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by matt198992
Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:58 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Mac Newbie Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 2748

Mac Newbie Help!

I'm trying to help a friend with re-installing OSX on their iMac (2007, 20") and I've got it mostly running. However, after doing the "software update", it downloads and prompts to reboot the computer. After clicking Reboot, the desktop goes away, and it leaves me with the background ...
by matt198992
Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Recovering Administrator Account password
Replies: 5
Views: 5482

Recovering Administrator Account password

I have a tricky one here.... I'm trying to work on a computer for a client who lost their administrator password. Right now, we only have access to the 'guest' account and the 'userxxx' account on Windows Vista Home Premium. Here's the stuff I tried: The default and only user is unable to access due...
by matt198992
Fri May 09, 2014 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Office computers imploding
Replies: 6
Views: 3196

Office computers imploding

Ok, so maybe it's not quite THAT bad, but it does seem that all of the computers here have decided to off themselves only days after ordering replacements. I don't so much have a problem that I can't fix as I have a question I would like opinions/insight on. It started for me about 2 weeks ago when ...
by matt198992
Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: SOPA talk, yo.
Replies: 620
Views: 83147

Re: SOPA talk, yo.

Er, you mean more than they already do, right? Haha! Yes, but this would give them the power to do virtually anything they want on a mere whim. As was pointed out in the debate, this not only takes out piracy (which is fine), but this will negatively impact competition. As representative Lofgren sa...
by matt198992
Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: SOPA talk, yo.
Replies: 620
Views: 83147

Re: SOPA talk, yo.

I cannot believe how many people there are against the amendment proposed last night! The amendment insures that these big ISP companies and production companies have to go through the courts to VERIFY that these sites DO infringe on copyrights. WHY is this a bad thing? Not having this will remove c...
by matt198992
Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Splitting Ethernet
Replies: 13
Views: 2619

Splitting Ethernet

I currently have a wireless router hooked up to my cable modem, with all of it's ports full. I was wondering if it is possible to "split" one of the ethernet cords in order to hook it up to another device. will my router be able to handle 2 connections into a single port? It just does not ...
by matt198992
Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Microsoft Word Macro [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 6293

Re: Microsoft Word Macro

Just posting here for anyone else who needs this, because I went through hell and back again trying to get this to work. Hopefully google will point someone directly to this, or others will remember. Here is the completed and finalized code to search folders and subfolders and run a macro on every d...
by matt198992
Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Microsoft Word Macro [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 6293

Re: Microsoft Word Macro

That last page linked seems like it does not work. It is giving me a ReDim error. I think the problem is calling the "Public FinalText()", I don't know where to put this, and if it is pasted in, it gets thrown in with the previous macro (the macro above, if any). I tried playing around wit...
by matt198992
Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Microsoft Word Macro [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 6293

Re: Microsoft Word Macro

That first link I actually saw while I was scavenging Google. I am, admittedly, new to VB coding, so I am having trouble understanding some parts of it. It seems the first page, I have a variation of that. I am able to get Word to cycle through files in a given directory, but I am having difficultie...
by matt198992
Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: gaming hardware - most bang for the buck?
Replies: 12
Views: 2354

Re: gaming hardware - most bang for the buck?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131362 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102003 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827129043 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211281 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?I...
by matt198992
Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Microsoft Word Macro [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 6293

Microsoft Word Macro [SOLVED]

Ok, I have been struggling with this for days, and I just know that it will be the simplest solution somehow and will wind up kicking myself when I figure it out (this happens way too often), but here goes: My problem is this: I basically have a bunch of files in a folder, with multiple subfolders/s...
by matt198992
Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 643483

Re: Doctor Whom

I definitely prefer Moffat to RTD. Series 5 and 6 may be a bit more difficult to get into if you've never seen Doctor Who before, because you can't just start at episode 5 and expect to be able to follow the story entirely, but I still prefer a continuous storyline. It's a very different style from...
by matt198992
Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Low Bandwidth?
Replies: 11
Views: 1334

Re: Low Bandwidth?

