Category Archives: Tech

Get rid of undesired APK icon

For almost a month now I am a proud owner of Google`s Nexus 4 smartphone. I had to switch from the stock Email client to K-9 Mail application. What really bugged me up was the dog-envelope icon K-9 developers had chosen. In my thinking it was not appropriate for an email client at all. So,… Read More »

CPU upgrade

I have been looking for a CPU upgrade for some time, but since my Mobo is quite old socket AM2+ I was quite limited in what I can get. The best option was AMD Phenom X6 1100T, which is running at stock 3300GHz speed, and also supports Turbo-core at 3700GHz. Going beyond that would have… Read More »

Micro-Stuttering effect

Have you got a nice graphical card (and expensive one too) to put it in good use within your computer, which turned out not to be so good for gaming after all (hint, hint Crysis at max settings.) Then you decided to see yourself with a second identical card just to enable SLI / Crossfile… Read More »

Greylisting explained

Well, I bet you know what a SPAM e-mail message is, so I am not going to explain it to you. I will show you rather how to fight SPAM. One of the most powerful tools against SPAM to chose from is the Greylisting. And it happens that the last day there was a SPAM… Read More »

1billion <> 1billion

A friend asked me why in one of my programs I am counting transferred bytes in KiB and MiB-s; why I am not using easy-for-read Kb, MB, GB prefixes we all are familiar with? And the answer is… because it is just NOT right! More detailed explanation after the jump: http://lpar.ath0.com/2008/07/15/si-unit-prefixes-a-plea-for-sanity/ “Everyone knows that 1MB… Read More »

2-Factor Yubikey Authentication

Since I just received my Yubikey from Yubico I was eager using it, so I decided to start with my WP blog. It turned out to be an easy 2-step process once I’ve installed YubiKey WordPress plug-in: Enabled the plug-in and entered the yubico API key info from here; Entered my Yubikey OTP in my… Read More »

GodMode in Windows 7

Are you already using Windows 7? Well, create a new folder name it “GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}” (without quotes) and hit Enter. Hahaaa Icon changed you see. So open it, to see what’s inside (:

Cleaning up corporate temporary files

Imagine your company has hundreds if not thousands of computers. Imagine they are running for at least of a year. How many applications, updates, SP-s were installed meanwhile? How many unused files are left after that? How many temporary files were placed anywhere on those computers? Are your users complaining their computers are getting slow,… Read More »