MSH is now Microsoft PowerShell

I haven't played with Monad shell for a while, the next thing I know there is a new scripting language called "Microsoft PowerShell". At first, I thought it's a brand new language, but actually they…

Windows Hidden File Attribute

Recently, I used xcopy to backup all the files from a bad hard drive to another drive under Windows XP. After all the files got copied, the directory is hidden and cannot be seen. I…

Fedora Core 5 Installation Notes

Just downloaded the FC5 DVD iso from the mirror site. Here are some of the notes. The test machine is Acer Ferrari 3400. Note that most commands require root privilege. So, use su or sudo…

How to Setup RAID on Dimension 8400

We have a Dimension 8400 that came with a single SATA drive. Recently, we retired some IDE drives that we want to add to the system. These IDE drives are kinda old, so the reliability…

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WQL and Path

I am playing around with WQL today. For a longest time, I couldn't get this query to work. Set colFiles = objWMIService.ExecQuery ("SELECT * FROM CIM_DataFile" & _ " WHERE Drive = 'c:' AND Extension…

How to Create a Hyperlink in Excel Spreadsheet…

Someone at the newsgroup asked this question. This is the VBScript that I wrote to accomplish this. Dim objExcel Set objExcel = WScript.CreateObject("Excel.Application") objExcel.Visible = TRUE objExcel.Workbooks.Open "C:\\bintest.xls" objExcel.Workbooks(1).Activate objExcel.Workbooks(1).Worksheets(1).Range("A1").Select Dim sLinkAddress sLinkAddress = "http://www.google.com"…

XviD Files Crash Windows Explorer

I copied some XviD encoded AVI files to a machine without XviD codec installed. Whenever I open the folder containing these files. The Windows Explorer crashes with the following event created in the Application log.…

Intel iMac and Samsung ML-2551N

We usually use the IP Printer option in Mac OS X when setting up network printer in our environment. We got this shiny iMac with Intel Dual Core processor the other day and had tons…