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Polk County Iowa Campaign for Liberty Meeting

This is the audio for the first Polk County meeting for the Campaign for Liberty. Kent Sorenson explains his path to victory in the Iowa House, and his fight for liberty there.

PartnerJet codes are not importing from Equitrac Professional


Check for a locked file: ptglobal\valid\acc1.dat
This file and ptglobal\valid\acc2.dat should have the same date.

HP Laserjet 4000 Error 13.2 paper jam

This error is easy to fix. There's probably no paper in the printer's paper path. The paper jam error 13.2 is caused because of the printer's clutch having too much friction. Follow the steps on the following link for each paper tray. This picture shows what the clutch looks like.

ZIP files downloaded from IIS are corrupt


If you download a ZIP file from Internet Information Services (IIS) and your computer says it is corrupt or invalid, try this solution:

Firewall and Port Forwarding in X-Wrt 8.09


You might want to set up 'loopback forwarding' so that you can access your WAN IP as if you were not on the LAN. For instance, if you have a web server behind your X-Wrt router, and the incoming port 80 is forwarded from the router to your webserver. This allows computers on the WAN (that is, not on your local network) to view your website. However, if you try to view your website from behind the X-Wrt or OpenWrt router, you won't be able to see it. For this, you need loopback forwarding. This is because port 80 is forwarded only for WAN requests.

ActiveX error trying to connect to Remote Web Workplace

If you are having trouble connecting to Remote Web Workplace in Small Business Server 2003, try this. If you get a message in the Internet Explorer information bar that it is unable to install an ActiveX control, and you've tried resetting the security zone in IE, try this:

run regedit:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Ext \ Settings

expand Settings and delete the key {7584c670-2274-4efb-b00b-d6aaba6d3850}

Troubleshooting on Equitrac PageCounter Pro terminals

On an older Equitrac PageCounter Professional terminal, here are some steps to troubleshoot various issues.

Remote Web Workplace error 403 Forbidden

If you are getting an error "403 forbidden" when trying to access Remote Web Workplace (RWW), here are some settings to check. This if for systems running Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 (SBS).

  1. The correct Authentication Methods for the /Remote virtual directory security are:
    1. Enable anonymous access. Connect as the IUSR_<servername> account.
    2. Enable Integrated Windows Authentication.

Word 2007 Blogging

Microsoft Word 2007 can publish to a blog. It's pretty cool. In Drupal, activate the Blog-API module. In Word, click the round button in the corner, then choose Publish, Blog. The URL is

Describe table in SQL Server 2005 - Equivalent of Oracle Describe command


In Oracle, the describe command shows the metadata for a table in your SQL database. The equivalent command in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (and 2008, probably) is sp_columns. Try using sp_columns
to find out the data type of each column, along with other useful information about your tables.


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