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Category: "Windows"

Change Power Plan when application starts

September 30th, 2013
Most of the time my computer runs using the Balanced power plan. This turns the display off after 10 minutes and puts the computer to sleep after 30 minutes. So you can imagine how upset I get when the computer goes to sleep after 30 minutes, before it… more »

Setting up XDebug under XAMPP

July 3rd, 2013
I would like to debug PHP in Eclipse PDT while it runs under an Apache server with a bit of MySQL thrown in. In order to do the remote debug one needs to configure PHP to use XDebug which is a standard cross-platform debugger that is used by a variety o… more »

Killing a crashed Task Manager

March 7th, 2013
I'm running Vista at the moment and it is terrible. I think we are all tired of the appalling file copying mechanism. I came across a new bug in Vista today and thought I'd blog how I got out of it. Task manager was loaded in and minimized. Sympto… more »