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December 28, 2015 by Jafo
  For those wondering....The Easybeats.... ....from the generation of fast-living Rock and Rollers....gone at 68.      
November 26, 2015 by Jafo
A niece's computer is 'entertaining' me. It's Win 10 [need I say more].... I had this idea to boot into safe mode to do an sfc /scannow... as there appears to be 'issues'. Now, getting into safe mode isn't the problem....did that....as far as the login. Dunno what the password is.... "Fuck it", I said "I'll reboot back to 'normal'. So I reboot.... ...and I'm back at the safe mode login. Yes, there are ways to hold shift...while ...
October 25, 2015 by Jafo
My 'mean' machine chucked a wobbly on Saturday.... Dunno what happened, but those wonderful BSODs referenced 'asmtxhci.sys' which is an ASUS USB3 driver. I have a vague feeling it might have been caused by plugging in a mem card reader earlier that day. Being a 'devoted' user of  True Image 15, I had incremental backups of the OS and a last full one that dated to Wednesday ... which is ultimately what I restored to. Being clever, I also have in place ever...
July 15, 2015 by Jafo
July 13, 2015 by Jafo
Americans.....Canadians....Aussies....Males....Females....we have them 'all' this time.  It's time once more to recognize those amongst us who have been seen "doing good things" in the World Of Skinning.   APPRENTICE: grzegorz10 :- https://www.wincustomize.com/users/748160/grzegorz10  sr21 :- https://www.wincustomize.com/users/6403736/sr2 MASTER APPRENTICE: Destrohelix :- https://www.wincustomize.com/users/5545686/Destroh...
May 31, 2015 by Jafo
....and you'd rather Microsoft didn't push it down your throat....   http://www.ghacks.net/2015/04/17/how-to-remove-windows-10-upgrade-updates-in-windows-7-and-8/   Microsoft.... it's actually polite to ask.
May 27, 2015 by Jafo
98 Rotten Tomatoes is a good indicator. It's a heck of a ride from go to whoa....definitely a must-see. Max has kinda a back-seat role to Charlize Theron's but she's much prettier, anyway.  It's worth it just to see her 'robotic' arm...it'll have you wondering if she cut off one 'for the cause'... We saw it at the theatre at Highpoint....just a couple of miles from where Max's original Falcon was built at Duhig-Ford's Niddrie garage. ...
February 16, 2015 by Jafo
I 'really' only have it on my Laptop...[the 2 installs in VMware and VirtualBox don't really count]... ....and now Internet Explorer is in a death-spiral of crashing...and telling me it has...and telling me it will restart....and do I want to restore the last session...and then it crashes...and tells me it has....and telling me it will restart.... The IT Crowd will tell me to... "turn it off and turn it on again..." ...which I'll try first....   ...but I...
February 3, 2015 by Jafo
Following on with ID's thread re new PC build.... and I'd only hijacked Starkers' one to describe what I'd been doing to date...so here's my own thread with the ins and outs of what's what. My old machine [also home-grown] was a [then] reasonably OK machine.... Lian Li PC-A6010 case [black] Antec TruePower Quattro 1000w PSU ASUS P6T-se  X58 i7 MoBo Intel i7 920 2.66Ghz LGA1366 CPU 12G OCZ Triple [6x2G] PC12800 DDR3 Gold Ram CoolerMaster V8 CPU Co...
December 31, 2014 by Jafo
It's time once again to recognize those amongst us who have been "doing good things" in the World Of Skinning.   APPRENTICE: Destrohelix :- https://forums.wincustomize.com/user/5545686 Mindy43 :- https://forums.wincustomize.com/user/182608 nairb13 :- http://nairb13.wincustomize.com/    MASTER APPRENTICE: c31marius :- https://forums.wincustomize.com/user/4648714 Picco14 :- https://www.wincustomize.com/users/3656279/Picco14  ...
December 14, 2014 by Jafo
Always seem to get sidetracked when I'm wandering around YouTube.... Kinda liked this one, though...
October 23, 2014 by Jafo
No matter how clever you are with doing backups...and even redundancy backups.... There comes a time when it all goes pear-shaped. Simplest error - 'CRC' Cyclic Redundancy Check - Error.   What happened.... I noticed a Syncback log showing a file-backup failure due to a CRC error. I checked and found the same file had caused the True Image backup of the drive to fail. I didn't have an even vaguely recent copy of the file....it was a still-to-be-worked-on ...
July 11, 2014 by Jafo
Now and then.... just sometimes....you really HAVE TO DO IT.... Dave's been here forever.....he's a good bloke [and that counts].... It's not a seasonal promotion...but a specific one...that was met with a crescendo of agreement from all....   So say cheers to our newest Journeyman....Dave ...
June 17, 2014 by Jafo
It's Mid-Year Promotions time again, Time to recognize Contributors to the World Of Skinning with some timely and well-deserved Promotions.... EDIT....clever me needs new specs.....I missed a few.  Cheers to all....   Apprentice: HansUlrich - https://www.wincustomize.com/users/5126725/HansUlrich JoeyW8 - https://www.wincustomize.com/users/5747081/JoeyW8 mholup - https://www.wincustomize.com/users/5879059/mholup PapaBravo - https://www.wincustomize.com/use...
February 8, 2014 by Jafo
As some will know....I've been doing the hand-me-down process with computers after getting a Core 2 Duo for $6.40 that was better than several machines I already had. Now, one of them is a sad old P4 1.6 with 1gig of ram and a 20gig HD.... running Win 7 Pro 32. And there's the trouble...the little HD ....the OS was 'struggling' [to put it mildly]. A little proggy called 'scanner' a pie-chart display of disk usage [files] soon made it well and truly clear.... F...