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windows system32 host location

Clear and simple. The path for the windows system32 host location is c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts on most systems. On linux systems it is in /etc/hosts so that part makes sense to me, but I have no idea why it is in the drivers folder. Remember if you want to edit the hosts file you may need to have “administrator access” which can be done by right clicking “Notepad” and choosing “Run As Administrator” and then opening the file with Notepad. Otherwise you might be able to view the file but you will get an erro when saving it. Make a backup before you start Other windows system32 host location Windows 95/98/Me c:\windows\hosts Win2k, Windows NT/2000/XP Pro c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc\hosts Windows XP Home c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

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Using Apple Remote Desktop On Mac OSX – Tutorial

Here is a brief tutorial on using Remote Desktop On Mac OS X Now there are sort of two “flavors of Remote Desktop” Remote Desktop Connection for Mac The first is for connecting to a PC / Windows Box from a Mac and it is called “Remote Desktop Connection” and has a file name Remote Desktop Connection.app All I’m going to say about this one is where to download it, because you probably already know how to use it (and there are a lot of guides out there). Apple Remote Desktop The Second is Called “Apple Remote Desktop” or “Apple Remote Desktop 3.5” and has a file name Remote Desktop.app This is the one we’ll be focusing on. The first step is to download it. The web page is here which is basically a link to the App Store. It costs about $80. After you download / install Using Apple Remote Desktop you will have a Remote Desktop management screen that looks something like this: Next, on the remote computers you want to observe / manage / control you will need to install the Apple Remote Desktop Client (version 3.5.3 linked). After installing the client on the remote machine, make sure to also set the remote desktop / remote management “Sharing” preferences in System Preferences: Now on your management computer you should see the remote computer show up in the Scanner tab of Remote Desktop – at this point you can “add it” so that it will show up in … Continue reading

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iCal 4.0 Help: Making an event or to-do item private

iCal 4.0 Help Making an event or to-do item private If your calendar is administered through a CalDAV server or Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 (for example, through your workplace), you can make an event or to-do item private. Private events and to-do items can

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How to do a Random Drawing / pick at random using Excel

Are you running a contest or sweepstakes an need a system to pick random winners out of a pool of names? You could take the old-school approach of writing names on business cards and pulling them out of a fishbowl, or you could use Microsoft Excel. Put the names in an excel sheet. add a column and put =RAND() in it. it will give a random number that is recalculated every time a change is made on the sheet. choose that column and click sort “a-z” (or z-a). it won’t matter because each time you do it will randomize the names. Just pick the top one (or top 10) after sorting it.

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Where can I download rdpclip for Windows XP?

rdpclip.exe is the main executable for File Copy and gives functionality to Terminal Services (remote desktop) server that allows you to copy and paste between server and client. File Copy is an extension to Terminal Services server that lets you copy and paste between the server and the client. RdpClip lets you copy and paste files between a terminal session and a client console session. Download RDPCLIP by visiting http://download.microsoft.com/download/win2000platform/rdpclip/1.0/NT5/EN-US/rdpclip_hotfix.exe

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AWS Marketplace Launches

The other day I was looking at the Bitnami stacks and was thinking how incredible it is that you can create an amazon AMI image and share, deploy, and instantly launch a web server. This has interesting repercussions for software and copyright holders, imagine installing a licensed operating system like Redhat or Microsoft Windows and then giving hundreds of thousands of others the ability to instantly clone it. Oops. Amazon Web Services is pleased to announce AWS Marketplace, an online store where customers can find, buy, and quickly deploy software that runs on AWS. AWS Marketplace includes pay-as-you-go products, free software (AWS infrastructure fees still apply), and hosted software with varied pricing models. CA Canonical Couchbase Check Point IBM Microsoft SUSE Red Hat SAP Many widely used open source offerings, including WordPress Drupal MediaWiki This certainly will make software as a service companies and providers – I’m thinking cheap web hosting for wordpress, for example, have to take another look at their product / services model and pricing tiers. You’ll be charged for what you use, by the hour or month, and software charges will appear on the same bill as your other AWS services. When you find the software you’d like to purchase, you can use AWS Marketplace’s 1-Click deployment to quickly launch pre-configured server images, or deploy with familiar tools like the AWS Console.

