Archive for October, 2004

CD is protected against unauthorized duplication

October 28th, 2004 Tony 2 comments

i bought a couple of cd’s online this week and just got them. i threw my new Citizen Cope in the computer CD player and fired up Winamp. the garbled mess that came out of my speakers was horrible. then i tried the Franz Ferdinand CD and experienced the same poor sound. so i tried ripping the Citizen Cope CD to mp3 on a different computer and i got the same crap!

then i see a sticker on the front that says “This CD is protected against unauthorized duplication. It is designed to play on standard playback devices and an appropriately configured computer.”. so i can’t even play a CD i payed for on my computer at work! i am required to install their crappy software that does who knows what to my machine just to make it play. i wonder how slow my computer will be after installing a separate application for every CD i want to listen to.

thank god my new saab doesn’t have a built-in mp3 ripper. the CD played fine in my indash CD player

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Map a Network Drive in Windows XP Pro

October 25th, 2004 Tony 4 comments

If you have trouble mapping a network drive to another computer running Windows XP (i.e. – keeps throwing up the login prompt) try these steps.

1. Make sure you are connecting as a user that is in the administrators group on the remote machine.

2. Open Windows Explorer on the remote XP computer, click the “Tools” menu, click on “Folder Options”, click on the “View” tab, scroll down, and uncheck “Use simple file sharing”.

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need help with a regular expression? regex coach

October 18th, 2004 Tony No comments

regular expressions can get complex and difficult to visualize. don’t pull your hair out. Regex Coach is an amazing application that can break down a complex regular expression in the simplest of terms and do it in real time!

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Upgrading Apache with CPanel – PHP loses with cURL Setting

October 12th, 2004 Tony 4 comments

If CPanel WHM warns you that you need to upgrade Apache and you click the link ‘Click here to upgrade’ be forewarned that it recompiles PHP and does not remember any options you had previously chosen. So if you are currently using cURL and perform an Apache upgrade via CPanel you will find that PHP is no longer configured ‘–with-curl’.

Instead scroll down the left side to the ‘Software’ section and click ‘Update Apache’. On the following screen make sure the boxes for cURL, cURL SSL, and mcrypt are checked. I’ve found that leaving any of these unclicked results in PHP not compiling with cURL.

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Java Mail Problem

October 10th, 2004 Tony 4 comments

I recently upgraded my JDK to v5.0. After upgrading I was receiving the following exception when trying to send email via Java:

Exception in thread “main” java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: com/sun/activation/registries/LogSupport at javax.activation.MailcapCommandMap.(

The problem is that the new JDK j2ee.jar has an incorrect version of the class MailcapCommandMap in it.

Solution : Make sure you have the latest version of JAF (activation.jar). This jar has the correct version of MailcapCommandMap. Then delete the entire activation package from your j2ee.jar.

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