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Archive for November, 2013

Mac: Restarting the Mac OS X Dock, Finder, Spaces or Menubar | Stefan Ernst

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/11/29

Only a few more posts left in my “Missed Schedule” backlog. This one was from September 28, and I just needed it again today as Spotlight had some visual leftovers on one of my VMware Fusion desktops.

Thanks to Stefan Ernst:

The Finder crashed:

killall -KILL Finder

The Dock,  DashBoard Widgets, or Spaces (on 10.5/10.6 – Leopard/Snow Leopard) crashed:

killall -KILL Dock

The Menubar crashed/refuses to be clickable, Spotlight misbehaves or some Menu Extra popup does not disappear:

killall -KILL SystemUIServer

One that I found myself: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Apple, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Power User, SpotLight | Leave a Comment »

Any workaround for this SQL Server Management Studio threading issue?

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/11/29

I just got this error when SQL Server Management Studio 2012 was complaining about the owner of a certain SQL Server 2012 database and tried to copy that message to the clipboard:

This message cannot be copied to the clipboard.
Additional information
Current thread must be set to single thread apartment (STA) mode before OLE calls can be made.
Ensure that your Main function has STAThreadAttribute marked on it. (System.Windows.Forms)

Is there anyone who knows how to workaround this issue in SSMA?


Posted in Database Development, Development, Software Development, SQL Server, SQL Server 2012 | Tagged: , | Leave a Comment »

Office Communicator 2007 Keyboard Shortcuts – Communicator –

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/11/29

I wasn’t aware that Office Communicator supported keyboard shortcuts for text formatting in the chat window.

Since I normally use RDP/MSTSC connections to a work machine (the laptop often moves around which means that network connections aren’t
“persistent”), which means that every once in a while a key like Shift, Alt, Ctrl, or Windows hangs.

That’s how I found out why sometimes the font in the chat window changed a bit: most often the font became strike through, which corresponds to Ctrl-T.

Three things that Microsoft should improve here:

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Communicator, Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts, Office, Power User, Windows | Leave a Comment »

GertDuino: Raspberry Pi + Arduino in one.

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/11/28

On my research list…


Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Create Google Hangouts quickly with these easy URLs – WP Media Pro

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/11/28

Need to check these one day on Windows as they do not seem to work on a Mac, not even with the Hangouts plugin.

Create Google Hangouts quickly with these easy URLs – WP Media Pro.


Posted in G+: GooglePlus, Power User, SocialMedia | Leave a Comment »

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