MS SQL Server Error: 4064. Cannot connect to local Server

/* Posted March 26th, 2008 at 2:45pm [Comments: 8]    */
/* Filed under Programming    */


Recenlty, I was working with SQL Server 2005, when I opened up SQL Server 2005 Management Studio and tried to connect to my local database server, I got the error above: “Cannot Connect to XXXX”

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Wii Guitar Hero III Owners to Get Free Faceplate

/* Posted March 26th, 2008 at 10:37am [Comments: 6]    */
/* Filed under Nintendo, Video Games, Wii    */

Guitar Hero III Faceplate

If you bought Guitar Hero III for your Wii only to find out that the game played in mono sound and had to ship the game back to Activision for a replacement, well, get ready for some right to all the wrongs in the world. Activision quietly announced that it would be sending all Wii gamers who bought Guitar Hero III a free guitar faceplate. No details yet on when they will ship or if you can pick out what you want.


Speed Up Windows Shut Down

/* Posted March 26th, 2008 at 9:09am [Comments: 1]    */
/* Filed under Microsoft, Windows    */

Windows XP Shutdown

Sometimes you try to turn off Windows and you leave the computer to do it’s thing only to find that 5 minutes later, the computer is still on and Windows is still trying to shut down. Try out a few of these registry hacks to see if you can cut down your shut down times. To open the registry editor, type “regedit” in the Start menu’s “Run…”

  • Set HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Control Panel/desktop/WaitToKillAppTimeout to 1000 (1 sec).
  • Set HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Control Panel/desktop/HungAppTimeout to 2000 (2 secs).
  • Set HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Control Panel/Desktop/AutoEndTasks to 1 (enable).
  • Set HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/WaitToKillServiceTimeout to 1000 (1 sec).

If some of these keys don’t appear in the registry, you could always add them. Also remember to back up your registry before you go messing around in there.


Megaman Mash Ups

/* Posted March 26th, 2008 at 7:36am [Comments: 2]    */
/* Filed under Nintendo, Video Games    */

Megaman Wickerman Mashup

Megaman vs Donkeykong
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Album Art on Your iPhone, iPod, or iTouch

/* Posted March 25th, 2008 at 10:52pm [Comments: 5]    */
/* Filed under Apple, Art, iPhone, iPod    */

iPhone Albums View

I’ve been playing with my new toy for the past day and I’ve been getting my MP3 library in shape for transfer to my iPhone. My initial try was simply to import my existing library to iTunes and then sync it to my iPhone. It worked, no hitches. However, I was getting the default grey album cover on all but one song. What was going on with this total uncoolness? Turns out, you can embed a JPEG image within the ID3 tags of an MP3. Read more »


What do you remember?

/* Posted March 25th, 2008 at 4:51pm [Comments: 2]    */
/* Filed under Nintendo, Video Games    */


There’s an article on The Onion about a 26 year old whose memories are mostly related to his video game experiences from his youth. Some of his memories included beating his friend in Tecmo Bowl, some of the great slams he’s made in NBA Jam, and, of course, the good ole up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, Select, Start. Some doctors tested him and he could recall a beatdown he gave in Super Smash Brothers faster than he could remember holding his infant sister for the first time.
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Mindy’s Daily Links – 3/25/08

/* Posted March 25th, 2008 at 4:20pm [Comments: 1]    */
/* Filed under Mindy    */

Robot Love

A Little

Billy’s Balls


Code Retard Tests new Computer Cam

/* Posted March 25th, 2008 at 4:16pm [Comments: 1]    */
/* Filed under General    */

Code Retard tests computer camera on fellow programmers desk, then gets owned when posted on youtube.


Nintendo Wii Twilight Hack – Now Supporting FAT32

/* Posted March 25th, 2008 at 11:29am [Comments: 3]    */
/* Filed under Mods, Nintendo, Wii    */

Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
The “Twilight Hack” is a way to safely run homebrew on an unmodded Nintendo Wii. Today the experimental version 0.1alpha3b came out with support for FAT32 formatted SD cards. This could be helpful if you receive an error message while loading boot.elf using FAT16. To run this hack, you need a Wii (duh), the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess that has been run at least once on your Wii, and an SD card. Read more »


Hacking Refurbished iPhones, Fixing No Signal on iPhone

/* Posted March 25th, 2008 at 10:22am [Comments: 4]    */
/* Filed under Apple, Hardware, iPhone, Mods    */

AT&T Refurbished iPhones come with version 1.0.2 This version doesn’t hack well with the current versions of ZiPhone.

If you just try to plug in and run ZiPhone, what happens is you can not use the cell phone features on the iPhone. The top of the screen with say no service.
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