Showing posts from January, 2012

Solution for Error: Enable bi-directional support | Canon Printer iP2770

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You try to print on a Canon network printer, it will start printing but it wouldn’t finish. An error will occur saying that you need to Enable bi-directional support on your printer.
Solution 1:
Enable bi-directional support on your printer properties.
How to enable bi-directional support: On Windows 7 go to Devices and Printers.Right click on the printer and select Printer properties.

     3. The printer properties window will open. Click on Ports tab at the top.

     4. Put a check mark on Enable bidirectional support.

Most of the time this will work. But in some cases the Enable bidirectional support option is greyed out. If this is the case, it is most likely a driver issue. This error occurs if you are using Windows 7 and then you connect to a Canon printer on a network that is connected to a Windows XP box.
Solution 2:
Go to Canon website and manually download the latest driver for your Canon printer. Install it to the …

A Scare-tactic Domain Scam

I received this email regarding my "trademark", and it looks like a scam to me.

Subject: About Trademark(Brand Name) Registration-No.2011101332
(It's very urgent, Please transfer this email to your CEO or appropriate person, Thanks)

Dear CEO/Principal,
I'm sorry to disturb you so abruptly.This is Leo Yang.We are Trademark(Brand Name) registration and solution center in shanghai,china, which mainly deal with the global company' s domain name and network brand registration and internet Intellectual property right' s protection in Asia. Currently, we have a pretty important issue need to confirm with your company.On October 13 2011, we received an application formally. One company named "TKM Investment S.A" wanted to applied for the Network Brand "edmartechguide" and some relevant domain names through our body.
Now we are handling this registration, and we found that the keyword of these domain names and network brand is identical with y…

A Ridiculous Copyright Claim in Youtube - Music Publishing Rights Collecting Society

Two days ago, I uploaded my first Youtube video to further utilize social media. I thought that it would be a good idea to branch out and start to establish my online brand and presence. It will drive more traffic to my site and add some passive income. So I got out of my comfort zone and record the video and uploaded it to Youtube. 
Guess what, a day after, I got a RIDICULOUS copyright claim on my first Youtube video. The entity that is claiming copyright infringement  is Music Publishing Rights Collecting Society. The claim say that my content type infringe a Musical Composition

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I say ridiculous because my video doesn't even have background music to begin with. It's just my voice and a single error wav file from windows. I didn't know that my voice is now considered a musical composition. For those of you who are curious, here's the video:

I started my research and I found out that this same entity flags youtube videos deliberately even thoug…