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This is just a quick note to say that DropBox, which is a very handy tool for synchronizing files across computes, will fail to sync if you use certain ‘special’ characters in the file name.

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This is mostly just a note to myself, but… Have you ever wondered how to add a hyperlink to a PowerPoint presentation? That is, to add a web link that opens in your web browser when you click on it? Well, so have I. Here’s the answer…

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I just noticed that certain phone numbers haven’t been making it over from Google Contacts to my iPhone. As I’ve noted previously, I’m using Google Sync (plus a couple of workarounds) to integrate my MacBook Pro, Google Apps, and iPhone. After a bit of investigation, I discovered the problem…

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Xbox 360 Error Code E74

by Michael on July 13, 2009 · 0 comments

This past Saturday, our Xbox 360 started flaking out while we were playing FIFA ’09. The video got fuzzy, and we started getting lines across the screen. When we re-started the Xbox, the problems went away, but came back. Not long thereafter, the kids reported to me that the Xbox was broken.

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Have you ever wanted to copy an Xbox 360 game to the system’s hard drive? Well, ever since Microsoft unveiled the “new Xbox experience” during the fall of 2008, it’s been possible. Read on for step-by-step instructions.

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I try to avoid the Windows world as much as possible, but sometimes I can’t get away from it. Today was one of those days. Long story short, I was making a graph in Excel and needed to save it as an image file. Unfortunately, I couldn’t do it.

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How to Delete XBox 360 Gamer Profiles

by Michael on April 12, 2009 · 0 comments

Over the weekend, I decided to clean up a few things on our XBox 360. The kids are in the habit of creating a new profile whenever they have a friend over, etc. so our list of profiles was getting a bit unwieldy. Unfortunately, it’s not obvious how to delete profiles from the XBox 360 dashboard. After a bit of poking around, however, I figured it out.

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