It’s never the hardware

A friend of mine asked me for help recently. His new Windows 7 laptop could not authenticate to access a network share in a workgroup environment. I said “that’s going to be easy” and ran him through the usual troubleshooting – security logs, share permissions and maximum number of users, password synchronisation etc.. By the …

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Hardware upgrade policy

Yesterday I upgraded my display for the Big One to a 24-inch Gateway FPD2485W. It’s a S-PVA, Pivotable large display that really makes sense to watch movies on. My previous display was Sharp LL-T1811W, a regular TFT-TN 18″ LCD display. Such an upgrade always gives me the “wow”, since I upgraded from a two-class-behind equipment. …

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