Clearing the Air on Adblocking: Why Filtering Internet Traffic is Necessary

The advertising industry is one of the Internet’s more abusive elements, and the Internet responds with adblocking. Let’s assign the blame where it is due. Continue reading

PHP Manager for IIS not installing on Windows 10

PHP Manager for IIS will not install under Windows 10 because Microsoft decided to scuttle forward compatibility. Here’s how to solve this issue. Continue reading

Exchange store.exe hogging all available memory, or why you cannot access shares on Remote Web Access for SBS 2011

If you cannot access your SBS 2011 shares on Remote Web Access, it could be because Exchange and/or SQL Server are sucking up all available memory. Here is how you turn this off. Continue reading

A Longer and Stronger Numeric Passcode in iOS

Ever since I got my iPhone 4S just before Christmas of 2011, I felt inadequately protected by the standard 4-digit numeric passcode that the simple passcode provided. Granted, it is very easy to punch in — the passcode screen provides … Continue reading

Still the Odd Duck Out: Microsoft Security Essentials v4 on Windows For Legacy PC’s

Well, it is with a heavy heart that I must report on the current state of Microsoft Security Essentials where it involves Windows FLP. It appears that MSE v4 is still unable to install on WinFLP. I find this particularly … Continue reading

Microsoft Security Essentials v4.0 installs successfully on Windows XP 64-bit and Windows Server 2008 R2

I have talked in the past about Microsoft Security Essentials being installable on Windows XP 64-bit and Windows Server 2008 R2 despite being “against the Terms of Service” as ballyhooed by the arrogantly myopic Microsoft Forums. Well, despite the fact … Continue reading

Older Wacom Tablets and XP 64-bit

Just recently acquired a very nice used Wacom Intuos tablet (GD-1212-R) to replace my older Wacom tablet (for which 64-bit drivers were never made). The whole intention was to hook it up to my Heavy Lifter (Tyan Thunder s2885, dual … Continue reading

Windows Photo Viewer unable to display animated GIFs? A solution.

When Microsoft released Windows 7, I finally had a good excuse to move away from Windows XP. Windows Vista was a dud and a major resource hog, and I had avoided it from the get-go. There was one thing bugging … Continue reading

Linux and displaying dates in ISO 8601 format…

If anyone knows me well, they know I have a passion for logical and rational standards. And of all the standards I have taken a shine to, one in particular sits at the top of the pile; head and shoulders … Continue reading

Installing Microsoft Security Essentials on XP 64-bit and Windows Server 2008

Back when Microsoft Security Essentials was first released, a lot of people wondered where the version for Windows XP 64-bit was. After all, there was a version for XP 32-bit, one for Vista/Win7 32-bit and one for Vista/Win7 64-bit. But … Continue reading