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Category Archives: General IT Stuff

The case of the glacially slow computer


So, I recently ran into an interesting issue with trying to install Windows 7 64-bit on a PC. This one was quite a puzzler, and so I thought I’d share my experience, with the hopes that it will help someone else who’s desperately searching for an answer. You see, this particular machine had been running […]

When is a text file not a text file?


When it’s in the wrong encoding, apparently. Allow me to explain. I was working on parsing (with Cygwin grep) a text file with which was created by copying the output of PsExec (one of the Sysinternals tools) and then running it through a PowerShell script to pull out and reformat the information I needed in […]