Monthly Archive: January 2009

How to cancel a subscription in PayPal 1

How to cancel a subscription in PayPal

I was helping out a friend this evening who had a subscription to a website/service via PayPal. She wanted to cancel this subscription, which you would think would be fairly easy. Not so. The website she was on simply said “Go to PayPal to cancel”, and PayPal’s website does not make it easy to find. In fact we used their search functionality and still could not find the instructions anywhere....

Installing Windows XP under VMware GSX Server 0

Installing Windows XP under VMware GSX Server

If you try to install Windows XP under VMWare GSX Server, it will not work by default. The Windows install kicks back saying it is unable to detect any hard drives. This is because VMWare emulates SCSI drives which XP doesn’t have drivers for by default. Luckily it is very easy to get around this problem. While the Virtual Machine is off, download the “SCSI Disk Drivers” from VMWare (Direct...

Windows 7 – Subtitles not working in CCCP/MPC 102

Windows 7 – Subtitles not working in CCCP/MPC

If you happen to be involved in the downloading of videos off the net, you probably have CCCP. If you don’t have it, get it, you’ll thank me later (not technically true, but perhaps you will remember me telling you to get it). The problem at hand today was that while I have a rather extensive collection of (legally) downloaded anime, none of the subtitles seemed to work under Windows...

Outlook 2007 “Cannot save the attachment” 3

Outlook 2007 “Cannot save the attachment”

I run Outlook 2007 on multiple machines, and one of them (my laptop) has been giving me shit about attachments. Every time I try to save one, it pop’s the message “Cannot save the attachment” or “The operation failed” or a similarly useless message. I’ve read a lot of different suggestions including turning off your Anti Virus, Clearing Outlook Cache and running in Safe Mode. While running in Safe Mode...

OpenType Font not installing 10

OpenType Font not installing

Strangest thing ever, I downloaded and tried to install an OpenType Font (.otf) and when I double clicked to preview the font I got the message “The requested file XXX.otf was not a valid font file”. When I tried to install it, I got “Unable to install the XXX (OpenType) font. The font file may be damaged. Check with your font vendor about obtaining a new file.” This was frustrating...