Niagara Falls and two towers!

April 18th, 2009

While I was in Canada on business I had time to do a little sight seeing, here is the highlights from the 12 hour trip!

Niagara Falls consisting of: American Falls on the left and Bridal Veil Falls the smaller waterfall (its “only” 56 feet/17 m wide) to the left of it and at the back you can see Horseshoe Falls

American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls to the right of it!

Horseshoe Falls up close

On the way to eat lunch in the Skylon Tower restaurant.

Horseshoe Falls as seen from Skylon Tower.

On the way back we decided to swing by the CN Tower in Toronto to have dinner.

Heights Value Source / Comments
Antenna 553.3 m Official website
Roof 457.2 m
Top of the concrete core
Top floor 446.5 m Official website
“Skypod”, 147 floor level
Restaurant 351.0 m
Observation deck 346.0 m Official website
Main observation deck, “Look Out Level”, 114 floor level
Glass floor 342.0 m Official website
113 floor level
Microwave receptors 338.0 m Official Website
Btm. of pod/receptor 336.0 m

View of Downtown Toronto from the CN Towers restaurant.

Afterwards I went below and took a walk on the glass floor and looked 342 metres (1,122.0 ft) down to the ground below.

ThinkPad missing wireless radio!

March 11th, 2009

Every once in a while I setup a ThinkPad where the WiFi is not working (not even detected in the device manager) and as Im forgetfull I waste time doing the wrong things, thats why Im writing this!

The fix is to go into the BIOS and turn it ON!!! :D On some systems its in a ghost mode where its not ON or OFF!

Microsoft Office Excel 2003 crashes on exit!

February 4th, 2009

Microsoft Office Excel 2003 crashes every time I close it!

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Microsoft Excel has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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AppName: excel.exe
ModName: msvcrt.dll

Reinstalling or repairing Office or Excel does not fix the problem!

Apparently the problem is caused by bluetooth drivers instaltion

The solution is to edit the registry change


Microsoft Office Word 2003 will not save!
I have encountered a similar problem in Word that can be fixed the same way as the above excel crash.

Vista Error 0XC0190036

November 27th, 2008

I just had a Lenovo 3000 N200 with Windows Vista that would not “boot” it just showed a black screen with the error code: 0XC0190036 !! 1234/72265 (Random.file) flashing onscreen

What I could read online was that the random.file (in my case xcopy.exe) was corrupted and therefore Vista would not continue… The fix is to delete the file and on a Lenovo that can be done from Rescue and Recovery preboot area, by opening the Opera browser and choose “save as” on a random link then browsing to the file thats corrupted (c:\windows\system32\xcopy.exe) right click on it and select DELETE, then cancel the save.

Now just reboot and SP1 should replace the missing file!

Using NTBackup on Windows Server 2008 to backup Exchange 2007

November 22nd, 2008

If you are running out of disk space, because your transaction log files is filling up your HD, you can either:
Turn on circular logging or How Circular Logging Affects the Use of Transaction Logs
Perform a full backup to commit the transaction logs (recommended)

But Windows Server 2008 does not come with a backup program for Exchange but if you dont want to buy a 3rd party backup program you can use NT Backup from Windows Server 2003

You will need to copy the following files to a folder on your Windows Server 2008:
Now simply run ntbackup.exe and backup your exchange stores

NTBackup x64 809 KB (7ZIP)
NTBackup x64 916 KB (RAR)
NTBackup x64 1136 KB (ZIP)

NTBackup x86 519 KB (7ZIP)
NTBackup x86 581 KB (RAR)
NTBackup x86 695 KB (ZIP)

Hibernation file on Windows Server 2008

October 21st, 2008

Apparently when you install Windows Server 2008 a hibernation file is created (hyberfil.sys) on your C:\ drive, I do not intend to hibernate my new Exchange server!

hyberfil.sys on Windows Server 2008

So I disabled hibernation by using this command at an elevated command prompt: powercfg.exe /h off

Outlook error 0×800CCC90

October 17th, 2008

Today I recived this error in Outlook on one of my users computers:

Task ‘ – Receiving’ reported error (0×800CCC90) :
‘Your incoming (POP3) e-mail server has reported an internal error.
If you continue to receive this message, contact your server administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).
The server responded: —————————————————–’

Apparently Outlook had a problem retrieving one of the messages, but after deleting it from the webmail Outlook had no problems retriving mail again!

Læs lige Facebooks Anvendelsesvilkår først!

October 16th, 2008 har en artikel om at Anders Fogh bruger sine Facebook-fans i reklamer og den tidligere redaktør, på Nyhedsavisen, David Trads er en af dem, som mener han er blevet brugt i en annonce for Venstre uden at have givet tilladelse til det.

Men hvis man nu læser Facebooks Anvendelsesvilkår har han måske nok bevilliget Facebook ret til:

“en uopsigelig, evig, ikke-eksklusiv, overførbar, fuldt betalt, global licens (med ret til at underlicensere) til at bruge, kopiere, opføre offentligt, vise offentligt, omformatere, oversætte, uddrage (helt eller delvist) og distribuere dette brugerindhold til ethvert formål, kommercielt, reklamemæssigt eller øvrigt, på eller i forbindelse med websiden eller promovering heraf, til at udarbejde afledte værker af dette brugerindhold, eller indarbejde det i andre værker, og til at bevillige og bemyndige underlicenser af ovenstående.”

Uninstalling Symantec Antivirus without the password!

October 15th, 2008

If SAV asks for a password when you try to uninstall it and the default password “symantec” does not work try this:
1. Start > Run > Regedit
2. Goto HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\INTEL\LANDesk\VirusProtect6\CurrentVersion\Administrator Only\Security\
3. Change the value for “useVPuninstallpassword” from 1 to 0
4. Close the registry and retry the uninstall!

Hvad med Tyren?

October 1st, 2008

Man kan i dag læse hvad de Engelske aviser skriver om kampen i går: – Britiske medier: AaB er småfisk på et lego-stadion og de skrev slet ikke om Tyren der blev pakket ind i plastik for flere tusinde kroner eller hvad med trøjerne på de ti andre statuer?