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[Solved] Google+ Notifications Not Working

I was having problems with Google+ notifications not working more often than not in Firefox: This service is currently unavailable Please try again later. The solution that worked for me was to disable the extension “Do Not Track Plus“, as noted in this post.

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Show Progress Bar During dd Copy

There are a number of ways of showing the progress of a dd copy. The easiest is sending the USER1 signal to the dd process, like: dd if=FILE1 of=FILE2 pkill -USER1 dd But that only gives a current status – eg 12345678 bytes transferred (11.77MB) … [8.56MB/s]. Not that helpful if you want an ongoing […]

Fix for “Current Password No Longer Matches Keyring”

A I may have mentioned, I recently reinstalled Ubuntu (had been using Windows 7 for a few months). Since the reinstall I had changed my common login password for the other computers on the network so of course I updated my user password for the new install. The slight problem came when I used any […]

[Solved] sshd Does Not Run At System Startup (Ubuntu)

Problem: sshd does not appear to start on system boot, but runs fine when started from a terminal with /etc/init.d/ssh start Update Dec 2010: Thanks to Jeremie here. Change the following in /etc/init.d./ssh to stop sshd starting before the network is ready: Change: # Required-Start: $remote_fs $syslog to: # Required-Start: $remote_fs $syslog $network Merci Jeremie! […]

Black Screen (KSOD) Vista Solutions

Before I get started, some resources: Technet discussion LogBlog KSOD fix (RPCSS) Microsoft KB article on KSOD / black screen I’m looking at a friend’s laptop for him. It boots, gets past the progress bar, but before login or a desktop, the screen goes black with a cursor present which can be moved. There are […]

Broadcom 4318 Working Under Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 (Ndiswrapper)

In my dad’s PC is a wireless card – a Linksys WRT54GS I think. Anyway it uses the Broadcom BCM 4318 chipset, as seen by a quick lspci: richard@hades:~$ lspci | grep roadc 00:0a.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02) Unfortunately the new b43 / b43-fwcutter package […]

Irritation: Falling back to the standard locale (“C”)

Due to the pressures of university (labs, reports, and a dissertation), coupled with some of the other things I’ve been doing I haven’t posted here in ages. For now I’ll have to give you a post that is as much for you as it is for me. Occasionally on my debian box I get an […]

This is How We Catch You Downloading

TorrentFreak are running a story about the means and methods used to track filesharers on P2P networks. The firm responsible for finding those sharing copyrighted works, Logistep AG, are using a piece of software called File Sharing Monitor.

Mosaic Generator

Okay, we’ve all seen those big posters in tourist-y shops of well known images (Millennium Falcon, Steve McQueen, some jam…) that are – on closer inspection – made up of lots of mini-images in a mosaic-esque effect. If the artist is really clever, they will use related images to build up the bigger image; in […]