w32tm reports the computer did not resync because no time data was available

I got the message “the computer did not resync because no time data was available” after running “w32tm /resync /force”. I had followed the various howtos out there*, and checked them against each other : as expected, they differed slightly, but none of them worked for me. Well, it turned out that I needed to […]

Debian and Ubuntu Networking Configuration /etc/network/interfaces with a Static IP Address

This is easy to find anywhere, and it’s here too. This one includes the dns-* lines that will be read by resolvconf(8). root@server:/etc/network# cat interfaces # This file describes the network interfaces available on your system # and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5). # The loopback network interface auto lo iface […]

Magic Folder to Convert DOC and OpenOffice to PDF

Most of the information in this post is derived from http://www.tech-faq.com/convert-word-to-pdf.html. The code’s reposted here as a service, because the code there needs some editing. Also, a useful thread about executing OOo macros is at http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=2619. Here’s the code to automate the opening and saving of a file as PDF, using Open Office. Paste this […]