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117 Articles Found in the IT Water-Cooler for Power-Users Topic  (or one of the sub-topics in bold above)

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Kim Berry
1. (H-1b) Alternative to Bill Gates' Suggested Increase Programmers Guild Proposes Alternative to the H-1b Lottery
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10 years ago, and updated 10 years ago

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2. A Great Info Resource There are many, many useful web sites from which we developers can glean the information we need to keep up with new technology and trends.
Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
11 years ago, and updated 46 days ago
(3 Entries , last by Stephanie.M )

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Eric Prestwood
3. A Quick Look at Firefox 4
 

Firefox 4; A look at some of the interesting new developments and improvements in Mozilla's newest release of their web browser, Firefox. Firefox 4 was just recently released a few months back and there are several new and interesting features to be had in Mozilla's newest version. Let's go ahead and take a quick look at what they've delivered.

Posted to KB Topic: Windows Users
7 years ago, and updated 7 years ago

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Douglas.M
4. A Small Window of Opportunity May Be the Only Size You Will Find

This is a philosophical article that makes the point that business opportunities are often brief and fleeting in nature.

Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
7 months ago

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Bryan Valencia
5. ASP.NET and SQL Server: Chapter 1: Displaying A Gridview of SQL Server Data

This is a quick topic to get you started presenting data in a grid in an ASP.NET web page.

8 years ago

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Mike Prestwood
6. Better Printing at Prestwood! Knowledge base articles, message board posts, etc. now print cleaner.
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10 years ago, and updated 10 years ago

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7. Buy Your Printer Ink on eBay for Huge Savings

This article discusses the benefits of buying printer ink on eBay for significant financial savings compared to what you pay in the brick and mortar stores for the same item.

Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
7 months ago, and updated 8 days ago

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8. Category (online community) A number of groups and topics that have been associated and given a name. Categories are the organizers of the Prestwood community's top-level structure. Currently our categories are IT-Water Cooler, Tech Talk, Windows Coding, and Website Coding.
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11 years ago

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Vicki Nelson
9. Clean Start Menu and Registry Entries Second article of the series, Windows XP Tip of the Month. Optimize your operating system for faster performance.
Posted to KB Topic: Windows Users
13 years ago, and updated 12 years ago
(5 Comments , last by nikki.h )

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James.B4
10. Concrete Ways to use Online Collaboration Software

The talk that surrounds online collaboration can get a bit abstract, with a penchant for buzzwords. For every press release or blog post that says we need to revolutionize our position as thought leaders through synergistic culture building, there's another business that signs up for online collaboration software with no real idea what they're doing. So I'd like to take some time today to talk about more concrete reasons why online collaboration software is a better choice than the alternatives.

5 years ago, and updated 56 months ago
(2 Entries , last by Anonymous )

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Mike Prestwood
11. Cross Reference Encyclopedia Updated!

kb Cross Ref articleToday we deployed version 1.1a of our Cross Reference Encyclopedia with updated content and features. Version 1.1a features a new cross reference guide table of contents on the left menu so you can more easily browse a two language cross reference guide online. In addition, new content was posted for most of the languages and we've finally gotten started on our Delphi Prism content.

Posted to KB Topic: PrestwoodBoards
10 years ago, and updated 9 years ago

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12. Developer Groups! Join and participate with our various developer oriented community groups.
Posted to KB Topic: PrestwoodBoards
11 years ago, and updated 11 years ago

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Kim Berry
14. DOL was spending $27 million running web job board DOL's America's Job Bank website is shutting down on June 20th, citing operating costs as high as $27 milllion per year!
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11 years ago
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15. Education & Work Experience I have a a 2 year associates degree and 1 year of work experience as a Programmer. Do I qualify for the H-1B visa?
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11 years ago
(14 Comments , last by Weyland.m )

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Douglas.M
16. Email is the OK Corral for the 21st Century

This is an article about why I think email is the perfect medium for confronting and effectively dealing with bad customers in the computer business or any business.

Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
8 months ago, and updated 8 days ago

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Mike Prestwood
17. Employer Must Have an LCA If you are on a H-1B Visa, and you are moving to a new work location in a different state, make sure your new employer has got an LCA for you, to work in the new location.
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11 years ago

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18. Find Driver Tip

If you know the correct driver is installed on your computer some place but don't remember where or know it's part of Windows, use the browse  for local driver option and specifiy a path of C:\ and check the include subfolders checkbox.

