Archive for the 'Info. Tech.' Category

Reset toner page count Brother MFC 9330cdw

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Restart printer to get it to a default state. Locate the * (asterisk) key, remember (or mark with a post it note – it;s inline with the “WiFi” text. Open the printer as if you were going to replace a toner cartridge. Press and hold the (*) until a menu appears, select the appropriate option […]

Review – Motorola Defy (MB525)

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Motorola Defy (MB525) – Telstra 3G Network. Android 2.2.2 with MotoBlur. Score: 1/5 – Buy an iPhone instead. This review is not going to be flattering to either Motorola or Android, as I find it difficult to know where the root cause of a problem lies (Android, or the specific implementation as delivered by Motorola) […]

Microsoft Office 2010 – Trust

Friday, May 20th, 2011

How stupidly user unfriendly is the new Trusted settings in Office 2010, and how cryptic is the error message that pops up. Word experienced an error trying to open the file. Try these suggestions. *Check the file permissions for the document or drive *Make sure there is sufficient free memory and disk space. *Open the […]

Moving data off a dodgy disk

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Recently I had the joy of a brand new hard disk developing bad sectors, this caused all sorts of issues, and once I’d worked out that the disk was having issues (a failed backup due to read errors, which lead to a chkdsk, which lead to a hurried purchase of a new HDD) I immediately […]

Kindle 3 – WiFi

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Amazon have announced the kindle available in 6″ with WiFi and WiFi+3G models. Some of the key features of the Kindle 3 that may interest you is the higher contrast screen for that even more paper like visuals, even lighter and smaller than before, a new colour (graphite) which I personally find significantly more appealing. […]

Intel Turbo Boost Technology Monitor – Installation issues Win7 Ultimate 64 bit

Friday, August 6th, 2010

If you get the following error on a 64 bit Windows 7 install the following may help you. Solution: (Version 1.0.400.5) This is what I did to get this tool installed: I ran the setup and again the box popped up saying “This installation requires a newer version of windows”. I did not click “OK”. […]

Send CTRL-ALT-DEL through Remote Desktop

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

The wonderful fun and games that is remote desktop can often cause headaches, not the least of which is how to send a CTRL-ALT-DEL sequence to the remote host that your connecting to. The magic key sequence is CTRL-ALT-END – this will enable you to send the remote host a control alt delete key sequence. […]

Nagios2 on Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04)

Monday, July 21st, 2008

The joys of starting nagios in hardy heron – after installing as per the ubuntu site – I was unable to access the Nagios webpage by accessing http://localhost/nagios2/ – it took a little while to work out what went wrong, the fix is really quite simple. Ensure that you include the  the following line in […]

Itty bitty PC’s – not quite right

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Now with the common availability of wireless internet connection over 3G phone networks having a portable computer is now feasible for many people there seems to be a dearth of decent portable computers to suit my needs Things like the eeePC from ASUS seem almost ideal but there are a few issues with it – […]

Mr. T and William Shatner – WoW’s their game!

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

Clips: New WoW Ads Recruit Mr. T and Shatner Some awesome little clips advertising world of warcraft – the Mr T clip is da bomb foo!