Category Archives: tech tips

What does a firewall do? ANSWER

Question. Thank you for the help…my firewall is enabled. Does this keep hackers from seeing what I’m doing with online banking, etc? (Just curious) What exactly does a firewally do? Answer. Here is a simplified explanation of firewalls as they relate to your personal computer: A firewall’s main purpose is to provide a barrier between the internet and your computer. Specifically, a firewall is supposed to only allow approved applications to transmit and receive data from your computer to the

Unknown device / how to get MP4 player working [solved]

Question. Hello, I bought a pink MP4 player (iPod nano clone) from a China or Hong Kong seller. The player works but I can’t connect it to my PC or Mac, when I connect it I get a “this USB device has malfunctioned” or “unknown device” in device manager. Please help me so I can load music onto the player! Answer. You may want to try a different USB cable, sometimes the ones that ship out with the player are

Keyword suggestion and tracking tools

Question: What are some good sites for tracking search engine keyword ranking and for suggesting keywords? Answer: Here is a list of keyword suggestion sites and keyword tracker tools, most of them are compiled from a digital point forum thread. WordTracker – Digital Point – NicheBot – NicheBot Classic – NicheBot Ranking – Vurr – Google Adwords – Yahoo Overture – Good Keywords – Keyword Count – Keyword Density –

Access XP share without password, from Vista

Question: Tonight I was trying to access, via Vista, a folder that was shared from a Windows XP Pro machine. I kept getting a username/password prompt, but there isn’t a password set on any of users! How can I access the folder? Answer: by default Windows XP Professional won’t allow network users shared folder access without a password. So here’s how to allow network access using a blank password: First, on the XP computer that is sharing the folder make

SOLUTION to Dreamweaver problem: The document you selected is very large and would take too long to import

Question. I’m trying to paste a large Word document (or even copied web pages out of Firefox) into Dreamweaver and I get the following error: “The document you selected is very large and would take too long to import. We recommend you use Copy and Paste to insert parts of the document into multiple web pages.” Answer. Edit the Dreamweaver file InsertOfficeDoc.js to adjust the file size threshold upwards. After editing that file and restarting Dreamweaver, you should be able

Professional Photo Printer: Epson R1900 vs. Canon 9000 Pro Mk II

2011.04.20 Update: We’re still loving the Canon Pixma 9000 Pro Mk II, you can find some photos of it here (just scroll down that page a bit). Updated: 2009.Sep.19 we bought the Canon 9000 Pro Mk II! It was a tough choice, but these were our primary reasons for choosing Canon: Our past good experiences with Canon large format printers The flat paper path – we’re excited to try some really thick papers and the the flat paper path will

Fixing dual-monitor problems in Solidworks

My friend Dave does some amazing machining (CNC) work in Ozark, MO.  He recently upgraded to dual monitors on hid work computer but was having the following problem, I’m posting the correspondence here in case somebody else out there has a similar problem… PROBLEM: Dave here.  I wanted to see if you could help me out with my computer from work.  After installing the second monitor I’ve been having a couple issues.  When I have both of my programs up,