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    Events Of 5/27/2012

    Just finding out about this now. Neen with TCH so long and never having had a problem like this, I just don't monitor my site that often Anyway, it looks like the index.php restore script worked. However, any index.htm file was deleted, either by the script or by the hacker. I've restored my site from my personal backup files. I still can't send any email: access denied... Server is stormtrooper Regards, Dan Cumpian
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    Itunes 9.0.1 Released

    For years I resisted the iPod and insisted that CD's were the only way to listen to music. Well, I finally broke down and bought a 120GB iPod Classic and have about 1/2 my CD collection in it (so far). With a proper dock that interfaces with your stereo, it is so much easier to find what you want to listen to this way. Instead of hunting for a CD, I scroll a menu on the TV and push "Play". Of course, how you load your music into iTunes/iPod is important, particularly proper assignment of genre so you can group similar artists together for quick plays. The latest iTunes plus compression sounds pretty darned good and it is very difficult to hear the difference between that and the actual CD. For really complex music, I also rip at 320k. One reason whi I bought the large capacity iPod. Dan
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    External Backup Drive

    I think a better one is Shadow Protect: www.storagecraft.com/products/ShadowProtectDesktop/ So far, it has been very reliable for me. Regards, Dan
  4. This can happen if there is a redirect on the server. I had this happen to me before and it turned out that I had to use a slightly different URL to avoid the issue. Example: causes failed login http://www.mywebsite.com/lockeddir works http://www.mywebsite.com/lockeddir/ Regards, Dan
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    Preparing To Move To The New Computer

    Recovering a deleted file is one thing, recovering usable information from a drive that has been fdisked, reformatted and then had a whole bunch of new files written to it (O/S install) would be hugely expensive and most likely beyond the capabilities of anyone that would end up with your PC. Personally, I wouldn't worry too much about it. Regards, Dan
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    Like Or Regex

    You can also search for records CONTAINING an alphanumeric string by using LIKE '%string%'. Regards
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    Spammers And Phpbb

    You can eliminate 90% of the spam registrations by modding two files: usercp_register and functions_validate By adding your own validations to these files, you can prevent most of the spam registrations. Regards, Dan
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    Apache2 Announcement

    This is also commonly used for PHPBB. Thanks, Dan
  9. If Eudora uses multiple connections to check the email accounts, you may need to change this so that each account is checked one at a time, or otherwise limit the number of simultaneous connections. Regards, Dan
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    Php5 / Mysql5 Upgrades

    I'll add my $.02 as well. Server 76 was upgraded last night and I didn't even notice. Everything is working just as well as before. Good job TCH! BTW, when will Server 76 join the other servers in Michigan? Regards, Dan
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    Post Upgrade Question

    This is an internal database that MySQL uses to store information it needs about the databases that it is managing. DO NOT delete this database... Regards, Dan
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    Backup Your Firefox Profile

    That is the situation that occurred. Backup and restore was for the same version of Firefox, however a different version of Windows (XP vs Vista). I'll blame it on Vista, for now Regards, Dan
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    Backup Your Firefox Profile

    I recently purchased a new PC and use FEBE to make backups of my old Firefox settings. Everything transferred to the new PC except my passwords. When I tried it, it looked like they were there in the raw files, but Firefox wouldn't recognize them. In fact, after restoring them, Firefox would no longer save any new passwords. I've got it all sorted out now, but if you use FEBE, be forewarned. Regards, Dan
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    Directdraw Acceleration

    Are you sure that your video card supports hardware acceleration? Dan
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    I purchased a new Toshiba laptop for my wife whose old Windows ME (!) desktop was dying. It came pre-loaded with Vista and so far she has gotten everything that was on her old machine running successfully under Vista. I was amazed that some old software, like Corel Printhouse, loaded and ran under Vista without any issues. The only issue we had was with an old Logitech webcam...finally got it working though. Dan