Tag Archives: hacks

Auto-ignore unreadable disks on macOS

I have recently built myself a Hackintosh running MacOS X El Capitan, but along side the Mac disk, I have a number of other Windows disks. Unfortunately, some of these disks have some weird and wonderful partitioning that  only Windows can understand.


As a result, whenever I boot up into my MacOS X build, I constantly get prompted with a message stating The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer with options to Initialize, Ignore or EjectContinue reading...

Ubuntu Linux: Invert scrolling on Synaptics trackpad

With the modern age of smartphones and tablets, people are getting used to the more natural scrolling offered by these devices, but your average laptop trackpad still uses the standard, un-natural scrolling.

This guide describes how you can configure natural scrolling within Ubuntu Linux

Mac OS X: Show Hidden Files

By default, as you’d expect from any good operating system, certain system files are hidden from the view of the user. This is often for security or simply to stop the user breaking their system by moving/editing/deleting files that they don’t understand. In some cases, however, you may need to be able to view these files. » Continue reading...

RDP Connection Setter v1.0

Following on from my Windows XP & 7 guide, Enable RDP using the registry editor, I have created this PowerShell script to automate the task. This script will check if the “Remote Registry” service is started. If it isn’t, it’ll start it. It will then dig through the registry to find the DWORD we need to change and it’ll switch it on/off depending on your parameters.» Continue reading...

Editing the Hosts file



.breadcrumb-container {
font-size: 11px !important;
}

.breadcrumb-container li a{
color: #ffffff !important;
font-size: 11px !important;
line-height: 11px !important;
}

.breadcrumb-container li .separator {
color: #1e73be !important;
font-size: 11px !important;
}


/* Theme theme5*/

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 li {
display: inline-block;
margin: 0 14px;
padding: 0;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a {
background: #00bcd5;
color: rgb(102, 102, 102);
display: inline-block;
font-size: 14px;
height: 16px;
margin: 0;
padding: 5px 10px;
text-decoration: none;
position:relative;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a::before {
-moz-border-bottom-colors: none;
-moz-border-left-colors: none;
-moz-border-right-colors: none;
-moz-border-top-colors: none;
border-color: #00bcd5 #00bcd5 #00bcd5 rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
border-image: none;
border-style: solid;
border-width: 13px;
content: " ";
display: block;
height: 0;
left: -18px;
position: absolute;
top: 0;
width: 0;
}
.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a::after {
-moz-border-bottom-colors: none;
-moz-border-left-colors: none;
-moz-border-right-colors: none;
-moz-border-top-colors: none;
border-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) #00bcd5;
border-image: none;
border-style: solid;
border-width: 13px;
content: " ";
display: inline-block;
height: 0;
line-height: 0;
position: absolute;
right: -26px;
top: 0;
width: 0;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 .separator {
display: none;
}



The hosts file is a vital file built into Windows.» Continue reading...

Vauxhall

nimraynn   17th June 2016   Comments Off on Vauxhall


.breadcrumb-container {
font-size: 11px !important;
}

.breadcrumb-container li a{
color: #ffffff !important;
font-size: 11px !important;
line-height: 11px !important;
}

.breadcrumb-container li .separator {
color: #1e73be !important;
font-size: 11px !important;
}


/* Theme theme5*/

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 li {
display: inline-block;
margin: 0 14px;
padding: 0;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a {
background: #00bcd5;
color: rgb(102, 102, 102);
display: inline-block;
font-size: 14px;
height: 16px;
margin: 0;
padding: 5px 10px;
text-decoration: none;
position:relative;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a::before {
-moz-border-bottom-colors: none;
-moz-border-left-colors: none;
-moz-border-right-colors: none;
-moz-border-top-colors: none;
border-color: #00bcd5 #00bcd5 #00bcd5 rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
border-image: none;
border-style: solid;
border-width: 13px;
content: " ";
display: block;
height: 0;
left: -18px;
position: absolute;
top: 0;
width: 0;
}
.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a::after {
-moz-border-bottom-colors: none;
-moz-border-left-colors: none;
-moz-border-right-colors: none;
-moz-border-top-colors: none;
border-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) #00bcd5;
border-image: none;
border-style: solid;
border-width: 13px;
content: " ";
display: inline-block;
height: 0;
line-height: 0;
position: absolute;
right: -26px;
top: 0;
width: 0;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 .separator {
display: none;
}







Astra H: Changing angel eye sidelight bulbs


Angel eyes are a popular modification people fit to the Astra H.