For example, in Vista, if there are no bluetooth devices on you computer when Vista is installed, the bluetooth stack isn't loaded. To load it, simply put your USB bluetooth dongle in an available USB port and use the tip above to load the Vista bluetooth driver.

Posted to KB Topic: Windows Users
9 years ago

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rsmcclendon
19. Four Ways to Make IT More Effective By avoiding some common mistakes, IT Departments can help minimize operations support and maintenance costs. As a result, more IT budget dollars can be diverted to projects that can help improve organizational efficiencies and overall customer service.
14 years ago, and updated 28 months ago

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Wes Peterson
20. Free Programming Books!

Good quality programming books. Read on to see how I found and acquired seven of them in less than 15 minutes. Or why we love our iPads, Kindles and other mobile devices.

57 months ago
(1 Comments , last by Wes )

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21. Gadgets to Love If you're like me, and most techie types I know, you're something of a gadget collector. I'm always on the lookout for new stuff that'll enhance my life in one way or another. Here are a few recent finds.
11 years ago, and updated 11 years ago

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Douglas.M
22. Gaining the Strategic Advantage: A Lesson from Napoleon Invading Russia

This article uses the real life story of Napoleon’s attempted invasion of Russia to help illustrate how to gain an advantage in business with minimal material assets.

Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
9 months ago, and updated 8 days ago

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Douglas.M
23. Great Business Opportunities Seem to Materialize in the Most Unlikely Places

This article cites some examples of how some of the best business opportunities I’ve found seemed to appear under the most unlikely circumstances.

Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
8 months ago, and updated 8 days ago

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Wes Peterson
24. Great Label Printers

Nice looking mailing and shipping labels make a statement about you - and/or your business. But printing to sheets of laser or inkjet labels can be a real pain when all you want are one or two labels at a time. This brief article talks about one line of label printers that's particularly convenient, inexpensive, plays nice on a network, and is super-easy to program.

Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
11 years ago, and updated 7 years ago
(4 Comments , last by mprestwood )

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25. H-1b Quotas How does the H-1B visa quota criteria work?
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26. Hire Americans First http://www.hireamericansfirst.org/default.aspx
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27. Home Page Now More Relevant!

Today we posted changes to your home page. Now your home page shows you your most relevant content from the groups you've joined and the threads you've participated in. New posts for the groups you've joined show up right below your group icons. Your most recently updated threads you've participated in right below that. Finally, your latest posts right below that.

Also, in a continued effort to separate Prestwood IT from PrestwoodBoards, the Prestwood IT specific groups and topics no longer show up on the group list nor on the groups menu.

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7 years ago

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Douglas.M
28. How I Use One Computer Business to Develop Another within the Same Company

This article discusses how I leverage my PC troubleshooting business to help me select the right kind of software design business so I only work for the right people.

Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
7 months ago
(1 Comments , last by William.B2 )

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Eric Prestwood
29. How To Configure Auto Logon In Windows 7

Configure your computer to auto log on to a user (even an admin)

7 years ago
(1 Comments , last by bazzer747 )

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Bryan Valencia
30. How to Create a Crappy Web Site

Ok, no one really needs information on how to make the worst possible web site.  This article was written as a guide how not to do a web page for your business.  As a professional web designer I am well-versed in all the nerdy ways required to carve a web site out of solid stone.  What I offer here is a humorous attempt to get you thinking about the things a business needs to consider before creating or redesigning your web page.

8 years ago

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31. How To Recover Misused HDD Space

Quite a few times, I've attempted to use the standard Explorer to try and track down mysteriously missing disk space... and failed miserably; no nested file sizes. But there's light at the end of the tunnel.

6 years ago

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32. How To Use Windows Easy Transfer http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/transfer-data-from-old-computer-to-windows-8/
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5 years ago

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Mike Prestwood
33. Industry Links Industry links. Add your computer related website to our list of websites.
11 years ago, and updated 10 years ago

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34. Information Technology(IT) Reading List Blog List of books and articles every IT professional should read. Add your recommendations!
15 years ago, and updated 118 days ago
(10 Entries , last by Chatlie12.m )

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35. Installing Software in Safe Mode Can I install software in Windows safe mode?
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10 years ago

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Wes Peterson
36. Introduction About Wes Peterson
12 years ago

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juan@pcexperts.com
37. Is it time to go out and buy a Mac?

