Thursday, December 20, 2007

SFC prompts for the Window XP install CD

When running a SFC /Scannow Windows may prompt you for the windows XP Installation Media if it can't find the source.

You'll either need to put the media back in the source location or you can adjust the registry to point to a new source.

Copy your I386 folder to somewhere and then adjust the registry as following
In this example I’ve copied the I386 folder to c:\i386

Check the following keys.
Installation sources = c:\i386
ServicePackSource: = C:\
SourcePath = c:\

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I am 'so' going to blog this when I get home.

Ok, so I sometimes fix printer faults.. you know remove paper jam's ex cetera. Well today I was fixing a LaserJet 9000MFP and found a lot of paper jammed in the fuser. when i inspected this paper after removing it the paper had dark burn marks all over it. this concerns me as i thought there might be a risk the printer catching fire if the paper were to get hot enough. So i sent the following e-mail to HP.

Subject: LaserJet 9000MFP
Message: I recently cleared a paper jam from the above MFD. I had to pull out paper from the fuser area. While inspecting the paper that i removed from the printer i noticed the paper was very yellow (burnt colour). My question is if paper jam in the fuser area occurs is there a risk of the fuser and paper causing a fire?

To my amazement HP replied the same day. But as you'll see below the response is written in HP Engrish.

Thank you for contacting HP Email support. My name is Aerosmith V and I will be assisting you regarding the HP LaserJet 9000MFP.

From your mail I understand that you want to know is the paper jam in the fuser may cause any issue in your printer.

I need to inform you that if the paper jam is continuous then it will produce the fuser risk, Might be possible it damage the fuser.

To avoid the fuser temperature please update the printer firmware with the help of mentioned below web link.

http:**link removed**
[NOTE: In case the web link(s) does not open up, kindly copy and paste it into the address bar of the web browser on your system and click on GO.]

Check how it works and let me know the result.

Please update the case at your earliest convenience, we would be glad to assist you.

For any further inquiry, kindly let me know the 10 or 12 digit Serial number (like CJK35121L4 or 7039FOPH6242) and 6 or 7 digit alphanumeric Product Number (like DP613V) of the product with which you have the query. This will help us assist you in better way.

Thank you and have a wonderful day.

What a way to avoid the question.. It still doesn't answer my question will this printer catch fire?

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Joe's Farewell

A fitting farewell to David Jones needs a suitable environment in which to say goodbye. There's nothing like the tradition of Windsor (or should i say the New Windsor). So come one and all to yee old Windsor Pub to cheer a goodbye drink and welcome the next step in some bloody direction (perhaps a step in the Y axis direction).

Monday, August 20, 2007

Non-inspirational quotes

Top 20 Sayings we’d like to see on those office inspirational posters:
1. Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings, they did it by killing all people who opposed them.

2. If you can stay calm, while all around you is chaos…then you probably haven’t completely understood the seriousness of the situation.

3. Doing a job RIGHT the first time gets the job done. Doing the job WRONG fourteen times gives you job security.

4. Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.

5. Artificial Intelligence is no match for Natural Stupidity

6. A person who smiles in the face of adversity…probably has a scapegoat.

7. Plagiarism saves time.

8. If at first you don’t succeed, try management.

9. Never put off until tomorrow what you can avoid altogether.

10. TEAMWORK…means never having to take all the blame yourself.

11. The beatings will continue until morale improves.

12. Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.

13. We waste time, so you don’t have to.

14. Hang in there, retirement is only fifty years away!

15. Go the extra mile. It makes your boss look like an incompetent slacker

16. A snooze button is a poor substitute for no alarm clock at all.

17. When the going gets tough, the tough take a coffee break.


19. Succeed in spite of management.

20. Aim Low, Reach Your Goals, Avoid Disappointment.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Simpsons Movie

Ok they really need to cut down on the Simpson's ad's otherwise like most good movies there going to spoil everything before we even get to see it.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

WebJetAdmin 10.0

I hate to admit it but i'm actually excited about printers. we'll not just one printer but managment of a fleet of printers. working where i do we have to perform admin on over 100's of printers. trying to manage them indivually is a time consuming and costly process.

This is where WebJetAdmin comes in. This tool allows me to manage all the printers at my workplace from the one central console.

there is a new version of the tool available shortly (20th june)

How to iron a shirt with a broken iron.

This morning my iron decided to get cranky and short curcuit causing an electricity short in my house. This also had the net effect of leaving me standing in the dark until I flipped the curcuit breaker back on. I was unable to iron my only shirt for work, or so I thought.

Its early in the morning and my brain is clear of all thoughts except how they hell am I going to iron a shirt without an iron? that's when my thoughts turned to the kitchen (possibly because i was hungry as well).

I figure if you heat up your hotplate and then put the iron on it for a while you end up with a hot iron that you can use to iron your shirt with..

I was right! I am currently wearing a nicely ironed shirt.

a few pointers if your going to try this at home..
- A hotplate gets much hotter than an iron so don't heat up the iron to much.
- water in the iron will try and get out when you use the iron... so empty the water first unless you like a wet shirt.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Booies 30th Birthday

Check it out the photos are up from booies 30th Birthday...
Happy Birthday Boooiiiieeeee!!

Joe's Photo Albums

Why do we get tired after eating?

I'm not saying this is the total answer. I've just eaten lunch and now i'm too tired to do a fully long winded post. so :Þ

Saturday, May 19, 2007

I'm currently involved with the Joost beta.. Joost is broadband TV (from the makers of Skype) Its a limited trial but if you ask me nicely i might send you an invite.

