Month: May 2008

  • Errors in VShadow.exe

    Alright, all you Windows geeks: I need help. I tried to implement a backup script that uses a number of Microsoft tools. I keep getting errors that look like this: ERROR: Selected writer ‘ASR Writer’ is in failed state! – Status: 7 (VSS_WS_FAILED_AT_PREPARE_BACKUP) – Writer Failure code: 0x800423f4 () – Writer ID: {be000cbe-11fe-4426-9c58-531aa6355fc4} – Instance…

  • Tip of the Day: Word Shortcut to Paste Unformatted Text

    If you are not familiar with the “Paste Special” options in Word, you should read this article. If you are already familiar with it, but find it frustrating that there’s no shortcut, you should definitely read this article. Paste Special Unformatted Text At Your Fingertips [ed.: link updated to an archived link because the original was…

  • Sublet: 2 BR Apartment in Hyde Park, Chicago, with Lake view

    Our 2 BR apartment with a lake view is still available for lease or sublease, now at a reduced rate! Contact me if you are interested!

  • Burkeanism Blogfest

    There has been a huge amount of blogging on Burkean conservatism, especially as it relates to John McCain, over the last couple of weeks. I have relatively little to add to the mix, except to say that it’s important to distinguish between Burkean conservatism and other forms of politics called conservative. Burkeans favor change, but…

  • Intel: “Web 2.0”-style cloud computing just a passing vapor

    For all the Web 2.0 ad cloud computing enthusiasts out there: Intel: “Web 2.0”-style cloud computing just a passing vapor.