I periodically get email from ios users with invisible attachments.
TLDR: view raw, save base-64 to text, uudecode using
certutil --decode (a native tool in Win7+)
Last night I finally figured out what is going on: the attachment is marked as "inline" in the header, but the client (gmail in this case, but can happen with others too) doesn't render the attachment correctly. However since the media is inline it's not visible/extractable like regular attachments are.
- Email says there is in attachment (e.g. has a paperclip), but there is no place to click and save or download the attachment
- broken image icon in …continue.
Very short problems about python, found and fixed.
failed to create process.
whups, this worked yesterday. Whatup? --> drive letters/paths have been
changed. The path to python.exe specified in pip.exe has moved. Solution:
reinstall pip (and any other py programs similarly impacted).
Bugfix for adobe reader always trying to read a document out loud when a
tablet is connected. Go to which ever exists:
move accessibility.api accessibility.api.disabled
move readoutloud.api readoutloud.api.disabled
The "Reading Untagged Document" prompt indicates that Acrobat has
detected assistive technology on your computer -- perhaps a screen
reader or speech recognition software. Thus Acrobat/Reader is
preparing the document for this device -- unfortunately without asking
The bad news is that you can't disable it through an Acrobat
Preference setting. You can decrease the frequency via Edit -->
Preferences --> Reading Panel Screen Reader options: Only read the
currently visible pages.\
Another option is to disable the …continue.
Our kids received Crayola Kidz Cameras as gifts. On Windows XP Home,
under Limited Accounts (can't install programs etc), pictures cannot be
imported, failing with a "read file error". Turns out the silly program,
with the smooth roll off the tongue name of '913D Camera', requires
write permissions to %ProgramFiles%. Under XP Home changing permissions
here is difficult. In any case, after some time crawling in through a
sticky web I've solved it:
1. Download and install
from the Windows Resource Kit.
2. Grant Users group [C]hange permission for "C:\Program Files\913D
cd /d C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools
subinacl /file "C:\Program Files\913D Camera" /grant=Users=C
Along the way I learned the drivers from Sakar's
Seen when trying to navigate to \\computer-name from windows7 where
the target is an XP virtual machine, under vmware workstation. Both
machines are members of an Active Directory domain. The g'oracle
indicates this message has to do with AD replication failure and
similar. Most of the hits have to with server configuration though, not
Rejoining the workstation to the domain made the error message go away,
but did not accomplish the original goal: accessing the vm file system
from the host while running.
That's curious: the guest vm in NAT network mode can authenticate via
AD, even though it's ip is local to the host (192....etc).
In any case the fix …continue.
I installed GraphicsMagick-1.3.6-Q16-windows-dll.exe on Windows XP
Professional x64 SP2. When I try and convert a pdf to jpeg I get the
error “gm convert: Postscript delegate failed”. EPS, PS, PDF are listed
with the “gm convert -list delegates” command. I’ve tried with and
without Ghostscript (v8.63) in path. The pdf’s I’m trying to convert can
be downloaded from
but it’s also happened with simpler documents.
WORKAROUND: In “GraphicsMagick\config\delegates.mgk” hardcode the path
to gswin32c.exe by replacing all occurences of
“C:\local\gs\current\bin\gswin32c.exe” (change path according to local
environment of course). This is enough to let me keep working, but it
would be nice to solve the root of the problem so upgrades …continue.
If all of a sudden your vmware machines stop powering on, and the error
is an undescriptive “general system error”, check and see if you are
using a beta version which has expired.
When intalling vmware server 2 on windows server 2003, if you get an
error like “This installation is forbidden by system policy.” even when
you are logged in as administrator or have used “r-click > Run as… >
Adminstrator” you may need to create a security policy. It looks like
the install aborts if there are no policies at all.\
- Click Start -> Control Panel
- Open Administrative Tools
- Open Local Security Settings
Click Software Restriction Policies
- If no software …continue.