deleting the duplicates.  In some cases, taking all of the metadata and information I … Continue reading

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Goodbye Yahoo!, Hello Google

I’ve been subscribing to Yahoo! Mail Plus since 2006, and while I enjoy it, I don’t enjoy the fact that I have to pay $19.95 a year to POP my mail to my various e-mail clients.  I knew I needed … Continue reading

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Hacking Apple’s Time Machine

On my quest to learn everything I can about the “locked down” world I like to call OSX, I tried to setup Time Machine.  For those of you that don’t know, that’s Apple’s built-in backup utility. My situation is somewhat … Continue reading

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First Impressions

I finally stepped into the world of Apple.  While I thought it would be a new and exciting experience, I must say I’m somewhat disappointed. I purchased a Black MacBook off eBay that came with many accessories.  The auction included … Continue reading

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Summer Luxuries

This summer is wildly different than the last couple of summers.  I’m actually working a regular schedule!  That means we have the means to do more! I’m also taking my last semester at Ivy Tech, the school I have learned … Continue reading

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Solving Error 46 For Good

Ever since I started working with Editor B on the ROX 2 DVD project, I have been using Apple’s QuickTime almost exclusively.  When my daughter and I got an iPod,  I started using iTunes. Since I am a Windows user, … Continue reading

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This That and the Other

I haven’t had a chance to post anything for a while as my life has became quite full lately. This week is spring break at Ivy Tech and IU.  It’s been a nice break from the organized chaos that has … Continue reading

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Like a Phoenix

I am slowly but surely rising from the ashes of a dead hard drive. About a month ago, my brand new 1.5 terabyte Seagate hard drive crashed.  I tried a few tricks to try to recover the data, but none … Continue reading

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7

Microsoft has taken a lot of flack for it’s Vista operating system, due to it’s many issues.  While I didn’t have many, the ones I did have forced me to upgrade to Windows 7. This is my non-technical review based … Continue reading

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Crash and Freeze?

Over the past couple of weekends I’ve been working hard at getting ROX season one to the production phase.  I’ve authored all the DVD menus and have done most of the design of the case inserts.  I had all the … Continue reading

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Backup the Backup

After many years of accidentally deleting or losing data, I have come to a point where that should no longer happen. When my old machine died, I thought I would turn it into a backup server.  I was unable to … Continue reading

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Going Back to the Darkside

After a call from PC Max regarding my computer, I found out some financially crushing information.  My computer is officially dead. The motherboard will not respond, I’ve had problems with it since I bought it off of eBay.  I’ll never … Continue reading

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Winding Down

My summer is quickly drawing to a close.  My last class for the summer semester is tomorrow, I start working at TS again on August 10th and the birth of my second child is becoming more imminent as each day passes. … Continue reading

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Resurrection…..Well Sort of

It turns out that my computer wasn’t on it’s death bed, my hard drive was. For the past few months I would have these symptoms: The power supply was extremely loud after being on for more than an hour. No … Continue reading

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Meltdown

Last night Rachel and I had a computer meltdown. My main hard drive was not responding, so I rebooted to get a “disk read error.”  I removed the computer and cleaned it out, switched some power cables – which lead … Continue reading

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IOU

I’ll be buying a new computer within a couple days. It’s just a matter of finding the proper hardware for the right price.  Right now I’m leaning towards a Dell Optiplex 760, it’s a solid business class machine.  KSoB uses them … Continue reading

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Dying Update

I was filling an order for ROX season zero and upon testing the DVDs for playability, they would only play on my computers DVD player.  Not standalone units. I think it’s time for a new PC.

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