Technology Insights

Append Or Prepend Text To Every Line In Text File With Notepad++

When I need to use Windows either for Microsoft Office products or some other reason I find myself in Notepad++ a lot. Notepad++ is a great free tool that provides a ton of functionality including the ability to easily add plugins, etc. One great feature of Notepad++ is the Regular Expression capabilities when using find/replace. If you wanted to add data to the beginning of each line or add data to the end of each line you can easily do so using find and replace with Regular Expressions enabled as shown in the below examples.

Technology Insights

Evernote Sync: The Operation You’ve Performed Cannot Be Completed

After recently reinstalling Windows 7 on my laptop I was getting all of my typical applications reinstalled and continued getting a popup error for Evernote after getting it configured. I use Evernote to automatically sync notes I take in Notepad++ remotely to Evernote’s servers so I have a copy of all my notes in real time in a remote location in case anything drastic happens with my laptop. Anyhow I had never seen this error before and all I was doing was syncing the same notes that have been incrementally¬†synced to Evernote for years now. I finally took the time to look in the logs, locate the issue, and easily resolve it by removing the problem notes which I didn’t need any longer anyhow.

Technology Errors

Installation Of AutoSave Failed, Notepad++ AutoSave Plugin Update Fails

When attempting to update the Notepad++ AutoSave plugin you may receive an error from the Notepad++ Plugin Manager. The issue is likely either related directly to the AutoSave plugin or related to Windows 64-bit operating systems. Either way you can manually update the plugin easily by using the below directions which include an example of upgrading AutoSave 1.2 to AutoSave 1.3.

Technology Errors

TW-Brother MFC-5890CN LAN Scanner Error TW006, Cannot Scan From Brother Printer

For some reason today I could not scan an item on our Brother MFC-5890CN printer to my Windows 7 laptop today at the computer shop. It has been a couple weeks since I needed to scan something to my computer however it has never had a problem in the past. Today though when I attempted to scan a document using the Brother ControlCenter3 software it failed to connect to the Brother printer. The interesting thing is that when I attempted to configure the device remotely using the same Brother ControlCenter3 software it worked without an issue. I initially thought it was some form of firewall issue either on my computer or on the firewall at the computer shop however that was not the issue. Below I describe the error in more detail as well as how I resolved the problem.