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Old 18th February 2011, 10:47     #41
Vrtigo
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http://www.1ph0ne.com/2009/10/16/how...rport-express/
setup an airport express connected sound device as a sound output in ubuntu
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Old 27th May 2011, 22:08     #42
MadMax
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i'm up on the apex of a warehouse roof under a threatening black sky with a hole in the clouds shining light onto the screen of a netbook that i've plugged into the console port of an outdoor wap. it's windy, cold, my shoes only have just enough grip on the iron and i'm already pissed at having to be up there fixing the wap in the first place.

windows 7 doesnt have hyperterm, but that's ok cause i'd downloaded a copy onto the desktop. except between that and a usb serial port the data doesn't show on the console straight away and hyperterm is just being a dick.

thoughts of having to send the wap back to the supplier or take it down and break into its seal for the slight chance there might be an internal reset button are suddenly put to rest by www.portableapps.com and putty on my key ring usb stick.

i'd just managed to break the boot process to put the wap into a recovery mode - mission accomplished as the rest can be done indoors - and it starts raining.
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Old 26th July 2011, 00:06     #43
MadMax
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http://www.stardock.com/products/fences/screenshots.asp

It's like a sheepdog for your desktop icons
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Old 26th July 2011, 00:17     #44
Fx.
 
both these madmax apps tempt me

may have to investigate tommorowo
(my desktop looks horrible and yeah portable app stuff always handy)
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Old 26th July 2011, 01:04     #45
TB
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rocket
Super - video encoder - easiest i have found so far.

http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html
Till now, http://www.freemake.com/. Converts plenty of common formats, and supports CUDA and DXVA for ultra fast encoding.
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Old 26th July 2011, 13:21     #46
Lightspeed
 
Thumbs up

Holy shit, that is an awesome app.
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Old 2nd August 2011, 12:56     #47
ZoSo
 
http://mobilepcmonitor.com/

Handy.
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Old 2nd August 2011, 22:20     #48
[BT]Monza
 
Got tired of cracking Snagit everytime I needed to do some docomentation. Found Greenshot, which is free and open source.
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Old 6th September 2011, 22:24     #49
TB
 
TestDisk & PhotoRec (2 apps, one package). TestDisk can recover lost partitions, while PhotoRec can recover files from drives when the partition data has been lost.

Saves shit when a lot of other things cant, and open source.
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Old 7th September 2011, 00:38     #50
BadNova
 
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Originally Posted by [BT]Monza
Got tired of cracking Snagit everytime I needed to do some docomentation. Found Greenshot, which is free and open source.
Dunno if it makes any difference to you Monza but Windows 7 at least has a tool to do that built in, called (funnily enough) Snipping Tool.
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Old 7th September 2011, 09:25     #51
MadMax
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^ hasn't tried snaggit
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Old 7th September 2011, 09:57     #52
crocos
 
GODDAMN!!! I knew there had to be a better way to search in Windows 7.

Useful for the chronically ignorant that's wondering where the "advanced search" section wandered off to:

http://www.howtogeek.com/73065/learn...-in-windows-7/
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Old 7th September 2011, 12:14     #53
Savage
 
Thanks crocos, that is actually really useful
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Old 8th January 2012, 18:39     #54
joker999
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by crocos
GODDAMN!!! I knew there had to be a better way to search in Windows 7.

Useful for the chronically ignorant that's wondering where the "advanced search" section wandered off to:

http://www.howtogeek.com/73065/learn...-in-windows-7/
That or use this free program

http://www.mythicsoft.com/page.aspx?...ilelocatorlite
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Old 9th January 2012, 15:28     #55
crocos
 
Yeah, I know there's third-party tools, but learning the Advanced Query Syntax means I can rock up to any PC and search it. I don't need to install anything, no need to faff about with USB flash drives etc.
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Old 10th January 2012, 09:29     #56
aR Que
 
'allo nerds. Need something to scan and clean up my registry. IT help is taking too long to get back to me with a solution, cheers.
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Old 10th January 2012, 10:26     #57
wazza
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aR Que
'allo nerds. Need something to scan and clean up my registry. IT help is taking too long to get back to me with a solution, cheers.
CC Cleaner

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
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Old 10th January 2012, 10:29     #58
Acido
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by wazza

+1 for CCleaner
+2 for Glary Utilies Freeware http://www.glarysoft.com/
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Old 10th January 2012, 11:16     #59
aR Que
 
Thank-you, gentleman.
That fixed the problem, I can now connect to networked printers, yay.
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Old 10th January 2012, 11:43     #60
wazza
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Old 11th January 2012, 03:59     #61
Charismo'
 
http://ftptest.net/

for debugging your FTP servers.
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Old 12th January 2012, 01:26     #62
Adakar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charismo'
http://ftptest.net/

for debugging your FTP servers.
these sites bug me, especially the 'test my password strength' ones.
sure, it might seem handy, it might even work.. but it may just be a phish too.
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Old 12th January 2012, 01:30     #63
Adakar
 
and now something constructive, another 3rd party search engine not mentioned in the posts above;
Everything | http://www.voidtools.com/faq.php
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Old 12th January 2012, 03:09     #64
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charismo'
http://ftptest.net/

for debugging your FTP servers.
"Enter your host, username, and password here, just for testing of course"

SOUNZ LEGIT
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Old 12th January 2012, 03:59     #65
Charismo'
 
use your anonymous account or a test account.

