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ASCII file and folder names on Windows

It’s cool that most OSes, filesystems and apps provide at least certain level of support for non-ASCII characters. Too bad that in a lot of cases they don’t work too well, especially when mixed together. That’s why it’s usually a good idea to stick strictly with ASCII-only characters. I’m afraid you can’t prohibit such files […]

Fix for Flash Player crashes in Firefox

As usually in computing, most great new innovations come with some pain in the f*cking ass. One of the recent pains is a Flash Player update (somewhere around 11.3) which adds some sandboxing feature of sorts, dubbed Protected Mode. This is great and all, but on certain comps it just doesn’t work. It causes your […]

Using OpenVPN as a user

Though the title is quite ironic already, it really is a problem. You can’t just run that oh-so-awesome OpenVPN GUI as a regular (i.e. non-admin) user. You don’t have the required permissions yada yada. The OpenVPN guys say it’s not their fault, it’s the fault of Windows so it can’t be solved. But oh wait, […]