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Fix for PixoPoint or Suckerfish Menu Expanding Behind Objects

Fix for PixoPoint or Suckerfish Menu Expanding Behind Objects

If you are using PixoPoint Menu for WordPress or Suckerfish menu for Joomla or any similar such menu which happens to expand or hide behind embedded objects in your page, like flash objects, image gallery / rotators, other embedded objects (google adsense advertisments), then here is the solution. The solution is very simple, you...

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Facebook Photo Album Bad Image Resolution Fix

Facebook Photo Album Bad Image Resolution Fix

If you regularly upload your images on Facebook, then you must have noticed that on several occasions, the uploaded result ends up having weird ghosting or smudging of detail. Its probably because of the image resizing algorithm that Facebook uses. How to fix it? Solution is simple, just resize your images, before you upload them....

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Free: JailBreak your Iphone (4, 3GS & 3) / iPod Touch / iPad running iOS 4!

Free: JailBreak your Iphone (4, 3GS & 3) / iPod Touch / iPad running iOS 4!

I recently switched to being a happy Nexus One user from a bored iPhone one. I like changing things around me to reflect my mood and needs, and with iPhone its impossible until strangely if you and Apple happen to be in a perfect sync. I have been using Nexus one for about two...

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Outwit – An extremely useful firefox extension to harvest data from websites!

Outwit – An extremely useful firefox extension to harvest data from websites!

Couple of days back I was working on gathering some data for a market research I needed to present for a new product. The data was already available in Wikipedia as well as some other sites and although they were in tabular format, I was not able to get them in excel format which...

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Clone VirtualBox Virtual Hard Drive (.vdi file)

Clone VirtualBox Virtual Hard Drive (.vdi file)

If you want to make a copy of your existing virtual box virtual hard drive (.vdi) file, you cannot just make a copy and expect VirtualBox to add it via the Virtual Media Manager. If you try doing so, it is going to throw and error saying that the UUID of the drive being...

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Install Driver for EasyCAP USB Video Capture Device in Ubuntu 10.04

Install Driver for EasyCAP USB Video Capture Device in Ubuntu 10.04

EasyCAP USB Video Capture Device can be used in Ubuntu. Follow the following steps to get it working in Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04. I would expect it to work on other *nix distros as well. Don’t plug-in the device yet, if it is plugged-in then unplug it. Step 1: Download the driver from here....

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Grade your papers yourself and improve your writing!

Grade your papers yourself and improve your writing!

There are many times when we need to write something but are not sure how to write it or need someone to analyze our essays and provide some feedback. No worries friends. Help is on way. Paper Rater is a free web based service that can analyze your writing and grade it based on...

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Install Hackintosh (Mac OS X Snow Leopard) Using VirtualBox on Windows or Ubuntu

Install Hackintosh (Mac OS X Snow Leopard) Using VirtualBox on Windows or Ubuntu

If you have been intrigued by the hype surrounding Snow Leopard but could afford buying a Mac to check it out. Here is you chance to do it, that too without having to mess with your existing system as we are going to install it using VirtualBox which now with its v 3.2 offers...

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Install VirtualBox 3.2 on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

Install VirtualBox 3.2 on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

VirtualBox 3.2 offers major improvements over the older 3.1 version. Key highlights include native support for Mac OS X server guests, support for latest Intel hardware including core i7, i5, i3 etc and in general improved overall performance. For details look here. You would have already noticed that it doesn’t get updated to the...

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Free Blu-ray Ripping in Windows 7 Using DVDFab HD Decrypter

Free Blu-ray Ripping in Windows 7 Using DVDFab HD Decrypter

DVDFab is a well known commercial DVD ripping (decrypter) and encoding software. However, they offer HD Decrypter for free which can be used to rip (backup) any Blu-ray disk to your hard drive after removing any possible protection on the Blu-ray. The software offers several modes for copying the Blu-ray disk, e.g. you can...

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Find Total Shutter Actuation on Nikon Digital SLR

Find Total Shutter Actuation on Nikon Digital SLR

You can get the total shutter actuation on your Nikon DSLR whether you own D70, D80 or D90, or higher end (D300, D300s, D3 etc), this trick should work on all of them. I haven’t tested it on lower end DSLRs like D40, D50, D60, D3000, D5000 etc., but I feel it should work...

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Auto assign profile images on Ubuntu

When a new user is created in Ubuntu the default profile image is a silhouette. In my opinion an actual image would be better and the reason I say this is because when I see a linux machine with multiple userids the login screen looks awful with all those silhouettes. It turns out the...

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How to Manually Eject Stuck CD / DVD / Blud Ray Drive

How to Manually Eject Stuck CD / DVD / Blud Ray Drive

Whether your power supply for the computer failed or your computer got spiked during a thunderstorm or your drives motor is stuck or got busted. Whatever may be the reason you might be needing to manually eject the CD/DVD/Blu Ray drive on your computer (desktop or laptop) to yank out the DVD which you...

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MythTV Frontend for Windows with Live TV!

MythTV Frontend for Windows with Live TV!

Update: read this post for using XBMC as MythTV frontend. You have setup a MythTV backend server with Ubuntu as the background or say Fedora, but to be able to watch live TV from all possible frontends you need to install Ubuntu or Fedora on all the machines, either as sole OS or via...

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Cross Platform Software KVM Switch (Share Keyboard Mouse Between Computers)

Cross Platform Software KVM Switch (Share Keyboard Mouse Between Computers)

Synergy is an open source free software that works like a virtual or software KVM switch allowing one to share  one keyboard and one mouse with multiple computers in the LAN. Only requirement is that all these computers must be connected to network. Since Synergy is available for multiple platforms, you can use it...

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Tweak Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid with Ubuntu Tweak

Tweak Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid with Ubuntu Tweak

Ubuntu Tweak lets you look and change whats inside the hood of Ubuntu (or Linux Mint or other Ubuntu derivatives). Basically it provides a nice GU Interface to change settings which are otherwise not that straight forward, thereby allowing a more customized user experience. Installation is simple, first add the ppa and then install...

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Disable SELinux on Fedora 13 Goddard

You can disable SELinux (which is more of an annoyance for regular user) by editing the config file in /etc/selinux while being root su gedit /etc/selinux/config Now change the text SELINUX=enforcing to SELINUX=disabled and save the file, restart the X-server or reboot and SELinux should be disabled.

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Install Compiz Fusion and Emerald in Fedora 13 Goddard

Install Compiz Fusion and Emerald in Fedora 13 Goddard

The procedure to install Compiz and Emerald window decorator on Fedora 13 Goddard is quite simple. If you are able to enable desktop effects from the System > Preferences > Desktop Effects then you can enjoy all the features of Compiz and Emerald with your Fedora installation. For compiz and desktop effects to work you need...

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Control Rhythmbox Using IR Remote (LIRC Support)

Control Rhythmbox Using IR Remote (LIRC Support)

If you have setup your IR remote to work with various media application, e.g. XBMC, MythTV etc., then enabling IR support is rather trivial. Read this post for the detailed setup info. Launch Rhythmbox, and enable the LIRC plugin from Edit > Plugins menu as shown below. Now create a file called rhythmbox inside...

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Setup Windows Media Center IR Remote for MythTV and XBMC

Setup Windows Media Center IR Remote for MythTV and XBMC

First and foremost thing to be installed is the lirc package which supports the IR remotes in linux. Install it by doing (make sure your remote is not plugged at this instance, plug it in after the installation has finished) sudo apt-get install lirc The basic setup for Media Center remote integration with MythTV,...

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