If you have been an admin for any length of time, you have certainly discovered situations where a server spikes in CPU use or memory utilization and/or load levels. Running `top` won’t always give you the answer, either. So how do you find those sneaky processes that are chewing up your system resources to be able to kill ‘em?
We’ve shown you how to add automatically generated text in Microsoft Word, but they changed the text in recent versions of Word from “Quick Brown Fox” to something else. Here’s how to get it back.
If you’ve got multiple wireless networks or you’ve got one of those dual-band Wireless-N routers that have two separate networks, you might wonder how to tell Windows what network to try to connect to first. Here’s the explanation.
Linux distributions like Ubuntu open the main menu with Alt+F1 instead of the Windows key that most new Linux users would be expecting, but it used to be simple to change the shortcut key. Since Ubuntu 9.10 the process isn’t so obvious, but we’ve got the instructions for you.
We’re always on the lookout for the simplest and easiest solution to perform a task, preferably while using the least amount of system resources. Here’s how to minimize to the system tray with a tiny little application helper.
We’ve already shown you how to customize shortcut keys in any Linux application, but for today’s lesson we’ll take it a step beyond—and assign a shortcut key that switches an open application to be the currently focused window.
Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VII are, without question, two of the best console role playing games of all time. Here’s a bunch of videos of an orchestra playing modern versions of the music from these retro video games.
Ever wanted to customize your Windows 7 logon screen? Here’s a simple utility that can do that, and it also has a bunch of other tweaks built in.
Researchers at the University of Michigan have created a new technology that can make pixels 8 times smaller than the pixels on the iPhone 4. Impressive!
Over at the Chromium blog, they’ve posted some details about the ongoing efforts to overhaul the graphics system to take advantage of your graphics card’s processing power—which means these features will be land...
Over at the Technet Magazine blog, they’ve posted a very useful article that explains how to search for special characters like line breaks, tabs, or even white space. All you have to do is use a special modifier in the search box.
Ubuntu has an easy way to keep your system clock synchronized with the internet time servers, but sadly it’s not enabled by default. Here’s the quick steps required to enable it for your system.
One of the labs over at MIT is working on a new solar-powered water robot that can clean up an oil spill. These things are 7 feet wide and 16 feet long, and they absorb the oil and then evaporate it into a container. Watch the video for more.
One of the more annoying problems with Linux has always been the lack of AutoHotkey support, so you couldn’t customize your shortcut keys—but now with the open source application AutoKey, you can do that and more.
memories and thoughts [via Geekosystem]
The good people over at nmap.org created a gigantic map of the internet world, using almost 300,000 favicons from web sites to create an image depicting the relative size of each site. Here’s where we found the HTG icon.
We’re big fans of the Rubik’s Cube around here, and this one is especially interesting—it’s a cube that can be solved in the dark because each side has symbols you can actually feel with your fingers.