Yearly Archives: 2011

30 posts

CSI Miami web page messed up

I am a big fan of CSI: Miami show from CBS and will watch the show on-line if I miss an episode. This morning when I opened their web site to see if the latest episode has been uploaded, to my surprise, I found that CSI: Miami show’s web site was messed up with The Good Wife show’s web site. Take a look the screen shot below: When I clicked Watch Now button, I was […]

SugarSync vs DropBox vs SpiderOak, which should I choose?

I wrote a post in April regarding the pros and cons of several cloud storage/backup service providers based on my experience, such as Windows Live Mesh, DropBox, Memopal, SpiderOak, and SugarSync, and I concluded that SugarSync is better than the others. Then you may ask what is the purpose of this post? Well, it seems that many people are not happy with SugarSync because it does not have a native Linux client, so those people, […]

Uninstall SQL Server Denali causes SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Studio to stop working

I installed MS SQL Server Denali CTP3 (and its management studio) installed parallel to SQL Server 2008 R2, and everything works fine until I decided to uninstall Denali. The uninstallation of Denali was smooth and gave no error, however, after the uninstallation, MS SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Studio could not be launched. It didn’t give any error message and just didn’t launch at all. I had to reinstall MS SQL Server 2008 R2 to […]

Windows Task Manager Launching Error: Windows cannot find C:\Windows\system32\taskmgr.exe

After I uninstalled MS SQL Server “Denali” CTP3, my Task Manager cannot be launched. Every time I try to launch it, it gives me an error: Windows cannot find ‘C:\Windows\system32\taskmgr.exe’. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. How to fix it? Before I installed SQL Server “Denali”, I used Process Explorer to replace my Task Manager, and it seems that the uninstallation of “Denali” messed up Process Explorer. But since Task […]

TrueCrypt donation

[UPDATE] The development of TrueCrypt was stopped in 2014 and is no longer maintained. If you need something similar, you can check this post for alternatives: https://www.comparitech.com/blog/information-security/truecrypt-is-discoutinued-try-these-free-alternatives/ TrueCrypt is free open-source disk encryption software for Windows, Mac, and Linux. You can use it to encrypt your files, disk partitions, and even a whole disk. It is very easy to use and the encryption and the decryption process is transparent to end user, for instance, once a […]

How to use conditional CASE statement in Oracle WHERE clause to retrieve data

Here is the table structure that I need to query: UserID Type Name Department Status Classification Enrollment_Status Where “Type” and “Department” are foreign keys of the other two tables. The query criteria are: If the user type is “Student” (type ID = 1), then only retrieve enrolled students (Enrollment_Status = ‘EN’); If the user type is not “Student” (type ID <> 1), then check Classification field and only retrieve data with Classification <> ‘R’ It […]

More free bonus from SugarSync cloud service

If you already use SugarSync, then you know that after you sign up an account (either Free or Paid account), if you finish five tasks under Getting Started tab in your account, then you will get 125 MB bonus storage. If you think 125 MB bonus is not good enough, then here is the good news. Started June 6th, SugarSync lets you earn 125 MB bonus for each task you finish, so the total bonus […]

Web site hacked

My site was hacked on June 28th, 2011 around 8:00pm. How I found out? Here is the story. When I tried to access my site after coming back from a vacation, I noticed there is a PHP error at the bottom of the page as this: PHP Warning:  Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/{username}/public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/aioseop.class.php:221) in /home/{username}/public_html/blog/wp-content/themes/gray-and-square/footer.php(2) : eval()’d code(216) : eval()’d code on line 1 I thought the […]

FireFox 5.0 released

As promised in FireFox’s new rapid release development cycle, Mozilla released a new version of FireFox web browser today: FireFox 5.0, about three months after the release of FireFox 4.0 on March 22nd, 2011. Go ahead upgrade your current FireFox or download and install FireFox if you are not using it (really? You are not using FireFox?), and enjoy the security and feature it brings to you.