As an avid Media Center User I have many many nice things to say about it.. Though I have always been a little annoyed and the poor video format support in Microsoft Media Center. When I found out the new version of MediaBrowser had the ability to user other applications to watch Videos, rather than the internal decoder, I jumped straight in and configured it to launch Media Player Classic Home Cinema Edition to as it’s always been my favourite media player for Windows.
Oh the humanity! One of my favourite features, which I use constantly in Ubuntu 10, is the ability to rollup windows by rolling my mouse wheel on the title bar.
Unfortunately in Ubuntu 11 this feature is omitted by default. Rar what am I to do!
Anyway to fix this in a terminal run the following:
A quick one:
If anyone is expericning ‘compositing not enabled’ issues with their applications on Ubuntu 11 – even though you have Compiz installed and it’s saying that Compositing IS enabled try this application below from Mariano Chavero.
This worked perfectly for me to re-enable compositing after upgrading to Natty Narwhal..
Windows 2008 Server (and Windows 7 for that matter) has had a bit of a facelift when it comes to SMB and overall File & Printer Sharing in newer Microsoft Operating Systems. They have called this update SMB2 and if you read around you can see there’s some real advantages to it. The main one being performance and ‘chatter’ across your network..
So being one of the first people in Queensland, Australia to get an iPad2 made me feel kind of special.. Now that being said, I’ve used them before, everyone at my work has them and so I wasn’t wowed with the normal ‘ooo it’s shiny’ or ‘gee it’s so small and thin’ because, honestly, i’d seen it all before.
After the installation of a brand new TMG Server (TMG stands for Threat Management Gateway which is the new name for Microsoft’s ISA Server Software of old) some of the internal clients complained of unusual connection issues – including web page dropouts, ftp access issues, IM applications connecting and disconnecting over and over etc. All these issues were sporadic, over time they would improve and then bam would return again..
I was having a problem with my Jailbroken iPhone where every time I tried to SSH into my phone with WinSCP (a great SFTP\FTP Client for Windows) it would allow me to connect for about 15 seconds or so and then completely disconnect. Most times after this I would no longer be able to SSH in and the only fix was to go back to Cydia and reinstall OpenSSH again.
Telstra’s Sierra based NextG USB Dongles, surprise surprise, have massive problems with VPN connections in Windows7 – this is mainly to do with the WWAN drivers that Microsoft VPN & the Sierra Cards use.. They do not play well together from all reports.
There are two solutions to the problem. Both have their merits – I went down the DUN path myself.
In case you didn’t know Tosh.0 is pretty much my favourite TV show in the entire cosmos, well that and Community.. A simple concept (just show web clips and make fun of people) with a smart, witty, hilarious guy Daniel Tosh to run it makes for fantastic viewing.
You can follow the daily shenanigans for Tosh.0 on Daniel Tosh’s Twitter – @DanielTosh – there’s always something to read about on there.. Or his Comedy Central blog..