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Request [Dec. 8th, 2007|07:29 pm]
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I'm not exactly leaving LJ, but I closed my journal, at least for the time being. I'm aware this community isn't very active and I don't intend to abandon it, but chances are that I will not log into LJ in the upcoming time as much as I'm used to. So, my request is if any one of you is prepared to take up maintainership ? If so, reply here and I add you to the maintainers list.
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Need computer geek reference tool [Jul. 25th, 2007|07:08 am]
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[Location |home]

Where can I get a complete list of every registry value set or inspected by Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 2) and Internet Explorer Version 7?
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House cleaning [May. 20th, 2007|05:09 pm]
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I'm a lousy housekeeper. I can focus on cleaning up a small space, but not my entire apartment. I have just a bit less than 48 hours to clean my apartment from top to bottom, and I'll need to take time out for sleep in that 48 hours. I don't have any friends who can help me, and since Monday is a holiday, I can't hire someone to do it for me, even if I could get someone at that short of a notice.

There are people coming to inspect my apartment building on Tuesday, and the tenants have been ordered to clean and tidy our apartments.

How can I get my apartment looking halfway respectable so that I don't get evicted?
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Virus scanner [Feb. 15th, 2007|08:48 pm]
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Merely an easy question, in your experience, what is a good virus scanner ? (for windows)

I bought Kaspersky 6 months ago and it works a bit too good, as a matter of speaking. I have had much agony with it because it hold a lot things back, I couldn't even upload to youtube and I cannot use it together with ZoneAlarm firewall.

I've asked a friend who works in the computer business and he told me Northon is not good because it slows everything down too much.

He advised me 'Panda' and the free virus scanner AGV. I'm thinking of persuing the panda virus scanner together with their firewall, as I assume using a virus scanner and firewall that comes in one packet will cause the least problems.

So, what virus scanner do you use and what firewall ? I don't want to pay again for something that doesn't work properly.
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Boosting creativity [Jan. 8th, 2007|12:20 am]
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At one time I was a prolific writer, mostly of fanfic but occasionally other things as well. I could get an idea, sit down and have a completed story within an hour or two. At this time I was taking Zoloft as an antidepressant.

Eventually my depression got worse and Zoloft didn't seem to be working anymore. I tried a few other drugs before finally settling on Wellbutrin (bupropion) about four or five years ago. Since then I have not been able to write anything other than LJ entries and a few nonfiction articles for the newsletter at my workplace.

I still get ideas. I get great ideas. But I can't follow through on them. My hard drive is full of unfinished stories. I've tried to stop taking the antidepressants temporarily, but that doesn't seem to help. I don't know how long the drug stays in my system, but I stopped taking it for about two or three weeks over the Christmas season and the writing still didn't get done.

Currently I have an idea for a story I'd like to write, but I haven't tried to write it because I know that I will either start it and never finish it, or I will just sit and stare at a blank screen and not write anything at all.

Are there any ways to boost creativity? Any herbs or supplements or natural remedies, any brain exercises -- anything I can do other than stop taking antidepressants completely (and therfore become suicidal?)
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Burning an oversized movie file on DVD [Jan. 8th, 2007|08:45 am]
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A few weeks ago someone connected my cable tv signal with my computer and I've recorded a movie which is now on my harddrive.

I wanted to burn that movie on a DVD (I use sonic's RecordNow) but it said that the moviefile is too big to fit on the DVD. (the size of the movie is 7GB, the maximum capacity of the DVD is 4.7GB)

Is there a way to make the file smaller. Does anyone know a program where I can make the file smaller in size or maybe an online guide to do this ? Thanks.
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link/cut [Dec. 4th, 2006|12:56 pm]
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[Location |procrastinating in library]
[mood |blahblah]

Could someone please take pity on me and tell me or point me to something that will tell me how to make a cut? I think that's what it's called- the thing where you click on something in a post and it directs you to something else, be it a website or the rest of your post.
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Firefox multiple login question [Dec. 1st, 2006|11:08 am]
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I have more than one live journal account, besides my regular journal and for now I'm using different browsers to login in all of them at the same time. (Firefox for journal 1, Opera for journal 2,...)

When I open the different journals all in Firefox, in different tabs, it seems impossible to login in all accounts at the same time. When I have logged in the first account and later log in the second account, I will be automatically logged out in the first account again.

Is it possible to be logged in in all different live journal accounts at the same time in Firefox, perhaps by changing a setting or maybe is there an addon that makes it possible ?
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Oracle query [Nov. 30th, 2006|09:40 pm]
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Does anyone have a trick for doing just a range of records? mySQL has limit and offset.

Also, I have a new Aspect Oriented Observer Pattern implemented in Java if anyone is interested in advanced programming technique.
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New Community [Nov. 30th, 2006|06:34 pm]
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I've started this community because sometimes I have a question about something but I was never sure where to ask, other than in my own journal.

Because most communities that are visited often by autistic people are communities that primarily discuss autism related issues, I thought a community for autistic people where everyone can ask a so called "off-topic" question would be interesting to create.

Questions can be of practical nature, a question on how something works in Firefox for example or it can be about special interests, etc. It can be about anything, except autism itself.

I hope many people will join, the greater the chance someone will have also an answer on someone elses question.
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