Monday, February 21, 2005

Windows ME

For those of you not fortunate enough to have the resources to replace your Windows ME operating system, here is some fabulous reference material:

If it's a bit overwhelming, call me.

Help with the English language

You can compute all day long, but eventually you will need to write or speak about it. Here is some great help:

Very common questions and mistakes, with easy to understand answers

Friday, February 11, 2005

Citrix "Error adding custom ICA connection"

So you load the latest Citrix client on three new identical laptops. You get the above error on the fourth when creating a new ICA connection from within Program Neighborhood:

  1. Change Windows Explorer to show hidden files.
  2. Search the hard disk for appsrv.ini.
  3. Right click each instance of the file to verify they are NOT flagged as Read Only.

I would concentrate on the {drive}:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\ICAClient folder.

Comments on why the installs reference different INI files are welcome.

Monday, February 07, 2005

Color blind explanation

Explaining to people what it's like to be color blind has proven to be a thirty some year long exercise in futility. An old school buddy of mine still brings up an episode in first grade. Our evil nun teacher yelled at me until I was in tears because I couldn't identify what color her finely crafted construction paper clothes hanging on her cleverly crafted blackboard straddling yarn clothes line were.

Check this out:

Judging by the sad look my wife gave me when I showed her the site, I'm guessing the examples are accurate.

It turns out ignorance IS bliss.