LastPass Is Pretty Cool

Friday, March 18th, 2011


I’ve been using LastPass for months now and have to say that I really like this product.  Keeping track of a gazillion passwords across multiple browsers and multiple PC’s was impossible before LastPass. Now it’s a breeze, my laptop, home PC and work PC are all synchronized automatically and the underlying storage of the data is fully encrypted.

You’ll note from the menus displayed to the left that there are lots of options, making this a fairly rich tool.

I highly recommend LastPass.

Could not complete the operation. One or more parameter values are invalid. Welcome to Outlook Hell

Monday, October 19th, 2009

If you’ve seen the ‘Could not complete the operation. One or more parameter values are invalid.’ error in Outlook, then you can appreciate it when I refer to it as Outlook Hell!

Apparently, there are a ton of reasons one might get this error. If you google around, you will find all sorts of solutions (which may or may not work for your specific case).

I was seeing this error in Outlook 2003 (no exchange server involved) whenever I did anything with notes. Tried all the recommended solutions with no success until I came across a post here that actually worked for me!

  • Tools>options>other tab, then advanced options and unselect “when viewing notes, show time and date”

Thank you so much to Microsoft for giving us one error message that applies to hundreds of possible conditions.




Mediamonkey – Audio Library Has Stopped Working

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

The last two updates to Mediamonkey ( and have both failed. After installing, Mediamonkey gets as far as the splash screen and then dies with the error message “Audio Library Has Stopped Working”.

Seems that this problem is caused by the iPhone plug-in. Disabling the plug-in makes the problem go away. You can disable it by locating the d_iPhone .dll in the plugins folder and renaming it to d_iPhone .dll.old or simply deleting it if you prefer.

Kinda frustrating that this problem hasn’t yet been fixed.