Saturday, August 29, 2009

2009 Cardboard Boat Regatta

Kimberly and I went to the Cardboard Boat Regatta this morning. It was a lot of fun and there were a lot more boats than I thought there would be. I've posted my pics on picasa here

We're planning on participating in this next year - it should be on August 28th, 2010. I need some FSM flags for our boats.

Friday, August 21, 2009

USB Thumb Drive not Working

Laura got me a 16g thumb drive for our anniversary. It's big enough to hold a lot of music.

Now I use MedaiMonkey to listen to music that is stored on the thumb drive. (imho, mm is much better than MS Media Player)

Anyway, once in a while, I can't get the darn thing (usb drive) to work. Windows won't connect to it properly. I think I figured out a way to get it working in Windows XP. (I know "well there's your problem")

I go to the "Safely Remove Hardware" window. By clicking the "Display device components" I can see a yellow circle with an ! in it...

I click on the USB Device and click on "Properties":

And the I change the "Device Usage" to "Do not use this device(disable)" and click on OK

Then I click on "Properties" again and switch the "Device Usage" back to "enabled" and viola! It starts working.