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I have been helping someone recover from some reckless Windows usage. You know the situation: lots of colorful apps that want you to pay for registration, and a bunch of random viruses.
It's only funny in a SMH way.
I've finally started to work on the network because, while things are heating up at work, I'm mostly on-call for the next week. I have some time on my hands to experiment.
Windows - 26.1GB
OneNote Shared Notebook Corruption Leads to Cache File Problems (onenote notebook cache file 0xe000012e)
I was having problems with an error reporting corrupt OneNote cache files. It turned out the problem was at the server that was sharing the notebook. OneNote saves notebooks as folders full of files. The quick fix is to do a copy-paste of that folder, name it something like originalname-2, and then open it in OneNote.
Unfortunate news: even if you have the autosave option turned on, PowerPoint isn't really making an autosave document that will persist after all crashes. Even worse, if you exit, and it tells you that if you don't save, you'll still have a draft, you won't actually have a draft. PowerPoint seems to delete its temporary files when you exit the program. When I tried to kill PP, it still deleted the file. So that bit of cleanup code is pretty resilient, at least to my half-hearted effort to blow away PP.
I came up with a quick idea - visual voicemail similar to Apple's iPhone - via IMAP.
Windows ships with Offline Files (aka Offline Folders) on, more or less. These things suck, mainly because they're a little unreliable, and seem to lose data, or files get wedged and won't sync.
Though I'm now officially an Exchange hater, there's still one thing that really sucks about running a Unixy email server: authentication and encryption.
It's been hard to configure for years -
1. It's hard to back up.
I fell for marketing and advertising, again. I bought one of those stupid antennas with the little dial knob on it. What's really stupid is that I already had one similar to it, and it sucked.
I just blew two hours figuring out that a GLib GHashTable is not a descendent of GObject. Duh!
It's been so long since I've done any C programming that I feel "Like A Virgin" in C, touched for the very first time.