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Fucking internet, how does it work?

Weird internet blockage—problem resolved, but mystery remains. Macintosh and Time Warner cable internet inside… [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on May 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Can I fix my own washing machine?

Can I fix my LG front loading washing machine on my own today, or do I have to wait until a technician can come to my house? [more inside]
posted by junipero on May 2, 2010 - 6 answers

Secure my SSH

SSHFilter: I'm trying to disable authentication by password for SSH users accessing a server from a remote location. By everything I've read it seems like I've done exactly that, but I can still log in from a remote machine using a password only. Help me get that to stop. [more inside]
posted by scrutiny on Apr 22, 2010 - 2 answers

File Association Mess Office 2007

After buying Office 2007 (Standard) on my Vista system, I can no longer change file associations. I migrated from a mixture of Office 2000 Professional and Windows office XP. When I go to the file association dialog box, it recommends odd programs, and no Office 2007 options, hence nothing opens in the new format. It won't change even if I point to the correct .exe file in Office 12 folder. The menu doesn't even offer any Word 2007 options. HELP! Nothing on the web or on the Microdouche website. [more inside]
posted by ~Sushma~ on Apr 4, 2010 - 6 answers

Why can't I wrap details when printing Outlook calendar in weekly view ?

I have a user and his admin that just migrated from Outlook 2003 to 2007, and now they are both having the same problem, that consequently was fixed when I reimaged the users computer a while back. They want to be able to print out a weekly view calendar and the details wrap to the next line. How do we get this to work? I know it works because I've seen it with my own eyes. [more inside]
posted by TuxHeDoh on Mar 12, 2010 - 3 answers

HTML page getting download prompt instead of displaying webpage

I have a website which I maintain. I transferred the host recently to Dreamhost. Now, wheneven I open HTML pages I get a prompt asking me to download the HTML page. Before, of course, the page was displayed in the browser. Any suggestions? Example:
posted by alshain on Mar 3, 2010 - 5 answers

You didn't really want to post that to MeFi, did you? Oops!

The latest versions of Firefox and Safari that can run on my Mac Intel G4 tower (OS X 10.4.11) keep crashing when I open more than one video in separate tabs or windows on YouTube or Hulu. The problem isn't consistent, but it does seem to happen when I have at least 7 or 8 tabs open at once. Can anyone help me solve this? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jan 22, 2010 - 11 answers

authorware for mac osx 10.5 troubleshooting

Is there any way for me to successfully download Adobe's 'Macromedia Authorware' program to a Mac OSX 10.5 operating system? (Recently upgraded from 10.4.11....I think). I have tried several times, but when downloaded I click to open and end up with a text edit file. So not helpful to my school psychology experiments. I've heard there is an online version of this software, but when looking for it I keep getting taken to Adobe's download page over and over. Is there any way to simply downgrade and would this help? I am technologically clueless so the simplest terms possible would be very appreciated.
posted by whalebreath on Jan 10, 2010 - 2 answers

This toothsome tart won't tighten up.

Help me troubleshoot this savory tart recipe. [more inside]
posted by liketitanic on Dec 22, 2009 - 14 answers

Internet trouble in Hong Kong

Why might I be having trouble uploading/downloading in Hong Kong? [more inside]
posted by brozek on Dec 5, 2009 - 1 answer

Why do large file downloads stall (with no error message or any feedback)?

Why do large file downloads stall (with no error message or any feedback)? [more inside]
posted by bradn on Oct 28, 2009 - 7 answers

Need. Internet. Back.

Why can't I connect to the internet anymore? Is customer service giving me a plausible explanation? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Oct 25, 2009 - 17 answers

I'll show you not valid

Lightroom is not cooperating with my external hard drive. [more inside]
posted by shothotbot on Sep 23, 2009 - 1 answer

Why don't my proxies work anymore?

