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December 11, 2008  2:39 PM

How to fix a pesky stuck pixel in a LCD monitor



Posted by: Jerry Lees
Fix an LCD Monitor, How to, LCD Monitor Repair, repair tips, Stuck Pixels, tips and tricks

Recently I got a new LCD Monitor-- or at least it was new to me. And much to my dismay there were a few pixels on it that were stuck on. I was somewhat dismayed to see it, but couldn't complain because I got a really good "3am ending auction deal on eBay"-- so I started to fiddle with it and found...

November 5, 2008  4:10 PM

Clean up your toys when your done: Fighting memory leaks in your scripts



Posted by: Jerry Lees
memory leaks, tips and tricks, VBScript, working with objects

One on the things you always want to do when you create objects in your scripts, especially objects from third party companies is, is to always remember to destroy the objects when you are done with them. At the very least, before you exit the script. Object creation and not destroy the objects...


October 6, 2008  4:36 PM

Using the windows file dialog box in VBScript to provide file selections and populate script options



Posted by: Jerry Lees
Development, File Dialog, tips and tricks, UserAccounts.CommonDialog, VBScript, vbscript tips

Sometimes the command line is great for getting a script running and doing the task a script was intended to do, however, sometimes you simply don't want to add the overhead of opening a command prompt, navigating to the directory where your script is located, and then remembering the command line...


July 14, 2008  10:40 PM

Top 10 concepts to grasp in order to write useful scripts in VBScript (Part 2)



Posted by: Jerry Lees
advice, tips and tricks, VBScript, vbscript tips

In my last posting I gave you 5 of what I consider to be 5 of the top 10 things to grasp so that you can be successful in writing...


July 11, 2008  6:02 AM

Top 10 concepts to grasp in order to write useful scripts in VBScript (Part 1)



Posted by: Jerry Lees
advice, tips and tricks, VBScript, vbscript tips

In this installment I thought I'd give the network administrator looking to learn VBScript a little help in focusing in of key skills needed to write not only useful VBScripts, but help them make their lives easier! There are certainly more concepts that are helpful, but these are the ones I think...


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