Below are a few articles that I have written. These are generally solutions / how to’s about longer technical problems.
Migrating databases can be a challenging task. I have recently had the need to move data from a MySQL database to PostgreSQL with some unique twists. I figured out a good approach to it and wanted to get it documented in case if someone ends up in a similar situation.
Offline Files and Windows Explorer think your server is offline even when you are on the network? If so, then you might want to try this fix.
Recently I had issues with Windows Vista where it would get on a network, but would only have local access (i.e. “Access: Local only” in the Network and Sharing Center). After spending about an hour and a half I finally stumbled across the solution. Once again, the solution was hidden in a forum, and the Microsoft knowledge base article was fairly hard to follow. This article summarizes the steps for quickly fixing this.
Unfortunately, there are too many complaints about Windows Vista. Personally, I think that Windows Vista is a pretty good OS. This article tries to explain Windows Vista and put it in an unbiased context. Additionally, one of my goals is to make this transition easier for the users, so, I will be explaining how to get things to work until either Microsoft or other software vendors have had a chance to officially fix them.