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Printer CIS Problems - Roller Marks, Dripping Ink, Faded Color

April 7th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

So I just spent the last three days trying to figure out why my printer wasn’t working properly. After every ink refill or head cleaning, it would start leaving roller marks or dripping ink on the paper (I suppose it dripped ink on the rollers as well). Colors were also appearing faded as if there wasn’t enough ink flowing through.

I tried the usual head cleanings, cleaning solutions, reinstalling ink tubing, etc to no avail. I was beginning to think maybe I had worn out the printer, but it turns out the answer was much simpler. The waste ink bottle was getting full. Those of us who have installed a seperate waste ink system usually do so to avoid ink filling into the printer instead and lowering its lifespan; just remember to empty it when it gets full.

I’m guessing the reason it caused all these other issues is because it’s also involved in the suction created on the ink tubings; when the bottle is full, there is not enough room for ink to flow. This also would lead to the…[More]

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Running

April 7th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
If I was just given a flat open field where I could run as far and as fast as I could without stopping, it would be the closest thing to flying.
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As It Is

April 6th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #

See it as it is.
Make it as it should be.

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A Personal Matter

April 6th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Recently Read | #
A Personal Matter by Kenzaburo Oë
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Adobe Encore CS4 Library Content Missing

March 30th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

I just spent the last day trying to figure out why my Encore CS4 didn’t have any library content. I also found out the library folder was missing entirely from the Adobe Encore folder in the install.

I’m using the boxed DVD set, not the download. I tried reinstalling Encore a few times already; also looked for a “Encore Library Content” to install but there wasn’t such an option.

After digging through the discs a bit, I finally found a folder called Premiere Pro Content. Inside is another folder called “Adobe Encore CS4 Functional Content”. Installed this and it fixed the issue. I’m not sure why it wasn’t part of the original setup/install and had to be put in this way. I’m just hoping this helps anyone else that might be stumped about this.

I’m running…[More]

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Old

March 30th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
As we move into the future, we cast away things from the past, but we ourselves get older.
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Doors

March 24th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #

The only thing scarier than a door is a wall.

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The Woman in the Dunes

March 24th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Recently Read | #
The Woman in the Dunes by Kobo Abe
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Masks

March 18th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Recently Read | #
Masks by Fumiko Enchi
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Faster Time

March 15th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Time doesn't move faster as you get older; the days just become less meaningful.
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Chicken Dance

March 13th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
A horse and a chicken danced side by side...
The chicken was trampled to death.
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The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

March 11th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Recently Read | #
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima
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Let the Rain Cry For Me

March 8th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
When my eyes can no longer foster tears, I let the rain cry for me.
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Why and What

February 27th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #

Why and what are the same.

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Setting Sun

February 25th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Recently Read | #
Setting Sun by Osamu Dazai
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Seeing

February 18th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #

There are those you can’t fool because they see right through you…
and then there are those you can’t fool because they can’t see you at all.

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Naomi

February 10th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Recently Read | #
Naomi by Junichiro Tanizaki
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Impressions

February 4th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #

The world is not an illusion, but you are only an impression.

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Kokoro

January 25th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Recently Read | #
Kokoro by Natsume Sōseki
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Embedding Stock Charts on SMF Forums

December 28th, 2009 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

So I was looking for a way to embed stock charts into posts for SMF Forums, probably via bbcode or tags. I checked Google all morning and couldn’t find it though. If it exists, please redirect me because I’m sure it’ll be much better than my makeshift solution. :P

In the meantime, I modified my forums to use a tag called [schart]. When someone types [schart]SYMBOL[/schart], it shows the stock chart in its place.
The editing isn’t complicated, but you need another site to embed from. Right now, I’m using Wikinvest, but it’s a bit slow and heavy (it’s interactive and flash, fancy stuff). If anyone knows a good, fast-loading static one, it’d be nice to know. :D

For the code,…[More]

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