I had a need for migrating my Linode virtual machine to a local Parallels virtual machine. This article documents the steps that I took to do this migration for a Ubuntu virtual machine.
Below are a few articles that I have written. These are generally solutions / how to’s about longer technical problems.
Migrating databases can be a challenging task. I have recently had the need to move data from a MySQL database to PostgreSQL with some unique twists. I figured out a good approach to it and wanted to get it documented in case if someone ends up in a similar situation.
Last month after posting my thoughts about choosing my next smartphone I ended up switching to Sprint and went with the Palm Pre. It has been almost a month since then and now is a good time to put up a quick summary of my experience.
Offline Files and Windows Explorer think your server is offline even when you are on the network? If so, then you might want to try this fix.
Recently I had issues with Windows Vista where it would get on a network, but would only have local access (i.e. “Access: Local only” in the Network and Sharing Center). After spending about an hour and a half I finally stumbled across the solution. Once again, the solution was hidden in a forum, and the Microsoft knowledge base article was fairly hard to follow. This article summarizes the steps for quickly fixing this.
Unfortunately, there are too many complaints about Windows Vista. Personally, I think that Windows Vista is a pretty good OS. This article tries to explain Windows Vista and put it in an unbiased context. Additionally, one of my goals is to make this transition easier for the users, so, I will be explaining how to get things to work until either Microsoft or other software vendors have had a chance to officially fix them.
There are numerous articles online that show how to use the ListView control in C# but, unfortunately, you won’t find any that explain how to show the user which column you are actually sorting on. This article explains how to display a sorting icon in the ListView column header using Visual C# .NET. You can easily port the concepts explained here to other .NET languages like Visual Basic .NET.
I recently purchased the HP Verve for my dad. This laptop comes with Windows Vista and has great specs but somehow the internet was performing worst than my older Windows XP notebook. So, I went on a search for a solution to the problem and after some time found the solution buried in a forum post. I have expanded on that post and documented it in this article.
Have you been looking for how to programmatically change the Windows cursors? Played around with the registry but no luck? This article shows how to programmatically change a Windows user’s cursors.
Due to the new security in Windows Vista, it is fairly tough to install trusted root certificates. Add to this the fact that the Microsoft Active Directory Certification Services website does not work with Windows Vista without a server update and you will have a fun time trying to install a root certification authority in Vista. So, if you either have to install a trusted root certificate or if you need to get a certificate from the Active Directory Certification Services site hosted on a server which does not have the update installed then this is the article for you.