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Installing SlimServer 6.5.1 on Ubuntu 6.10

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Ubuntu is based on Debian, so I followed the instructions on the Slim Devices website here and it worked fine. It basically involves adding the Slim Devices ...

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software

Missing tooltips in Firefox 3.5 and IE8

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I’ve just upgraded to Firefox 3.5 and noticed that tooltips had stopped working.  I then checked Internet Explorer 8 and found tooltips were not working ther...

Recover Deleted Photos from Memory Card

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This article is written from the point of view of recovering deleted photos from a digital camera memory card, but most of the software will work to recover ...

Online & Peer-To-Peer Backup

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I’ve been assessing various backup options for both business and personal use recently so here’s a summary of my findings

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ubuntu

Installing SlimServer 6.5.1 on Ubuntu 6.10

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Ubuntu is based on Debian, so I followed the instructions on the Slim Devices website here and it worked fine. It basically involves adding the Slim Devices ...

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windows

Run SysInternals tools direct from the web

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SysInternals tools are a fantastic set of free utilities written by Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell.  There are invaluable for system admins and Windows ...

DOS Equivalent of GREP

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In Unix you can pipe the output of a command into the GREP command in order to only display the lines that contain a required string.  This is means you don’...

Windows XP DNS Cache

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Windows caches DNS responses to speed up network access, but sometimes this can cause a problem.  Positive responses (i.e. successful lookups) are cached for...

View CHKDSK log

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The log for CHKDSK can be found in the Windows Event Log. It’s in the Applications log and the source will be listed as Winlogon.

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security

Password Salting Techniques

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This article is about using salting techniques to improve the security of authentication for websites.  Examples are in PHP but the techniques apply to any l...

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mp3

FM Transmitter

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On December 8th 2006 the UK law regarding low power FM Transmitters was changed, so they are now legal in this country (providing they are CE Certified

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os x

Restore a Minimized OS X Window

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In OS X you can swap between applications in a similar way to Windows (Alt+Tab on Windows, ⌘+Tab on OS X) however there’s one important difference - Windows ...

Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts

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Useful OS X keyboard shortcuts, particularly if you’re switching from Windows.  It’s not exhaustive, but it’s got the ones I use regularly.

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networking

iPerf Crib Sheet

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https://iperf.fr/ https://www.linode.com/docs/networking/diagnostics/install-iperf-to-diagnose-network-speed-in-linux/ v1 is ancient. When you see jus...

macvlan Networks on Docker

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If your application or container needs to be directly on the network, or it needs to use ports that are already in use by the host or other containers, such ...

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docker

iPerf Crib Sheet

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https://iperf.fr/ https://www.linode.com/docs/networking/diagnostics/install-iperf-to-diagnose-network-speed-in-linux/ v1 is ancient. When you see jus...

macvlan Networks on Docker

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If your application or container needs to be directly on the network, or it needs to use ports that are already in use by the host or other containers, such ...

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hardware

Identify an external modem

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In addition to packing and identification stickers, you can identify an external modem by installing as a ‘standard modem’, run the diagnostics and reading t...

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mobile phone

iPhone/GSM Speaker Buzz Solutions

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Some speakers are better than others at dealing with the interference caused by GSM mobiles.  This article{.broken_link} documents one bloke’s extended quest...

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apple mac

Restore a Minimized OS X Window

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In OS X you can swap between applications in a similar way to Windows (Alt+Tab on Windows, ⌘+Tab on OS X) however there’s one important difference - Windows ...

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mysql

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wifi

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git

Line Endings in a git Repo

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TL;DR If you collaborate with developers on different platforms (Windows/Mac/Linux) and you all use proper programmer’s editors which will maintain correct l...

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