Treepad is a great freeware version of the best Outliner utility I have used.

Unfortunately the export to HTML leaves something to be desired.

I've created a little utility that will take the Treepad (HJT) file and create an HTML document from it.

You can download it here


As a follow up on my prior posts:

May 2004

Apr 2003

PAR is excellent tool to package Perl scripts, the Perl interpreter, and any modules your script is dependent on into an EXE file. My biggest pain in the past has been to get PAR installed. Well I went through the pain again the past couple days and found a much more foolproof method, if you already have Perl properly installed and supporting PPM module installation. (e.g. download and run the MSI from

The following will install PAR and all the modules it depends on:
ppm install



Append to Windows Clipboard
I thought I knew all the useful Windows keyboard shortcuts. But it turns out I don't really know as much as I thought ;)

You can append to data in the Windows clipboard by pressing SHIFT+CTRL+C

How marvelous!
Cisco - Troubleshooting Cisco Catalyst Switches to NIC Compatibility Issues: "This document discusses how to troubleshoot these issues:
Physical Connectivity
Port Errors (Data Link Errors)
Continuous Link Up/Down Situations
Gigabit Port Configuration
Common Catalyst Switch Software Issues
Common NIC Issues and Resolutions"


Easy-VC107 Packet Master
Interesting "appliance" hardware that says it will improve video conference traffic (via QOS) over whatever link is between them. Internet, firewalls, NAT.

$1500 each


Windows::Registry::Outlook::Clearing MRU Open other users

XCLN: How to Clear the Open Other Users Folder Most Recently Used List: "XCLN: How to Clear the Open Other Users Folder Most Recently Used List"
The MRU list is saved in the registry. You may want to clear the MRU list (if someone in the list is no longer with your company, for example).

To clear the MRU list: 1. Quit Outlook.
2. On the Start menu, click Run.
3. In the Run dialog box, type regedit, and then click OK.
4. Locate the appropriate registry key for your version of Microsoft Windows:Microsoft Windows NT or Microsoft Windows 2000:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\WIndowsNT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\user_profile\ 0a0d020000000000c000000000000046\101e0384

Microsoft Windows 95:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\user_profile\ 0a0d020000000000c000000000000046\101e0384

Microsoft Windows 98 or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me):
\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Messaging SubSystem\Profiles\user_profile\0a0d020000000000c000000000000046\101e0384

5. Click the 101e0384 key in the right pane of Registry Editor.
6. On the Registry menu, click Export Registry File.
7. Save this file in the My Documents folder, and name the file MRURegKey.
8. After you export the file, right-click the 101e0384 key, and then click Delete.
9. Quit Registry Editor.
10. Start Outlook. The MRU list should be cleared.
NOTE: In Windows 2000, the binary value found was 101e0390 instead of 101e0384.