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I am truly X challenged, X windows that is.  I just cannot get X to run for anything.  I get the gist of it, I have surely used it, but set it up form nothing, and I get nowhere.

At least two years ago, I was trying to setup up X windows on OpenBSD (I think it was 3.8 then) and try as I may, I could not get it to run.  I scraped trying, I only have on installation left and it’s all text. 🙂

So recently, over the last couple of weeks, I have been working with Gentoo.  I really like Gentoo, it’s a pain to setup, but its because of all the options and the ability to only build into it what you need.  My IBM R40 installation is very quick for such an old machine.  The issue, as usual, is that I cannot get X to work.  I am truly X Challenged.

Why can’t there be a step-by-step guide explaining all the different pieces that are needed to get X to run.  I don’t want anything fancy, just Windowmaker with perhaps wdm as a manager.  Not sure really, because I have never successfully set it up from scratch.

So if you have a good walk through that you can point me to which explains the different pieces I need to get X working, I will be very grateful.

A cute story from my wife.

My wife was driving my son home from school and asked how his day was.

“It was fine.”, my son replied.

“Anything new happen at school today?”, my wife asked.

“No not really.”, “Well we are changing our seats tomorrow.”, my son replied

“Oh really, who do you get to sit next to?”

“Just Raeann.”

“Just Raeann, eh?”, my wife said devilishly.

Now this is the painful part for me, I used hate it when my mother would do this stuff. I would be so embarrassed even if we where the only ones there.  So here she goes…

My wife pseudo sings, “Brett and Raeann sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g.  First comes love, then comes marriage…”

My son breaks in here and asks, “What is k-i-s-s….?”

“Kissing.”, answers my wife.

She continues, “Brett and Raeann sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g.  First comes love, then come marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage.”

And to that my five year-old son’s response was, “You know, I really can’t climb a tree.”

I couldn’t believe the hassle it was trying to find how to specify a different port number when using SQL Server Management Studio. And of course it’s pretty easy too.

Below we have a typical connection dialog for Management Studio:
SQL Management Studio Login

The Server name text box is where the server address (instance) goes. In this example I am using the IP address 192.168.38.1

To specify the port number use a comma and then the port number after it.

E.g. 192.168.38.1, 14333

That’s it, that is all you need to do. You would think something this important would be in the help screen when you press help.

No it’s not a system tray, it’s the Icon Notification Area.  There now you know.

Sure System Tray sounds better, kind of makes sense, but perhaps that’s simply because we have used that name for so long.  It is what it is.

I would like to complete this list for eleven, and thirteen through nineteen if it’s possible. Have always been curious on all these names. Used to discuss them with an old co-worker Paul. My other thought is, are these even accurate and/or correct? This list from Wiktionary (tertiary).

Not sure on the accuracy of these, but I needed this info, found it, and wanted somewhere to stick it.

File Ext: Content Type:
docm application/vnd.ms-word.document.macroEnabled.12
docx application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document
dotm application/vnd.ms-word.template.macroEnabled.12
dotx application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.template
ppsm application/vnd.ms-powerpoint.slideshow.macroEnabled.12
ppsx application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.slideshow
pptm application/vnd.ms-powerpoint.presentation.macroEnabled.12
pptx application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation
xlsb application/vnd.ms-excel.sheet.binary.macroEnabled.12
xlsm application/vnd.ms-excel.sheet.macroEnabled.12
xlsx application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet
xps application/vnd.ms-xpsdocument

Thanks to:
Doug mahugh, on msdn blog

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