Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. Cannot open the outlook window.

Hi All,

Had an issue where Outlook wouldn’t open up properly, and would show the following error message:

Microsoft Office Outlook

Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. Cannot open the outlook window.

Anyway, to fix it I went into Control Panel/Mail.

Then copied the default profile to a different name, then set the new one to default, and started outlook!

PRESTO!

Michael Jackson’s death. A conspiracy?

When I was awoken this morning with the news of Michael Jacksons death, the first question which I asked my wife was “What will happen to all the ticket sales??”.

This then lead me to believe perhaps the death is a conspiracy!

If I am wrong (which I hope I am not), I send my condolences to the Jackson family.

The reason for my suspicion, is the fact that coincidently, just after Michael has eliminated his debt through ticket sales, he conveniently has an exit, and the best excuse possible for not delivering!

So seriously? What happens to all the ticket sales revenue??

Too bad if you bought your ticket off a scalper for a premium! Let that be a lesson!

THEN, I found that someone had already made a story about it!!!

I will post more soon after getting more evidence of my suspicion.

UPDATE:
So doing a little bit of research during the day, and found this article on the net!
Unbelieveable! So does this mean that Michael get’s away with it?! Tut tut tut.

Wireless 802.11N USB Adapter for long range P2P link

Hi All,

A mate and I are about to test out the following Wireless 802.11N USB adapters in an attempt to create a neighbourhood link that stretches 2kms.

We intend to create an antenna similar to the ones shown at http://www.usbwifi.orconhosting.net.nz/.

We found the cheap adapters at a decent Chinese wholesaler which had them at our doorstep within 3 days for next to nothing! The adapters work fine locally, but the real test will be when they are out on the roof going for the distance using a unidirectional antenna.

They’re obviously not designed for outdoor use, but we’re just going to wrap up the metal parts in tape, and hope for the best. Worst case we’ll be up for another set if it corrodes over time, and might end up trying silicone. For that price, who cares. If it works, we’ll save about $500 each in expensive wireless kit!

Will let you know our progress.

Specs of Adapter for those interested:

Manufacturer Specifications

  • Main Function: Wifi 802.11N USB Dongle for wireless internet (sometimes called WLAN network adapter)
  • Operating Wifi Standards: IEEE 802.11N (draft 2.0), IEEE 802.11G, IEEE 802.11B
  • Data Rates:
    - 802.11N: 300 / 150 / 108 / 81 / 54 / 27 Mbps (adaptive)
    - 802.11G: 54 / 48 / 36 / 24 / 18 / 12 / 9 / 6 Mbps (adaptive)
    - 802.11B: 11 / 5.5 / 2 / 1 Mbps (adaptive)
  • Operating Range: Up to 300M unobstructed and 150M with normal furnishings
  • Security:
    - 64/128-bit WEP Data Encryption
    - WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK, WPS, 802.11X Advanced Security
    - IV Expansion, Shared Key Authentication
    - Supports MIC
    - Supports Quality of Service (Q.O.S.) – WMM, WMM-PS
  • Modulation Method:
    - OFDM/CCK/16-QAM/64-QAM
  • Operation Mode:
    - Ad hoc
    - Infrastructure (access point is needed)
  • Operating Temperature: 0 C to 40 C
  • Operating Systems: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Mac OS X+
  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • Dimension: 88mm x 29mm x 12mm (L x W x D)
  • Manufacturer Ref: F7AB2FBCD044
  • Catalog Ref: Wi-Fi computer accessory

Wireless N USB Adapter

Wholesale electronics direct from China

Hi All,

I found this website selling wholesale electronic gadgets at great prices.

Check it out:

If you get anything, let me know your experience and the quality of the product. I will be adding some reviews on products shortly.

Pioneer DEH-P7050BT Bluetooth Head Unit and Nokia Phones

Ages ago I bought one of these head units, and had massive problems getting it to connect to my Nokia E51.

I spent ages doing research and finally found this on the Pioneer Europe website:

http://www.pioneer.eu/eur/content/support/support/update/deh_bt_update.html

They are instructions to upgrade the software on the head unit to work properly with Nokia N series phones (as well as E series obviously).

