In Windows XP, the Scheduled Tasks system only offers the choice of “Daily”, “Weekly”, “Monthly”, “Once” or when the computer starts or the user logs on. It’s possible, however, to schedule tasks to occur much more frequently, for example every 15 minutes.
This cgi script allows you to post a webpage on your multi-processor Linux server which shows the current CPU usage. Useful if you want to quickly and easily check the load on the system and see if multi-processor applications are spreading themselves across the available cores.
I have an old (virtual) server which, for various support and compatibility reasons, is still running Fedora Core 2 Linux, released back in 2005. Despite this being an old, unsupported, version of the OS I wanted it to be as up-to-date as possible, and this is how I went about it.
By default on a Windows XP pressing the Shift Key 5 times in a row turns on StickyKeys and brings up the warning dialog. In normal operation this doesn’t happen very often, but if you’re bashing someone with your rifle in Call of Duty it can pull you out of the game to show this dialog.
A short puzzler here- I had a group policy script mapping a (DFS) network drive at user login. It had always worked fine on XP, but the same users logging in to a Windows 7 PC didn’t get the drive mapped.