Kenjun

January 11, 2008

Wiki – Upload .doc or .xls errors

Filed under: Microsoft, Wiki — kenjun @ 8:30 am

Error:

The file is corrupt or has an incorrect extension. Please check the file and upload again.

Solution:

$wgVerifyMimeType = false;

Other checks are to make sure the following are set:

$wgEnableUploads = true;

$wgFileExtensions = array( ‘doc’, ‘xls’, ‘png’, ‘gif’, ‘jpg’, ‘jpeg’, ‘ogg’, ‘zip’);
in LocalSettings.php which should be in your root wiki directory (not config).

See also: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Images_and_other_uploaded_files#Troubleshooting_File_upload

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October 17, 2007

Living with Microsoft Word

Filed under: Microsoft, Microsoft Bugs, Productivity — kenjun @ 2:41 pm

Very interesting piece on how to deal with the bugs and problems inherent in Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is a beast [1].  Word is an evolved creation, the bastard offspring of marketing, some original thoughts on how to create a word processor, and generations of Ziff-Davis (PC Magazine) induced rapid mutation to fit someone’s distorted checklist. It is to software as the Irish Elk was to mammals. It is an inherently incurable mass of contradictory impulses, which are fully evident in Word’s formatting model. It is the single most miserable piece of software that I absolutely must use.

This web page contains my personal notes on attempting to live with the beast.

This document borrows extensive from the material listed in Links. Over time it will be all my own writing, but at this point some is cut and pasted from the real experts who are acknowledged in the Links section. It began with this usenet article.

I must add that despite my personal dislike of Microsoft Word I am grateful to the experts who’ve responded to my questions on microsoft.public.word.formatting.longdocs. They fight a noble war with the Beast. Lastly, I’m interested in suggestions on alternative word processors.

http://www.faughnan.com/msword.html 

July 27, 2007

Win2K crashing

Filed under: Microsoft, Microsoft Bugs, Parallels — kenjun @ 10:52 am

Odd behaviour – for some reason Windows2K has suddenly decided to go into an endless loop crashing under Parallels.

Worked fine beforehands.

June 19, 2007

Study forecasts Firefox will have more market share than any Internet Explorer version

This study forecasts Firefox will overtake Internet Explorer 6 as the leading version of any browser. If true, this will be the first time that any none-Microsoft browser version has had majority market share since Netscape.

http://www.abraxor.com/research/firefox-leads/

May 30, 2007

Reduce Word load times on MacOSX

Filed under: MacOSX, Microsoft — kenjun @ 1:40 pm

Turning off WYSIWYG font and style menus has greatly reduced my Word startup times. To do so, go to Word » Preferences (or press Command-,). In the General section, deselect WYSIWYG font and style menus — it’s third from the bottom. Voil� ! Faster Word

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20070517130132331

Word sometimes doesn’t launch on Intel Macs…

Filed under: MacOSX, Microsoft, Microsoft Bugs — kenjun @ 1:29 pm

The problem: Some PowerPC applications (such as Word) sometimes fail to launch on Intel Macs.

One solution: There is a root process called translated which seems to be launched with PowerPC programs. If this process is killed, then the application can be launched with no troubles. Note that an administrator password is required. translated can be found by opening up the Activity Monitor. Select the process and click on Quit Process.

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=2006080308222881

Word sometimes doesn’t launch on Intel Macs…

Filed under: MacOSX, Microsoft, Microsoft Bugs — kenjun @ 1:29 pm

The problem: Some PowerPC applications (such as Word) sometimes fail to launch on Intel Macs.

One solution: There is a root process called translated which seems to be launched with PowerPC programs. If this process is killed, then the application can be launched with no troubles. Note that an administrator password is required. translated can be found by opening up the Activity Monitor. Select the process and click on Quit Process.

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=2006080308222881

April 12, 2007

Dell Ideastorm – your suggestions regards configuring your Dell computer

Filed under: Microsoft — kenjun @ 1:09 pm

Dell, with Ideastorm, want to know how you’d like your Dell computer configured.

http://www.ideastorm.com/ 

United States v. Microsoft – Antitrust Case Filings

Filed under: Microsoft — kenjun @ 1:04 pm

Documents from the United States v. Microsoft Antitrust Case

http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/cases/ms_exhibits.htm 

April 11, 2007

Microsoft Word Bugs on a Mac…

Filed under: Microsoft, Microsoft Bugs — kenjun @ 11:28 am

As they say,

“Hmmm, how hard is it to simply tell Microsoft of a problem they have with their software? I don’t think I should have to pay them for something they’ve done wrong.”

http://fawny.org/bugs-new.html

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