AirPrint Support (Sucks)

This article is now obsolete. See comments.

We've got a bunch of iPhones and one iPad user in the office, and they've wanted to print a few times. It seemed useful, so I read up about AirPrint, and we set up CUPS to serve AirPrint and send output to some HP printers (this is via a Linux server). The whole setup was too complex, so I wanted to get an office printer that supported AirPrint. It turned out that support for AirPrint sucks.

Long Delay in Receiving Email from Gmail

A party trying to send me an email via gmail got this error:

From: Mail Delivery Subsystem 
Date: Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Templating with DOM

DOMTemplate is a new templating system that doesn't use any markup.

MS Access:Can't Add New Record to Subform

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Quicker Reinstall of Windows (Vista, on an HP 530)

The specific computer probably doesn't matter, but it's listed there for deniability. The basic idea is to load up the service packs, and then do the online updates. This ends up saving a lot of time, so your computer can be ready in a day.

USB Booting System for Clonezilla SE, Diskless PC

(This article is good, but somewhat obsolete. I'm now doing something slightly different.)

This mini project took a USB hard drive, made it bootable, and then used it as a disk cloning network. It's worked very well.

__Affiliate Ad Links: Domain Names

You can support this website by using this affiliate ad link. It's the only one so far, but maybe more will be added.

Namecheap Domain Names. I'm using them because they donated a little (and I mean a little for the scale of their business) money to the EFF. Fair prices. Also, I was getting upset about the antics of GoDaddy's CEO, and not liking their sexist ads. They were interesting at first, but got old. Also, there was a boycott of Arizona in LA - which the City kind of flaked on - but the state of AZ passed an immigration control law that would result in racial profiling of brown, and potentially yellow people. GoDaddy is in Arizona.

MSAccess: VBA CRC32 Function

Here's a CRC32 function based on the work at: cCRC32.

No More "Arabic" Numbers: American Numbers from Now Onward

I've been reading about the War on Terror and the potentially pernicious effects of Islam on western civilization and America, and have come to agree that we must purge our culture of this foreign inf

Sharing Slightly Older Printers with Windows 7 on a 32 Bit Windows Server 2003 Network: Driver Not Found

We have this somewhat old HP 2430 printer, which isn't really that old, but it's old enough that there are different drivers for XP/2000 and Windows 7 x64, and Win7 users are supposed to use in-OS or

MSAccess: Showing "Continue..." Conditionally at the bottom of a Section in a Report

Maybe I'm missing something - but it looks like Access doesn't have this feature - to put "Continued..." or "More..." at the bottom of a section if the next section is on the next page.

A Short Guide to Some Asian Brands, like LG, Samsung, ASUS, Acer, Lenovo

When people go to buy computers or other electronics, they end up encountering some Asian brands that are unfamiliar.

How to Renumber the LAN (with New IP Addresses for a VPN)

If you want to VPN, there are some varied solutions, most of them not requiring a LAN renumbering, but with trade offs.

Information Technology Workers: an IT Labor Union?

If you have reached this page through a search engine, and are interested in IT organizations, please check out Bright Future Jobs. Their URL is

This is a short list of links to groups that organize or try to organize programmer labor unions and other computer-based worker unions, as well as lobby organizations. This document is undergoing constant revision.

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I just found out about CyberUnions a podcast and community about FOSS and labor.

Printing Blues

What I learned today....

Back when there were only two types of printers, parallel and serial, it was a lot easier. But even then, there was this annoying issue of incompatible interfaces. Today, the three dominant interfaces are ethernet, wifi, and usb, which takes over the role played by parallel cord interfaces.

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