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How to setup Loopback Port Forwarding on OpenWRT Kamikaze

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If you use OpenWRT and have a server on your LAN, you probably want to setup loopback forwarding. Here's how to do it.

These instructions came from this page. I simply want to explain them a bit more, and confirm that these instructions for loopback forwarding work on OpenWRT Kamikaze.

How to disable a Microsoft Office menu item or toolbar icon

If you use Group Policy, this is easy. Here's how:

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!

Cannot access cellular data network after iPhone jailbreak and unlock to tmobile

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So you've hacked your iPhone and unlocked it with TMobile. Good for you. Now you need data access. Here's how:

How to fix Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Interference

A wireless keyboard and/or mouse can be quite convenient, and a seemingly endless source of frustration. Here's how I solved my own wireless keyboard interference problem. I have a Logitech S510 keyboard and mouse combo.

Steps to troubleshoot a wireless keyboard and/or mouse

How to create a simple string filter in SSRS

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If you are sure you've typed your filter condition correctly, to either include or exclude data based on a string match, try this.

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