Subst’ing a drive in Windows 7 / 10

subst used to work absolutely fine until windows 7 (possibly even XP I think) when it stopped persisting across reboots


Failure to install / update ruby gems

Problem: While trying to update ruby gems: gem update I ran into the following error: SSL_connect returned=1 errno=0 state=SSLv3 read server certificate B: certificate verify failed I'd recently installed a new certificate so I assumed it was that. However after a lot of hunting around it turns out that there was an SSL certificate update …

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Can’t connect to NAS drive – Win 10

Problem: Since upgrading one of my machines to Windows 10 from Windows 7 I've been able to connect to any of the NAS drives on my home network. When attempting to access one of the drives via explorer I was presented with the following error message: For search engines: \\nas_drive is not accessible. You might …

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piggly trace- invalid multibyte escape

Background: After installing piggly (see here for instructions) I had to remove the latest version of piggly due to this issue: gem uninstall piggly and I thus installed version 1.2.1 gem install piggly -v '1.2.1' Problem: After installing v 1.2.1 I attempted to run piggly trace: piggly trace And was confronted with the following error: C:/Ruby/Ruby21-x64/lib/ruby/2.1.0/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.rb:126:in …

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