excel 2013 to the rescue…

My wife had a spreadsheet with lots of references and complexity that she was working with for hours.  She saved the file in Excel 2007 and something went wrong – she was unable to open or use the file in Excel 2007.  She downloaded the original and spent hours working on a second copy.  I…

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learning the dvorak keyboard

there are a lot of things we take for granted in a full version of an operating system.  i’ve been interested in learning the dvorak keyboard for years, but only recently have i been spending time learning it.  imagine the increased security of typing in passwords where even if someone remembered your keystrokes, they don’t…

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domains, domains, domains

i attended our dekalb toastmasters website committee meeting this morning and took on the job of figuring out our website domain registration.  it’s with yahoo small business and i have a yahoo account, but the account that initially registered the domain name is not a member of the club (and we don’t have the persons…

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windows 7 wednesday tip: change in wireless access security

i just got back from a trip to phoenix to visit family (more on that later) and had a very short but useful windows 7 todo list while i was there.  my cousins’ computers weren’t connecting to the home wireless setup and exhibited the following behavior shown below trying to connect to my mifi device:…

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windows 7 wednesday tips (7 for the end of 2009)

here’s another installment of my public windows 7 wednesday tips.  we’ve been providing weekly tips internally for 18 weeks and many of those same tips will be reproduced here (as well as new ones).  here are 7 tips to ring in the new year: #1 use internet explorer 8’s inprivate browsing mode for online banking,…

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problem steps recorder – help someone out of a jam

at our thursday loadfest we had a user that had the magnifier starting every time their computer restarted (kind of annoying until you realize how awesome the new windows 7 magnifier is!), so i figured out where it got configured and wanted to send instructions to the user – problem steps recorder to the rescue! …

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the case of the two iexplore.exe processes

i recently noticed that anytime i open internet explorer, i have two iexplore.exe processes on windows vista.  in trying to troubleshoot this, i reinstalled a test system and was reminded in internet explorer 7 and protected mode we introduced a secondary process called ieuser.exe that “sandboxes” internet explorer from the current user security context.  since…

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