Camera World

Using Adobe Bridge CS4….

Heres how to add meta tags automatically to your pictures using Adobe Bridge CS4, which helps protect your photo with information relating to you the owner, no matter where the photos end up.

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Camera World

Canon Xti Flash Shoe issue…

Broke the flash shoe on my camera a couple of months ago when the camera accidentally fell and landed mainly on the flash, which caused the shoe to bend upwards at an awkward angle. I also got very expensive quotations from various repair shop.
Decided to google today and find out if someone else had a similar issue. Found this website.
I’ve posted pictures of my camera before and after l implemented the fix. The camera works great in sync with my Canon Speedlite 430ex flash which is essencial to me for filling in good raw pictures.
Here’s the link.

Disclaimer: If you are not confident about camera repair or your warranty, please see a professional.

Software

Deleting a SQL Server maintenance plan….

If you keep getting this error:
The DELETE statement conflicted with the REFERENCE constraint “FK_subplan_job_id”. The conflict occurred in database “msdb”, table “dbo.sysmaintplan_subplans”, column ‘job_id’.
The statement has been terminated. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 547)

RUN:
(1)
Use MSDB
GO
Delete from sysmaintplan_subplans
Where subplan_name = ‘xyz’
GO

If theres a reference error to sysmaintplan_log, first get the subplan_id
(2)
SELECT
[subplan_id]
–,[subplan_name]
–,[subplan_description]
–,[plan_id]
–,[job_id]
–,[schedule_id]
–,[msx_job_id]
–,[msx_plan]
FROM [msdb].[dbo].[sysmaintplan_subplans]

then RUN:
Use MSDB
GO
Delete from sysmaintplan_log
Where subplan_id = ‘0805BDF5-4A25-4175-8D3E-D6B041714D30’
GO

(above subplan_id was from my server)

Then run query #1 again.

Computers

Internet Explorer 8….

Installed this on my laptop and workstation.
I visited Wellsfargo online banking and immediately got a warning that it only supports the older browser, IE7 or Firefox 3. I could not go on further, and either have to use firefox which l have installed or re-install IE7.
Then l remembered that IE8 offers a compatibility mode, so l simply added wellsfargo.com to my list of sites under this option and bingo – it worked! l could use the banks website from IE8!

benchmark

World Community Grid…

Please join my team. African3

Current statistics:

wcg_3_25_2009

World Community Grid’s mission is to create the largest public computing grid benefiting humanity.

as of 5/11/2010

World Community Grid Points = 9,056,280

Results returned = 16,351

As of 3/25/2009
World community Grid total credits = 808,331 and SETI@home credits = 103,712

5/15/2009

WorldCommunity Grid
6/20/07 – Current  8:211:02:54:27  5,922,916  11,246

SETI
Total credit 158,259
Recent average credit 1,035.21

Total credit 158,259
Recent average credit 1,035.21
Computers

Error: Connect to SSIS Service on machine “” failed:

On a new instalaltion of SQL Server 2008, running on Windows Server 2008, l cannot connect to SSIS from SSMS (Sql server management console) 2008 running on a client workstation. I can connect from the local server end.
I tried adding the users Group to the permissions option on Component Services/MsdtsServer100 as suggested by many sites since this problem is common also in SSIS/Sql Server 2005. This didnt work.
Solution was to add the user group to the Windows Server Distributed COM Users group.
See also: Technet link