Monthly Archives: October 2008

Retrieving Opera wand passwords, opera password recovery

To fetch Opera’s stored wand passwords, all you need is a new powerbutton. Don’t pay for this service! http://operawiki.info/PowerButtons#retrievewand Fetch that and use this new button instead of the wand when you want to recover a password you’ve saved with the wand.

Installing Opera in Debian etch

A short reference on how to install Opera on Debian etch. Edit /etc/apt/sources.list, add: deb http://deb.opera.com/opera etch non-free Then ┬áimport the public keys for the opera repository: gpg –keyserver subkeys.pgp.net –recv-key 6A423791 gpg –fingerprint 6A423791 gpg –armor –export 6A423791| apt-key add – Then run “apt-get update && apt-get install opera” and live happily ever after […]

Error “Need to reboot the computer” after running Adobe Update Manager

Things to try. Remove the AUtrans.xml file from the Documents and Settings\ [user name] \Application Data\Adobe\Updater folder. Remove the Adobe Updater.exe key from the registry if it exists. Remove the Adobe Updater.exe key: Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Select the AdobeUpdater.exe key (if it exists), and then choose Edit -> Delete. Click Yes in the Confirm Key […]

Performance Tuning VMWare Server

Stole this from http://www.fewt.com/2008/06/performance-tuning-vmware-server-on.html for personal reference. EDIT 2015: The link is now dead, so props to me for doing so. Damn you, Internet.

Prevent syslog from spamming the console

Sometimes it seems syslog is determined to spam the tty’s with useless information from the system logs. This happens on some systems, and I have yet to figure out why, because I do mostly the same install on all of them. Anyway, here’s how to get the damn things to stay in the log and […]

irssi auto-connect and auto-identify

There are loads of irssi scripts which do this, but the truth is irssi actually supports these things very well out of the box. Here’s how. Start up irssi, then: /connect irc.freenode.net /nick MyIRCNick /SERVER ADD -auto -network freenode irc.freenode.net 6667 <password> (you may have to shutdown and restart irssi at this point for it […]

Screen size calculator

Today I found out I want to replace one of my 20″ 4:3 LCD screens with a widescreen, to watch movies on a bigger surface. However, I didn’t want to reduce my vertical screen space. What I mean is that a 20″ widescreen is, necessarily, shorter vertically than my 4:3 screen, meaning I get to […]