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Cache: Sarah’s Non-Traditional Job Search Experiment

This is a cache of a a webpage (http://livorna.com/job/) which was available on 8/26/2011. Hi, I’m Sarah and I need a job. The traditional job search method seems to penalize me because I’m not very traditional. I thought I’d try something different. I’ve been doing front-end web development for more than 10 years. HTML, CSS and JavaScript are my closest friends. I’ve been playing with Node.js, MongoDB and Ruby on my own lately. I’ve done PHP and Java in the past. I’m not entirely picky about technologies (just… no Microsoft please). I’m more concerned with working with good people and learning as much as I can. I’m going to tell you some things about myself that aren’t things you would normally disclose in a job interview, but I’m going with this experimental angle. Don’t worry, there’s good things too. So, here’s some not-necessarily-awesome-stuff about me: I don’t have any friends or family that are remotely interested in computers, so I don’t have anyone to casually “talk shop” with and I tend to stumble when discussing things. I read a wise thing recently: make sure you aren’t the smartest engineer at your job. I’ve failed at that pretty consistently. I’ve always been the one passing knowledge onto others, but rarely have I been the recipient. I’m not an idea person. I’m a get-things-done person. I think Twitter is silly. And here’s some rather-awesome-things about me: I’m smart and I learn really fast. I’m extremely passionate about what I do. I love … Continue reading

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Adobe Illustrator Could Not Find The Linked File [Solved]

I’ve written an app for OS X that will take an Adobe Illustrator file with broken links / liked files, and run through those trying to relink them automatically. Instructions Open the Adobe Illustrator (.ai) file with Illustrator. This application has been confirmed to work with Illustrator versions CS3, CS4, CS5, and CS6, and Adobe Creative Cloud Choose “Ignore” or “Ignore / Apply to All” to the messages about the missing files when the document is opening. Those are typically something like “Could not find the linked file / Choose Replace to select another file or Ignore to leave the link unchanged.” Run the Fix Linked Files App that you downloaded / installed. You will be prompted for a directory to search (recursively) for the missing linked files. By default this is set to three levels up from where the Adobe Illustrator file with the missing linked files is located. Please note: If you choose the root folder ( / ) or a folder with many files in it, it may take some time for the system to search for the linked files. I would suggest choosing the most restrictive path possible to start with. After the app has completed, any linked files found will be updated (and will show up normally) in Adobe Illustrator. Save the AI file and the linked files will continue your workflow with all the linked resources now fixed! Next time you open this file all of the resources will remain fixed and you will … Continue reading

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Removing Fortres Grand: Clean Slate

Start the computer in safe mode by pressing F8 early in the boot process. Log in as an individual with administrative rights. Press the Windows Key+R (or use the Search programs and files box from the Start menu). Type “regedit.exe” in the run dialog box and press the OK button in order to launch the Registry Editor. a. From the Registry Editor, expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Delete the string values F101Tray and FSRT. b. From the Registry Editor, delete the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Fortres Grand key. c. From the Registry Editor, delete the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall{F8DD027B-25C8-43BE-917B-F9C2FFE2CFE2}} key. d. From the Registy Editor, delete the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\CurrentControlSet\Services\f101fs key. e. From the Registy Editor, delete the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\CurrentControlSet\Services\FSRT key. f. From the Registry Editor, delete the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\B720DD8F8C52EB3419B79F2CFF2EFC2E key. g. From the Registry Editor, delete the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\B720DD8F8C52EB3419B79F2CFF2EFC2E key. Close the Registry Editor. Press the Windows Key+R (or select Run… from the Start Menu). Type “C:\Program Files” in the Search programs and files box from the Start menu and press the OK button in order to open an Explorer Windows rooted at the “C:\Program Files” folder. Delete the Fortres Grand folder. If you have 64-bit Window, then do the following. Type “C:\Program Files (x86)” in the Search programs and files box from the Start menu and press the OK button in order to open an Explorer Windows rooted at the “C:\Program Files (x86)” folder. Reboot the computer to complete the manual uninstall.

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Google Stops Supporting Internet Explorer 6

Dear Google Apps admin, In order to continue to improve our products and deliver more sophisticated features and performance, we are harnessing some of the latest improvements in web browser technology. This includes faster JavaScript processing and new standards like HTML5. As a result, over the course of 2010, we will be phasing out support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 as well as other older browsers that are not supported by their own manufacturers. We plan to begin phasing out support of these older browsers on the Google Docs suite and the Google Sites editor on March 1, 2010. After that point, certain functionality within these applications may have higher latency and may not work correctly in these older browsers. Later in 2010, we will start to phase out support for these browsers for Google Mail and Google Calendar. Google Apps will continue to support Internet Explorer 7.0 and above, Firefox 3.0 and above, Google Chrome 4.0 and above, and Safari 3.0 and above. Starting this week, users on these older browsers will see a message in Google Docs and the Google Sites editor explaining this change and asking them to upgrade their browser. We will also alert you again closer to March 1 to remind you of this change. In 2009, the Google Apps team delivered more than 100 improvements to enhance your product experience. We are aiming to beat that in 2010 and continue to deliver the best and most innovative collaboration products for businesses. Thank you for … Continue reading

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