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Sunday, March 6th, 2011
10:32 pm
Friday, November 23rd, 2007
3:15 pm
Micros Serial Issues
This is a highly technical question, but seeking help from anyone with some experience. A majority of our restaraunts are currently running kitchen and remote printers off of different registers using the serial RS-232 interface. For whatever reason, in Micros RES version 4.1, this connectivity is no longer supported as is.

The EASIEST solution seems to be cutting the serial connectors off the existing cables and placing RJ11 or RJ45 jacks on the ends and either connecting them to the IDN ports of the WorkStation 4s, or using a RJ45 - RS232 9pin adapter on the reger and an RJ-45 to RS232 25 pin on the printer.


Monday, November 19th, 2007
9:09 am
I have an issue with Terminal Services clients and I need some information. The Windows 2000 server shows unlimited licenses are available for Terminal Service Clients. However, when we replaced two desktops at one site, they were issued temporary licenses that are now about to expire. I've searched for a solution but have come up empty. I need to figure out if there is a way to force the clients to "reauthenticate" with the server and try to upgrade their temporary licenses to permenant, unlimited ones. I suspect there is a tool or a command line I can run either on the server, or the client(s) to facilitate this upgrade.

Thanks in advance!
Monday, October 29th, 2007
4:35 pm
I find myself faced with a very unique problem.

I need to upgrade about 30 client computers at a doctor's office to a new version of their antivirus software. I need to uninstall the existing software, and install the new software with the new 30-seat license code.

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Really looking for a helping hand from my sys-admin buddies out there.

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006
3:10 am
Linux is used in the majority of the freelance projects
Statistical research based on analysis of more than 15000 freelance projects posted to getafreelancer.com (one of the biggest freelance sites along with scriptlance.com and others) shows that Linux was used in 23.8% of all projects, Windows – in 19.9% of all projects.
Monday, June 20th, 2005
9:23 pm
Hello, I just joined this community in-part because I'm interested to see what I can learn and contribute to the community, but also because I've got a major dilemma and I'd like some input from people in the field.

I'm currently finishing a master's degree in New Media and I've been offered a job to teach English in Japan for 1-3 years on a government program. I'm interested in this job, but my family is telling me that going to Japan to teach would probably ruin my chances of getting a job when I get back.

Their claim, and one I'm not sure if I can trust, is that if I don't start in with a career-track job right away, I'll be lost in the shuffle, be less appealing to employers and whatnot.

I tend to think that while I'm in Japan, I'd be able to improve my familiarity with programs and code that I'm pretty shaky on. I don't really have much out-of-classroom experience, so I don't see myself being a hot item right out of the gates anyway.

I'm not looking for someone to make my decision for me, but I'd like to have a more authoritative voice with input into if this would "destroy" my job prospects or not.

Orbital : Are We Here? : Snivilisation
Thursday, June 9th, 2005
1:34 pm
CSS, IE, Transparent backgrounds
Off topic, but potentially useful.

As you can see on my main site both IE and non-IE browsers can be beaten into submission when it comes to using transparent and partially pngs for backgrounds.

filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.AlphaImageLoader(src='trans2.png', sizingMethod='scale');

There is, however, a large ugly bug relating to doing this.

Using the filter: attribute with a AlphaImageTransform (see http://blankpixel.com/bp.css and search for "filter" if you wish an example) adds a supra layer to the site. This is all fine and dandy, unless you happen to have child tags or containers that are links or buttons. In IE, it disables pass-through clicks and all actions on the child tags. It's very annoying. For the links and linksin divs on my site, I managed to get around it by changing the size of the image to 1px by 1px. It was previously 2x2. There's a set of sizes where this does and doesn't work, and if you experience this behaviour, the trick is apparently to scale up or down a pixel at a time until it does work.

Once this is done properly it's got quite a keen effect. Depending on a few variables I haven't yet figured out, the filtered image doesn't always show up without a position: absolute; attribute added. You can nest divs with these attributes and get varying levels of color changing and transparency.

Tested (working) on: Firefox 1.0.4, Safari on Mac OS 10.2.4, IE Mac OS 10.2, IE 6. Anyone wanna verify the looks on anything else and add it to the list for me? :)

Current Mood: tired
Monday, December 13th, 2004
9:55 am
Finding work (Israel/Worldwide)
Hi I’m zachkessin and I’m a freelance programer doing perl/php and the like from Israel. I’ve mostly been working via referrals and such, but I would love to expand past that. I was thinking of putting an add somewhere, has anyone had any experiences with that that might be helpful to know about.

Also does anyone have any good suggestions for web sites to look on?

Current Mood: excited
Saturday, December 4th, 2004
10:25 pm
Start here..
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