Category: computer

Things that have to do with computers

WOL Causes Reboot Instead Of Shutdown

For a while my computer has had the annoying habit of rebooting whenever I tell it to shutdown.  That doesn't sound so bad does it?  What it means is ...

Bad DVI Cable Causes Red Dots

I'd been having a chronic problem of shimmering red dots appearing on my LCD screen every time I tried to use a DVI cable instead of a VGA cable.  The ...

SATA II Drives And Old Motherboards

An old Biostar motherboard I am using for my Mythtv backend has two SATA connectors, but they are only compatible with the 1.0 spec.  OK, so the drive ...

ASUS P5Q SE2 Serial Connector Pinout

I had to search a while to find this pinout, so I might as well post it so someone else can find it --  although I have a feeling that I'll be the one ...

Bricking and Unbricking My iPod Touch While Upgrading To 2.1

I've been happily running my iPod Touch with it's original 1.1.4 firmware (jailbroken of course), but there were some apps that I really wanted from t ...

Not Just Hype: Antec Earthwatts Power Supply

My the overload protection in my power supply started randomly shutting down my computer, so I figured I'd replace it with an 80 Plus rated power supp ...

My Firefox Extensions

Out of the umpteen extensions I have tried, I ultimately chose a few that I continue to use every day. What follows is a list of the extensions I in ...

Annoyance: Logitech Setpoint Asking for Administrator Privileges on User Login

I like using Logitech setpoint software to define the horizontal scroll and other extra buttons on my LX7 mouse. Unfortunately every time I would log ...

Migrating Yahoo Mail to Gmail

I'm not going to go into detail about how to migrate; there are many sites like this one that explain the process.  The two programs I used w ...

Batch Downloading Numbered Files

    The following script will download a sequence of numbered files.#! /bin/bashfor x in `seq -w 60 181`do    wget "http ...