Archive for November, 2007

Nov 30 2007

How to add a Command Prompt option to your Windows XP Explorer Right-click context menu

Published by under Microsoft

There’s a process that I run at work quite often that has to be run from a Command Prompt window. I found a quicker way to get to the Command Prompt by adding it to the Windows XP Explorer right-click context menu – I used Method #3, as I don’t have Microsoft Powertoys or Send […]

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Nov 22 2007

Kudos to Target.com on the Graco infant car seat recall

Published by under Miscellaneous

Last spring, I purchased a Graco infant car seat from Target.com as a baby shower gift for the daughter of a friend. I saw on NBC News the other night that there was a recall and I was going to follow-up on it. Yesterday, I got an email from Target notifying me of the recall, […]

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Nov 19 2007

MRI Results – Good news and bad news

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The bad news first – not only do I have a bone spur, but I also have a partially torn rotator cuff, torn cartilage and a cyst – the last two are most likely the result of waiting too long to go to the doctor. This can all be taken care of with 1 day […]

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Nov 15 2007

My Dell PC is booting up with C:\Program Files\Dell open on the desktop

Published by under Microsoft,MVP Program

Last night, I rebooted my Dell PC twice, once before applying this week’s Microsoft Security Updates, and once after. Both times it booted up with C:\Program Files\Dell open on the desktop. I asked my fellow MVPs how to fix it and Malke Routh referred me to this article: Dell folder opens when logging on to […]

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Nov 12 2007

MRI Follow-up

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I’m back. The MRI only took about 20 minutes and wasn’t bad at all. Of course, I did keep my eyes closed the whole time. They gave me noise-canceling headphones to wear and also piped in music from Grey’s Anatomy Season 1 (my choice). It actually sounded like I was in a building that was […]

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Nov 12 2007

Select Insurance called again today

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I happen to be home today – it’s Veterans’ Day – and Select Insurance just called again – this time the number was (508) 422-9661. Not only am I on the National Do Not Call Registry, but when Select Insurance called last week, I told them to put me on their Do not Call List. […]

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Nov 12 2007

Having an MRI today

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This is step 2 in determining how extensive the surgery on my shoulder is going to be. I’ve never had an MRI before, so I don’t know what to expect. I’m quite sure I’m not claustrophobic – I would think at my age I would know that, right?

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Nov 08 2007

Coming soon to an IE near you – No more "Click to activate this control"

Great news at the IEBlog: Back in April 2006, we made a change to how Internet Explorer handled embedded controls used on some webpages. Some sites required users to “click to activate” before they could interact with the control. Microsoft has now licensed the technologies from Eolas, removing  the “click to activate” requirement in Internet […]

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Nov 08 2007

You’ve upgraded to IE 7 and now FrontPage won’t save your userid and password when publishing to remote servers

The fix that worked for me has two parts: 1. Bring up your remote site in IE 7. Then go to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Trusted Sites > Sites and Add your site to the list. Then Close > Apply > OK. You may need to restart IE 7 for this to […]

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Nov 05 2007

Do you need personal, one-on-one computer tech support? Come to SupportSpace

Published by under SupportSpace

Last fall, I was contacted by SupportSpace, a startup company in Israel. They had a new idea for providing tech support to computer users in the US and wanted to know if I was interested in being part of it.  I was, and over the last year, have been involved with them, helping to set […]

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