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)"
I had a 2GB MemoryStick Duo Pro left from the last phone and I didn't know what do with it.ReadyBoost was a nice feature to try out (Vista uses the flash card to boot faster).The card was small in size so it wasn't a problem to keep it always in. I rarely if never use … Continue reading "Vista...again...for the last time"
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"
WinBtn + 1...WinBtn + 9are shortcuts for launching programs from the QuickLaunch. It doesn't work in XP, so it's new in Vista.It's great.
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"
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"
I'm using an extended desktop (an extra screen) with Vista.Unlocking takes like 10 seconds of intensive blinking of both screens and irresponsive mouse and interface.And I unlock like 20-30 times a day.
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"
I don't know why. The update just does not want to come.There are always other updates. I'm too afraid to update to SP1 manually. Who knows what will happen. And I want to stress that this is a legal copy.
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"
Check it out: Happened after installing updates but not restarting afterwards.
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"
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"
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"
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"
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."
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"
It's like bringing "the Vista experience" to a Mac. I didn't like it. It's super slow. The windows do not open where they're supposed to. The tool boxes open in different window (I have Spaces on). The interface is new and unintuitive. The windows focus is changed randomly so I have to fight for it.
Направих една малка оптимизацийка на фонетичната.Ето го постинга по темата:https://mihail.stoynov.com/blog/2007/08/29/PhoneticKeyboardForWindowsVista.aspx
I really do. Windows doesn't seem to understand them - the whole system stops and waits for a single DVD. The laptop is shaking. Read/write times are really slow. Burning them with the windows's ATAPI service is hell. When used to working with 3-5 MB/sec without worm-up times and spin times and whatever else times, … Continue reading "I hate CDs/DVDs"
Only a restart can fix this(happened after a beamer was unplugged, vista rulez)
(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"
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)"