Monthly Archives: August 2009

Open with PTTL – Firefox 3.5+ (Plain Text to Link)

I love the Open PTTL firefox extension, but recently upgraded to Firefox 3.5. One of the add-ons which broke was the “Plain Text to Link” addon. I took a look at the Mozilla Addons page and this is the author’s only extension. And it hasn’t been updated since July 2008. I took a quick look at the code and it seemed pretty simple – and it looks like everything will work fine with Firefox 3, so I’ve edited the install requirements to allow installing on up to Firefox 3.5.* The old extension file was named plain_text_to_link-1.5.20080618-fx.xpi I’ve called the new one plain_text_to_link-1.6.20100125-fx.xpi You probably need to download it to your computer and then drag the xpi file on top of firefox to install :)

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First neutrino observation

clipped from The world’s first neutrino observation in a hydrogen bubble chamber was found Nov. 13, 1970, on this historical photograph from the Zero Gradient Synchrotron’s 12-foot bubble chamber. The invisible neutrino strikes a proton where three particle tracks originate (right). The neutrino turns into a muon, the long center track. The short track is the proton. The third track is a pi-meson created by the collision.

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Good wordpress themeing (and optimizing) videos

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Enabling Linked Tables in phpMyAdmin

This is what I was running when I got this to work: WAMP Server 2.0 Apache 2.0.63 PHP 5.2.8 MySQL 5.1.36 Step 1: Edit and run create_tables.sql This sql file is included with phpMyAdmin, in a wamp installation it can be found at: C:\wamp\apps\phpmyadmin3.2.0.1\scripts\create_tables.sql On many Linux systems that file can be located at /etc/phpmyadmin/ There are two sections at the top which are usually commented out – one to create a phpmyadmin database, and one to create a phpmyadmin user. I usually just create the database myself and I prefer to use the following command in the next step to create the user. So, after creating the database, I usually just run the file as it originally came. Step 2: Create a control user (controluser): You’re on your own if you used the script above to create your control user, and you probably know what you’re doing. If you don’t, however, I recommend these mysql commands: CREATE USER ‘phpmyadmin’@’localhost’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘pmapass’; GRANT SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE ON phpmyadmin.* TO ‘phpmyadmin’@’localhost’; Step 3: Edit Add these lines to your file and then you should be good to go! $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘pmadb’] = ‘phpmyadmin’; $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘bookmarktable’] = ‘pma_bookmark’; $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘relation’] = ‘pma_relation’; $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘table_info’] = ‘pma_table_info’; $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘table_coords’] = ‘pma_table_coords’; $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘pdf_pages’] = ‘pma_pdf_pages’; $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘column_info’] = ‘pma_column_info’; $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘history’] = ‘pma_history’; $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘designer_coords’] = ‘pma_designer_coords’; $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘tracking’] = ‘pma_tracking’; $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘controluser’] = ‘phpmyadmin’; $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘controlpass’] = ‘pmapass’; Troubleshooting: If you’re getting the message “The additional features for working with linked tables have been deactivated. To find out why click here.” or … Continue reading

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nVidia profile (keyboard) shortcuts

If you have recent nVidia software, you can enable the nView desktop manager, and then access the nView Desktop manager’s HotKeys tab. There you will find an option to assign a keyboard shortcut to a profile. I’ve also been trying to figure out a way to adjust the brightness and contrast with a quick, command line or shortcut method. Here’s as far as I’ve gotten.

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nVIEW desktop manager

If you have a recent version of the nVidia drivers, but are unable to find the nView Desktop manager, try accessing it via the control panel first. Next, click the ENABLE button Now when right clicking the desktop you can choose nView properties and pull up the nVidea control panel See my post on assigning keyboard shortcuts to nVidia color profiles (etc) Thanks to fransa::tech for helping me figure this out Disable nView Desktop Manager Thanks to Michael for the following tip: If you want to disable nVidia nView desktop manager, you will need to run this command, and / or add it to your startup folder / tasks so that it runs each time you start windows: rundll32 “c:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nView\nView64.dll”, nViewCmd poff

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Change Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts (Add-on / Extension)

What you need is the KeyConfig add on. Read about KeyConfig and how to configure your keyboard shortcuts Download / Install KeyConfig here (there is no landing page, just a link to install directly – sorry! This addon  is not listed on the Firefox extensions page!)

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Edit Perl Files in Dreamweaver (with color syntax highlighting)

Get the Perl / CGI Dreamweaver Extension Edit PERL and CGI files in Dreamweaver with color colding and syntax highlighting. Didn’t think it was possible? Well, it is. The first step is to get the free Dreamweaver Extension: Perl Support. Make it work with CGI to get it to work with CGI files, a few minor tweaks are needed Install the extension mentioned above. Then, make the following changes in these two files: File 1: PerlDocumentType.xml C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Adobe\Dreamweaver 9\Configuration\DocumentTypes\PerlDocumentType.xml change PL,PM:Perl files to CGI,PL,PM:Perl files File 2: Extensions.txt C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Adobe\Dreamweaver 9\Configuration\Extensions.txt change: winfileextension=”pl,pm” macfileextension=”pl,pm” to: winfileextension=”pl,pm,cgi” macfileextension=”pl,pm,cgi” Problem Solved! Screenshot: Also see these sites to learn more about this issue:

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I [Heart] Sandbox

Cool sandbox designs from clipped from

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Add Hibernate To The Shutdown Menu

Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK. Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Right-click Windows, point to New, and then click Key. In the New Key #1 box, type System, and then press ENTER. Right-click System, point to New, and then click Key. In the New Key #1 box, type Shutdown, and then press ENTER. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value. In the New Value # 1 box, type ShowHibernateButton, and then press ENTER. Right-click ShowHibernateButton, and then click Modify. In the Value data box, type 1, leave the default Hexadecimal option selected, and then click OK. Quit Registry Editor. Source:…kb;en-us;893056

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