xkcd hits the nail on the head as far as system security and convenient logins is concerned.
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.…
Tip for fixing an issue with networked printers in Windows XP causing the CPU to run at 100% until the job is stopped.
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…
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):
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "gui.py", line 4, in ?
File "iPodderGui.pyc", line 3573, in main
File "ipodder\configuration.pyc", line 468, in __init__
File "os.pyc", line 154, in makedirs
OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'C:\\Users\\xxx\\My Documents\\My Received Podcasts'
Fortunately the fix seems to…