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Mar 13 2013

Computer System Validation

I just posted a presentation on SlideShare which discusses the reasons why efficient validation of computer systems used within the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries is needed for companies developing such software. The presentation also goes into details of why good software development practices are also required. Computer System Validation from Eric Silva

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Feb 10 2013

Fundraising and Scouting

Below is letter that I sent home to the parents of our Troop and Pack regarding fundraising and its importance to the Scouts. I thought the points in the letter might be helpful to other Scouters. I hope this is true. Dear Scouts and Parents: We will be having two fundraisers this winter. The first …

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Jan 09 2013

Why Buy an iPad Instead of a Nexus

Why purchase an iPad (4th generation) instead of a different tablet like the Google Nexus 10? I have researched and answered this question for many, other than myself, over the past year. As a computer technology enthusiast (i.e., the geek in the family), I often am asked these sorts of technical questions; which I thoroughly enjoy researching and …

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Nov 29 2012

Windows Vista Failed to Start – Status: 0xc000014c

I am sure someone else has figured this out already, but I thought I would post my solution for fixing this problem. It started out with a co-worker telling me his Windows Vista laptop would not startup after a recent Windows Update. I asked about Safe Mode, and Restoring the Last Known Good Configuration. He …

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Nov 24 2012

Recover Lost or Missing System Tray Icons in Windows

The sound volume system tray icon and a couple others mysteriously went missing on my wife’s Windows 7 laptop. After looking around in the normal areas, I noticed the volume tray icon was grayed out and off; not allowing me to turn it on. I did some researching and figured out how to wipe of …

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Nov 14 2012

Instagrate to WordPress – Hashtags and Post Tags

Like millions of others, I use Instagram. When I started using Instagram, I wanted the photos I shared to automatically show up on my WordPress site. I use the wonderful Instagrate to WordPress plugin to make this possible.  Besides the free version of the plugin, the developer also offers a Pro version that has many more …

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Oct 11 2012

Restoring Your Python Registry in Windows

For some odd reason the Python registry occasionally disappears, and when it does it prevents one from being able to install new modules via the Windows MSI installer. Here is a quick fix that can be done to restore the registry and allow you to get back to writing some awesome Python code. First step …

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Aug 29 2012

Fixing File Upload Size Limit in IIS 7

I am product manager for a .NET application that contains functionality to upload and download files. Just when I thought everything was running smoothly, we ran into a file size upload limit which I thought we had already adjusted using the maxRequestLength attribute of the element. After spending an hour on my own trying to …

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Jul 18 2012

Cytel ACES – White Paper

I finally got around to finishing a white paper on ACES. ACES is a secure, web-based platform, developed as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model by Cytel,  to help clinical teams implement fixed and adaptive trial designs that use interim analyses. The unique feature set of ACES enables it to be extremely useful and effective in facilitating the administrative and operational …

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Jul 11 2012

Clean Up Winsxs After Windows 7 SP1 Install

I recently noticed that my laptop was running very low on free space. I ran CCleaner and jv16 Power Tools, but still noticed the Windows folder was very large. I then ran WinDirStat and found that the winsxs (C:\Windows\winsxs) folder was very large. After a bit of research I managed to use the command below …

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