Why have my proxies (Privoxy and GAppProxy) suddenly quit working? I'm using an up-to-date Vista installation. [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Sep 23, 2009 - 3 answers

Sleep that's too deep

Why can't my Macbook Pro wake from a coma? [more inside]
posted by umbú on Sep 13, 2009 - 9 answers

Does Not Compute

Please help me diagnose this PC issue. Long story inside. [more inside]
posted by owtytrof on Aug 22, 2009 - 7 answers

Seeking a permanent solution for my Wacom tablet woes.

Sometime around the beginning of this year, my Intuos2 Model 0608-U 6"x8" Wacom tablet driver stopped loading upon login and restart. I reinstall it every time I login/restart. All of the tips, tricks, workarounds suggested by both Wacom and Apple do not work. I am running Mac OS 10.5.7. Is there anything left to try? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jul 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Borked computer will not run utilities

What if it's so borked it won't run Spybot? [more inside]
posted by Breav on Jul 24, 2009 - 16 answers

Joomla giving a blank page, but why?

Joomla filter: Got a blank page after editing text of a module, but why? [more inside]
posted by asciident on Jul 23, 2009 - 4 answers

[ Home Networking Filter ] Why must I restart my wireless router every hour? Or, what am I doing wrong in the implementation of my home network?

[ Home Networking Filter ] Why must I restart my wireless router every hour? Or, what am I doing wrong in the implementation of my home network? [more inside]
posted by platosadvocate on Jul 21, 2009 - 15 answers

Powerbook: No Logo

Powerbook G4 won't boot up. I hear the chime, get a gray screen, but NO apple logo or spinning wheel. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Jul 20, 2009 - 17 answers

Latency? This. Is. Infiniteloop!

Help me try and fix my mother's weird internet/Mac Mini issue. [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Jul 3, 2009 - 6 answers

Pimp my CSS please. Before I kill myself.

I'm a designer and usually people do programming for me. I'm trying to teach myself how to customize Word Press themes all by myself though... and I thought I was doing pretty well. But then I had people look at it in other browsers. Yuck. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Jun 12, 2009 - 15 answers

Heal my flightless Thunderbird

I just installed Thunderbird and added my gmail account. Thunderbird only wants to "get" about 100 emails at a time. I have many thousands of emails. Is there any way to make Thunderbird get all of my emails in one go? I don't want to sit here pressing "get mail" indefinitely. [more inside]
posted by prefpara on Jun 9, 2009 - 6 answers

Google's services don't work in a specific way

Why aren't most google services working for me and why do the error pages look identical in firefox, chrome, and IE8? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on May 24, 2009 - 8 answers

"In laymen's terms we'd recommend not turning it off."

An LG 22' widescreen monitor, a few months old and seemingly not overheating or failing thanks to the computer, shuts itself off and won't come back on without a power cycle. I'd like to avoid returning it to base if possible. [more inside]
posted by stelas on May 15, 2009 - 5 answers

Freeing my games of artifacts

Help! My games are being plagued with screen artifacts. [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on May 14, 2009 - 16 answers

Is my TiVO modem fried?

Is my TiVO modem fried? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on May 1, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I connect my wireless laptop to the internet by cable?

I'm having issues connecting my laptop to the internet. Wireless is fine, but I can't connect by cable at all. [more inside]
posted by mammary16 on Apr 27, 2009 - 17 answers

I hope AskMe 120389 has replies within the specified period

My replacement hard drive went bad after just one day. I think the motherboard's the culprit. Need informed opinions. [more inside]
posted by Gyan on Apr 24, 2009 - 7 answers

Luser can't get five-year-old Russian video game to work on his four-year-old computer.

Okay, so after the mention and the link to the review of Pathologic, I decided that a depressing Russian game sounded awesome and downloaded it. (Yes, I paid for it. Not that you asked.) However, as is usual when I try to do something interesting on the computer, I find out there is [more inside]
posted by Scattercat on Apr 9, 2009 - 20 answers

How do I stop the stalling?

Allright-- my windows (Vista) is funky: can I fix this without reinstalling? More inside. [more inside]
posted by Seeba on Apr 6, 2009 - 5 answers

ohshitohshitohshitohshit

Why won't my computer post? [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Mar 13, 2009 - 12 answers

Is the Blue Screen of TiVo fixable?

