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Software Notes

Installation Notes:

Wikis

  • Wiki Matrix
  • TikiWiki
    • Fairly simple to use and edit.
    • Fairly decent community help
    • Table support very basic
    • Usage Notes
      • The default home page has conditional logic so that it appears different to the outside and to the logged in administrator
  • DokuWiki
  • FosWiki
    • File based
  • TiddlyWiki
    • Single-File based
    • More a bubble-history style rather than page-by-page style
    • www.tiddlywiki.com


CanoScan Lide 35

Gallery

  • Gallery3 on 1and1
    • Error during installation for Admin.html
      • The file exists in another folder, but doesn't get copied / dynamically created where it should be
        • copy gallery3/themes/admin_wind/views/admin.html.php to gallery3/modules/gallery/views/admin.html.php
    • Errors during upload / Not all images getting uploaded
      • Changed to only allow 1 upload at a time.
      • Uploads take longer, but not losing files
        • From Gallery view -> Admin -> Settings -> Advanced
        • Click on the number next to simultaneous_upload_limit
        • Changed to 1. Default was 5.
    • Thumbnails not showing up
      • Changed image processor from ImageMagick to gdLibrary
        • From Gallery view -> Admin -> Settings -> Graphics
    • In error log, "error: date.timezone setting not detected"
      • Added line to gallery/php.ini under PHP section
        • date.timezone = "US/Central"

Twitter RSS Feeds

Windows 8

Steam

  • Can use QOS on router to limit the speed of download traffic
  • Steam Client Ports
    • UDP 27000 to 27015 inclusive (Game client traffic)
    • UDP 27015 to 27030 inclusive (Typically Matchmaking and HLTV)
    • TCP 27014 to 27050 inclusive (Steam downloads) - limit these ports
    • UDP 4380
  • Dedicated or Listen Servers Ports
    • TCP 27015 (SRCDS Rcon port)
  • Steamworks P2P Networking and Steam Voice Chat Ports
    • UDP 3478 (Outbound)
    • UDP 4379 (Outbound)
    • UDP 4380 (Outbound)
  • Additional Ports for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer
    • UDP 1500 (outbound)
    • UDP 3005 (outbound)
    • UDP 3101 (outbound)
    • UDP 28960
  • Source: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=8571-GLVN-8711

VPNs

Usenet


Rage of Bahamut


Registry


VM Ware

  • Share folders
    • Windows Guest
      • \\vmware-host\Shared Folders\

Virtual Box

  • Shared folders
    • Windows Guest
      • \\vboxsrv\

DD-WRT on Trendnet TEW-652BRP

Create Windows Bootable ISO from folder

  • Use ImgBurn
  • Advanced Tab -> Bootable Disc Tab
  • Check "Make Image Bootable"
  • Set "Boot Image" to file in "\boot\" folder of windows files
  • Set "Developer ID" to "Microsoft Corporation"
  • Set "Load Segment" to "07C0"
  • Set "Sectors To Load" to size of the boot image file in bytes divided by 512
    • If file is 2K, use 4
    • If file is 4K, use 8
  • Accept the change to "UDF" from "ISO9660 + UDF"
  • Source: http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=11194


Use Google as a Proxy

How to rotate and save a video using VLC media player

Precision 470 / Precision 670

Windows


  • WhoAmI in DOS
    • echo %USERDOMAIN%\%USERNAME%

  • Force Windows to set folder customization to General Folder
    • Regedit.exe
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell
    • New -> String Value "FolderType " -> Data "NotSpecified "

  • How to shrink a partition with unmovable files in Windows
    • Turn off system files
      • 1- Disable System Restore (Right click on Computer => Properties => System Protection => System Restore)
      • 2- Disable Virtual Memory (Right click on Comptuer => Properties => Advanced System Settings => Performance (Settings) => Advanced Tab => Virtual Memory (Change) => No Paging File => Set.
      • 3- Run Disk Cleanup to get rid of Thumbnails, Temporary Internet Files, and a bunch of other files that it makes no sense why they are immovable.
      • 4- Restart the computer to have #1 and #2 take effect
    • Try to shrink the volume again
    • If it still is unreasonably large, you will then have to look at Event Viewer to find which file is at the boundary.
      • 1- Right click on Computer => Manage => Event Viewer => Windows Logs => Application.
      • 2- Click on Filter Current Log, and put ’259′ for the Event ID
      • 3- Click on the latest event and look through the detail to find the problematic file. You can then attempt to delete that file (or set of files) manually. You may have to restart into safe mode to delete some files
    • Source: http://www.brandonchecketts.com/archives/how-to-shrink-a-partition-with-unmovable-files-in-windows-7

