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Recently, one of my clients let their subscription to AVG anti-virus lapse and all 8 computers on their network were complaining about the subscription having expired.  I purchased a new license key and went about putting it into the AVG's that were running. Strangely, the field for the license number was grayed out so I couldn't paste it in. 

If you check Drupal 7 module updates and you get messages indicating no available releases found for modules that you know are legitimate.  It usually looks something like this.  The URL is ../admin/reports/updates  There is a quick fix:

What a great utility Drush is.  If you don't know, it is a command-line utility for use to do all sorts of amazing things to a Drupal system.  You can easily make a quick database backup with the following command:

drush sql-dump >dbdump.sql

On Drupal 7 sites I always spend time in the content view.  That is the one at admin/content.  I usually install the views bulk operation module so I get these cool new views that I can easily tweak.  What a pleasure!  Recently I was on a site that had the administration views module installed.  This replaces the default views for content and comment (and more.)  Unfortunately the link for editing the view that is so handy is turned off.  This

Sometimes you need to get a heading to display inline eg

Name: Fred Bloggs

You can achieve this with either display: inline or float:left; on the class for the label.

told you it was quick.

 

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Well I've started using Windows 8.  My old laptop is creaking along and about to give up the ghost.  I've been using Windows 7 64-bit edition on it and it has been steady as a rock for quite some time now.  My desktop on the other hand is an MSI based AMD machine with Windows 7 32-bit on it.  It has been running fairly well but stutters a whole bunch.  8 Gigs of RAM doesn't seem to help this beast a bit.  I got a new hard drive (Seagate 1 Terrabyte 6 GB/second SATA) to see if that would help with the stuttering but it didn't.  So after transferring everything to the new drive, I decided it

It seems that every time a certain client of mine (at two different businesses) updates their quickbooks POS (point of sale) system, they lose connection to the quickbooks data and can't synchronize their transactions from the POS to Quickbooks. 

 

Check out what I just got from Microsoft.  Looks like it is finally time to start moving folks off Windows XP.  Good thing we can still get Windows 7 as I haven't deployed any Windows 8.  I do hear good things about it though.  I may bite the bullet and get Windows 8 on a new laptop soon though.

I recently found a very cool service called Wuala which is a cloud backup/sync solution.  I think it is really cool because it gives you 5GB free storage initially and all files are fully encrypted on your computer before they go to the cloud.  I've been testing it for a while and I think I'm going to give it a try at some of my clients too.  It allows you to share a folder with someone dynamically.  Very cool!  Check it out.www.wuala.com

 

I've been noticing these messages lately on some of my Drupal 6 sites. These popped up any time I saved any content.

warning: strtotime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/polycotassociates.com/modules/node/node.module on line 814.

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