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Sporttracks is an excellent piece of software if you like to keep a record of your performance, training or fitness over time.

Version 3 of the software was released back in September 2010, and it's very, very good. However, it does cost $35 after a 30 day trial.

I've been happily using Sporttr...

With Sporttracks v2, there is an issue that the Terraserver map plugin no longer functions correctly. Maps cannot be zoomed, and over time, none of the routemaps appear to display at all.

Thankfully, there is a user created plugin called Apply Routes.

Apply Routes provides a number of extens...

This is a common problem with Windows Vista - most typically, the CD-ROM or DVD drive will fail to function correctly.

Here are the steps we take to fix the issue (be cautious - you'll have to edit the registry of the computer)

  • Click the Start button, and then in the search box, type regedit.
  • ...

Screenshot of the Telnet utility

Telnet is a simple but extremely popular protocol for exchanging data between two computers. It is often used for testing computer programs. The Telnet utility is included with Windows Vista and Windows 7 computers although it is not enabled by default.

Enable Telnet for Windows Vista/Windows 7

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If you try to run a scheduled task in Windows XP, it will balk if you don't enter a password (or if your main account has no password, it won't let you proceed).

There are two potential fixes:

Run the task as the administrator (i.e. your-machine-nameadministrator) You can then enter the adm...