Convert Unix [Epoch] time to human readible form

Ran into a situation where I needed to read logs that had Unix time stamps. So I needed something that converted the time stamps to standard date/time format. I wrote up a small VB widget to do the job. Hopefully it can

Batch Copy Logs From Server At Multiple Intervals Using Task Scheduler

I came across a situation where a vendor wanted logs files from a server at around 2am in the morning to troubleshoot why an application wasn’t sending a specific email at that time. Problem was, I wasn’t planning on being up at

Internet Explorer 8 Crashes on Manage Add-Ons

Problem: In IE8, when you click to Tools –> Manage Add-Ons, Internet Explorer crashes with a Data Execution Prevention error. Symptoms: Application Event Logs show Event ID 1000 – Faulting Application iexplore.exe I tried reinstalling IE8, but that did not help Solution:

Netflix Changing DVD Service Name To “Qwikster”?

Update: Netflix does a rewind! Abandons the Qwikster plan… Got an email from, Netflix. They’re changing their DVD service name to “Qwikster”? Really? But the same lousy pricing? Here’s the email: Dear xxxx, I messed up. I owe you an explanation. It

ID Theft – And So It Begins…

I’ve written about ID theft before. Never thought I’d experience it, first hand. But I guess it’s bound to happen to everyone, the way they’re hacking nowadays. Found out yesterday, some wonderful slime ball walked into an Apple Store last week, used

Blackberry Contacts – Wireless Sync “Not Available”

Problem: User has a Blackberry. Is part of the company’s BES. Syncing wirelessly is the company’s default setting when deploying Blackberries. This particular user did not have the option. When I checked her Wireless Sync settings under the Contacts–> Options — >Desktop,