Quick fix for an iPhone battery that doesn't last for a day

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My iPhone battery was very weak. It would go dead before the end of a day of moderate usage. Apple would replace my iPhone for about 200 bucks. AT&T suggested restoring my iPhone 3G from scratch, and then reloading my Apps one-by-one. I found a solution that made my iPhone 3G last all day, and then some.

"your client access licenses are not valid" on Server 2003 or SBS 2003

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Event ID 1017 "The license store for the client access licenses was corrupt and had to be deleted." Other messages on the server console indicating that license usage has been exceeded, and users' inability to access network resources may be symptoms of a full C: volume.

Treesize can help with this problem by finding the largest directories on your hard drive.

OpenWRT OpenVPN sample config file (new kamikaze style)

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###############################################
# Sample OpenVPN 2.0 uci config for             #
# multi-client server.                          #
#################################################

config openvpn sample_server

        # Set to 1 to enable this instance:
        option enable 1

        # Which local IP address should OpenVPN
        # listen on? (optional)
#       option local 0.0.0.0

How to Automatically Create Outlook user Profiles when a User Opens Outlook

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  1. Create an Outlook PRF file. Use the Office 2003 Resource Kit.
  2. Then add this .reg file to your users' startup script. Adjust the name and location of the PRF file to your needs.

This will affect Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Setup]
"ImportPRF"="\\\\server\\scripts\\outlook_settings.prf"
"First-Run"=-
"FirstRun"=-

Page numbers in Word 2007 still don't work correctly

I tried to combine a simple two page Word 2007 document with a two page PDF. The word document had page numbers in the footer, like "Page 1 of 2". I combined these documents into a PDF through the Windows Explorer right-click menu -- "Combine supported files in Acrobat".

In my new PDF, the page numbers were displaying incorrectly. These are the page numbers from the Word document. The page numbers said "Page 1 of 1" on the first page, and "Page 2 of 2" on the second page.

Open Excel 2007 spreadsheets in multiple windows

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If you want to open two Excel 2007 windows, each with different spreadsheets, you'll need to check out this tip. I have two monitors, and I need to use two spreadsheets at the same time. By default, you can't open two excel instances at the same time. Here's how to change that.

 http://blog.sadasystems.com/2009/07/open-multiple-excel-2007-windows.html

In case that site or file is unavailable, I am hosting it here myself. Thanks for the tip!

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