Happy end-of-the-year week! I'll be posting an 11-part series on thin provisioning starting today, but last week was eventful as well. I introduced my enterprise IT events calendar and wrote more about HP's expiring ink and my HP printer's demise. It was also time to write about The Four Stages of Vendor Blogging and advising my clients to Always Punch Above Their … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, December 24, 2010
Yesterday I discussed HP's expiring photosmart ink cartridges and advised pressing "OK" to keep using them anyway. Today we talk about what happens when the ink system really does fail. Ink System Failure; Error: 0xc19a0035 As I demonstrated yesterday, some (but not all) of HP's inkjet cartridges have a pre-programmed expiration date. Though no one from HP could explain … [Read more...] about HP Photosmart Ink System Failure – Error: 0xc19a0035
HP's inkjet printer ink cartridges are really expensive, so I'm always annoyed when my printer runs out. But my HP Photosmart C6180 started complaining that the cartridges are expired, prompting me to replace them before they're even empty! I decided to look into the matter, and I'm not happy with the explanation. How Does An Ink Cartridge "Expire"? HP's official ink … [Read more...] about What Does HP Printer “Ink Cartridge Expired” Mean?
Apple's AirPrint technology hasn't gone very far yet, but it promises to allow iOS devices like the iPad and iPhone to reach more-broadly into the realm of general computing. After all, who doesn't need to print a document or photo occasionally? But the range of AirPrint-compatible printers is exceedingly limited: You have to choose from one of less than a dozen HP models! … [Read more...] about Which AirPrint Printer Is Best?
Note: It looks like Apple now has the correct drivers available for direct download and upgrade. None of this should be required anymore. Got a Hewlett Packard printer? Got Snow Leopard? Apple and HP report that the OS X 10.6 install DVD includes all required drivers and software, but it didn't work for me. I went to look for the driver software on the Apple and HP web … [Read more...] about Located! Missing HP Printer Driver For Snow Leopard