This document outlines what needs to be done by an application installer to integrate with the Embedded OS Startup (AutoPlay) application. Installer needs to detect if AutoPlay App is installed. This can be done by the detection of the following registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AB SCIEX\AutoPlay. If found, assume that AutoPlay is installed. Installer needs to determine where AutoPlay app is installed. To do this read HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AB SCIEX\AutoPlay, InstallationDirectory In the directory, you will find an autorun.inf file. This is a standard Windows .ini file that can be written to with the WritePrivateProfileString API.   [LauncherButtons] app1=Analyst,’Analyst_lg.png’,’Analyst_sm.png’,$AB SCIEX\Analyst app2=Cliquid,’Cliquid_lg.png’,’Cliquid_sm.png’,$AB SCIEX\cliquid app3=PeakView.exe,’PeakView_lg.png’,’PeakView_sm.png’,$PeakView* app4=LightSight,’LightSight_lg.png’,’LightSight_sm.png’,$AB…
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Unicycle Standstills

I have been trying to learn how to do unicycle standstills for the last two weeks, and finally seem to be making some progress. One of the things that I had been practicing was using a stability half ball (Bosu Ball balance trainer, about $100) as shown in the picture below. Luckily, my gym at work has one of these babies. I was practicing core stability by standing on the ball on one foot for up to three minutes. Once you do this, you quickly learn how to move your hands to gain balance. In the beginning, you fall off…
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Mountain Unicycling

I have finally decided to take up Mountain Unicycling, and have bought myself (to the distress of my wife who now has proof that I am crazy) a brand new mountain uni. As promised, here are some pictures of the new unicycle, which so far has exceeded my expectations. The thing is built like a tank – feels solid like a big armoured Mercedes-Benz 600 when you ride, do any kind of hopping. I decided that I needed a more solid unicycle after a pedal broke off the old unicycle while hopping, a solid 1 square cm of steel just…
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Word 2010 and Outlook 2010 automatic word and paragraph selections driving you nuts?

Tired of being second guessed when selecting text with your mouse in Outlook or Word?  Here is the situation: You innocently start selecting the tail end of a word and suddenly and automatically the editor selects the whole thing!!!  This drives me nuts.  Maybe it was a long word, and I only wanted the last part.  Similarly, you start selecting a paragraph and Word selects the whole [insert strong expletive] thing.  Is this annoying you? Take a deep cleansing breath and relax — here is how you permanently disable this nasty, nasty behavior and get back into the driver’s seat….
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Haystacks by Monet

The picture here does not quite do the real thing justice. I believe that I saw a large collection of Haystacks at the Chicago Art Institute. If you have a chance, go there to check these large pictures out.

Blogsite malware removed

Just to let everyone know that I finally removed the malware (an obfuscated javascript that would cause redirections to a bad site), and worked with the google tools to get the site’s name cleared. . Unfortunately some of the older posts’s pictures are gone as I upgraded to a newer version of WordPress – I will fix that later.

Configuring Hostpapa POP3 email with SSL using Outlook – Fixing SSL “self-signed certificate” errors

So you have decided to use SSL with POP3 to get your email from your Hostpapa- hosted site. The cPanel control panel gives you instructions on how to tell Outlook how to do this, and it is left as an exercise for the reader. Once everything is configured and you actually connect to the POP3 box, Windows/Outlook gives you an error message telling you: “The server you are connected to is using a security certificate that could not be verified. A certificate chain processed, but terminated in a root certificate which is not trusted by the trust provider. Do you…
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Pablo Picasso

Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruiz y Picasso (October 25, 1881 – April 8, 1973) was a Spanish painter, draughtsman, and sculptor. Yes, he seems to have had a long set of names… The painting (Dance of youth) conveys movement and energy, but has the dove of peace as the symbol in the centre, flying while at the same time still. Look at the figure at 12 o clock in the circle – it is drawn in such a simple, yet incredibly expressive way. Shalom!

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