Sometimes you can get what you need #2

It turns out that if you have an Alienware Area 51 desktop, you need a rather unusual power cable in order to get the thing plugged into the wall.  Whereas home computer power supplies invariably take a power cable with a C14 or C15 connector, the Area 51 power supply takes a power cable with…

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Sometimes you can get what you need #1

One needs to have an Enermax aluminum keyboard.  They are not easy to obtain.  The one vendor that can deliver one fast is Computer Central. 

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Can’t ping Vista?

Goto Control Panel -> Security -> Windows Firewall -> Allow a Program Through Windows Firewall -> File and Print Sharing -> Apply

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Exclude a path from WSS 3.0 on Windows Server 2008

In IIS 7, create a new Application under the SharePoint Web Site, and select the Classic .NET AppPool as the application pool.  Just works.  No need to explicitly exclude the path from SharePoint management. 

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How to add shortcuts to the Send To context menu item on Windows Server 2008

I find it extremely useful to be able to send files to NotePad from Windows Explorer, by right-clicking and choosing NotePad from the Send To menu.  (Especially because our system for building and testing code depends on “dirs”, t[est]dirs”, “sources” and “t[est]sources” files that don’t have extensions.)  Of course, NotePad is not in the Send To…

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