I deleted all instances of ‘amarok’ in $HOME/.kde4/share, and dropped the ‘amarokdb’ database, and dropped ‘amarokuser’, and re-created everything, but it still wouldn’t connect. It turns out the solution is simple. Just change the password in the Amarok settings page from ‘password’ to something else (e.g. ‘password123’). Change the ‘amarokuser’ password, too, in mysql. RestartContinue reading
Installed nmap on cygwin. Dead easy! Download and install Cygwin Download and install WinPCAP Accept most defaults Do the default installation, typically C:\cygwin\ Download nmap for windows (zip) Open the zip file Double click the folder inside the zip, a large list of files should appear Extract these files (and not the folder which containsContinue reading
Gmail has always been pretty good at filtering junk mail into the “spam” folder. But today, in addition to spam, people get a lot of mail that isn’t outright junk but isn’t very important–bologna, or “bacn.” So we’ve evolved Gmail’s filter to address this problem and extended it to not only classify outright spam, butContinue reading
OpenMediaVault is looking quite promising. Development is still underway, and author has provided no taste to his loyal fans. This is another project from the same developers that brought you FreeNAS, an OS designed to store all of your files safely and secure, and make them accessible via a wide array of different networking protocols.Continue reading
Do you really dislike being forced to use Adobe Download Manager (DLM) just to download flash for your favourite browser? Look no more! Get Adobe Flash directly! If Adobe leaves you high ‘n’ dry and the link fails, try their Troubleshooting page.
There is a great thread about endianess, Unicode, BOM (byte order marks), and other interesting topics.
UPDATE: I changed ‘>’ (erase file, then write to file) to ‘>>’ (append to file). This avoids you overwriting your, or other peoples’, public keys. Setting up password-less logins is both dangerous, and mighty. It allows one to authenticate to an OpenSSH server without typing in a password. Authentication is gained via knowledge of aContinue reading
I will never again buy a RAID Controller card from Promise again! They claimed to support GNU/Linux, and they don’t. They said they didn’t have drivers for Windows 7, and then suddenly they magically appear on their Downloads page. We weren’t even notified. I’m going to go with mdadm and try my luck with softwareContinue reading
I just ripped some of my CD’s to MP3, but I was just curious what OGG would do for me. I had never actually compared the two encoding formats, side-by-side, but today, I was simply stunned. A song compressed with MP3 (VBR 128Kbps Normal Quality) was around 5.1 – 5.8 MB. It sounded good, butContinue reading
I’ve been having some problems with charsets (character sets) when using FreeNAS, rsync, deltacopy, and cygwin. The filenames on a Windows box are either in UTF-8 or ISO-8859-1 (Latin1). The FreeNAS uses rsync to backup the files on the windows box, and saves them to a RAID array. I wasn’t sure if it was rsync,Continue reading