Hopefully I have saved you some time.

If you have any questions, drop a comment and I will respond or offer some advice.

All in all the deck is good. Audio quality is great, and have no issues with hearing, or people hearing me.

The mic is directional, so keep that in mind.

The menu is a bit fiddly, but once you know what to do, it is bearable.

If you still have issues after upgrading the software, I would recommend you delete all pairing etc on both the head unit and the phone, and start again from scratch. It seems to work best when pairing from the head unit rather then from the phone too.

Cheers

Spoon Man

This is awesome!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PECpA9a_2zQ

How do domains work?

What is a domain?

 

Domain names are a friendly way of displaying, and referring to a devices Internet Protocol (IP) address.

 

All devices connected directly to the internet have an IP address. 

 

Most web pages can be called directly by using the IP address in the web browser directly, unless they use virtual hosts to define the specific web hosting area.

 

Without domain names, we would need access Google by using the IP address. This would be difficult to remember!

 

An example of one of Googles many IPs is 74.125.45.100.

 

Instead a site like Google, or even this one, use domain names to help translate to this IP address in a humanly recognisable way.

 

How do I set a domain up?

 

To setup a domain name can be quite confusing if you are unfamiliar with how it works.

 

Domain registration.

 

Since the internet has existed, organisations like Ausregistry, and ICANN have existed to regulate domain name registration. The organisations sell and manage the rights to domain names on a yearly or bi-yearly basis.

 

To start with, you must find a suitable domain registrant. For Australians I would recommend Webcity. They have great prices, and excellent hosting packages to compliment.

 

The pricing of registration varies from registrant to registrant, so it pays to shop around.

 

For two years of .com.au hosting, I would expect to pay no more then $40AUD Inc. Registration for .com is cheaper, and is done yearly. I would expect to pay no more then $15AUD Inc per year.

 

Domain hosting.

 

Once you have found and registered your domain name, you will be given the opportunity to assign name servers. It is recommended you have at least two name server addresses assigned to the domain name.

 

The hosting information for these two name servers should reside on two separate servers to minimize downtime in case of failure.

 

You can setup your own name servers, but for the sake of about $10 a year, I would recommend having this hosted by a reputable company. Webcity can also help you out with this.

 

Setting your name servers under your domains registration can take up to 48 hours to propegate world wide. You will have to be patient if you need to change name servers.

 

The domain hosting information, commenly referred to as the domain zone file, contains information which tells the computer looking up the domain name, what to do.

Australian Stimulus Package Round 2

What’s the go with these stimulous packages around the world?

To be honest I think it is one of the stupidest things I have ever heard of. I am all for receiving my own money back, but I am sure the Australian government can come up with a better idea then letting everyone piss it up against the wall, or give it straight to China!

It seems to me the Chinese economy will come out victorious after this bout of financial stress.

Good work China! Wú huáng wànsuì, wànsuì, wànwànsuì

Perhaps this is KRudds hidden agenda?? He does speak Mandarin afterall!

PS: At least KRudd “may” stimulate something!

Trend Micro 5.1 Installation Issue

I had a problem installing Trend Micro Messaging Security Agent on an Exchange 2007 server running Windows Server 2008 Standard 64 bit.

I encountered 5 of the following “SideBySide” errors with event ID 33 in the event viewer:

Activation context generation failed for “C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft.vc80.mfc_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.762_none_c46a533c8a667ee7\MFC80U.DLL”. Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC80.MFCLOC,processorArchitecture=”amd64″,publicKeyToken=”1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b”,type=”win32″,version=”8.0.50608.0″ could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.

To fix it I did the following:

Download and install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86) (Yes x86 on 64 bit)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=32BC1BEE-A3F9-4C13-9C99-220B62A191EE&displaylang=en

It installed fine shortly after!

 

Please post a comment if this has helped you :)

Go Google!

A funny thing I encountered today when downloading Google Earth Pro.

I am a fan of Google, but this just made me laugh!

Just incase you haven’t used it before, the browser I am using is Google’s own Chrome browser. It is actually a cool browser which I’d recommend.

Enjoy!

Google FAIL

Google FAIL