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Rhino Panther 450W ATX Power Supply Review

Works fine, but way, way too loud. Don’t buy it. Spend the extra $20 and get something quieter.

Syncing Mozilla Lightning, Tomboy, and other such goodies

To sync your Lightning calendar across multiple computers, do the following: Create an empty .ics file (mycalendar.ics) and place it in the cloud folder of your choice. I’m using Copy.com but you could just as easily use Dropbox, UbuntuOne, or whatever. Create the file as an empty text file. In Thunderbird, go to your Calendar […]

Deleting cookies on exit in Firefox and Chrome

The following post describes all of this in detail: http://dalevisser.wordpress.com/2012/07/18/how-to-fix-firefox-and-chrome-default-of-retaining-session-cookies-insecurely/ I’m only interested in fixing Firefox, so I’ll quote that part of the posting: the way to get the correct secure behavior back in Firefox is to browse to about:config, enter ‘sessionstore’ in the search box, and change browser.sessionstore.privacy_level from 0 to 2.

Skype audio on Mint 11

If you’re getting very poor audio performance in Skype on Mint 11, try disabling video. I disabled video, yet my friend could still see me and audio was fine. I start Skype video using this method.

Convert mp4 to wav

Install Faad2 Navigate to source directory Run ‘faad myfile.mp4’ without quotes Your file will appear with wav extension

Useful page for those getting Deprecated error messages with PHP 5.3x

This might come in handy if you’re getting Deprecated errors, most likely with ereg: PHP: Deprecated features in PHP 5.3.x – Manual Deprecated features in PHP 5.3.x PHP 5.3.0 introduces two new error levels: E_DEPRECATED and E_USER_DEPRECATED. The E_DEPRECATED error level is used to indicate that a function or feature has been deprecated. The E_USER_DEPRECATED […]

Rip audio track from avi file

You can extract the audio from an avi file with Mplayer by using the following command: mplayer -vo null -ao pcm:file=myvideo.wav myvideo.avi

Muro on-line drawing tool

Very cool indeed: deviantART Muro

One more reason to delete your Facebook account

What sites such as Facebook and Google know and whom they tell Eben Moglen, a Columbia University law professor and director of Software Freedom Law Center, calls Facebook “one big database of hundreds of millions of people containing the kind of information far beyond what the secret police in 20th-century totalitarian regimes had.” The company […]

Absolutely, positively something to look for

I’ll be looking for this model, and if anybody sees it on the shelves in Pingtung, please let me know. Slashdot Hardware Story | Asus Budget Ultraportable Notebook Sold Sans OS EconolineCrush writes “Tired of paying the Windows tax on notebooks? Asus’s Eee PC 1201T budget ultraportable comes without a traditional operating system and sells […]