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Month: March 2015

Resolving error code 0x9c47 when installing Internet Explorer 11

A user called in, wanting help troubleshooting an installation of Internet Explorer 11 that repeatedly and persistently failed. The error code was the same, 0x9c47. The error code means that a Windows Update, KB2729094, could not be found on the computer. Because it is listed as a prerequisite for IE11, the installation failed. It did not matter one bit that the update was already installed. Luckily, resolving it is pretty straight-forward – here’s how:

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A critical look at the “Great Place to Work” award

These days, the lists of the winners of the “Great Place to Work” award are being announced. I can understand that it is a title that a lot of companies want to lay claim to; after all, it makes them that much more competitive in the hunt for candidates, and it lets them push back on salary demands, arguing that they are, after all, a “Great Place to Work”. I have a problem with the award though. I think it is worthless as anything other than something to used to pat oneself on the back.

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#TBT: Making changes to critical (and less critical) system files

This post originally ran in April 2008. I am reposting it now, as part of my throwback thursday project, to give some of my older quality posts some love. The practice outlined below is one I follow to this day, and I still recommend it to anyone who cares to listen. It has saved my hide more times than I care to remember, and for that reason alone deserves getting dusted off.

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I have been running Google Analytics on the site for some time now, and the data I am getting is interesting, if a little confusing. I know that there are quite a number of you, I simply don’t have much insight into who all of you are. In order to find out a little more, I have created a survey, which I hope you will oblige me in filling out?

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Movie Piracy: A look at the effects on revenue

I have written previously about piracy and how to combat it. One thing I haven’t spoken about, is the impact of piracy, mostly because I haven’t been able to find any decent sources on the subject. While I have been certain that the claims made by the industry have been extremely off target, I have not had any good rebuttal to them – that is, until recently.

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