We have Vista, they have Leopard, we have an anemic find, they have a great Spotlight. We have the registry, they have, well, they don't have a registry. We are the Empire, they are the Rebel Jedi. Windows vs. Macs, who is the clear winner here?

10 years ago, and updated 10 years ago
(2 Comments , last by joswin.m )

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Wes Peterson
38. June, an Exciting Month for Me Things at Prestwood are never boring. This month is shaping up to be one of the more interesting.
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11 years ago

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Douglas.M
40. Kids + iPads = Good + Bad

This article discusses the pros and cons of letting kids have iPad tablets.

Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
9 months ago, and updated 8 months ago

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Mike Prestwood
41. Legal and Illegal Characters on PPC Displaying code snippets in the knowledge base and message boards can be a bit tricky. You cannot use "&_lt;", "&_gt;", "&_amp;lt;", nor "&_amp;gt;" (minus underscores).
Posted to KB Topic: PrestwoodBoards
10 years ago, and updated 10 years ago

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Douglas.M
42. Let Google Trends Be Your Guide to Better Keyword Selection for SEO

This article discusses using “Google Trends” to select positively trending keyword phrases to optimize your web pages with. It removes a lot of the guess work from SEO.

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7 months ago

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Douglas.M
43. Life Has 3 Guarantees: Death, Taxes and Change in the Tech World

This article discusses how change is a permanent fixture in technology.

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7 months ago

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Douglas.M
44. Mass Market or Customized Software: Which is the Right Choice?

This article discusses the circumstances that make mass market or customized software the appropriate choice for a business.

Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
7 months ago, and updated 8 days ago

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45. Member Points Program

Member points information.

Posted to KB Topic: PrestwoodBoards
11 years ago, and updated 8 years ago
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46. Message Boards, Blogs, and WIKI's

A message board is for Q&A, blogs are personal, and WIKI's are controlled.

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12 years ago, and updated 9 years ago

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47. Microsoft Adopts Open Office Document Format After years of locking up the Office document formats in proprietary binary forms, MS is adopting an XML-based industry standard with Office 2007!
12 years ago, and updated 12 years ago

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48. Mike Prestwood at Roseville Downtown Tuesday Nights 2011

Prestwood IT at Roseville Downtown Tuesday NightsStop by the Prestwood IT booth and meet Mike Prestwood. Talk technology, pick up a job application for Prestwood IT, or just say hello.

Posted to KB Topic: PrestwoodBoards
7 years ago
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49. More Heat for Indian Outsourcers Business Week: Senators Grassley and Durbin release more data showing that Tata, Infosys, and others are using U.S. work visas to their advantage
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11 years ago

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50. New community.prestwood.com website! We've moved our dev community content to a new website.
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11 years ago

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51. New Content Lightbulb! Our new lit lightbulb indicates the content is new since your last visit.
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11 years ago, and updated 11 years ago

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52. New Message Board & Knowledge Base Search Both our knowledge base and message board searches now search BOTH boards and our knowledge base.
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53. New 'New Posts' Page

We updated our New Posts page for all posts and for each group. From the pull-down menu, select Programmer Community | New @ PPC or the What's New option available within each group. The new New Posts page now mixes all types of posts together so you can easily see what's the newest message board post, KB article, comment, blog entry, etc.

  • New @ PPC (also available from the pull down menu, Programmer Community | New @ PPC)
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9 years ago

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54. New Page Options Our new page options are Report Problem, Email This Page, and Printable Version. These options are available from the bottom of every page.
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11 years ago

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55. New Prestwood Study Tests

 Although our Prestwood Certified area is currently in beta, our study tests are available now. Each study test features beginner, intermediate, and advanced questions. Although we have to add many more questions, the tests are live now and usable for study and review. The purpose of our study tests is to learn and review. You hover over answers to reveal the correct answer. Each question features a pop up [Review] link of study material. Test yourself and review concepts you are not familiar with.

New:  Check out our study tests...

Study, review, learn.

Posted to KB Topic: PrestwoodBoards
9 years ago, and updated 8 years ago
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56. New Random Page Feature!

From any group, you can display a random tidbit, article, cross reference example, or message board thread. This is a fun and convenient way to browse content quickly to find interesting gems. To use this new feature, visit your favorite group and click on one of the random links in the left column menu.

Posted to KB Topic: PrestwoodBoards
9 years ago
(2 Comments , last by Jeffrey.L )

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57. New Router Vulnerability

If you use in Internet Router (sometimes also called a Gateway), you may face a new threat.