No big deal. I still have not contacted Comcast yet. It will probably have to wait until tomorrow or the weekend. I have been swamped. I am just trying to gather some semblance of what the problem could be before I am on hold for an hour, get told to reboot my computer, on hold again while they elev...
by matt198992
Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Confused about Android
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

Re: Confused about Android

So...everything then...lol.

Any good recommendations for beginner guides? :roll:
by matt198992
Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Low Bandwidth?
Replies: 11
Views: 1334

Re: Low Bandwidth?

I don't have any ideas, but maybe this clarification will help someone else think of something: Is it just your computer that will take the internet down in flames? Or if someone else is downloading the big thing, will it do the same? As I said, this problem happens to everyone in the house (3 diff...
by matt198992
Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Confused about Android
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

Confused about Android

I am really thinking of getting into coding for Android devices. However, I am a little confused as to which programming language Android uses. I keep seeing Python, but i see Java as well.

Which language is the best to start on with coding?
by matt198992
Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Low Bandwidth?
Replies: 11
Views: 1334

Re: Low Bandwidth?

yes. when I am downloading, it seems it not only knocks the rest of the computer offline, but everyone else as well. The same can be said for everyone else (I get knocked off when someone is downloading something too). I have checked the router for any setting i can find that would do anything remot...
by matt198992
Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 469
Views: 221460

Re: Recommend a book

The Talisman + The Black House by Stephen King and Peter Straub (they wrote both together, i like The Talisman far more than it's continuation). The Talisman is less of a horror, as you'd expect from Stephen King co-writing it, and more of a suspense I guess. Without saying too much, It is about A b...
by matt198992
Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2937132

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

I am so sick of searching google for questions/problems and having only a few hits, that then turn out to be unresolved. For instance searching for a computer problem: "Ok i will try that and check back in and let you know if it worked." Post from a year and a half ago. That has been happe...
by matt198992
Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36562
Views: 1883951

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must p

DARN. Curiosity got the best of me and I had to look at the thread! >.<
by matt198992
Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Low Bandwidth?
Replies: 11
Views: 1334

Low Bandwidth?

I am nowhere near "expert" level with computers, but I do know quite a bit more than the average person. I am familiar with most terminology, so just take that into account before I get the usual "Power cycle the router; Reset the Router; Restart your computer"... :lol: That said...
by matt198992
Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 643483

Re: Doctor Whom

I love doctor who and have been following it for a while now. While I love the new seasons (referring to the seasons starring Matt Smith), I have to say I think they are not as in depth in plot development as Tennant's was. The plot and story seems fairly strait-foward, as opposed to the...
by matt198992
Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1895
Views: 467375

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Jar'O'Jam wrote:
[upd] Actually, nevermind, what you're looking for is most likely.


There it is. Lol. Darn I was so close to it too. Thanks!
by matt198992
Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1895
Views: 467375

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Ok, im going to give this a go. I don't remember much, but will post whatever snippets come into my mind. * Background: Where did you play it? When? Why do you remember it? What sticks out at you about it? -----Long time ago. Maybe around 10 years ago? It was a Point-and-Click adventure game. It had...
by matt198992
Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10908
Views: 2095146

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Well, it's not often I post in introductory threads (or threads at all for that matter), but everyone seems great here. First of all, I apologize for the SN. Simply "Matt" is perfectly fine. I only recently discovered xkcd.com (Sorry! Sorry!) and think this place is great. Uh... I'm a Web ...
by matt198992
Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Engineers - What is it really like?
Replies: 20
Views: 4991

Re: Actual Engineers - What is it really like?

While I cannot attest to how an Engineer's workplace is or will be, I can most certainly assure you that work environments are a huge part in enjoying your job. People often confuse a "bad job" with a "bad job environment" and it really boils down to whether you LIKE your field o...
by matt198992
Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Chicago: LAN party in formal attire? (July 8th)
Replies: 7
Views: 6597

Re: Chicago: LAN party in formal attire? (June 25th)

If I had a car, I would most certainly join you. However, Chicago is a ways away from Pittsburgh and I do believe it might take quite a while to walk there from here. Though it sounds like a nice journey, I don't have the time :(

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