Hard drive filling with CAB files

Hard drive filling with CAB files

A business I work with uses FileMaker for their point of sale (POS) system and lately has had all their PC’s hard drives fill with CAB files in the Windows Temp directory along with log files in the Windows Logs CBS folder. Apparently this behavior is caused by the Microsoft Windows Modules Installer (TrustedInstaller.exe), trying to create a CAB file of old logs and failing to do so over and over again. This appears in Windows 7, 8 and...

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Open all WordPress external links in a new tab or window

Open all WordPress external links in a new tab or window

WordPress recently added the feature of highlighting text and pasting a URL onto it to create a link. It’s fast and easy, but you have to go into Link Options of that link and click Open link in a new tab. What a pain when you’re working on a chart or index that has hundreds of links. Here’s an easy way; add this code to your functions.php file, just above the ?> ending. Basically it’s automatically adding...

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Fan at 100% all the time for small form factor PC

Fan at 100% all the time for small form factor PC

I’ve had a Jetway JBC600C99352W-BW small form factor PC for quite a few years, and it continues to perform. A little long in the tooth with an Intel Atom D525 processor and Nvidia ION2 graphics, it gets the job done and is quite small. I’ve used it as an all purpose general usage PC, a Plex client for playback on my television, and a router (with additional USB NIC). Last year the cooling fan started running at 100% all the time....

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2015 Comic Reading List

2015 Comic Reading List

Back in 2013 I started keeping track of what comics I read. Being a very long term comic reader and collector I’ve always picked up books I wanted as they were published and invariably had a stack around the house of unread books. This stack became it’s own bookshelf of unread material and in 2013 I decided to document what was being read and whether or not I got around to reviewing it online. I keep the list in Simple Note, a handy...

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The Art Of Robert E. McGinnis

The Art Of Robert E. McGinnis

An excellent overview of a fruitful career, The Art Of Robert E. McGinnis delivers on extensive images and to-the-point information. Painter Robert McGinnis has earned international renown as a master illustrator by creating poster art for such movies as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, James Bond films (seven of them), Barbarella (starring Jane Fonda), The Odd Couple, and Cotton Comes to Harlem. And he’s a legendary book cover artist, having painted...

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Brass Sun: The Wheel Of Worlds

Brass Sun: The Wheel Of Worlds

A wonderfully engaging genre-blending tale, Brass Sun: The Wheels Of Worlds is required reading. A large, gigantic mechanical solar system is dying. The brass sun that gives life to the dozens of worlds has started to slow, freezing the outer worlds and killing off the inhabitants. On one such world, known as Hind Leg, a young girl named Wren is given part of the secret of the lost key that has the power to restart the sun again. Charged with...

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Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream

Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream

A massive collection in terms of sheer size and creator input, Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream brings together a veritable who’s who to pay tribute to Winsor McCay’s most enduring creation. Over 100 of today’s best cartoonists pay tribute to comics’ greatest innovator, Winsor McCay, in one giant book. In this massive, 144-page, 16″ x 21″ hardcover, many of the world’s finest cartoonists and illustrators have created new Little Nemo in...

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