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Microsoft Outlook: Set a Recurring Meeting at Different Times on Different Days

Setting up a meeting request in Outlook to occur at different times on different days is not especially user friendly so there are two different methods to take. You can either set up a appointment and then modify the specific days or you can configure multiple meeting requests. The first method should be used if there are a set number of meetings for instance every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for the next two weeks. The second method should be used if the meetings are scheduled with no end date.

First Method:

  1. Open New Appointment: For the first method we will configure a new appointment by clicking on New in the top navigation bar followed by selecting Appointment from the drop down. Fill in all of the details like you would with a normal one time appointment.
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How to Sync Google Calendar to Verizon Wireless Voyager LG VX10000

This was written to assist a friend syncing his Google Calendar items with his Verizon Wireless LG VX10000 cell phone. Follow the directions below to import your calendar items into the Voyager VX10000.

  1. Download Windows USB Drivers: First you will want to download and install the USB drivers for your Verizon Wireless Voyager cell phone from Verizon’s web site. Download LG Voyager Windows USB here.
  2. Install LG Voyager Windows USB Drivers: Double click on the .exe file that was just downloaded from the Verizon Wireless web site. This will start the installation process and guide you through step by step. If there are any issues with installation check the Verizon site for assistance.
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Configure LiteSpeed Web Server Logging Options

Most of the logging options for LiteSpeed web server are very basic and general however I wanted to detail them to help others make educated decisions when it comes to the logging configuration. There is one option I use outside of the normal log configurations which is configured in a tab other than the log tab under server configuration. Below I will explain all of the configuration options and provide examples of what I recommend for LiteSpeed.

The very first thing I do when configuring a new server is to modify the “Disable Initial Log Rotation” option from “Not Set” to Yes. The purpose of this option is to make the lsws log file directory a bit more manageable. The Disable Initial Log Rotation option will stop the error.log file from being rotated every time the server is restarted. If you are on a development server this might happen numerous times a day thus creating a mess in your log directory. Instead I only rotate the error.log file based on size as described in detail below.

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Downgrade IE8 to IE7, Downgrade Internet Explorer 8 to Internet Explorer 7

Downgrading Internet Explorer 8 Beta is easy to do on Windows XP. You simply need to remove it from Add/Remove Programs via the Control Panel. Follow the directions below to begin and follow through the removal of IE8 Beta.

  1. Open Add/Remove Programs: Open the Control Panel and then double click on “Add and Remove Programs”.
  2. Remove Windows Internet Explorer 8: Scroll down the list of programs until you get to “Windows Internet Explorer 8” and click the Remove button. The application list with IE8 highlighted is shown in the image below.

    Add and Remove Programs List: Windows Internet Explorer 8

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Outlook IMAP Accounts: Download Headers Only or Download Complete Items Including Attachments

When settings up an IMAP account in Microsoft Outlook you will download only the headers by default. Personally I like to have all of my emails easily accessible online and offline even with IMAP accounts so below I describe how to setup your IMAP accounts to download the entire email message including any attachments.

Follow the below steps to setup a custom Outlook send and receive group. In this group you can pick and choose which accounts to includes and which IMAP folders to download. For each IMAP account you can specify numerous different options including if you want to sync a specific folder, if you want to download only the headers, or if you want to download the entire message including any attachments.

  1. Open Define Send/Receive Groups: First you need to open the “Define Send/Receive Groups” within Outlook. Click on Tools in the top navigation menu, then select “Send/Receive” from the drop down, followed by “Send/Receive Settings” from the pop out menu, and from the second pop out menu select “Define Send/Receive Groups”. The menus are shown below in the image.
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