Category Archives: Microsoft

Automated Document Revision Information Reference

I went looking for a solution that would automatically update the front cover every time I added a new version number in the Document Revision Information table. Continue reading

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Conditional Page Break in MS Word

Background For many years I have put up with using MS Word’s Insert | Break | Section Break (Odd Page) (now Layout | Breaks | Section Breaks | Odd Page in Word 2016) to force a page break when you want … Continue reading

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I Bought a MS Surface Book, so now I’m really P…d off with Apple

Because if Apple had kept up its history of innovation in Personal Computers, Apple Laptops would now be shipping with touch-screens and stylus pencils. Continue reading

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GNS3 WorkBench v8.6 is finally out

Executive Overview The next version of GNS3 WorkBench is out.  You can download it several forms: An entire Virtual Machine as a single blob (although split into two files 2.5G-3G in size) The same Virtual Machine as individual files (in case … Continue reading

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Damn you Microsoft and your forced reboot! HOW DARE YOU!

I’ve just lost 30mins (at least) of work.  I was was in the middle of doing a complicated install of a virtual machine (I was installing FreeBSD on a QEMU virtual machine) and documenting each step.  All of a sudden, … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Install – What a ridiculous product key

Not Happy. Since I have a Mac, I had to buy the System Builder version of Windows 8 to legally run it in a Virtual Machine. I don’t have a problem with that. What I do have a problem with … Continue reading

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Time for better International Awareness from companies providing International Service

In the early days of the Internet it was common for many websites to assume the audience was a) English speaking and b) North American. Given the importance of and target audience for the business conducted on the Internet in … Continue reading

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