Archive for November, 2008

Capturing Realmedia RM Streams to a file on Disk

Monday, November 24th, 2008

There is a lot of software out there that can capture realmedia online streams for a fee. I’ve found a way in linux to do the same without buying third party software. The main motivation for this is I discovered SBS (an Australian broadcaster) provides audio news programs (1 hour length) in a variety of [...]

MPlayer Video Stream Lagging Audio

Monday, November 17th, 2008

On my (somewhat older) laptop, I’ve noticed that MPlayer sometimes gets the audio and video out of sync. The audio is moving faster than the video. I’ve noticed this in octoshape streaming as well as in playing standalone videos. I discovered a quick fix to this is to use the d hotkey on the keyboard. [...]

Ever Heard of alphainventions.com?

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

I noticed a lot of traffic from alphainventions.com to one of my sites today and took a look to see what it was.    Send article as PDF   

Apple Mac OS X Not Accepting Login

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

So, there it is an Apple Mac configured to auto login is now showing a Login screen and it doesn’t seem to like any of the usernames and passwords that we could think of. In other words we’re locked out. I haven’t done an awful lot of Mac support, but I do know that it [...]

Huge Spam Operation Shut Down Thanks to TheSecurityFix

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Thank you Brian Krebs of the Security Fix. He has just made the internet a little better place. He’s worked for several months investigating a group that is believed to have been hosting provider for up to 75% of the Internet’s junk email as well as child porn websites, rogue anti-virus software and who knows [...]

Grisoft AVG Antivirus 7.5 on Windows XP False Positive that HURTS

Monday, November 10th, 2008

This looks like a REALLY bad false positive. It appears that AVG 7.5 for a short period of time detected user32.dll as a trojan horse. (trojan horse psw banker4). It looks as though update to the virus database VDB 270.9.0/1778 fixes the problem. Unfortunately if you have been bitten by this, you’ll need to boot [...]

Down for me or everyone?

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Ever had to determine if a site was really down or if it was just you that couldn’t reach it? If you have access to multiple computer networks you already have some ways to determine if it’s a problem with the site or just your connection, but…. there is a good online tool for that. [...]

Black Friday Deals at BlackFriday.info

Monday, November 10th, 2008

When I was browsing through Google trends the other day I ran across the phrase BlackFriday.info as a hot search term and my first thought was related to the stock market (historic drops in stock prices have been given the names “Black Tuesday” etc….) So, I was wondering if there were forecasts of YET another [...]

Google Analytics Feature Tease

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

I just logged into my analytics account over at google and had a strange new view. It showed all the sites in my account with a summary of the code working, traffic up or down and percentage. It looked quite nice, so I tried changing the view so I could see all of my sites [...]

Making a 1000BT crossover cable

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

I’ve been using 1000BT switches here for a year or more now, but just today have I run across the need to make a crossover cable. Many 1000BT (*gigabit ethernet) devices support “auto-mdix” which basically means a direct interconnect no longer needs a crossover cable. However, some devices don’t do this and it looks as [...]

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