Archive for the 'Open Source' Category

OS X Virtual Machines Two Methods

I recently had the need to test some ‘fixes’ for a co-workers iMac. Since I don’t like to make system changes on ‘live’ machines I went to my Virtual Machines (VM) and was able to easily test what I needed. I mentioned that to a colleague and they asked me to explain how I was […]

WordPress 500 internal Server Error xmlrpc.php fix part 2

I had this issue previously and it appeared resolved. But it has returned after upgrading my WordPress installation to 3.x. So I tried the simple thing of just disabling all my plug-ins but that didn’t do it this time. I had to do that (disable my plug-ins as described here) and all this too! I […]

Windows Live Writer WordPress 500 Internal Server Error

This problem cropped up and recently and really got me pissed. I absolutely LOVE Windows Live Writer. If you post often to sites or blogs this is probably the best tool I’ve found for easy posting, short of a full fledged website/content management application or system [Dreamweaver, SharePoint or the like]. I will post much […]

Managing Passwords – Using KeePass

In the digital age remembering your usernames and passwords can be very difficult. You need a password for the Windows network logon, your e-mail account, your homepage’s FTP password, online passwords (like website member account), etc. etc. etc. The list is endless. Also, you should use different passwords for each account. Because if you use […]

More on Freeware that I use

I keep getting asked about what applications I would ‘install on a new system’ or what apps to I use for this or that and how can I find them. So I put together a list of  most of them I use again. I already have posted on my affection for Firefox used with add-ons […]

How to create a bootable upgrade or installation USB thumb drive to install Windows 7

Before you begin, you will require the following: USB Flash Drive (4GB minimum) Windows 7 ISO Image file (or DVD as explained in how to create ISO section) Reading all of my notes completely as things change if you are doing an upgrade vs. new installation. (see the upgrade section for important info.) You must […]