Thank you, Robert Voit, creator of JASC Paint Shop Pro

Robert -- In the early to mid-90s my hobby was making video games of various sorts with my friend Jesse. Our tools were Recreational Software Designs Game-Maker 2.0 and your creation JASC Paint Shop Pro (PSP). I discovered both in a software mail order catalog and purchased them with my lawn mowing cash. We used PSP to … Continue reading Thank you, Robert Voit, creator of JASC Paint Shop Pro

How Well Do You Treat Your Sysadmin/DevOps/Ops Engineer?

Let's be honest, systems administration, whether working with bare metal or in the cloud, is often worse than a thankless job. If the site is up and running, you'll get no thanks. If it goes down, you better get it back up quickly...and then explain what just broke. If you need to schedule downtime, well, … Continue reading How Well Do You Treat Your Sysadmin/DevOps/Ops Engineer?

“The RPC server is unavailable” and “Access is denied” in Windows Printer Sharing

I really don't like system administration. I ran into an odd issue today with Windows Printer Sharing. My parents have a desktop with a USB-connected printer, as well as a laptop. I could connect the laptop to the shared printer just fine and print to it. However, whenever I would restart the laptop, I would … Continue reading “The RPC server is unavailable” and “Access is denied” in Windows Printer Sharing