Dec 15, 2009

Filezilla on Windows 2000 fix

Filezilla does not work on a Win2k machine due to the auto update feature. We need to turn this off to get it working.

Navigate to %APPDATA%\FileZilla, open filezilla.xml.

Search for code <Setting name="Update Check" type="number">1</Setting>

Change to code: 0

All should be well.

Dec 7, 2009

Sonicwall Registration Server Timeout

*Update: 12/9/09 - 3 days later, I was able to register the sonicwall*

Hello fellow Sonicwall IT professionals, the website is down. If you've been trying to register your Sonicwall, then it looks like you're going to have to wait. How long? I don't know.

I've been trying to register a new Sonicwall firewall installation, and their registration server has been down for over a day now, and this isn't the first time this has happened to me either. I was at a client's site with a new installation, and Sonicwalll's registration server took a nice long vacation. It was embarrassing to set up everything and then end up having to wait another day for their registration to come back to work! Tech support is futile, and outsourced, so they can't do anything to solve the problem.

Their hardware works well for me, but common Sonicwall, keep your site up! Thanks.

Dec 4, 2009

Zotac Nvidia ION N330 Custom Aluminum Case: HTPC Build Photos


Google Public DNS: Day 1

After setting up my router for Google Public DNS, I can say my Internet experience feels faster. Yeah, faster like a supercharged hamster on steroids running a 100 meter dash. Google DNS is "blazing fast" for me, and page loads are virtually instantaneous on my screen.

So for those who haven't tried this yet, I'll walk you through my experience with Google DNS to give you an idea of how it is to use their service:

I'll type in Google Chrome. Press Enter. I blink. The page is loaded.

That pretty much sums it up...but seriously =), if you live relatively near a Google Data Center, your web experience may get a boost by using their DNS servers. Try it out, see if you like it, and if not, just switch back to your ISP's DNS servers, or hey, try out Open DNS.

P.S. Thank you Google for Gmail, Chrome, Blogger, Google payments, Video, Free phone calls using Google Voice, Calender, DNS, and last but not least, thank you in advance for the VOIP cell phone service coming in the future ; ).

Dec 3, 2009

Boxee Keyboard Shortcuts

Courtesy of DARKFiB3R on the boxee forums:

In Menus

\ = Full Screen (Enter, Exit)
S = Exit, Suspend
A = Library Status
H = Home
Home = Top of list
End = Bottom of list
Esc = Back
Enter = Enter
Arrows = Up, Down, Left, Right

In Playback

I = Toggle info
Y = Toggle info on CPU load and FPS
O = Toggle info
R = Rewind: 2X > 4X > 8X > Play (Space = Play)
P = Pause
[ = Skip back 10 mins
] = Skip Forward 10 mins
< = Previous track > = Next track
A = Library Status
S = Exit, Suspend
V = Toggle Home & Now Playing
F = Foward: 2X > 4X > 8X > 16X > 32X > Play (Space = Play)
X = Stop now playing
Space = Play, Pause

How to: Set up Google Public DNS

Possibly faster internet searches and better security, try taking a ride with Google Public DNS.

From google:

Need help on the phone?

Google's Tech Support
877-590-4367 U.S.
770-200-1201 outside the U.S.

My internet searches feel faster already.

Thank you Google, and enjoy!