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Fix: Problems with Visual Basic 6 / ADO / MDAC after installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1

Have you been successfully compiling programs using Visual Basic 6 under Windows 7 in the past, only now to find that the following events now occur: programs using Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) / MDAC now crash with an automation error when running on Windows XP? the Package and Deployment Wizard hangs after you select

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Nintendo DS Lite top screen replacement

Have you ever failed at something more than once, but kept trying in hopes that it would eventually stick and you’d get it right?  Sure, we all have.  Usually it’s not something involving replacing a DS Lite screen.  For me, this is my third time.  *sigh*

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Review: iLuv alarm clock with bed shaker part #2 — Alarm features

The iLuv alarm that we purchased is a dual alarm clock.  This is important for our needs.  It also allows you to set the type of alarm independently.  For instance, alarm 1 could be set to use the buzzer, while alarm 2 uses the radio and bed shaker.  It’s a nice concept.

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Review: iLuv alarm clock with bed shaker part #1 — Introduction

Our old digital alarm clock had issues.  For one, not all of the digital segments worked, so you could not really tell the difference between a 5 and a 6, or an 8 and a 9.  It had a built-in CD player, but would not play any burned CDs.  It was also about 10 years

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Cr48: Homeschool testing part #1 — New account issue

One of my goals in testing my Chromebook was to see if it would provide a viable way for my young son to do his homeschool assignments on the road.  He is enrolled in a homeschool curriculum which is based primarily online, so if he can get to the Internet, he can do his assignments. 

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