If your Vista/7/2008 machine gets stuck installing/configuring update 3 of 3 after a recent update cycle, you can follow this procedure, but ONLY as a last resort. BEWARE: this may leave your machine in an unstable state. to read about why this occurs, check the following link: The Windows Servicing Guy
- Boot to safe mode, if at all possible.
- Click on Start
- Find the command prompt in the start menu and right click on it
- Choose “Run as administrator”
takeown /f C:\Windows\winsxs\pending.xml
cacls C:\Windows\winsxs\pending.xml /G :F
Inanis.net is completely disorganized.
I’m thinking of burning it down and rebuilding it from scratch. Use WordPress “network” functionality and put all the Wiki pages into WordPress with a single codebase, then organize the sites by Categories instead of pages.
All old content? Sequestered into some place somewheres until I can fix it. Maybe.
It’s been a long time! Been busy, sorry for the absence. I’m still alive – don’t worry.
Have an iPad? On a WiFi Network? Using DD-WRT? Trying to stream Netflix and it won’t stream? It’s a DNS compatibility issue!
If you try to play Netflix titles or movies on your iPad and you have a problem where clicking on play brings you to “Preparing to view…”, the navigation bar sides down, shows you the Netflix app splash screen then instantly redirects you to the original page you were on, it’s an issue with DNSMasq in DD-WRT.
Solution: either disable DNSMasq on your DD-WRT based router, or manually code your ISP’s DNS server into your iPad WiFi settings. Even better: hard code OpenDNS or Google DNS into there (188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 respectively).
It took me a month of hunting to find the solution to this. I’m reblogging the solution because the blog where I found the solution has a horrible PageRank, Inanis.net has an awesome PageRank, and maybe this will help others find the solution faster.
Original solution found at: http://jpwhitehome.wordpress.com/2011/02/09/netflix-stalls-on-ipad-problem-resolved/
I live in a nice world. I try to be a nice guy. I don’t disable hotlinking by default.
That was, until some website using an East Timor top-level domain was hot linking to the ENTIRE LOCAL COPY of Inanis Glass on my server.
Apache mod_rewrite fixed that. They are now permanently and forever rickrolled. Have a nice day!
(I just hope the rule doesn’t rickroll my own site… )