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Restore Trillian Activity History On Windows 7, Import Trillian Chat History

As noted in previous articles my laptops Windows 7 Ultimate x64 operating system install became corrupted after I attempted to install the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 update. I believe the issue was related to some sort of software conflict so not necessarily¬†all SP1’s fault though you would think there would be some form of error checking involved in the install. I waited out the upgrade for over 8 hours but in the end it still failed out. Anyhow during the process of reinstalling Windows 7 x64 on my laptop and installing all of the applications that were installed previously I wanted to restore my Trillian chat history for all of the various Trillian Connections. Below I describe what connections were configured and what Trillian Connections chat logs were restored.

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How To Find Out the Link Speed of Your Interface on Mac OSX 10.6

Alex and I rewired our entire network the other day with cat 6 cable and new gigabit switches. Once we got it all set up we decided to do some testing. One of the tests we ran was transfer speeds from our file server to our laptops. We were trying to determine the network linkspeed when all of a sudden I realized that I had no idea how to do this on my mac. We decided to figure it out, and when we did, we of course wrote a article to help every one else. Below I will outline the simple steps to view your link speed in Mac OSX.

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Photoshop ICO Plugin, How To Open Windows Icon Files In Photoshop

Earlier this afternoon I needed to modify a .ICO, also known as Windows Icon, for some testing I was doing with X-Chat which is a GUI based IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client. Anyhow it slipped my mind that Photoshop does not even recognize ICO files by default. Adding Windows Icon (ICO) support to Photoshop is really easy though and I remembered from a previous experience the process to add a ICO plugin to Photoshop. Follow the directions below to open, edit, and save ICO files on Windows.

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mysqldump: Got error: 145: Table ‘./wordpress/bot_prli_clicks’ is marked as crashed and should be repaired when using LOCK TABLES

Earlier I was in the process of upgrading MySQL on a CentOS Linux server and ran into an error when I attempted to backup all of the MySQL databases. When issuing the mysqldump command I received an error 145 noting that one of the mysql database tables was marked as crashed and needed to be repaired. Below I have noted the error in more detail as well as how to repair any tables that are marked as crashed.

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GPG key retrieval failed: [Errno 5] OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-remi

Earlier while upgrading PHP to version 5.3.5 on a CentOS server I copied over the details of the remi repository from another server I had upgraded PHP on. Once I started the transaction all looked well until Yum needed to verify the remi repo RPM GPG key which I had not installed so an error was provided and Yum stopped the PHP upgrade process. You can get around the RPM GPG key error by simply using the –nogpgcheck switch however that is not the correct way to resolve the problem. You should instead install the RPM GPG key and the below example shows how to install the RPM GPG key for the remi repo.

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