Does my TiVo Series 1's "Blue Screen of TiVo" mean that it is dead, or do I have my settings messed up? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Mar 4, 2009 - 5 answers

How do I live without you?

My DS Lite is acting funky - Can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by bookwo3107 on Feb 28, 2009 - 6 answers

Help, KVM ate my keyboard!

When my Server 2003 desktop auto locks, the keyboard becomes unresponsive while the mouse continues to work. Anyone had a similar experience? No indicators in any of the logs. Running Dell 2950 and Avocent AMX KVM. [more inside]
posted by masher on Feb 20, 2009 - 2 answers

Is this iBook toast?

The hard drive in my girlfriend's iBook (12" G4 late 2004) died, or at least that's what I think happened. I want to cover all my bases and I need a little advice on best practices. [more inside]
posted by clockwork on Feb 17, 2009 - 8 answers

Open the pod bay doors, printer.

Up until recently my printer worked fine, but today a document wouldn't go through, so I tried clearing the print queue, etc., and then finally decided to reinstall the printer. I removed the printer, but it's still listed in the control panel and Windows will not let me reinstall. How can I completely clear it and get it working again? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on Feb 15, 2009 - 5 answers

Fixing LaunchServices on OSX

Is there any way to fix/replace/reinstall LaunchServices in OS X? (Also: is my Powerbook doomed?) [more inside]
posted by ubersturm on Feb 5, 2009 - 10 answers

Please help me turn my webcam off! (So that I can use it)

ComputerTroubleshootingFilter: My google-fu has failed me. How do I turn my webcam "off" so that I can have programs turn it on and use it? [more inside]
posted by Seeba on Jan 18, 2009 - 4 answers

Hard Drive Limited to 1.5 GB/sec?

So I'm installing a new Seagate 500GB SATA HDD in my PC, when I notice, for the first time somehow, a jumper that limits the drive to 1.5 GB/s. What's that all about? [more inside]
posted by Avenger50 on Jan 14, 2009 - 6 answers

What have I missed troubleshooting my VGA problem?

I'm getting a video display error when i try and boot up my computer. Is there a solution I'm just not thinking of? If not, can I still buy a Socket 939 motherboard to replace a malfunctioning one? [more inside]
posted by Kraki on Dec 31, 2008 - 7 answers

What are the most common HTML tags you use in main content divs?

What are the most common HTML tags you use in main content divs? I'm trying to put together a sample document to test css. [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze on Dec 30, 2008 - 16 answers

w3m-mode in emacs on osx

Emacsfilter: Anyone had luck installing w3m to Emacs on OS X? [more inside]
posted by mrstrotsky on Dec 19, 2008 - 9 answers

I typed this in the wrong language. help!תעזור לי

How do i fix typing in the wrong language (forgetting to Alt+Shift before typing) without retyping the whole thing? [more inside]
posted by Izzmeister on Dec 2, 2008 - 4 answers

The problem with Preview

MacFilter: How do I get Preview back? [more inside]
posted by jammy on Nov 24, 2008 - 3 answers

Why isn't the VPN between two Cisco ASA 5505s working?

Why isn't the VPN between two Cisco ASA 5505s working when I switch ISPs? One of the ASA 5505s is sort-of dual homed in the new configuration. The VPN appears to establish, but I can't pass traffic from one LAN to the other. [more inside]
posted by chengjih on Nov 23, 2008 - 4 answers

Corrupted Ghost Image; NEED TO EXTRACT FILES!

Corrupted Ghost 8.0 image! Is there a way to at least extract files off one of the img files? [more inside]
posted by Zeker on Nov 20, 2008 - 3 answers

Windows Easy Transfer Hangs

Windows Easy Transfer Hangs [more inside]
posted by Ironmouth on Oct 22, 2008 - 2 answers

Erratic network behavior

My net connection has dropped like clockwork around midnight over the past few days. What's up? [more inside]
posted by Gyan on Oct 20, 2008 - 5 answers

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