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edited by on March 7th 2011, at 11:36

One of the neat things about OpenOffice is the many extensions available. Oracle has a PDF import extension for OpenOffice Draw, which can import just about any unsecured PDF document.

Download link: http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/project/pdfimport?intcmp=1549

This allows you to open PDF documents directly from the menu. There are still a few quirks now and then, but they don't spoil the usefulness of the extension.

edited by on February 23rd 2011, at 13:25

Windows 7 and Windows 2008R2 Service Pack 1 has been released.

It is available through Windows Update, but for those that require the full installer, can find it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=c3202ce6-4056-4059-8a1b-3a9b77cdfdda&displaylang=en.

edited by on February 16th 2011, at 16:53
To reset the printer (does not reset the Jetdirect network card), turn off the printer. Upon turning it back on, immediate press and hold the green go button for at least 10 seconds but no more than 20. During that time, the attention light will go on. When that happens, release the button and the printer will cold reset.

Resetting the network card is done a little differently. With the printer in the ready state, press and hold the rotate carousel button and the cancel job button at the same time for a few seconds, then release it. This will reset the card to factory defaults (BOOTP/DHCP, no management password). If a network cable was inserted, you'll notice the LED at the NIC port   ...
edited by on February 16th 2011, at 16:52

Since Acrobat Reader X, by default, no toolbar is shown while in Read Mode display. Instead, a heads-up black toolbar with minimalistic functions is used. This is the default behaviour but can be turned off.

To do that, open Reader, choose Edit, then Preferences. In the tab Internet, uncheck Display in Read Mode by default, then press OK.

edited by on February 14th 2011, at 13:28

Because the official website of 7-Zip (http://www.7-zip.org/) is currently offline, I'm mirroring the latest version here.

EDIT: the official site has been fixed and is online again.

edited by on December 16th 2010, at 15:57

For an easy to use disk erasing tool: http://www.dban.org/.

It's pretty important when you retire your old computer that you securely delete the contents of your hard disk. Even with a regular format, it is still possible to retrieve a lot of data from the disk. DBAN can help you with that.

edited by on December 16th 2010, at 15:55

By default, there's no ODBC driver available on 64-bit Windows systems for Access and Foxpro. This is because they only are native 32-bit at the moment. There are a few workarounds present, but the easiest would be to stick with 32-bit if you need this.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957570

edited by on November 19th 2010, at 09:08

Lifehacker published a really interesting howto, explaining how to install Android on your iPhone in six easy steps:

http://lifehacker.com/5693309/how-to-install-android-on-an-iphone-in-six-easy-steps

edited by on October 21st 2010, at 12:19
If you're having trouble with your Mac and think the cause could be hardware-related, you can run the Apple Hardware Test. It's a set of tools by Apple which perform basic and extensive tests on your hardware to see whether they are still okay. These tools are available for anyone with a Mac, and are either preinstalled on your system, or available through your OS'es installation discs.

Applies usually to older models of Mac.

You can download the AHT disc images for a number of older Mac models through here: http://www.info.apple.com/support/aht.html.

Insert the Apple Hardware Test disc into the CD drive.

Upon starting/restarting your Mac, immediately press and hold C on your keyboard. K  ...
edited by on October 20th 2010, at 12:09

Those looking for an easy way to implement dynamic charts in your websites, should check out Open Flash Chart.

It accepts data in JSON format, allowing an easy and uniform way to create all kinds of charts. Check out its website for more information on its features.

edited by on October 20th 2010, at 11:57
Debian has introduced incremental updating of package lists. While in theory, this is a great feature, it is not always practical.

Incremental updates enable to download less data by fetching only the differences between the previous versions of the list. This results in significant savings concerning the amount of downloaded data.
The unfortunate downside is that a whole lot more fetches need to be done as each incremental update requires a server request. This becomes apparent when you don't often download package list updates, and there are suddenly a whole number of files waiting to be downloaded. The overhead of requesting each incremental slice separately causes the update to take mor  ...
edited by on October 19th 2010, at 16:36

A list of IEC power cable connectors, useful as a resource for ordering spare parts:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEC_connector

edited by on October 15th 2010, at 12:02

More information about the search at Belgacom: it took place last wednesday (Oct 14), after a complaint of Mobistar and KPN at the Raad voor Mededinging (a counsil which keeps an eye on companies keeping to Belgian competition laws).

The investigation is about the wholesale services of DSL where Belgacom alledgedly would have invoked obstruction measurements.

The search is only a step in the whole investigation, without actual accusations. The entire procedure could take several years before completion.

edited by on October 15th 2010, at 11:54
At work, I'm currently deploying a Windows 2008 R2 on a VMware ESXi 4.0, and noticed an odd behaviour. At irregular intervals, the console of the guest OS simply locks up and doesn't do anything anymore. Networking and remote access seem to work fine, it's just the console that is freezed. Restarting the vSphere client doesn't help, and the only way to get rid of the problem is by hard-resetting the VM. The issue only occurs on Windows 2008 R2, the other VMs run fine.

The problem is caused by the VMware SVGA II driver, and has two underlying issues: the driver itself, and an apparent lack of video RAM (due to the new HW-accelerated GDI of 2008R2/Win7).

The most quickest way is to get rid o  ...
edited by on October 14th 2010, at 13:44

A lot of the server infrastructures currently located in Frankfurt will relocate to the new state-of-the-art Datadock data center in Strassbourg. This includes this website's hosting (Server4you) as well. The exact time of relocation is currently unknown, but estimates by the end of 2010.

The official site: http://www.datadock.eu/en/index.php.

edited by on October 14th 2010, at 12:04

(10:00): There are currently some general routing problems, affecting the majority of the customers at Belgacom. The problems started around 7am this morning. I've contacted Belgacom, and they said the problem would be resolved by 11am.
Unofficially, rumor has it that the police has raided Belgacom because of suspected fraud. Whether this has got something to do with the routing problems is unknown. More details and corrections will follow.

Update (12:00): after careful testing and a bit of a hick-up (routing between Telenet and Belgacom still gave troubles), everything seems to be in order again. Additional news about the alledged raid will follow as soon as I have more info.

edited by on October 13th 2010, at 11:42

A list of internet speed tests:

edited by on October 11th 2010, at 15:53

At work, several computers were in the process of being reinstalled. All those computers suffered from a problem where Foxit Reader plugin would not correctly work in Firefox.
While we haven't managed to really fix the issue, we resolved it by uninstalling the latest version 4.2, and installed version 4.1.1 instead. Once installed, we then upgraded to the latest version using the update functionality inside Foxit.

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