Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Rhapsody! Yahoo! So far, so good.

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

Plug and play….

Rhapsody To Go and Yahoo! To Go both use Microsoft’s digital rights management software (WMA-DRM). After about a month, the songs that I download to my iRiver H10 won’t play; the H10 will complain that my licenses have expired. Rhapsody and Yahoo claim that I just need to resync my device & everything will be ok.

Well, yesterday my songs expired. I resynced my device with both services. Everything is ok again.

What do you want the server to do?

Wednesday, April 13th, 2005

When you reboot Windows Server, you are prompted with a message box asking what you want Windows to do? I usually say Restart because I’m testing an install or whatever. You are also prompted to say why you want Windows to do whatever it is that you want Windows to do. I usually type sljfaljd; and move on.

You can disable this prompt:

Run GPEDIT.MSC to launch the Group Policy Object Editor.

Open Local Computer Policy | Computer Configuration | Administrative Templates | System.

Open “Display Shutdown Event Tracker” policy and set it to Disabled. Click OK.

You can choose to have software errors reported to Microsoft

Tuesday, January 11th, 2005

Tired of saying no when Windows asks to report crashes back to Microsoft?

Disable the feature under My Computer / Properties / System Properties / Advanced / Error Reporting.