Tag Archives: Tips

SyncBackSE: Schedule a Move Operation on Windows

I have several file-system operations I cannot perform during the day, the machine’s performance would suffer and I would get angry e-mails. So I have to schedule simple move operations. Now I could do this with Windows’ own task scheduler … Continue reading

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Howto: Run Vector Magic Desktop Edition with Wine

Vector Magic is pretty cool. I loved the project back in the days when everyone could use it for free and was happy to see that they started providing a desktop client after going commercial. Even better: The client is … Continue reading

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Howto: Fix Wuala’s Copy & Paste on Linux

If you’re using a recent KDE version you’ll notice that Wuala’s Copy & Paste feature doesn’t really seem to work anymore. Instead of using the contents you specify within the application (say, files and folders) it’ll always use the contents … Continue reading

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Fixing mouse issues with VirtualPC -> VMware images

Microsoft often delivers free-to-test disk images of their products (like, for instance, the new Visual Studio 2010 CTP). These images are – who would have expected that? – in Microsoft’s own VirtualPC format. Luckily, the specs for the disk format … Continue reading

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Wildcard Subdomains with Apache

To add a wildcard domain (i.e. *.subdomain.mydomain.domain) all you really need to do is set up a new vhost in the Apache config and use the matching ServerName and ServerAlias: ServerName subdomain.mydomain.domain ServerAlias *.subdomain.mydomain.domain That’s it, you can easily utilize … Continue reading

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Stopping Sweetcron from breaking with too long posts

Okay, now this is really really bad, starting with MySQL 5 there is a strict mode. What does that mean? The strict mode will not silently swallow all your data and just cut off what’s left but throw an exception … Continue reading

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How to deactivate (revoke) Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2 comes with a nasty copy protection. Actually, it’s more like a strict DRM variant that needs to be activated online and can only be used X times when not properly deactivating it. You can manually revoke an … Continue reading

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Moving old data to new disks

As I wrote earlier this week one of my disks kept dying on me. The solution – of course – is to replace the faulty device with a brand-new one and move the data to the new disk. While I … Continue reading

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Restarting your WRT54GL per cron

Gee, sometimes I really want to push my router down a cliff: It runs out of memory and generally slow. Automatic reboot sounds like a good idea there… Just add this as a startup script to reboot the router at … Continue reading

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Using vi as hex editor

There are many things vi can do, for instance invoke other commands to process files. That’s pretty cool. Since installing Okteta isn’t always an option, here’s a small snippet on how to work simple capabilities into vi: vi -b myfile … Continue reading

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Fixing the “null” date problem in WordPress

If you’ve been a constant reader of my blog (and of course I know you are 😉 ) you could hardly have missed the ugly “0” date in the archives. Turns out that this 0 date was caused by all … Continue reading

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Making Cygwin portable

One of the very packages I always install when I have to work with Windows is Cygwin. Being able to use my beloved GNU tools really makes things easier. Often I don’t have the option to install it. I grieved … Continue reading

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Nice global environment variable additions

Since my vacation is coming to an end I thought I’d leave a nice little trick on how to administrate a number of environment variable additions for all users on the system. Sure, there is the /etc/environment file but it … Continue reading

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Building Qyoto from SVN

Lately Qyoto won’t build because of a rather minor issue in the code. Basically it references itself in kdebindings/csharp/qyoto/src/SmokeInvocation.cs on line 20, so be sure to comment this line if you want the build to succeed.

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Using twhirl on Linux – the nice way

Without any doubt twhirl is the greatest twitter client available. It’s an Air-based application – meaning you can even use it on Linux. Now, as you may know KDE 4.1 comes with a handy little twitter client plasmoid itself but … Continue reading

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