Todd Boss

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Sep 6

Outlook Calendar Stuck in List View

Earlier today, my Outlook 2010 calendar got stuck in List View.  It only took a couple of clicks to fix it, but List View would return each time I pulled up my calendar.  The problem persisted even after deleting and re-creating my Outlook profile.  I found the answer at the bottom of this Microsoft support thread:

Close Outlook, then run the command “outlook /cleanviews" from the "Start->Run…" menu […], then start Outlook again.

Worked like a charm.  Of course, in Windows 7, you’ll want to either type the command in the search box on your Start Menu or hit Win+R to bring up the Run dialog.

Jan 6

Wilco, Nick Lowe & Mavis Staples rehearse “The Weight” (by wilco)

Dec 31

Dell XPS 400 “Unknown Device”

Recently, I rebuilt a Dell XPS 400 and there was one pesky device in Device Manager that I couldn’t find a driver for.  I tried searching Google by the device instance ID (ACPI\AWY001\2&DABA3ff&0), but mostly found other people with the same problem.

Finally, I stumbled upon this post on Dell’s support site.  Austinpctech provided the link to the driver for Intel’s Quick Resume Technology:

Dec 7

Nov 18

How to show connected VPN and SSH users on a Cisco ASA


sh vpn-sessiondb remote (IPSec Remote VPN Clients)
sh vpn-sessiondb l2l (L2L Tunnels)
sh vpn-sessiondb svc (SSL VPN / Anyconnect Clients)


sh ssh sessions (show users connected to ASA via SSH)

(Thanks to russman for the tip)

Nov 17

Nov 3

How to Make Your Android or iOS Mobile Device Show in the “Devices” tab in Spotify

I’ve been a Spotify user for a few weeks now, and recently subscribed to the premium service so that I can sync tracks to my Android device.  However, I found that I couldn’t get my local music to sync over wifi to the phone.  I though perhaps it was a problem with my Droid X2, but as it turns out, the problem was actually a Windows Firewall setting (thanks to Rex S. for the tip).  Here’s how to fix it in Windows 7:

  • Press the Windows key, then type “allow a program”.
  • Find “Allow a program through Windows Firewall” at the top of the Start Menu and click on it.
  • Scroll down the list to find Spotify.
  • Check the boxes for the networks you want Spotify to be able to access.  You will likely find that “Public” is already checked.  You’ll want to check “Domain” and/or “Home/Work (Private)” depending on which type(s) of network you connect to.

In a few moments, your device should show up in the “Devices” tab and you will be able to sync all of your playlists!

Sep 29

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