Magic drug for Windows issues.

I found that many problems with Window's Media Player , Internet Explorer 8 , and Windows in general can be solved with a simple batch script. You can find it here: ie8-rereg Just make sure you run it as administrator or you will get access denied errors . I don't know how it happens but some of the dlls seem to get unregistered or their entries in the registry get messed up but this script re-registers them fixing the issue. Just make sure Internet Explorer 8 and Windows Media Player are …

Published on 2011-02-17 14:24:36.

Blizzard thinks security is a joke!

I say this for a few simple reasons. Several of which were said the moment Real ID was announced, if not all of them. I'm not going to bother reading ALL the topics on this subject. Instead I'll make my own and add in a few things that aren't just about Real ID. I even have a solution that is very similar to what's already in place. Also I hope you are defense capped and have over 100k hp or you will be crushed by this wall-of-text world boss! So when you add a Real ID friend what information are you …

Published on 2010-08-25 23:12:28.

I got asked to join a Highlander tf2 team!

My buddy +FFG+ Blues begged me to join his Highlander tf2 team Friendly Fire Gaming . He didn't actually beg but " You are Blues favorite medic " and " I trust you as a team medic who won't just die over and over " is close enough for me. I can't account for the truthfulness of his words but I accepted without hesitation non-the-less. I'm just messing with ya Blues, we all know how much you wait don't lie. This was previously mentioned to me before several months ago if I would be interested. …

Published on 2010-08-18 21:58:03.

Did some site link rearrangements

Shifted the URL's on my site around. At first I liked the way of doing things but it slowly became a thorn in my side. Especially when I went to setup SSL as that doesn't play nice with the method I was using for my website. I tried in vain for a while attempting to make SSL work with my way of doing things. Needless to say it didn't work. So I gave up for several months and pretty much let this place rot for some time. Now I spent my afternoon working on the problem again. …

Published on 2010-08-16 21:00:57.

Using tar and ssh to efficiently copy files preserving permissions

I found this so useful and have to go hunting for it fairly often that I decided to save a copy on my webpage. Source is located at the bottom. Have you had situations where disk-space is sparse, so making full tars (although compressed) is impossible? Here is an ssh trick that could help you copy over files without using too much diskspace. This trick will tar a directory from a computer, but the file that it would normally create, is standard out, so it is redirected back to the script on the computer …

Published on 2009-11-12 18:49:09.

Clouldeight InfoAve

So my grandma was having issues playing a Quicktime MOV file emailed to her from my little brother's iPhone with the Quicktime Player. Rather than try and figure out why Quicktime won't play a file it should know very well how to handle I suggested she download and use VLC instead. That solved her problem. Now the other day I get an email from her with the same title as this post.

It would seem she is a subscriber to Cloudeight InfoAve and she emailed in asking if they had heard of VLC. Apparently they hadn't because they put her question in their weekly issue.

Published on 2009-09-21 18:25:14.