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I'm a lawyer, so I have a lot of files. There's always new clients coming in, so I keep needing more and more files. Obviously to identify these files, I print labels to stick on them. We use the very nice Avery 5166 Permanent Filing Labels for our files. These are quite nice as they and come on a standard letter-size paper with a template. Thanks to the invention of the microprocessor, we have largely phased out typewriters, so it's nice that they can be printed on any normal printer withou...

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My wife is huge fan of the Nancy Drew games, so since we've been playing through them, which has been quite fun for both of us. However, some of them are rather old at this point, which occasionally causes some problems. I recently bought Nancy Drew: Secret of the Old Clock on Steam. We played it for a few hours Friday night, then went to play it again yesterday, only to be greeted by the following error:

InitDirectDraw(), SetDisplayMode() - DDERR_UNSUPPORTED - Action not supported.

So it says "DirectDraw" in there. That's an old graphic API in Microsoft's DirectX...

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