Windows

Lenovo X1 Carbon and Cisco AnyConnect VPN reconnecting fix

This is just a short note on how to fix the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client (VPN) dropping the tunnel and┬áreconnecting my Internet connection in Windows 8.1.I have had problems with AnyConnect ever since I got my Lenovo X1 Carbon and have not found a solution until now.The solution was as simple as to disable […]

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Windows

Blocking Unwanted Connections with a Hosts File

You can use a HOSTS file to block ads, banners, 3rd party Cookies, 3rd party page counters, web bugs, and even most hijackers. This is accomplished by blocking the connection(s) that supplies these little gems. This is a simple script that downloads a new hosts file for your operating system and redirects all requests for […]

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Linux

Disable Windows super key in Ubuntu

I am running a virtualized Windows 8 installation on VMware Worlstation in Ubuntu 12.10 and this can be confusing since the window manager uses the same key as my Windows machine to open the launcher. Therefore I use to disable the super key in Ubuntu so that only my Windows machine responds to the key. […]

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Linux

Rename AVCHD files using Exiftools

Simple bash script to rename AVCHD/MTS/MOV files to match their recording date and time. #!/bin/bash if [ -z “$1” ]; then echo “Usage: ./rename_video.sh FILETYPE” 1>&2 echo “Example: ./rename_video.sh *.MTS” 1>&2 exit 1 fi for x in “$@” do exiftool ‘-FileName<DateTimeOriginal’ -d %Y%m%d_%H%M_%%f.%%e “$x” done The resulting files will be named like YYYYMMDD_HHMM_BASENAME.ext ie 20120703_1635_05600.MTS […]

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Windows

Disable DLNA in Windows 7

If you are using your Windows 7 and have a active wireless network, then the chances are that you are sharing your media files with DLNA enabled devices like smartphones, TVs with wireless access and media centers. This HOWTO describes how you can disable DLNA in Windows 7. Type “Manage advanced sharing settings” in the […]

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