Sunday, January 21, 2007

Gmail and https

Everybody else in the universe probably knew about this already, but several people that I know didn't. I've always been worried about using Gmail because only the login was protected when using However, after searching the help I discovered that you can use or I wonder if the your IMs are encrypted when going through the web interface?

You should probably use This way you get the little icon when you bookmark the site in firefox.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Network Printing and "Limited User"

If you're using a network printer with Windows XP Home and are having trouble printing from a "Limited User" account. You may have several problems. The limited user can't access the windows directory. As the user that has Administrator rights, change the setup so that the jobs print directly to the printer instead of being spooled.

If you're using an HP all in one printer like the OfficeJet 7310 or 7410, you may need to remove the hex number and put in the IP address. This does not fix scanning problems for the limited user either. Here's a link that describes the issue.

The OfficeJet 7310 works well with Linux.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Snow today

This is the view from where I'm working. As you can see, it snowed here today.