Stephan's blog posts
"I may not have gone where I intended to go but I have ended up where I needed to be." — Douglas Adams
stplanken | March 24 | 8 weeks ago
After transferring an entire iTunes library from one computer to another, I received the meaningless message: "An unknown error occurred (-42110)." after starting iTunes 11 on that computer for the first time under that user account.
The problem was solved by renaming the folder
C:\ProgramData\Apple Computer\iTunes\SC Info (Windows 7). I renamed it but you can delete it.
stplanken | March 11 | 10 weeks ago
When logging on using terminal services (remote desktop) anti-aliasing for fonts is disabled by default. However, by adding a value to the registry of the host machine this can easily be enabled.
(You will have to reboot the host, since you can't restart the Terminal Services service easily.)
stplanken | December 26, 2012 | 20 weeks ago
Reflecting on the past year, I once again realized how lucky I am to have the family, friends, and neighbors we have.
Of course, in September, Sarah was born. A healthy baby girl to complete our family.
A while back my truck broke down and last week I desperately needed hay. Friends of ours had their truck loaded with their hay and ready for me in no time. I just asked and it was done as if this was the most normal thing to ask for. Compensation never came up.
stplanken | November 30, 2012 | 24 weeks ago
Since I upgraded iTunes from 10.6 to 10.7 and at the same time updated my iPhone to iOS6 syncing via WiFi stopped working. iTunes simply stopped recognizing the phone. Even when tethered via USB iTunes frequently didn't recognize the phone. Or it would recognize it but then the backup failed for "unknown" reasons.
After I installed iTunes 11 it actually recognized my phone and synced it over WiFi!
Now, there is a chance that this is a coincidence, but we'll see tomorrow.
stplanken | November 6, 2012 | 28 weeks ago
Last night, after receiving a voicemail, the indicator remained on. The real annoyance came from the fact that I also did not receive notifications about new voicemail. Naturally, I tried restarting the phone, leaving myself a voicemail from another phone and then retrieving and deleting it. Nothing worked, it just seemed stuck on.
stplanken | September 17, 2012 | 35 weeks ago
stplanken | September 15, 2012 | 35 weeks ago
Recently, I had the problem that the core module
forum was not listed in the list of available modules under
/admin/build/modules. It was simply missing. It had me puzzled initially because the module was actually present in the default location
After looking around I noticed an out of place file
forum.module directly in the
modules folder. I had some FTP issues that night and I must have dropped it there mistakenly. After I deleted the rogue file the forum module showed up again in Drupal's list of optional core modules.
stplanken | July 30, 2012 | 42 weeks ago
stplanken | June 30, 2012 | 46 weeks ago
My hosting company, Sibername, had an issue with a failing hard drive. Last night, I was unable to log into this site without hearing back from them. I was just left hanging. Turned out that the
sessions table in MySQL was corrupted.
stplanken | May 20, 2012 | 1 year ago
This is exciting for our family: Sophie will be having a little sister! The due date is September 19.
Here's a photo of the sonogram of April 18, showing baby's profile at 18 weeks:
Sophie's little sister.
Baby profile at week 18 (taken April 18, 2012).