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by lunarg on September 2nd 2011, at 13:01
Apple has decided that the latest release of their OS, Mac OS X Lion (10.7), is no longer available as an install media. New systems have a recovery partition (called a Recovery HD) with the installation files, and those with earlier versions of the OS (Leopard and Snow Leopard) have to buy it via the App Store as a download.

The last scenario is in fact a hassle if you ever want to reinstall your Mac: prior to installing Lion, you have to install Snow Leopard, then all the updates, before finally downloading Lion. It would be so much easier if one could just install Lion from scratch.

Luckily, there's a way to create an install DVD yourself very easily: the install image is available insi  ...
by lunarg on March 7th 2011, at 14:48
Users of a Samsung Galaxy Apolly GT-I580x may have noticed that, by default, there's no YouTube player present. This basically cripples the phone not being able to play YouTube videos.

A standalone version of the application was released by Google, but can only be installed on Android 2.2 (Froyo), really disappointing for 2.1-users.
Fortunately, someone has ported the YouTube player to 2.1 by removing some 2.2-specific function calls and replacing others that are required by the app.

To install it, download the attached Android package onto your phone and install it. You may have to install Apps Installer from the Android Market for this to work.

The application works very well b  ...
by lunarg on March 7th 2011, at 14:41

While not officially supported, it is possible to have Adobe Flash on your Android 2.1 (Eclair) device.

You can do so by downloading and installing the package included in this post. Note that you will have to have third party applications allowance enabled so that you can install it. Possibly, on some devices, you have to install Apps Installer to install the package.

Flash player works, but because of missing components in 2.1, there are some performance issues.

by lunarg 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.

by lunarg on February 13th 2010, at 15:25
If you come across a problem where you can't do anything but install a Windows XP alongside a Vista or Windows 7, don't despair, as it is quite easily done.

First you have to repartition your HD. If you have a second HD you're not using, you can ignore this step. If not, you probably have to resize one of the present partitions. But in order to get the maximum out of the resizing, make sure the partition you're about to resize, is defragmented properly. Note that you cannot resize FAT32 partitions (but who uses that nowadays, anyway).
The resizing can be done through Disk Management. Select the system or another partition, right-click and select Shrink volume. Windows   ...
by lunarg on April 8th 2008, at 09:18

Got a link to this article about best practices on keeping your inbox as empty as possible. Very useful for those that get a lot of mail at work:

http://www.43folders.com/2007/07/25/merlins-inbox-zero-talk

Additional comments:
http://www.43folders.com/izero

by lunarg on October 1st 2007, at 22:06
Because of my move, I had need of a media PC system, which allowed me to watch TV, record from TV, watch DVDs, listen to music and more. Buying a pc with Windows Media Center was not an option: linux has very wonderful applications and utilities to build such a sytem.
This guide is not a real how-to, but rather the steps I took to get things running, along with descriptions and solutions to caveats and problems I encountered. Since my Media PC is still in progress of being build and configured, this guide is also a work in progress. Comments on any of the steps are, of course, very welcome.

This is a work in progress...

A PC running Gentoo, with several applications to:

Watch TV, record f  ...
 
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