Thursday, April 21, 2011

How to Remove Large Quantities of Rust From Steel

Problem: A large amount of surface rust needs to be removed from steel pieces, especially difficult pieces with hard to reach places.

Solution: Use a sand blaster. Also, use a large tarp behind the sand blaster to catch sand so you can re-use it.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Macromedia Error When Running Rosetta Stone

Problem: When running Rosetta Stone, an error comes up saying "Macromedia Projector has encountered a problem and needs to close"

Solution: Right click the shortcut to Rosetta Stone > Properties > Compatibility Run it in a lower compatibility mode. I saw suggestions online to run it in Windows 95 & to disable visual themes. Running it Windows 95 or 98 mode did not work for me and it worked fine in Windows NT/2000 mode. I did not have to disable visual themes.

Friday, February 20, 2009

How to Wash Your Hands After Using Wood Stain

Problem: Oil based wood stain is difficult to remove from skin.

Solution: Wash with cooking oil.

Canon Rebel XS Viewfinder is Blurry

Problem: Using the Canon Rebel XS digital SLR camera, the viewfinder is blurry.

Solution: Adjust the dioptic wheel directly to the side of the viewfinder until the autofocus points are sharp. See owner's manual page 36.

Problem: Flash Animation is On Top of Navigation Bar

Problem: Your flash animation has priority over navigation bar menu options. When you hover over a menu item, the drop down list is hidden behind the flash animation. I've encountered this problem in Wordpress and in other CMS applications.

Solution: You need to add the following line:

param name="wmode" value="transparent"

In Dreamweaver, you can click the opject in design mode and add the parameter. Copy the code below for a working example.

Statement of Purpose

This blog has been established for reasons two-fold:

1. To collect and archive solutions to problems I've encountered whether of technical or other nature so as to make these solutions available for easy recollection should I encounter the problem again.

2. To publish these solutions so that others may freely benefit.

Solutions will be published in astonishingly random fashion and will regard problems as I encounter them (or recollect them from past experience). I have no intent of producing a well thought out blog. It is only secondary that it happens, in the first place, to be public.