8 years ago
(2 Comments , last by Stella.R )

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58. New Version of Cross Reference Encyclopdedia

I deployed yet another new version of my Cross Reference Computer Language Encyclopedia. This new version of the software that drives the cross reference data includes fixing defects and some minor enhancements.

Check it out...

The Cross Reference Encyclopedia is also available from the pulldown menu (Programmer Community | Cross Reference Encyclopedia). Enhancements and fixes included:

  • CrossRef stats replaced the ambiguous "Version 1.1a" on the main CrossRef page:
  • Numerous browsing defects fixed. Previously, clicking around led to some unexpected data showing and in some cases no data.
  • Removed "View All" option and replaced it with a shorter "Overview" page. The "View All" page was getting too long to be of much use so I transitioned to a browse feature. You can still print out each category so "grabbing" a printable version is still possible.
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59. Nice Image Viewer - Free Although Windows includes Microsoft's Picture Viewer, it has its limitations. Here's a free replacement with some real horsepower.
Posted to KB Topic: Windows Users
11 years ago, and updated 10 years ago

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60. Now It's Easy To Get End-User Problem Reports

In the past it's been a pain to get end-users to give developers an accurate and complete list of the steps they took to get to a problem - especially if screen-shots are desirable.

Now Microsoft has provided a tool that makes the entire process ridiculously easy.

56 months ago

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61. Offense vs Defense for a Technology Business

This article makes the case that offense and defense are equally important facets to running a technology business or any company.

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Vicki Nelson
62. Optimize your Windows Firewall This is Windows Firewall 101. It is essential today that you have some type of personal firewall properly configured.
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13 years ago, and updated 12 years ago

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63. Outlook 2003 Contact List Troubles? When editing an email meessage, and clicking on the buttons, "To," "CC," or "BCC," Outlook may display a message about not being able to display the contacts. Unfortunately, the organization of Outlook's menus makes it far from obvious where to go to address the problem. Here's the solution.
11 years ago, and updated 10 years ago

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64. Paradox

Okay. So the official vendor doesn't offer support.  We've fixed that!

46 months ago

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65. Paradox "Official" Support!!

Okay. So the official vendor doesn't offer support.  We've fixed that!

46 months ago

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66. Permanent intentions for H-1B according to U.S. law Can an H-1B Visa holder come to the United States with the intention of staying permanently?
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10 years ago

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67. Pixeur by Veign http://www.veign.com/application.php?appid=107
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7 years ago
(2 Comments , last by Himanshu.M )

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68. PocketStudio and Palm OS5 and ARM Processor support

Q: Is PocketStudio compatible with the new Sony CliƩ NX70V PDA with ARM processor PXA250 200 MHz from Intel and PalmOS 5.0?

16 years ago

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69. Policy Will Determine the Fate of a Technology Enterprise

This article discusses how business policy can determine whether or not a company survives.

Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
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70. PrestwoobBoards Recent Additions

Many new features including an enhanced PrestwoodBoards home page.

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71. Prestwood Community Rules & Disclaimers

The Prestwood Online Community rules and disclaimers. Essentially, our policies all center around be-friendly, don't flame, encourage more discussion, and limit advertising to approved areas.

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72. Prestwood eMag March Edition Now Available!

After two months off, the Prestwood eMag started sending again today now with no Prestwood IT business content!

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7 years ago

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73. Prestwood Servers Moving to a New Server Farm The core Prestwood websites are moving to a new hosting server farm by Nov 21st.
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74. PrestwoodBoards Reaches 11,000 Members!

Today PrestwoodBoards hit the 11,000 members mark!

Posted to KB Topic: PrestwoodBoards
8 years ago
(8 Comments , last by Getcertify.P )

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75. Primo PDF http://www.primopdf.com/
Posted to KB Topic: Windows Users
10 years ago
(2 Comments , last by Wes )

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76. Private Message (online community) You can send and receive messages that do not appear on our website except to you and the receiving party. A private message is accessible strictly to the person sending and the person receiving it.
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11 years ago

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77. Programmers Guild on Lou Dobbs / CNN - August 26, 2005 http://www.programmersguild.org/docs/loudobbs_aug2005/index.html
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11 years ago, and updated 11 years ago

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78. Proper Online Netiquette

Good behavior while participating in online communities, blogs, newsgroups, message boards, etc. Although this article is specific to our website, it's intention is general in nature.

