Sunday, December 09, 2007

Recommended Settings for KDS-50A2000 Sony LCD TV:

Recommended Settings for KDS-50A2000 Sony LCD TV:
Picture menu:
Mode: Custom
Advanced iris: Min
Picture: 84
Brightness: 56
Color: 41
Hue: 0
Color temp: Warm2
Sharpness: 50
Noise reduction: Off

--Advanced Settings--
Black corrector: Off
Gamma: Off
Clear white: Off
Live color: Off
White balance: (see below)
Detail enhancer: Off
Edge enhancer: Off

--White balance--
R-gain: -2
G-gain: -1
B-gain: 0
R-bias: -3
G-bias: -2
B-bias: -1

Setup menu:

Color matrix: Standard
Power saving: On

Friday, December 07, 2007

Silex Pricom C-6200U+ default username and password

It makes no sense that this isn't readily documented online or that silexamerica doesn't list this devices as it is sold here in the us. In any case, when you login to any of the interfaces for the Silex Pricom C-6200U+, the username is root and there is no password. This should be the same for most of the Silex Pricom series devices as I found this in reference to their C-6700WG, so users of the Silex Pricom 6200 in any variation should be able to use this username and password.

For those who may find this and wish to know if the device works, it does. We use this device with a Canon MP780 to share the printer and scanner functions across the network. You have to install their drivers for the printer and this is pretty seamless. To use the scanner, you have to launch their SX virtual link software and then tell it to connect the device which creates a USB connection over ethernet so that you can perform a scan. The software times out eventually and you would have to reconnect if you wanted to scan again later in the day or days ahead.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Karl's Mortgage Calculator

Karl's Mortgage Calculator

Nice Mortgage calculator with bi-weekly option and additional payment options to see how much reduction in cost there is.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Digg - LINUX: Securely deleting files with shred

Digg - LINUX: Securely deleting files with shred: "For journaling filesystems I sometimes do .... "cat /dev/urandom > DELETEME ; sync ; sleep 1 ; rm -f DELETEME" .

This will fill up most of the empty spaces in the filesystem with random data, and then when it errors out after the fs fills up, it will sync it to disk and clear it back off. Be prepared to leave it overnight. Here I herd cat works better than "dd" because dd tries to use consecutive blocks. cat /dev/zero works several times faster, but isn't as secure, but if I do "cat /dev/zero > DELETEME ; sync ; sleep 1 ; shred -un1 DELETEME" it seems much faster from start to finish.

With shred, technically speaking if you do only 1 pass, someone could take out an electron microscope and try to read other passes on the same track, but in practice the cost to do that could easily be several hundred thousand dollars per drive, so you're probably pretty safe. Also, you should be root when you do this, because the OS seems to save some extra space on the drive for the administrative user. Finally, I would recommend doing a full fsck on your filesystem first and doing it in single user mode. If you fill up a partially damaged filesystem, or one in use by a database app - it could have ugly results."

Great Wipe system for linux. A good way to wipe or shred or otherwise elimate data on a drive. It fills (overwrites) the drive with random numbers then deletes the data. The more times you run this the more secure your erased data will be. This is our future linux / plesk wipe method."

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Tooltips, DHTML, javascript - BoxOver

Tooltips, DHTML, javascript - BoxOver: "BoxOver uses javascript / DHTML to show tooltips on a website. Implementation of the tooltips, however, requires no knowledge of DHTML or javascript. Move your mouse over the items below to see examples."

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Roxio Community > Sonic Express Labeler Will Not Start

Roxio Community > Sonic Express Labeler Will Not Start: "Mar 27 2007, 05:09 AM"

What a hopelessly moronic software conflict. I cannot write a lightscribe label because I have a mouse installed... right.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Wire Gauge Tables

Wire Gauge Tables

Wire Capacity Chart

Wire Capacity Chart: "This page is to provide a single place to look to for what the safe rated
capacities of various size wires in general use. These are
general guidelines - check with the wire manufacturer or standards body
controlling your installation for any additional
specifications. Keep in mind that temperature and environment have a dramatic effect on these
ratings, and that for wiring it's much better to err on the side of too large a
wire than too small."

DC Wire Table

DC Wire Table: "These are one-way distances, measured from point A to point B. The out and back nature of
electrical circuits has already been included. For PV arrays, figure the entire run, from the panels
to the charge controller to the batteries"

Friday, March 30, 2007

It’s getting hot in there… at raining ktula

It’s getting hot in there… at raining ktula: "My Thecus N2100 had always been running hot ever since i bought it in March this year. During a hot weekend in mid summer when the daily highs were in the mid to high 90s, i noticed the internal disk drive (HDD) temperature alarmingly hit 58°C. I took the drastic measure of shutting it down for the whole weekend. Consistently running disk drives at more than 50°C can’t be good for their reliability and the longevity of the disk drives in the long run."

Neuromuscular Diseases board: Persistent Muscle Spasms Neck, Shoulders, Behind Shoulder Blades [Archive] - Message Boards

Neuromuscular Diseases board: Persistent Muscle Spasms Neck, Shoulders, Behind Shoulder Blades [Archive] - Message Boards: "Cal-Mag Citrate, Nutri-Calm, Proactazyme( for digestion)"

Neck Pain

Neck Pain: "Exercises For Your Neck

These two exercises, done regularly, will strengthen and relax your neck muscles and help maintain the normal range of motion in your neck. Do each three or four times slowly and deliberately, relaxing as you do them, twice a day. (If you are under care for circulatory, bone or muscle problems, check with your doctor before doing them.)

Picture The Shrug- Draw your shoulders up toward your ears slowly. Breathe deeply and return to original position. Relax and repeat. Slowly rotating your shoulders forward and back is a variation of the shrug.

The Trapezius Stretch- While standing with a straight back, lock your hands behind your head slowly bring your elbows together in front of your face. Reverse the exercise by again locking your hands behind your head and slowly pulling your elbows back. Repeat."

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Dell 3007WFP 30-inch LCD Monitor Review


Sweet Monitor setup with Dell 30in LCD and two monitors, one on each side.