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SCHAPPY — 22. May 2019, 11:29

How to recruit good experts?

While investigating some HTTP header fields, I stumbled across the “X-hacker” containing a job posting. Inspiring idea.

SCHAPPY — 18. June 2012, 7:53

Mac OSX 10.8: New feature calender weeks (counts wrong)

In Mac OSX 10.8 developer preview, Apple added a long desired feature to the for business use: calender weeks. Problem: However, the displayed calender week is one week ahead the real calender week. Typically calender weeks starts with the first full week of the year. But, starts calender week one in the week […]

SCHAPPY — 2. July 2009, 15:18

[SOLVED] Password Popup each time MS Outlook 2007 starts on Vista

Settings: Microsoft Windows Vista (SP0, SP1, SP2) System is not part of a domain Outlook is setup up to use company’s Exchange server Problem: Each time you open Outlook, the credentials for a server in the domain are queried. If you select “save password” the popup occurs next time you restart Outlook again. Solution: 1.)    […]

SCHAPPY — 25. March 2009, 20:29

[SOLVED] Code 39 with CD-/DVD devices in device manager in XP/Vista

Problem: Yellow warning sign in front of all CD-/DVD devices in device manager. Solution: Open the registry editor and navigate to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SYSTEM -> CurrentControlSet -> Control -> Class -> {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}. Check the properties of the following keys: * LowerFilters: PxHelp20 * UpperFilters: GEARAspiWDM Alternatively, delete both keys. Reboot the system, all […]

SCHAPPY — 6. March 2009, 16:49

[SOLVED] missing on installation media for Office 2003 SP2

Issue: While installing, the MS Office setup wizard asks for the file “”, but it is not contained your installation source? Solution: Open the registry editor and naviagte to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Microsoft -> Office -> 11.0 -> Delivery -> 90000409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9. The value for the attribute CDCache must be set to “0” (it was […]

SCHAPPY — 9. December 2008, 14:58

ELSTER closes abruptly while running Checkpoint VPN-1 SecureClient

Problem: ELSTER installed on MS Vista SP1, program runs. Just when checking the data or submitting data to the Internet the application closes abruptly without any error message. Checking the Windows eventlog section systems indicated the following errors: SOURCE: FW1 EVENTID: 1 DESCRIPTION: FW1: C Sending reset dire The error indicates problems returned by the […]

SCHAPPY — 7. December 2008, 16:47

Extend reiserfs partition with resize_reiserfs

Problem: Need to extend the reiserfs formatted partition /dev/sda2 mounted as /. Solution: Get your desired live cd and boot from it. Use cfdisk /dev/sda or fdisk /dev/sda to change partition tables of your disks. First note the start cyclinder of the current parition! Delete the existing partition /dev/sda2. Create a new partition /dev/sda2 with […]

SCHAPPY — 3. September 2008, 9:26

Chrome is here

Google’s new Internet Browser “Chrome” is available. And it is fast — really fast. Tabbed browsing works on process-basis, i.e. each tab runs as an isolated process consuming approximately 20-30 MB of main memory. This may be an evidence for a stable system architecture. Settings are imported seamlessly from existing Firefox profiles. Let’s have some […]

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Enterprise Applications for iPhones — the new wave

Only a few weeks ago, apple opened its application store offering third-party developers a platform for distributing application. Although the majority of available applications are games, funny applications or even protoypes, there is an increasing number of enterprise applications. Oracle was one of the first vendor of enterprise software releasing an iPhone frontend for its […]

SCHAPPY — 20. July 2008, 23:41

MySQL-Queries Across Various Servers

Imagine you have two or more isolated MySQL serves instances and you want to execute queries across different server instances. One possible way is to query each sevrer individually, gather the result and combine the results on the client. Another more comfortable way is to execute the query across a single prepared server instance which […]