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79. Protect Your Windows Computer Using FREE Tools

Protect your computer before it slows down, you lose data, or someone steals information. The basics are an antivirus program, Windows Updates, and a firewall. Beyond that, I like to use several programs that add layers of protection to your computer.

Posted to KB Topic: Windows Users
9 years ago, and updated 9 years ago

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80. ReadyBoost and Virtual Memory Paging What is the relationship between ReadyBoost and virtual paging?
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10 years ago

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81. Refurbished Equipment: Any Good?

Visiting various computing-oriented stores, and certainly all over the Internet, you'll often encounter merchandise marked down significantly, and advertised as "refurbbished."

The prices are often ridiculously low, and you have to wonder if the item is any good.

Is it?

Read on for answers you might not have expected.

6 years ago, and updated 6 years ago

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82. Remove Temporary Windows Files Clear up space on your hard drive by deleting temp files left behind by Windows.
Posted to KB Topic: Windows Users
13 years ago, and updated 12 years ago

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83. Review: O'Reilly Pocket References

Aside from the few blessed with a photographic memory, none of us can remember everything. As developers we are surrounded by complex technologies; programming languages, various SQL dialects, HTML, and CSS, to name a few. Although the Internet is a great place to find answers quickly, you often have to wade through a number of "hits" before you find the correct answer. Publisher O'Reilly & Associates has a better idea.

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84. Revisiting the Stephen King Novel: Real Life Christines in the Computer World

This article discusses some ghastly things I have seen in the computer business that can take on a life of their own similar to the Stephen King novel, “Christine”.

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85. Rich Editor: Spell checking

Spell checking is available in our rich editor for IE and Gecko based browsers such as Firefox and Safari. We use our rich editor in many areas of our community such as message boards, knowledge base, job postings, resumes, etc. For IE, there is an icon on the editor's toolbar. For Gecko based browsers such as Firefox and Safari, browser enabled spell checking is active. Spell checking is not available for Google Chrome. Currently Chrome's spell checking is not compatible with IFrames so you have spell checking OUTSIDE our editor.

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86. See Inside svchost.exe See what services are running inside of SvcHost.EXE. See what is causing your 99% CPU usage.
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11 years ago
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87. Setup Exchange E-Mail Queue

About: An email queue is setup for 2+ workers as a queue where those working the queue move emails to subfolders or delete as they proceed. Subfolders sample: Assigned, Completed, Ignored, etc. Good for groups of staff to work. Our support@prestwood.com is an email queue. Our scheduler and tech staff in our Network Operating Center (NOC) work this queue.

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88. Setup Google+

Use if you have a physical location and want to appear in local search results.

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89. Sharpening your skills - A short story Here is a short story about a woodcutter and his job. From this job, we have lot of learnings that implies to our career and sharpening our skills. Such examples in life are very important for shaping our career. Enjoy the short story.
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10 years ago, and updated 8 years ago
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90. Show Not Present Hidden Drivers in Device Manager

Right click on My Computer and select the Properties menu option then select the Advanced tab (in Vista, select the Advanced system settings then the Advanced tab). Click the Environment Variables button then the New button and add the following:

  • name = devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices
  • value = 1

Select Ok twice to close the Environment Variables dialog. In Device Manager on the Hardware tab, select View | Show Hidden Devices. Now both hidden devices and non-present devices will be listed. The non-present devices are grayed out.

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9 years ago, and updated 8 years ago
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91. Slow Open and Save Dialogs in MS Office When running an Office application, like Word, have you ever encountered maddeningly slow response in the Open or Save dialogs? Here's the cause - and cure.
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10 years ago, and updated 10 years ago

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92. Small Screen Version: pda.prestwood.com

Go to pda.prestwood.com for the small screen version of PPC with small screen features such as a random tidbit browser for studying on the go! All pages are specially designed to look as good as possible on your tiny-screen phone, iPhone, Blackberry, PocketPC, or Palm. To get started, browse to pda.prestwood.com with your PDA-ish device.

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93. Speed Up Your Windows Computer for FREE

If your computer was fast but is now slow, you can use techniques such as adware removers, defrag, and others to bring your PC back to life! You can also add hardware to speed up your computer (RAM, SATA HD, better video card, etc.).

