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Opening .local sites on Ubuntu

Some wise fella decided that Linux users don’t want to open sites that use the .local TLD. Too bad, because a lot of intranets use that, mostly because it happens to be a Microsoft recommendation and a lot of enterprises use Microsoft services. The symtoms are simple: you can resolve the IP address of your […]

Active Directory authentication for Wi-Fi clients via FreeRADIUS

Preamble If you have a rather large corporate environment and you want to authenticate your users when connecting to Wi-Fi in a way that’s a little bit more sophisticated than a pre-shared key, you’ll probably end up using RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial In User Service). When it comes to RADIUS, FreeRADIUS is the most common […]

MilkDrop in foobar2000 on Windows 8

Update: this also works on Windows 8.1. foobar2000 is an awesome music player but the bundled visualization plugins are pretty lame. I much prefer MilkDrop that is a standard component of Winamp and by the way one of the most awesome visualization plugins I’ve ever seen. A little teaser: Fortunately there’s a foobar2000 plugin which […]

Gmail – a slight push towards Chrome

So this is what welcomes me when I sign in to Gmail using IE 10: The wording is really noble. It doesn’t say that “we hate Microsoft, so let’s just throw IE out of the window”. No, instead it says: You are using a version of this browser which will soon be unsupported. It sounds […]

Outlook.com – integrated shortcut for fail

My current brainfuck is really simple to reproduce. Just open outlook.com in your browser, sign in to your mailbox, then press Ctrl + 3, which, by default, is supposed to switch to the 3rd tab in Firefox. Well, not in the case of outlook.com. Here your reward will be a nice error message: The only […]

Upgrading to WP 7.8 with Navifirm and Nokia Care Suite

Alright, the title might be a bit misleading – in fact this tutorial can be used for any firmware upgrade in general, not just for 7.8. So anyway, you have a Windows Phone 7 device and you’re too impatient to wait for the official 7.8 update. Good news: you don’t have to. Here’s all the […]

Battle.net lockout, lost customer

I’ve been having a Battle.net account for ages. I have an original copy of Diablo 1, Diablo 2 and its expansion, WarCraft 3 and its expansion and lastly, StartCraft and its expansion. Today I received an email about a discount on StarCraft 2. Heck, I always wanted to try it, so it would’ve been a […]

foobar2000 unicode support

So there’s foobar2000 which claims to have “full unicode support”. Well, I can prove within a minute it’s wrong. Let’s take a very basic cuesheet: PERFORMER “Foo” TITLE “Bar” FILE “asd.wav” WAVE TRACK 01 AUDIO TITLE “Izé” INDEX 01 00:00:00 Save this as UTF-8 without BOM, load in foobar2000 and what will you get? Yeah. […]

Facebook Messenger for Windows download fail

So you want to download Facebook Messenger for Windows. It has an official page, which looks like this: So (since you don’t have any other option) you click on Learn more, which redirects to you another page: As you can see, it has a link to the Messenger for Windows page, which is in fact […]

Reviving an SSD from death

I’m sure a lot of you have faced this: you’re using an SSD, you turn it off one day, and the other day that crap just won’t boot. The damn thing won’t even be recognized by your BIOS/UEFI no matter what you do. You might be using sleep or hibernation, and this might be one […]