Joost™ the best of tv and the internet

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

How Torque Converters work?

My car at the moment is broken its seems after it warmed up and you then try to drive the car engine works fine but the transmission or torque converter is having issues. The revs will start low as normal but then it seems the transmission slips and allows the engine to rev and i get loss of power.

this isn't the first time this has happened to me. The last this did happen to me i had to replace the whole transmission (I'm not sure if the torque converter was replaced at that time)

before reading this i had no idea how a torque converter worked.

A key component of the Subaru drivetrain, the torque converter acts as the bridge between the engine and the automatic transmission. It’s not only a vital link in your vehicle’s drivetrain, it also helps define what many refer to as the “feel” you experience as you drive.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Damn Interesting

Here is one of my frequently visited websites. There's always a few interesting articles to read through.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Just a quick one

Here i am sitting at a computer in Westfield Parramatta. I have 3 mins left on this internet machine so i'm going to do what i want. which is blog..

I have to go back to the hospital in a little while.

Monday, March 26, 2007


Jeez i hate my bank sometimes... they are slow the website doesn't work properly when you try to make a complaint.

Go to hell commonwealth bank.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


I don't go to the gym much.
But i don't know where i'd be without my fitness first bag.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Why I love and hate jelly.

Jelly, Its so simple a bit of water and then a bit of gelatin(e). Wikipedia even has an entry on it. Although if you Google Jelly . You won't get many results, why? Well us Aussie's and some of the U.K are pretty much the only people to call it Jelly. In America its called Jell-O.

Why do I hate jelly? Well a lot of it has to do with time. Jelly is one very simple product, but it always requires forward planning and that's the part that really sucks. if i want to make and eat jelly i have to wait 4-8 Hrs before i can have it (unless i go up to franklin's and buy some pre-made jelly but i'm lazy so i'm not going to do that[Even though i can see Franklin's from where i live).

Now on to the next part? Is jelly a drink or is a food? if it were a food i would expect it to be served with a fork? and if its a drink then i would expect to have in a cup... for such a simple product it sure is harder to categorize it.

Now one of the other weird things about jelly is its made from animals... yes that's right your eating (or is that drinking?)
The gelatin in Jell-O comes from the collagen in cow or pig bones and connective tissues.

In the 19th Century jelly was a very popular dessert but what made it so spectacular around those times where the spectacular and complex lengths that people would go to make jelly moulds. These days i'm happy if my jelly sets properly i don't really need jelly moulds.

It seems jelly is very easy to make and generally thanks to electricity and technology it is very to make when you break jelly down in to its processes its a lot more complex than than you would of first though about it.

firstly we need to combine the gelatin(e) sugar and water together and stir until the jelly sugar crystals disappear totally. If you try this with cold water you would end up with crunchy milky jelly. (i hate crunchy jelly) why is this? it has to do with water.. water generally can absorb some sugar and become saturated. but at normal room temperature water cannot absorb alot of anything. Therefore we need to heat the water so i can absorb more sugar. If you want to know why heating H20 allows you to dissolve more sugar then read this page

So now we've got those sugar crystals dissolved and our jelly solution has become very saturated water. We need to remove the heat from the solution this is typically done in a very scientific process called "putting your jelly in the fridge" and again if you want to know why your jelly solution becomes cool in the fridge then you can read this page to under stand how a fridge works. Otherwise the simple one word answer to why things cool in a fridge is "Conduction"

As the Liquid (your solution) cools the gelatin(e) sets making the solution semi solid to a point. since jelly is mostly water it won't set completely solid (unless you let the water evaporate that is). Jelly typically will only say semi solid when cooled below room temperature. If you leave it in the sun it will turn liquid again.

for all the efforts that been put into jelly it seems easy yet hard to make depending on which way you look at it. Its also seems that i could go on and on about jelly but if i did that then i wouldn't be eating jelly tonight. So i'd better stop typing and go and heat up some water.


Thursday, February 01, 2007

A chance to remind myself

I am actually qualified to be talking about what I know. My specialty at the moment is Windows XP SOE an Deployment Methods.

In the larger scale of things my MCP status doesn't mean all that much. But its a start and can lead to bigger things. Well, that is if you you believe all the Microsoft propaganda.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Acid Drawings

9 drawings were done by an artist under the influence of LSD -- part of a test conducted by the US government during it's dalliance with psychotomimetic drugs in the late 1950's. The artist was given a dose of LSD 25 and free access to an activity box full of crayons and pencils.

Acid Drawings

Thursday, January 11, 2007

The Thruth About Absinthe.

The chemical that's taken all the blame for absinthe's hallucinogenic reputation is called thujone, which is a component of wormwood.

In view of modern analysis of the drink and its ingredients, any absinthe-related deaths can most likely be attributed to alcoholism

Read on at HowStuffWorks to learn how absinthe really works.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Photos of 2006

Below is my goolge picture gallery of the photos of 2006 go get em!

Looking for test subjects.. VOIP

So its 2007 year of the voip.

I need some test subjects.. i would like to see how good voip really could be.

i need users with broadband and are willing to purchase some new hardware to test this out..

the idea..
we replace the current handsets in the home with these ones..

If you want to call me or other msn users then use the phone in msn mode.. if you know the person doesn't have msn or broadband you can then use the same phone to make pstn calls.

the rough price of the parts is about 155$ and you could sell off your old analog phone to reduce this cost even more.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

HDTV Focus

For anyone wanting to purchase an LCD or Plasma TV have a read of this before you buy