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IE9 Feedback Feedback

Dear Microsoft: Can you hear me now? I didn’t think so. I downloaded Internet Explorer 9 Beta yesterday. Today I discovered that when you open a site that you’ve pinned to the taskbar, you can’t display add-on toolbars, such as Roboform. I wanted to send you this information through the “Send feedback” option within IE9. [...]

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Posted in IE9, Software, Technology, Windows 7 on Oct 28th, 2010, 9:14 am by David Schrag     

Why I considered – and rejected – a Mac

My computers are old. My desktop just turned four, and its Pentium D processor just isn’t able to cope with some of what I throw at it (especially editing of HD video). My tablet will be five in November, and it’s becoming physically disabled. (The power cord comes loose and the trackpad seems to be [...]

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Posted in All, Apple, Hardware, Mac OS, Software, Technology, Windows 7 on Jul 2nd, 2010, 9:45 am by David Schrag  9 comments   

A 28-pound iPad

I’m setting up a new home computer for one of my clients and I think I’m in love. It’s a Sony VAIO L Series all-in-one. If want someone figure out a way to harness this thing so I could walk around with the screen at arm’s length. Of course, I’d also need it to run [...]

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Posted in Hardware, Technology on Apr 29th, 2010, 11:03 am by David Schrag     

Will of the WISP

I’ve just posted a copy of my WISP to my web site. If your company does business in Massachusetts and you have no idea what I’m talking about, you might want to read the rest of this post, which I created as a guide for small business IT consultants like myself. How to Help a [...]

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Posted in All, Business on Feb 12th, 2010, 5:08 pm by David Schrag  1 comment   

Google Public DNS, I like your numbers

The DNS system is great because it means you don’t have to remember the IP addresses of all the web pages in the world. You do, however, have to remember the IP addresses of the DNS servers. For most people, this isn’t a problem because DNS is generally a set-and-forget kind of thing. So if [...]

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Posted in Services, Technology on Dec 6th, 2009, 3:48 pm by David Schrag  1 comment   

Can you install Windows 7 x64 onto D: from within a Vista x32 session on C:?

No.

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Posted in Software, Technology, Vista, Windows 7 on Oct 21st, 2009, 11:28 am by David Schrag     

Restoring a Windows Home Server computer when network drivers are not found

One of the neat features about Windows Home Server is the ability to restore a hard drive from scratch. If you check out the help files, you will learn that the process is as simple as booting the dead PC from a special CD and following the on-screen instructions. Yeah, right. The most common problem [...]

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Posted in All, Software, Technology, Windows Home Server on Sep 22nd, 2009, 11:23 am by David Schrag  2 comments   

Fun with Google Voice

Just got my first voicemail-transcribed-to-e-mail on my new Google Voice account. How cool – someone can leave me a message and what they say is converted to text and sent to me. And it works perfectly. Here’s the text of the message I got: hi my name is angie and i’m calling from kind of [...]

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Posted in Services, Technology on Aug 3rd, 2009, 1:37 pm by David Schrag  1 comment   

Installing Windows 7 RC 1 on HP tc4200 tablet

A month ago I performed a fresh install of Windows 7 RC1 (32-bit) on an HP tc4200 tablet PC (Pentium M 1.86 GHz, 1.5 GB RAM, 120 GB HDD with two existing partitions including XP operating system partition). Some things that caught my attention during the install and setup process: The upgrade advisor indicated I [...]

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Posted in Software, Windows 7 on Jul 23rd, 2009, 2:42 pm by David Schrag  20 comments   

Tethering Moto Q 9H with AT&T – Windows Mobile Forums

After installing Windows 7 on my HP tablet, I lost the ability to use my mobile phone as a modem. Getting the average AT&T Wireless support rep to understand my problem and give me the information I needed was not going to happen. Fortunately, I found this post: Tethering Moto Q 9H with AT&T – [...]

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Posted in All, Technology, Windows Mobile + PPC on Jul 21st, 2009, 7:24 pm by David Schrag     

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