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And now for a very old quiz…
Date: April 23rd, 2009 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Geek


My computer geek score is greater than 100% of all people in the world! How do you compare? Click here to find out!

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SMPlayer on dual monitor
Date: April 18th, 2009 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Software

If you’re using smplayer and want to watch something on your second monitor, the video window will most likely stay black with the default settings. Setting your video renderer to “gl” resolves this issue.

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KDE trouble
Date: April 17th, 2009 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Linux, Software

If you suddenly find your KDE on Ubuntu Intrepid without working keyboard focus and no window decorations (essentially, no window management functions), try getting to “system configuration” from the menu and check Appearance > Windows. If it says something about being able to load kcm_kwindecoration.so because of a missing libkephal.so, apt-get install kde-window-manager. Although it will already be installed, “somebody” fscked up dependencies.

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Paranoia
Date: April 14th, 2009 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Language, Rants

Beste Nederlanders en Vlamingen,

“Paranoia” is een zelfstandig naamwoord. Hoewel het in de Van Dale ook bestaat als informeel synoniem van “paranoïde”, lijkt me dit niet geschikt als vervanger, en al helemaal niet in gedrukte artikels of op TV.

Graag vanaf nu weer “paranoïde” gebruiken, dank bij voorbaat.

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Xen fails on Debian Lenny after upgrade from Etch
Date: April 13th, 2009 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Linux, Software

Installed Debian Etch yesterday (I need a linux kernel with xen and vserver for now, and Lenny doesn’t have one) then upgraded it to Lenny. Afterwards the Xen tools wouldn’t start anymore and produced the following error:

# /etc/init.d/xend start
Restarting XEN control daemon: xendTraceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/xen-3.0.3-1/bin/xend", line 40, in <module>
from xen.xend.server import SrvDaemon
File "/usr/lib/xen-3.0.3-1/lib/python/xen/xend/server/SrvDaemon.py", line 17, in <module>
import xen.lowlevel.xc
ImportError: /usr/lib/xen-3.0.3-1/bin/../lib/python/xen/lowlevel/xc.so: undefined symbol: Py_InitModule4

You can solve this in 2 ways. First, the silly way:

rm /usr/bin/python; ln -s /usr/bin/python2.4 /usr/bin/python

Or, the way you’re supposed to:

apt-get install xen-utils-3.2-1 
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Critique fail
Date: April 10th, 2009 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Stupid

ISPam, notorious spelling- and grammar fail site, complains about wrong translations on a .nl site of a French hosting company. As someone so eloquently put it: "pot, kettle, #000000" … :rolleyes:

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Real Cisco-style CLI on Linksys SRW2024/2048
Date: April 9th, 2009 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Computing, Hardware

Via Zoiah, this nice article about something I’ve been missing for quite a while on my Linksys otherwise-crap-management switches 🙂

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