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Democratic Machiavellian disciple opens his cards (unwillingly)

2017/08/12
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Machiavelli

Let’s learn something new today. Let’s learn how modern power brokers deepened and expanded Machiavellian teachings of today. First, let’s set the stage.  It is March of 2016 both Democrats and Republicans are bracing for the fact that Trump is leading and might easily get enough votes to get automatically nominated in July as a candidate from Republican party.  Power brokers in both parties begin to evaluate their next moves to stop the inevitable. On March 03, 2016,  Mitt Romney unleashes his famous unsolicited defacing speech against member of his own party. But that completely misfires.  Now it is Democratic functionaries turn to come with a plan to deface a new star. Here…

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*** Use Wildcards with REG DELETE (Almost) ***

2017/08/19
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Registry-After-Deletion

I loved writing this article.  It tought me so much about power of good old batch commands.  Amazing! Say, I am trying to resolve a problem in a registry.  To isolate the problem, I need to delete hundreds of branches from an externally loaded Registry hive QQ\Classes from a parallel instance. For example, I need…

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07 August 22, 2010: Genova – Columbus and Paganini

2017/08/18
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Genova - Very Expressive Composition

And just when you think there is nothing can beat the excitement of the highest mountains in Europe, you proceed to the road ahead. Next day, Sunday, August 22, we decided to bypass Turin and go directly to Genova.  We typed in an address of Red House Hostel (Via B.Buozzi, 26/9) in Genova and jumped on a…

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PC Sleep and PC Hibernate Shortcuts

2017/08/17
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Sleep-and-Hibernate

Everybody wants a shortcut for PS Sleep to save time on clicks. Instead of 3 clicks Start - Shutdown - Sleep every time, let's have just one click - Sleep. There is a way to do that. Please tell me, if this also works in Windows XP.

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Learn from Donald Trump skills of handling the press (по-русски)

2017/08/16
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Angry-Reporter-III

    English Russian Learn from Donald Trump skills of handling the press Учись навыкам общения с предвзятыми репортерами Debates about the unexpected victory of Donald Trump do not cease.   Let’s learn from his skills of handling the belligerent reporters. Не утихают дебаты по поводу неожиданной победы Дональда Трампа. Давайте учиться у него   навыкам обращения с…

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How to properly zoom in Word and Excel – Ctrl+[+] and Ctrl+[-]

2017/08/15
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    This is cool!   This is fresh!  Make your Word and Excel to respond to human zoom commands like normal applications. In most modern applications you can zoom in and zoom out current window using fast Ctrl + Plus and Ctrl + Minus keyboard shortcuts.   Not so in Word and Excel.  Even in the latest…

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06 August 21,2010: It’s a Mountain Time – Rifugio Monzino

2017/08/14
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It will Definitely Fall Down in the Next 50000 Years or So

Finally, on Saturday, August 21, 2010 it was time to take our first hike into the mountains. Back in Boston I picked a path going up towards Monte Bianco (Italian) from Italian side. It was a day trip starting from 1,500m parking lot and going as high as 2,590m at Rifugio Monzino. Just for a…

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How to Renew Your Driver’s License in MA

2017/08/13
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License-Sample

It is easy to renew your Driver’s License in Massachusetts,  if you do some preliminary work online. I just did; it is easy. Government spent some money to setup a very good Web interface to save your time. Someone made this process really painless.  And that’s what makes America so great. Sometimes Government is on your…

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PHP chokes server with TEMP files – Updated and Solved

2017/08/11
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FastCGI Settings

I am running PHP on IIS 7.5.   This is a Windows 2012 Server.  Fresh clean install every time. The only way to access and delete these TEMP files are by using  a command prompt.  And this deletion procedure will run for several DAYS . . .   The Problem The story goes like this.  Fresh new…

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05 August 20, 2010 – Wake in Switzerland, Eat in France, Sleep in Italy

2017/08/10
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Who is it? - It is a little particle. - Please come in...

On the morning of August 20, Friday we woke up in Geneva.  You have to show your hotel receipts at the kitchen counter to get your breakfast.  Lots of people of all ages.  Some tourists, but some looked like ready to take off for work. As usual, the roads were either under construction or blocked…

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WordPress: Image Editor is not loading in IE under tight security

2017/08/09
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WordPress - Image Editor is not Loading

Let’s say you have a very thigh zone security setup in IE.   All Internet sites are set to High security level, and  Trusted sites are set a Medium-High. In that case you might experience a painful WordPress problem – Image Editor is not loading in IE.  It is getting stuck on a dark loading image. Symptoms:…

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