Archive for the ‘linux, open source & software’ Category

Using a cheap server for VPN? Why VPN? Well if you’re interested in general info then Wikipedia is probably the place to go. For me I was trying to solve a problem with my ISP. It’s a protracted way about it but running mtr (a ping-ing tool) I found that my gaming ping was mainly […]

If you’ve lost your star button used to make a bookmark in Firefox then here’s how to find it. Edit: similar issue with Win XP. Firefox bookmarks star is missing Where’s it gone!? I’m in the process of uploading a video howto but for now … [see end of post] Learn your hotkeys! It really […]

Access controls mean my website runs as a user that can’t create a directory that is writable by the server; here’s how I fixed it with reference to Updraftplus plugin for Wordpress. This fix should work generally.

iscan for linux can’t find my printer. Epson’s iscan scanner app Fixing the config files It’s been a couple of years now that I’ve had iscan installed. Today I wanted to do some high-resolution scanning so I thought I’d try and get it to work as I imagine it might be the best tool to […]

gvfsd-metadata seems to be hogging a lot of CPU time … why? What is gvfsd-metadata ps to the rescue? $ ps aux | grep gvfs pandfi    2315  0.0  0.0 192348   104 ?        Sl   Feb10   0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfsd pandfi    5205  0.0  0.0 285952  2304 ?        Sl   Feb10   0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-udisks2-volume-monitor pandfi    5210  0.0  0.0 281496   620 ?        Sl   […]

Couple of 3D modelling tech snippets that interested me this week. Into the 3rd dimension Model your world using your camera I saw Photosynth‘s revamp a couple of days ago and found it really interesting (Microsoft doing something innovative, yay!). Photosynth lets you upload photos to make a range of different “synths” from panoramas to […]



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