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1. Control Structures, and Recursion

Control Flow in a Computer Program: Sequential, Conditional, Iteration.  Also has an introduction to Recursion.

Posted to KB Topic: Programming
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Sam.H
2. Defensive Programming

Defensive programming practice.

Posted to KB Topic: Programming
12 days ago

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Douglas.M
3. Eusing Free Registry Cleaner Removes Unnecessary Entries From Your Windows Registry

This article describes a Windows system registry cleaner that does a good job and is free for you to download.

 

Posted to KB Topic: Software
93 days ago

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Douglas.M
4. A Six Point Checklist To Help Your PC Run Better

This article discusses some tips for maintaining your PC so it will run more efficiently.

Posted to KB Topic: Software
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Douglas.M
5. Easy Steps For Replacing A Damaged Laptop Computer Screen

This article describes steps for replacing a damaged lcd display in a PC laptop computer.

 

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Douglas.M
6. The FileHippo Website Offers A Wide Selection Of Freeware

The FileHippo website offers a wide selection of software you may download for free.

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Tinn.D
7. How to interpret social media metrics and increase ROI

An article about marketing news.

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Douglas.M
8. No Audio Device? No Problem!

This article describes how to restore the sound on a computer when the audio driver is correctly installed, but the sound is still not working.

 

Posted to KB Topic: Software
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Douglas.M
9. A Solution To Dealing With Malware That Prevents The Execution Of Windows Program Icons

This article discusses how to deal with malware that prevents Windows program icons from running.

Posted to KB Topic: Software
5 months ago

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Wes Peterson
10. The Infamous Path Bug

"Exception has been thrown by target of an invocation." is a near-useless error message that pops up, primarily for developers.

The cause of this problem can produce other symptoms, like shortcuts losing their icons with the result that, say, Notepad shows a generic icon instead of it's more helpful notepad-like icon.

It can take quite a bit of Internet searching to find the solution, so here's what many of us have found to work; to fix the problem.

Remember the old PATH environment variable from the days of DOS?  Well, it's still with us and it has a limitation that makes it what I call a bug. (I've confirmed the problem in Windows 7, but not yet in Windows 8)

The PATH variable is limited to 2,048 characters and, when that limit is exceeded, Windows may temporarily trim it down to almost nothing. When that happens, Windows can't find all the files that the PATH is supposed to help it find.

This bug afflicts mainly developers because of all the programs and tools that we need to install. Each installed program may add one or more terms to the PATH and, when the path grows beyond 2,048 characters, Windows can seem to lose it's mind.

The solution is to shorten the PATH and then reboot.

To shorten the path, run this program: SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe (You many have to do some searching to find it)

This will either display an over-sized PATH or a very abbreviated PATH. If the latter, just reboot; that should fix your problem but you may then have to rebuild your PATH.  If the former, carefully remove some of the terms (what you see between semi-colons) in the PATH, save and reboot.

Here's a pretty good blog post about the problem: http://www.dirkstrauss.com/programming/exception-thrown-target-invocation#.VNJF_Z3F-Sp

Posted to KB Topic: Win Users
6 months ago

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Douglas.M
1. Eusing Free Registry Cleaner Removes Unnecessary Entries From Your Windows Registry

This article describes a Windows system registry cleaner that does a good job and is free for you to download.

 

Posted to KB Topic: Software
93 days ago

Article
Nothing New Since Your Last Visit
443
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Computer Tech

Douglas.M
2. Easy Steps For Replacing A Damaged Laptop Computer Screen

This article describes steps for replacing a damaged lcd display in a PC laptop computer.

 

Posted to KB Topic: Hardware
119 days ago

Article
Nothing New Since Your Last Visit
346
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Computer Tech

Douglas.M
3. The FileHippo Website Offers A Wide Selection Of Freeware

The FileHippo website offers a wide selection of software you may download for free.

Posted to KB Topic: Software
119 days ago

Article
Nothing New Since Your Last Visit
331
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Sam.H
4. Defensive Programming

Defensive programming practice.

Posted to KB Topic: Programming
12 days ago

Article
Nothing New Since Your Last Visit
39
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Coding & OO

Sam.H
5. Control Structures, and Recursion

Control Flow in a Computer Program: Sequential, Conditional, Iteration.  Also has an introduction to Recursion.

Posted to KB Topic: Programming
12 days ago

Article
Nothing New Since Your Last Visit
47
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Coding & OO

Douglas.M
6. A Solution To Dealing With Malware That Prevents The Execution Of Windows Program Icons

This article discusses how to deal with malware that prevents Windows program icons from running.

Posted to KB Topic: Software
5 months ago

Article
Nothing New Since Your Last Visit
199
Hits

Computer Tech

Wes Peterson
7. The Infamous Path Bug

"Exception has been thrown by target of an invocation." is a near-useless error message that pops up, primarily for developers.

The cause of this problem can produce other symptoms, like shortcuts losing their icons with the result that, say, Notepad shows a generic icon instead of it's more helpful notepad-like icon.

It can take quite a bit of Internet searching to find the solution, so here's what many of us have found to work; to fix the problem.

Remember the old PATH environment variable from the days of DOS?  Well, it's still with us and it has a limitation that makes it what I call a bug. (I've confirmed the problem in Windows 7, but not yet in Windows 8)

The PATH variable is limited to 2,048 characters and, when that limit is exceeded, Windows may temporarily trim it down to almost nothing. When that happens, Windows can't find all the files that the PATH is supposed to help it find.

This bug afflicts mainly developers because of all the programs and tools that we need to install. Each installed program may add one or more terms to the PATH and, when the path grows beyond 2,048 characters, Windows can seem to lose it's mind.

The solution is to shorten the PATH and then reboot.

To shorten the path, run this program: SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe (You many have to do some searching to find it)

This will either display an over-sized PATH or a very abbreviated PATH. If the latter, just reboot; that should fix your problem but you may then have to rebuild your PATH.  If the former, carefully remove some of the terms (what you see between semi-colons) in the PATH, save and reboot.

Here's a pretty good blog post about the problem: http://www.dirkstrauss.com/programming/exception-thrown-target-invocation#.VNJF_Z3F-Sp

Posted to KB Topic: Win Users
6 months ago

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Douglas.M
8. Paradox objectPAL Email Blast Programming

This article will discuss an objectPAL coding technique I use to send out an “email blast” from a Paradox data table of email addresses via a third party email client.

Posted to KB Topic: ObjectPAL Coding
8 months ago

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Corel Paradox / ObjectPAL Coding

Douglas.M
9. How To Make Programmed Paradox Queries With Microsoft Notepad

Takeaway: This article discusses a technique I use to create objectPAL queries that can easily be modified for other purposes such as customized reporting.

Posted to KB Topic: ObjectPAL Coding
8 months ago

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Mike Prestwood
10. Setup Yellow Pages (YP.com)

Claim your free listing. Phone verification required.

Posted to KB Topic: Marketing
10 months ago

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