Handbrake Recipe

Again, a personal recipe, no questions asked WORKFLOW: profile ipad + CBR 2000 double pas anamorphic none 1280×720 @2000 Join files: Create a list.txt with the following content: file ‘c:\TEST\1.mp4’ file ‘c:\TEST\2.mp4’ file ‘c:\TEST\3.mp4’ Run in CLI: ffmpeg -f concat -i list.txt -codec copy out.mkv mov > mp4 vlc not play in wmp

Windows Server 2008 PDC external time

Internet time is hidden from control panel. As a PDC, Windows Server 2008 need to be synchronized with external source. You can select the closest NTP server from http://www.pool.ntp.org/en/ Microsoft recommends (quote from technet.microsoft.com): Click Start, and then click Command Prompt. In the Command Prompt window, type the following line, where peers is a comma-separated … Read moreWindows Server 2008 PDC external time

Blocking spambots with SCROLLOUT F1 and fail2ban

I asume that you have a fuly functional SCROLLOUT F1 instalation and you want to add spambot blocking feature. Ad the following line to /etc/apt/sources list deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian unstable main Then run apt-get update apt-get -t unstable install fail2ban cd /etc/fail2ban cp jail.conf jail.local Edit jail.local [postfix] enabled = true port = smtp,ssmtp filter = … Read moreBlocking spambots with SCROLLOUT F1 and fail2ban

Low budget High Quality Digital Stereo Sound for Mac OS X Lion

Introduction: I used to have a 5.1 THX certified Logitech 5300Z sound system. Sound great, but some inconveniences related to analog 5.1 audio systems: extra wiring for rear speakers, only one audio source, huge subwoofer, lack of digital connectivity. I sold it with intention to buy Logitech Z-5500 that has digital inputs. Besides the fact that the last … Read moreLow budget High Quality Digital Stereo Sound for Mac OS X Lion

How to recover ext4 from GPT partitioned disk

Hard drive sizes had increased dramatically in last several years, but block device drivers are still outdated. For hard drives more than 1TB currently seems to be an advantage to use GPT instead of legacy MBR partition table. You can see more details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table . One of the inevitable disadvantage of GPT is the … Read moreHow to recover ext4 from GPT partitioned disk

Clear DNS cache windows

Operating systems affected: MicrosoftTM Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 To clear dns cache: ipconfig /flushdns To restart dnscache service: net stop dnscache net start dnscache You can also do this visually from MMC. Just type services.msc in run/search and use appropriate command in order to restart dnscache service. Benefits: could solve web browsing problems … Read moreClear DNS cache windows

Wipe free space on Mac with CCleaner

The well known Piriform’s  PC Optimization software CCleaner it is now available on Mac for Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion. It this post I will show You how to use “Wipe Free Space” feature of CCleaner. But why should I wipe the free space on a hard disk? When you create any sort of file … Read moreWipe free space on Mac with CCleaner