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Ubuntu Linux: Invert scrolling on Synaptics trackpad



.breadcrumb-container {
font-size: 11px !important;
}

.breadcrumb-container li a{
color: #ffffff !important;
font-size: 11px !important;
line-height: 11px !important;
}

.breadcrumb-container li .separator {
color: #1e73be !important;
font-size: 11px !important;
}


/* Theme theme5*/

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 li {
display: inline-block;
margin: 0 14px;
padding: 0;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a {
background: #00bcd5;
color: rgb(102, 102, 102);
display: inline-block;
font-size: 14px;
height: 16px;
margin: 0;
padding: 5px 10px;
text-decoration: none;
position:relative;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a::before {
-moz-border-bottom-colors: none;
-moz-border-left-colors: none;
-moz-border-right-colors: none;
-moz-border-top-colors: none;
border-color: #00bcd5 #00bcd5 #00bcd5 rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
border-image: none;
border-style: solid;
border-width: 13px;
content: " ";
display: block;
height: 0;
left: -18px;
position: absolute;
top: 0;
width: 0;
}
.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a::after {
-moz-border-bottom-colors: none;
-moz-border-left-colors: none;
-moz-border-right-colors: none;
-moz-border-top-colors: none;
border-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) #00bcd5;
border-image: none;
border-style: solid;
border-width: 13px;
content: " ";
display: inline-block;
height: 0;
line-height: 0;
position: absolute;
right: -26px;
top: 0;
width: 0;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 .separator {
display: none;
}



With the modern age of smartphones and tablets, people are getting used to the more natural scrolling offered by these devices, but your average laptop trackpad still uses the standard, un-natural scrolling.» Continue reading...

Hardware

nimraynn   17th June 2016   Comments Off on Hardware


.breadcrumb-container {
font-size: 11px !important;
}

.breadcrumb-container li a{
color: #ffffff !important;
font-size: 11px !important;
line-height: 11px !important;
}

.breadcrumb-container li .separator {
color: #1e73be !important;
font-size: 11px !important;
}


/* Theme theme5*/

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 li {
display: inline-block;
margin: 0 14px;
padding: 0;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a {
background: #00bcd5;
color: rgb(102, 102, 102);
display: inline-block;
font-size: 14px;
height: 16px;
margin: 0;
padding: 5px 10px;
text-decoration: none;
position:relative;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a::before {
-moz-border-bottom-colors: none;
-moz-border-left-colors: none;
-moz-border-right-colors: none;
-moz-border-top-colors: none;
border-color: #00bcd5 #00bcd5 #00bcd5 rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
border-image: none;
border-style: solid;
border-width: 13px;
content: " ";
display: block;
height: 0;
left: -18px;
position: absolute;
top: 0;
width: 0;
}
.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a::after {
-moz-border-bottom-colors: none;
-moz-border-left-colors: none;
-moz-border-right-colors: none;
-moz-border-top-colors: none;
border-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) #00bcd5;
border-image: none;
border-style: solid;
border-width: 13px;
content: " ";
display: inline-block;
height: 0;
line-height: 0;
position: absolute;
right: -26px;
top: 0;
width: 0;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 .separator {
display: none;
}







Forcibly eject CD on a PowerPC-based Mac


The Apple Mac has always been a piece of equipment heavily based around design.

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Enable RDP using the registry editor

nimraynn   2nd June 2016   Comments Off on Enable RDP using the registry editor



.breadcrumb-container {
font-size: 11px !important;
}

.breadcrumb-container li a{
color: #ffffff !important;
font-size: 11px !important;
line-height: 11px !important;
}

.breadcrumb-container li .separator {
color: #1e73be !important;
font-size: 11px !important;
}


/* Theme theme5*/

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 li {
display: inline-block;
margin: 0 14px;
padding: 0;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a {
background: #00bcd5;
color: rgb(102, 102, 102);
display: inline-block;
font-size: 14px;
height: 16px;
margin: 0;
padding: 5px 10px;
text-decoration: none;
position:relative;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a::before {
-moz-border-bottom-colors: none;
-moz-border-left-colors: none;
-moz-border-right-colors: none;
-moz-border-top-colors: none;
border-color: #00bcd5 #00bcd5 #00bcd5 rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
border-image: none;
border-style: solid;
border-width: 13px;
content: " ";
display: block;
height: 0;
left: -18px;
position: absolute;
top: 0;
width: 0;
}
.breadcrumb-container.theme5 a::after {
-moz-border-bottom-colors: none;
-moz-border-left-colors: none;
-moz-border-right-colors: none;
-moz-border-top-colors: none;
border-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) #00bcd5;
border-image: none;
border-style: solid;
border-width: 13px;
content: " ";
display: inline-block;
height: 0;
line-height: 0;
position: absolute;
right: -26px;
top: 0;
width: 0;
}

.breadcrumb-container.theme5 .separator {
display: none;
}



Sometimes you might find that you need to connect remotely to a PC, but it is not allowing remote desktop connections.» Continue reading...