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Boris Gjenero
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Dealing with a partially installed Windows 7 update
On one computer the June 2017 monthly rollup (KB4022719) somehow installed improperly or got corrupted. It couldn't be uninstalled, and future rollups couldn't be installed. Apparently, the process of installing a new rollup first needs to uninstall the pre...
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How to log in to SoundCloud in Kodi
The SoundCloud add-on for Kodi accesses SoundCloud via its API and OAuth2 authentication. It is supposed to log in once using your username and password, and get a token. After this, there is no need for your password, and it can access SoundCloud using jus...
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Streaming video from an MJPEG network camera to applications in Linux
I recently got a D-Link DCS-930L network camera. It outputs a motion JPEG (MJPEG) stream at http://address/video.cgi. Although there's no kernel driver for receiving that, it is possible to send it to applications from user space via v4l2loopback . First yo...
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How to find good yogurt in Canada
While living in Croatia in the 80s, I enjoyed plain yogurt every day. After moving to Canada, I was very disappointed with the yogurt here. Now I can find good yogurt in Canada. It's really quite simple: look at the ingredients. Yogurt is supposed to contai...
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Facebook friend request accepted even though I never sent one
A while ago someone I stayed in touch with over 10 years ago appeared in my suggested friends list. That was probably due to a mutual friend. I looked at the suggested friend's page and public posts for a bit, and decided to not send a friend request. Later...
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Notes about unlocking a Vonage VDV23 VoIP box
I got a used Vonage VDV23 VoIP box to play with. Vonage seems expensive and limited compared to other VoIP providers like voip.ms , so I decided to unlock the box for use with other providers. A guide is available , but I ran into various problems trying to...
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How to set the MAC address when connecting to wireless using /etc/network/interfaces
If you try to set the mac address using hwaddress ether xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx in /etc/network/interfaces , that fails. It seems ifup tries to set the address after connecting to WiFi. The address needs to be set before, while the interface is down. If you need ...
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Exiftran for Windows
The Windoze 10 Photos app doesn’t actually rotate JPEG files, and instead just sets the EXIF orientation. I want my photos to always be displayed in the correct orientation, so this is not acceptable, because the flag is ignored in many situations. Photos c...
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