Category Archives: Computing

Computing & Programming projects, tutorials and articles

Installing emacs & org-mode on Windows

Introduction At home I am on LINUX pretty much full-time.  I only run Windows inside a VM in some special circumstances.  But at work I have to use Windows due to corporate policy, so I regularly face the challenge of … Continue reading

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Flashing CyanogenMod onto Galaxy SII via Ubuntu

Pre-Requsites Install Heimdall Visit the Heimdall home page, select “Linux”, and download the package for your distribution.  On Ubuntu variants you want the latest ‘.deb’ package.  e.g.: ubuntu13.04-heimdall_1.4.0-0_amd64.deb Note that the “Frontend” packages are not required.  Everything can be done … Continue reading

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CDTV 3FFF Problem – Diagnosis & Repair

Diagnosis and Repair of a Commodore CDTV unit which has a strange ‘3FFF’ problem. In the first part, below, I diagnose.  In the next part (coming soon, will be added here) I repair.

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Tasker: Disable Pin Lock Near Home

Introduction If you’re away from home it’s very important to have a pin or password lock on your phone, just in case you misplace it or it is stolen.  Typically the modern mobile phone is a gateway to a multitude … Continue reading

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Recover Data From Unfinalized DVD RW

Introduction Sometimes you’ll end up having to deal with a DVD which has video recorded on it but the author neglected to finalize the disc. This can be a bit troublesome, because until the disc is finalized it doesn’t contain … Continue reading

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rarcrack review

rarcrack I stumbled across a little program called rarcrack yesterday, which provides brute-force cracking of password protected archives.  I decided to give it a try and make some general observations about it. An example To set up an example, I … Continue reading

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Adding USB devices in a Virtual Machine

Adding USB Devices in a Windows Virtual Machine with VirtualBox One of the most confusing things for me when I first experimented with VirtualBox was the question of how to add USB devices.  I run Linux (Ubuntu) as my main … Continue reading

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