THOUGHT YOU MIGHT NOT FIND THAT TOO DIFFICULT AB!
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Old 12th January 2012, 04:39     #66
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
Who am I to criticise, I'm loving ifttt at the moment and that's just one big "hand over your password"fest. Fuck.
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Old 12th January 2012, 08:37     #67
BaM
Freeloader
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ftptest.net
Error: Connection attempt timed out

Timeouts are usually caused by some router and/or firewall that is interrupting the connection.
Try uninstalling all firewalls and plug your computer directly into your modem, thus bypassing the router.
Just, wow. Who the fuck is this supposed to be helping?
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Old 12th January 2012, 10:42     #68
crocos
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Adakar
and now something constructive, another 3rd party search engine not mentioned in the posts above;
Everything | http://www.voidtools.com/faq.php
Found from that:
How to launch a UAC restricted program from a shortcut without UAC annoying you.
http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/wi...windows/?p=730
All based on tricks with the Task Scheduler
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Old 12th January 2012, 11:39     #69
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Who am I to criticise, I'm loving ifttt at the moment and that's just one big "hand over your password"fest. Fuck.
actually I looked at ifttt and thought it was an awesome idea but I'm just not willing to hand over so many passwords (especially not my email account as that I keep completely separate from all other websites).

and to be honest I didn't put in my "usual" FTP username and password for that ftp test website (but *almost* did before thinking "..nah").

I found it because I am having issues getting secure FTP working with my synology NAS (no idea why yet) and wanted a quick diagnostic.
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Old 17th January 2012, 10:17     #70
MadMax
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http://www.pronetexpert.com/technologies/free-tools

3CDaemon
TFTP Server. A useful TFTP server which also supports FTP and Syslog servers
(syslog daemon, windows)
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Old 27th January 2012, 05:33     #71
Heresy
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These are my must-haves

TCC/LE - cmd.exe replacement. A godsend, if only for allowing ctrl-v/ctrl-c copy/pasting, and also shift-insert pasting. I used to use Console2 on top of it, which allows for multible tabbed command prompts, but that doesn't work within Win7 x64. TCC/LE has a lot more functionality but I like it for the ease of pasting.

AutoHotkey. I don't do anything fancy with it, but use windowskey + a to either start a TCC/LE window, or bring the out-of-focus TCC/LE window to the front. Also use things to type in oft-repeated strings, eg windows key + 3 to send my TACACS user/password and press enter, to log into network kit.

NotePad++ - huge improvement on Notepad.exe

Oh yeah and Putty Connection Manager, because I can't be arsed remembering the 200+ mgmt IPs for our estate.
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Old 13th February 2012, 23:23     #72
MadMax
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comprehensive tcpip reset:
ttcshelbyville.wordpress.com/2011/10/20/reset-tcpip-network-troubleshooting/
Quote:
Click Start Menu, type cmd in the search box or run box ( Hold down Ctrl + Shift and hit Enter)Type the following commands, each followed by pressing enter.

ipconfig /flushdns
nbtstat -R
nbtstat -RR
netsh int reset all
netsh int ipv4 reset
netsh winsock reset catalog

This will rebuild the tcp/ip protocol stack (fully)

After rebooting, run a command prompt as an administrator and type:

netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled

Reboot
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Old 14th February 2012, 00:16     #73
Menace
 
I can't do without Charles Proxy for web debugging these days.

Regex Coach for regexp planning.
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Old 4th September 2012, 23:47     #74
Charismo'
 
Anyone into newsgroup downloading?

I discovered sick-beard today, a nifty set of python scripts that automatically downloads new tv eps for you, integrates with sabnzbd, newzbin, etc. Just beats the built in sabnzbd scripting by miles.

*forgot to mention, altho its a set of python scripts, it provides a really nice web interface to manage it all.
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Old 8th September 2012, 20:11     #75
Nich
 
I like to keep a simple dynamic desktop on my work PC that tells me the time and date at a glance. Rainmeter can do a whole bunch of stuff that can just about replace your desktop / taskbar and turn it into a writhing mess of CPU meters, RSS rolls and weather reports... if you're into that. Me, I just dont like the Taskbar clock and wanted something I can quickly glance at with [Windows Key] + [Spacebar].



https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nryzwwtxt9g84m2/nPbngRdAlM

Lots of customization to be had. I edited these skins so they centre to the screen whatever the resolution. Skins can be Always ontop, with transparency options, click through-able and such.
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Old 15th August 2014, 23:28     #76
mr selfdestruct
The Deliverator
 
Its good to know that 2 years on we have eradicated all of the nerds. It was touch and go there for a minute or two.
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Old 16th August 2014, 13:04     #77
_indigo1
 
Nah, they just moved to the smartphone OS thread :/
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Old 16th August 2014, 16:32     #78
MadMax
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