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Updated to WordPress 2.3.1

Just found a few minutes to update WordPress and a few plugins 🙂
Things with the flat in Cambridge are progressing well, and we should get the keys tomorrow, hooray!
Also, at some point, I need to upload photos that Jade and I took on our recent trip to the beautiful island of Jersey 🙂

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Vista: The specified print monitor is unknown

Symptoms
When trying to install a shared network printer in Windows Vista, you get an error which states:
Windows cannot connect to the printer.
The specified print monitor is unknown.
The Cause
This is a bug in Vista. If you disable the UAC, Vista is seemingly unable to add a network printer.
The Fix
To fix this, you’ll need to install a … Read more »

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Update

Just wanted to take 10 minutes or so to highlight what’s going on in my life at the moment, and perhaps explain why I’ve not been very active online lately.
Work
I started my new job at DisplayLink on the 17th of September. I’m enjoying it a lot, but the hours and commute are longer than Crownhill … Read more »

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Windows XP Service Pack 2 Halts on “Checking Product Key”

If you’re installing Windows XP Service Pack 2 and it halts or hangs on you while it is allegedly “Checking Product Key”, you can fix it like so:
1) Please go into the CMD prompt (Start/Run –> cmd.exe )
2) Then type cd /d %windir%\inf and make sure we are in that
directory.
3) Then type ren oem*.inf oem*.old, … Read more »

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Vista Crashes: yk60x86.sys

Problem
Vista Crashes (Blue Screens) with an error message mentioning yk60x86.sys.
Solution
We’ve got a bunch of Sony Vaio VGN-SZ5MN laptops at work and a lot of them are blue screening (BSOD) as soon as you plug in the Ethernet cable. If that’s not enough of a clue (hehe), the problem is the Marvell Yukon Ethernet Controller driver. … Read more »