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9 years ago, and updated 9 years ago
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94. Spend Your Points! It's time to spend your member points!
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96. Technology Debt: Is it getting to your bottom line? Technology Debt is a rather loose bucket in which we can lump many things that come back to bite your projects. Put simply, it's like the old Fram oil filter slogan: "Pay me now - or pay me later." Unless a project has a very short life expectancy, the things that are put off today will almost certainly have to be revisited and dealt with later - sometimes with "interest." Here, we talk about what comprises technology debt, and how to keep it from degrading the profitability of our efforts.
11 years ago, and updated 10 years ago

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97. The Infamous Path Bug

Error: Exception has been thrown by target of an invocation.

Solution: Shorten the path of the environmental variable, run SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe 

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98. The Making of a Cyberspace Marketing Force

This article is a philosophical narrative about how to become a strong presence in the search engine result pages.

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9 months ago, and updated 8 days ago

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99. The Reason Why I Do Not Use a Fixed Price Labor Contract Anymore

This article describes my rational for refusing to use a fixed price labor contract for my programming services any longer.

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14 months ago

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100. Top 10 Things That Annoy Programmers http://www.kevinwilliampang.com/2008/08/28/top-10-things-that-annoy-programmers/
8 years ago
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101. Trojan Horse Trojan.Peacomm This Trojan Horse drops a driver program file to download additional security threats.
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102. Uninstall IE9

How do I uninstall Internet Explorer 9?

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7 years ago

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103. Vista: Serious flaw with file sharing

Vista's new SMB2 file sharing protocol has a fatal defect.

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104. Web Browser, Email, and Server Security Self Tests Common security tasks for web browsers and web servers.
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15 years ago, and updated 10 years ago
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105. Website Menu Keyboard Shortcuts You can use the Control key, arrow keys, and enter key to use our website main menu.
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106. Who is Eligible? I would like to work in the U.S. Can I apply for the H-1B visa by myself, without an employer?
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107. Windows 7 Backup Surprise

We all want a good, solid backup and restore solution for our machines. This is about a "sleeper" program I found on my new Windows 7 machine.

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108. Windows 7, Delphi 7 and Political Correctness

With my installation of Win7 complete, I moved on to installing my favorite software. Delphi 7 was high on my list but, when I went to install it, Win7 went all "politically correct" on me.

This post is about how I dealt with the problem.

8 years ago, and updated 32 months ago
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109. Windows 7: Data Where You Want It

As with XP and Vista, Windows 7 creates a handful of folders intended to hold your various documents, music, videos, etc.

By default, these folders are placed on the machine's C: drive.

Depending on your ideas of where such data belongs, you may want these folders located somewhere other than the C: drive; I certainly did.

This is about how to do that.

8 years ago

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110. Windows GREP - Great Tool

You know (or think) the file is out there.  You have a pretty good idea about one or two things that are (or ought) to be in it.  Find it fast with Windows GREP.

9 years ago
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111. Windows Max Path+Filename Limit

What is the maximum file + path name allowed in Windows?

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112. Windows Update vs Microsoft Update What is the difference between Windows Update and Microsoft Update?
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113. Windows XP Not Supported After June 30, 2008 Microsoft plans to discontinue sales of Windows XP on June 30, 2008. Because XP is a tried and true OS, and because of numerous problems with Vista, many users and IT departments would prefer to stick with XP. InfoWorld has an initiative to keep XP alive indefinitely. You can help.
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114. Win-Hold-Win: A Strategy for Expanding Your Skill Set in the Computer Services Business

This article uses the 1993 “Win-Hold-Win” military strategy to help illustrate how one can become more marketable in the computer industry.

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115. Work Ethic v2: Attention Control

Work Ethic v1 was about working hard, and working long. Straw-boss managers tried to boost productivity by cracking the whip. And it worked, up to a point, in certain sectors.

In recent years, the concept of "working smarter, not harder" has gained acceptance. It is, howver, just the harbinger of Work Ethic v2.

Work Ethic v2 is about an always "on" work force: People that have mastered control of attention, and are gratified by being in "the now."

Here we talk about how to get there.

9 years ago, and updated 9 years ago

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116. You Need More Than One or Two Horses Pulling Your Marketing Wagon

This article makes the case for having multiple marketing techniques for procuring new business, rather than just one or two.

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7 months ago

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117. Your Website made it to Google Page One: What is Next?

This article discusses why you can just rest on your laurels after your website is ranked on the first search results page in Google.

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