Windows on Inactivity

Here's a little tip for anyone like me still using Windows Vista who's having trouble with the system logging/locking you out after a certain period of inactivity (usually 5 or 10 minutes). The two most common culprits for this are the screensaver settings or possible power saving options, both accessible from within the Control Panel.…

It's a fairly common problem with Windows. Somehow a program manages to create a file with a name containing illegal characters or otherwise outside the file system's parameters. No matter what you try, you just can't rid yourself of it. The file certainly isn't in use and being locked up by another program. Trying to…

Juice on Vista

Whilst installing the latest version of Juice, a cross-platform podcast receiver on Windows Vista, I came across a rather simple error that prevented the program from functioning correctly on the first load, and then from loading thereafter. The error log generated the following output (where xxx indicates the username):

Fortunately the fix seems to…