Simple and light bootable flash to change NT password (I tested on Windows Vista)

I recently had to fix a changed Administrator password on a Windows Vista (most probably by malware, it disabled all admin users and changed passwords). One can only use the Ubuntu Desktop installer with chntpw, but it is large and it's pointless to use it for this task. I found a very simple distro to … Continue reading "Simple and light bootable flash to change NT password (I tested on Windows Vista)"

XP and Vista restart when they've installed a new update

So I choose to do something on my laptop (Vista) and just when I start doing it there's this annoying window - you have to restart - and it's bugging you once and a while. If you choose to ignore it long enough, it'll restart the machine right in the middle of a movie. How … Continue reading "XP and Vista restart when they've installed a new update"

'Vista's User Account Control

After a year with it, I switched it off. It's slow and it proved useless. Let me explain:It's slow because switching to this darkened look while in Aero is taking a while. Caching keypresses is off, but I guess this is part of the idea. It's useless:Most software now requires privilege elevation, because ...well, I … Continue reading "'Vista's User Account Control"

Again for Vista and SP1

After SP1 was installed 7 months after it was released my Vista started downloading updates on an hourly basis. It was like SP1 was too big and my Vista was constipated. After it was installed it installed a couple of other updates, restart, then it started downloading new updates immediately, and this repeated twice. Installed … Continue reading "Again for Vista and SP1"

Vista's "lock user" feature

Sometimes I lock my machine using WinBtn+L.Sometimes while locked, windows thinks Alt is pressed. So I can't write my password because certain characters invoke some commands.It's really annoying. I have to press the control (gray ) buttons several times, sometimes this does not help I have to use "swich user" which is (as every single … Continue reading "Vista's "lock user" feature"

Vista/XP can't burn a single CD/DVD without infuriating you

This is part of the series 'Vista sucks'. Although XP sucks as much as Vista in this case.   There was a feature first introduced in XP for burning CDs. In Xp the service was called something like ATAPI burning or whatever. Couldn't burn DVDs. In Vista the same software could burn DVDs. I couldn't … Continue reading "Vista/XP can't burn a single CD/DVD without infuriating you"

Old Bulgarian Phonetic keyboard for Windows Vista

Copy of Phonetic Keyboard For Windows Vista for better indexing Както всички, които са ползвали поне малко Windows Vista, са забелязали - няма я старата фонетична подредба. Аз лично я ползвах доста. Вместо нея има сложена една "стандартизирана от БАН" фонетична подредба, на която обаче няколко букви са разместени. Примерно Ж е на мястото на … Continue reading "Old Bulgarian Phonetic keyboard for Windows Vista"

Laptop overheating comes out to be a Vista Search issue

My laptop started heating more and more until at some point I had to start forcing it to "Sleep". (it has Vista on it) At some point I got really aggravated by that fact and started investigating. Forums revealed that the issue could be linked to heavy processor usage. Process Explorer showed that I had … Continue reading "Laptop overheating comes out to be a Vista Search issue"

Phonetic keyboard for Windows Vista

Както всички, които са ползвали поне малко Windows Vista, са забелязали - няма я старата фонетична подредба. Аз лично я ползвах доста. Вместо нея има сложена една "стандартизирана от БАН" фонетична подредба, на която обаче няколко букви са разместени. Примерно Ж е на мястото на W, което на мен не ми харесва. Имаше някъде спор … Continue reading "Phonetic keyboard for Windows Vista"

Review: mplayer

Mplayer is the best media player there is. It just is. One just downloads it and it just works, no codecs installation, no registry shit, nothing. It can navigate with the arrow keys (up/down, left/right, pgup/pgdn), it can open unfinished downloads, and can repair/redo their index and navigate while the file is still downloading - awesome. … Continue reading "Review: mplayer"

Macbook, the mac way of doing things.

After having a Dell Inspiron for a year (search ‘dell’ in the blog) and having issues with stability (battery died in less than a year, the power charger blew up, it started falling apart, heating up) I decided it’s time for a change. I wanted something very sturdy and then saw the new aluminum body … Continue reading "Macbook, the mac way of doing things."

How to have a Subversion Repository on a Windows Server (+ security), part 1

The article is written based on Windows Server, CollabNet Subversion 1.6.1, Apache 2.2. Windows XP or Vista would do as well. Subversion comes with it’s own server – svnserve. By default there is no security. One can install svn+ssh, but on a windows server and windows client that is a bit stupid. The other option … Continue reading "How to have a Subversion Repository on a Windows Server (+ security), part 1"

Старата фонетична за Виста

(Само и само да си вдигна рейтинга в Гугъл...) Както всички, които са ползвали поне малко Windows Vista, са забелязали - няма я старата фонетична подредба. Аз лично я ползвах доста. Вместо нея има сложена една "стандартизирана от БАН" фонетична подредба, на която обаче няколко букви са разместени. Примерно Ж е на мястото на W, … Continue reading "Старата фонетична за Виста"

Stunning change (Laptop overheating, part II)

I had some free time today (just trying to avoid studying) so I decided to dismantle my laptop (due to heating problems). With some help from my roommate (a lot more experienced than me in that area) I finally found the screw that stopped me the last few times and opened it. Everything was fine … Continue reading "Stunning change (Laptop overheating, part II)"