  • Make Windows use UTC
    • Run regedit and navigate to
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\TimeZoneInformation
    • Create New DWORD value RealTimeIsUniversal = 1

  • Run a program under a different domain or domain account
    • runas /netonly /user:REALDOMAIN\YOURDOMAINUSERNAME "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Binn\VSShell\Common7\IDE\ssms.exe"
    • The command line will then ask you for the password

  • Run a program under a different user name for non-domain local Windows (Home)
    • runas /user:USERNAME "cmd"
    • The command line will then ask you for the password
    • Using the above version with /netonly will give the error:
      • RUNAS ERROR: Unable to acquire user password

  • Quickly Open Startup Folder
    • Open Run box - Windows key + R
    • Type: "shell:startup"

  • Windows Shutdown entries in Windows Event Log
    • Event Id = 6005
      • The Event log service was started
    • Event Id = 6006
      • The Event log service was stopped
    • Event Id = 6008
      • The previous system shutdown at time on date was unexpected
    • Event Id = 6009
      • Logged during every boot and indicates the operating system version, build number, service pack level, and other information about the system
    • Event Id = 1074
      • When an application causes the system to restart, or when the user initiates a restart or shutdown
    • Source = User32
      • Haven't seen Event Id 1074 where Source <> User32
    • Resources:

  • Free Disk Space
    • wmic logicaldisk get deviceid, freespace, size

PSTools

  • Accept license using command line
    • Use the /accepteula command-line switch
    • Or set registry key HKCU\Software\Sysinternals\PsExec\EulaAccepted = 1
    • If the key = 0 because the EULA was declined once, then need to update / delete the key because /accepteula won't override it

Team Viewer Local Network Connection

  • Extras -> Options -> General -> Incoming LAN Connection -> Accept
  • Firewall - already set up to allow public network access - need to allow local "private" network
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\TeamViewer\Version9\TeamViewer_Service.exe already in list
    • Check box for Private network
  • Type IP address of computer instead of using online manager, or 9 digit ID. Will popup password dialog.

Change the Priority of Wired/Wireless Network Cards in Windows

SMTP

Notepad++

Steam Controller

Box.net / Dropbox / Terraria - Sync folders outside of default sync folder

  • Look for the folder C:\Users\<username>\Documents\My Games\Terraria (this is the Windows Vista/7 location).
  • Move this folder into your Dropbox folder.
  • Open Command Prompt with administrative privileges by right-clicking on it in the Start menu and choosing "Run as administrator".
  • Run this command: mklink /d "C:\Users\<username>\Documents\My Games\Terraria" "C:\Users\<username>\Dropbox\Terraria"

Parallels 

  • Keyboard settings
    • Menu bar -> Parallels Desktop -> Preferences (Or ⌘, )
      • Shortcuts tab on top
        • Application Shortcuts tab on left
          • Turn off all selections on the right
        • System Shortcuts tab on left
          • Turn off "Show and hide Parallels Desktop"
        • ”Name of Windows VM" tab on left
          • Make sure you have:
            • Shift (up arrow) ->  Shift
            • Control (carrot) -> Ctrl
            • Option (switch) -> Alt
            • Command (flower) -> Win
            • Delete (box pointing to left) -> Backspace
            • Option + Delete -> Delete
            • Shift + Option + Delete -> Shift + Delete

Microsoft Word

Office 2013 and Office 2016 on same system

Check if Your VPN Connection is Actually Encrypted

FTP

Amazon

Netflix

  • Keyboard Shortcuts
    • F = Full Screen
    • Shift + Left Arrow = Rewind
    • Shift + Right Arrow = Fast Forward
    • M = Mute
    • Up Arrow = Volume Up
    • Down Arrow = Volume Down
    • Enter = Play/Pause
    • Page Up = Play
    • Page Down = Pause
    • Esc = Exit Full Screen