Make Remote Desktop Faster

If you need to hurriedly work on a computer in the office or at home changing a few options before connecting can improve the connection speed.  We are only connecting to the computer to fix an issue or do some troubleshooting so the graphics on the remote machine do not need to look fancy.

Keep Your Linux SSH Session From Disconnecting

I’m the type of geek that has an SSH client open at all times, connected to my most frequently used servers so that I have instant access for monitoring and anything else. As such, it irritates me greatly when I get disconnected, so I’m sharing a few methods for keeping your session alive.

Using GParted to Resize Your Windows 7 or Vista Partition

One of the more advanced options for resizing your Windows Vista partition is to use the GParted Live CD, a bootable linux CD that takes you straight into GParted, the great linux utility for managing partitions. The problem is that if you resize your boot/system partition, you will be completely unable to boot without repairing windows.

Fix AVI Playback Bug in QuickTime 7.2 on MacOS X

Apple recently released a new version of QuickTime (v. 7.2) sporting a number of new features and enhancements.  Among the many enhancements – which include (finally) full screen support in the unregistered version – Apple added generic AVI playback, supporting codecs like Xvid, DivX and an enhanced H.264.

Fixing Problems with Slow Katapult Searching

If you’ve become addicted to using keyboard launchers like I have, you might have encountered the scenario where Katapult became extremely slow for no apparent reason. The problem is most likely because you’ve got a big music library in Amarok, and Katapult starts searching your music library by default after you type a single character.

iTunes Uninstall Hassle

Completely uninstalling iTunes from your computer is one huge hassle. If you happened to download the version with the iPhone update it’s even more so. The program likes to claw itself deep into your system. The following is a series of screen shots demonstrating the hassle. This is removal of iTunes 7.3 from an XP machine.

Make Fonts Less "Fuzzy" in Safari for Windows

One of the immediate complaints people have had about the new Safari for Windows beta is how “fuzzy” the fonts seem to look in comparison to Internet Explorer or Firefox. There’s a quick solution to this issue, although only partially, since Safari doesn’t use ClearType on Windows for some odd reason.

Fix "Sleep Mode Randomly Waking Up" Issue in Windows Vista

I’ve been having a very frustrating issue with Windows Vista on my HP notebook: I put the computer into sleep mode, close the lid, and then unplug the network cable… and the computer wakes back up, typically when it’s already safely in my laptop bag, so I don’t notice until I get to my destination and the battery is nearly dead.

Remove "Please wait while the document is being prepared for reading" Message in Adobe Reader 8

This has been frustrating me for a while, ever since I got a new laptop with Adobe Reader 8 pre-installed on it. Every single time I open a PDF, no matter what size, I have to wait for the “Content Preparation Progress” dialog that tells me the document is being prepared for reading. I’m prepared to read the document, why isn’t my computer?