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    As promised in this week’s AskWoody Plus Newsletter, we’re moving over to the new Newsletter subsystem. If you drop by, you’ll see a list of all of th
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    • #1958180

      I had a random look at an issue from 2010/10/28 (Issue 263).  In Fred Langa’s article”What to do when a patch won’t install”, at one point he recommends typing the following into a command prompt window:

      reg delete HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftSQMClient WindowsDisabledSessions /va /f

      Note that there are no backslashes.  This is followed by a figure showing the command prompt after this has been typed in – which does show the backslashes.  I presume that the missing backslashes is some kind of porting problem from the original ??



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      • #1958204

        There would likely have been some porting issues, yes.

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      • #1958684

        Thanks for the report. I’ve fixed the backslashes.

        I expect that we’ll have plenty of problems like this. Let me know and I’ll give them a whack.

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    • #1958809

      Please Woody don’t whack them. Nobody needs to die. It’s not a life-or-death situation. Just slash them a bit. But do it kindly.


      I could murder a drink

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      • #1958816

        Er…. as in “whack a mole” … 🙂

        I’ll never forget the time I used the phrase “there are many ways to skin a cat” and a lady took me to task for torturing pets.

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    • #2362523

      It looks like far more than “the last two months” worth of Plus Newsletters are still off-limits to non-Plus members.  I’m rather nonplussed about that.

      • #2362527

        For a donation of any amount (seriously even $1) you could have access immediately.

        The public defender column has their past/open issues here:  https://publicdefender.askwoody.com/

        Remember the site is not funded by advertising and writers, editors, hosting companies and mail servers aren’t free.

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

        • #2362538

          This reply doesn’t address anon’s raising of the current 8 months of restricted Plus newsletters, which differs from the original policy of only 2 mths’ being paywalled.

          I don’t believe you have published a change to that original stated policy?

          • #2362551

            I’m still deciding on the length of time, ergo why I haven’t published a final policy yet.  In the meantime the subsite has Brian’s posts available.  Remember that was Woody’s policy and I’m still determining what’s best for the long term health of the site.  The site is not advertisement based so I want to make sure that Plus members get a benefit.

            Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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