Category Archives: Techrant


It’s great that after confirming to customers calling their support that the latest version of firmware they released BRICKS the hardware it is intended for, Netgear leave said firmware on their FTP so that I can just go ahead and brick MY device too. So now I have another paperweight for my collection. The question […]

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Borderlands 2 Gamepad Spinning

My gamepad appears to have a bad deadzone, and while I’ve made attempts to fix this, it still causes uncontrollable spinning in Borderlands 2, among other games. To fix this, at least in Borderlands, I’ve found this edit. c:\Documents and Settings\your name here\My Documents\ my games\Borderlands\WillowGame\Config\WillowEngine.ini AllowJoystickInput=0

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Some people should step away from the computer

I ALWAYS KNEW I WAS DOING IT WRONG (sorry for the caps lock). The mind boggles; if you are really so sorry for having left your caps lock on when leaving a static comment on a blog post that you would type “(sorry for caps lock)”, how about going back over the 8 words you […]

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Time to remove old kernels

My laptop was refusing outright to start this morning reporting a rather extreme kernel panic before even attempting to mount the encrypted logical volume, which is, of course, exactly what you want to see first thing when you arrive in the office and have no engineer on shift with you to cover things while you […]

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Squeezing out the memory

I have a couple of rented VPS, one of them for running a Minecraft server and the second one a very basic, 128Mb RAM for $10 a year one, that I wanted to run Nagios on for monitoring a few webpages and game servers. Previously, I was running this on the same server as Minecraft, […]

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KDE – No Banshee in Notification Tray

This hardly warrants an entry, but it’s a simple one to fix that was irritating me for a long time. Go to Edit, Preferences, Extensions, Utilities, and add a tick in Notification Area Icon (which will remove the tick from Sound Menu Integration). Dur…

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Getting Wireless working after 11.10 Kubuntu upgrade

Perhaps one of the better uses of this blog would be to make myself mental notes for the future when it comes to fixing problems, since whenever I stumbled upon them 6 months down the line I’ve completely forgotten what I did the first time round to fix them, and have to spend another couple […]

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MS Never Happy

I hate Microsoft SharePoint with a passion. It is the most utterly useless pile of turd they have released since WinME. When viewing a folder of documents, I am given the option to “View in Windows Explorer” no matter what browser I use, but knowing the compatibility issues trying to load this in Firefox under […]

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Drupal Anonymous Comments

I have found what could probably be considered my first “silly” gripe with Drupal, and that is the default action for Anonymous comments. Since I┬ádon’t necessarily plan to start opening regular accounts for people (not enough traffic will ever visit this site to warrant that, let’s be honest), comments to blog entries and the ilk […]

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Vlogging, Blogging, Boggling!

I’ve somehow always found the idea of blogging to be extremely complex for something that is seemingly so simple: “Write what you want to write about when you want to write about it, irrespective of having anyone reading it” pretty much sums up the overall premise of the task at hand, but at the same […]

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