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Why can’t Winamp stay on top?!

February 19th, 2012

Seriously, this pisses me off to no end.  Winamp has had this problem for years.  I have the option set:   After a couple songs:   I love Winamp as an audio player, I really do.  But it drives me crazy when I go to pause the music or skip to the next track, and […]

Fix 7’s Taskbar Right Clicking

January 15th, 2012

Something that has bugged me for a long time in Windows 7 is how the taskbar right-click functionality was changed.  Since Windows 95, when you right clicked on an item in the taskbar, you were presented with a menu to Restore, Minimize, Maximize, Close, and with some programs, some nifty custom options (like PuTTY’s custom […]

A new rootkit?

July 27th, 2010

For the third time in the last few weeks I have had to clean up yet another malware infection. However, these have all displayed similar symptoms, and I am thinking there might be another outbreak of malware coming.  I have noticed that malware seems to come in waves.  I will spend a whole bunch of […]

HP’s New Touch-pads Suck

June 15th, 2010

I was setting up some brand new HP Probook’s today (typically VERY nice machines in my experience) when I was suddenly rendered crippled by a IMPOSSIBLE to use touch-pad.  What a DREADFUL piece of shit this new design is. Basically, the touch-pad and buttons are all one surface. Observe: The problem comes from the fact […]

It’s 2010, do you know where your balls are?

March 12th, 2010

Apparently HP does.  In their mice. Come on people.  It’s 2010.  Optical mice can be had from Newegg for $4.  I can’t believe ball-mice are still being packaged with new machines.  And this wasn’t even a cheap piece of crap Acer, this came with a brand new HP Proliant server!  Sheesh.  Spare no expense with […]

Java: A Malware Writer’s Dream Come True

March 5th, 2010

Not too long ago I wrote about how to Make Firefox More Secure by Disabling Java in it.  Since I wrote that article in November, nearly every malware cleanup I have done since then has used Java as it’s injection vector, and that has been quite a lot.  This has become a HUGE wide spread […]

Firefox 3.6 Breaks Themes and Personas Coexistence

January 22nd, 2010

I was excited to see that Firefox 3.6 was released today, so I promptly downloaded and installed it on my Asus Netbook (which I have been loving by the way).  Upon restarting Firefox after the upgrade I noticed my Persona was missing.  Now would be a good time to explain that I run a theme […]

TrueCrypt Full System Encryption on a Netbook

January 2nd, 2010

For the uninitiated, TrueCrypt is a Free, Open Source, on-the-fly disk encryption software.  You can do many things with it, from Encrypting flash drive, to creating Encrypted file containers, to Full System Encryption.  I had done all except the latter and I have been wanting to try it out.  For various reasons though I had […]

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