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Page Skew on HP LaserJet 1200

If you are getting crooked prints from your printer, the solution might be as simple as replacing your toner cartridge. I was using a refurb toner cart in my HP LaserJet 1200 and thought the fuser was bad - I went so far as replacing it, before I realized that my almost-new toner cartridge was to blame.

Page skew is when the image and text on your paper is rotated or crooked. On mine, the top right corner of printing was off the page, while the top right corner looked ok. The whole print was rotated counter-clockwise.

Resize Photo Attachments in Outlook 2007

When you attach a picture to an email in Outlook 2007, Outlook can resize the photos for you. Here's how to control this useful feature.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA102349021033.aspx?mode=print

Event 562 Success audit in Security log on Exchange 2003 Server

If you turn on Audit Object Access, which is useful to find when and who access and deleted files, you may see thousands of Event 562 in the Windows Security event log. Here's how I fixed it.

ISSUE
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After turning on Success auditing for Object
Access on the SBS 2003 Server,
the security event is fills up with:

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 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"=-

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