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Stoic Joker

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  1. Why not just send a WM_KEYDOWN message specifying the Win key to the shell?
  2. I've run into this three times where the cause ended up being a malfunctioning multi-media keyboard (1 wired & 2 wireless). If your keyboard has a sleep button, try changing the keyboard. Obviously there are other possible causes, but this is worth checking (if applicable). The first time I'd spent months trying to trouble shoot an intermittent issue for a client before finding out it was the blasted keyboard.
  3. Remember the 3 F's of Engineering Form Follows Function Nobody cares how pretty it is, if it don't work.
  4. (The entire header looks bogus) It's one of many typical spammer tricks designed to candlelight some one into doing something detrimental - Either over tweak and ruin their spam filtration software, or just confirm their address is valid so the game can go to the next level. If you've eliminated the obvious, the best thing to do is nothing.
  5. Point taken... and considering I owned a bar for 3 years (confirm-ably) quite true. However, when faced with actual facts (like on a test) most (pontificating) know-it-alls crumble rather quickly.
  6. Okay, so while I'm not in the mood to play with image hosting...I did take the test. Two thing I feel are relevant to the results: I did not make any attempt to cheat & I am currently legally drunk... Score: 102
  7. (5ms) Might seem like enough time, but it ain't ... especially if the device you're pinging has a sleep mode (like a printer). I've seen them take up to 150ms to answer the first ping (depending on how soundly they were "sleeping"). Mind you I only have the snippet posted to try to grasp the intent with. But a typical ping would go: Name Lookup ping ping ping ping It appears you are going: Lookup ping Lookup ping Lookup ping Lookup ping Which granted would make the standard 3sec timeout rather annoying as you loop past it four time. I generally only code in pure Win32 API C++ so I usually just
  8. 5ms is no where near enough time to (reliably) do name lookups. Why are you doing it repeatedly? Even if the response times were ideal, it's still going to badly skew your ping times. Do it once, then pass the result to the ping code. ...Then the 2sec you should wait for a reliable answer won't be such a big deal. Just a Thought Stoic Joker
  9. Well, if you like troubleshooting Mac stuff, and can't figure it out either ... at least I can feel better about having the issue unresolved. Thanks
  10. I tempted to lean that way also, but I still suspect a spooling issue based on how the data is being sent to the printer (burst pause burst pause (for half an hour)) I work for an HP Authorized Service Provided - They're really just slow with releasing updates ...But HP's site (still) says to use the driver included with SL (which we did). Not that I'm aware of. The thing I find most troubling in this regard is the existence of several post on the Apple's support form which reference both Snow Leopard & slow network printing with devices from a variety of different manufacturers. There
  11. Greetings, and thanks for popping in. Let me clarify a few things, the first being... there are no Windows machines on this network (That's why I'm lost ). User in question is a sixty-ish photographer/blogger/Apple zealot. So there are only the two Snow Leopard laptops an AipPort, and the printer (with Bonjour enabled/running) as contenders on the wire. He's also not prone to "tinker" with the machine so what ever the defaults are is a safe assumption. Yes you are correct is assuming that this is a direct IP (e.g. not shared) configuration. Both Laptops are OSX 10.6.2 (which both behave the sa
  12. Greetings a customer bought a refurbished HP Color LaserJet 3800n from the company I work for. It has been throughly checked out & performs flawlessly on a Windows network... However. The customer has an Apple AirPort WiFi network with two OSX 10.6.2 (Snow Leopard) laptops. Being a "network" install, I got roped into doing the setup. Fortunately, I've been futzing with Linux quite a bit here lately so I wasn't completely lost on the install (I used the HP JetDirect/socket option, which both Apple & HP support pages state is the correct option). The printer works, sending a Wor
  13. Greetings This has been driving me nuts for months... We have a client that is using Cisco's ATA 186 (Analog Telephone Adapters) VoIP devices. The devices are working fine with other fax machines and a plain telephone that I'd brought for testing purposes (Just to satisfy my own curiosity). The issue that is being had is with an HP LaserJet M5035 MFP (Multi-Function Printer) that uses an on-board Q3701A fax module. The issue is that while the HP can both consistently & successfully send faxes through the Cisco box, it can not receive faxes. More specifically it will not respond to
  14. Hay, at 43 I've had plenty of time to forget most of that stuff ... so I was happy with the 73% C that I got.
  15. Ya know it seems like 90% of the people that have trouble with an AD domain created the problem themselves by mis-configuring DNS. The most common error is putting your ISP's DNS servers in the workstation network configuration. Being that your ISP knows nothing about the completely unregistered private internal domain both the DNS lookup and the domain join operation fail together. The other classic boo-boo is putting the ISP's DNS servers in the Domain Controller's network config, which simply results in a DC that can't find it's own a**. DHCP (if used) fails shortly there after and the fun
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