Getting the Pertelian X2040 working on Windows (including Windows 10)

The Pertelian X2040, a USB LCD display came with its own software, the website has been down for a long time now.

But there is some excellent freeware software: LCD Smartie which comes with a Pertelian driver (pertelian.dll). Unfortunately this driver causes character corruption on the display, but you can use HD44780S.dll, which after a bit of searching I found here (use at your own caution).

1.Unzip LCD Smartie, drop HD44780S.dll into displays folder

2. Plug in Pertelian & start Device Manager to find your virtual COM port (COM4 below).

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3. Start LCD Smartie. Go to Setup -> Screens -> Plugin. Choose HD44780S.dll

4. Set the Startup Parameters to “COM4,9600″ (choose your COM port from step 2). Set LCD size to 4×20.

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5. Click “OK”. Quit & restart LCD Smartie!

 

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How to Fix 0x803f8001 error in Windows 10 Store

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geekhack – a forum all about hacking keyboard

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Iron Giant Poster

I like this

Source: “Iron Giant Poster” Posters by Llamasaurus | Redbubble

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PC Specialist Review

I recently got a new gaming PC from PC Specialist.

The Good:

  • The machine is very quick and well put together. They allow you to heavily customize your build.
  • PC Specialist offer a long guarantee and are a well established company.
  • Pricing is reasonable.

The Bad:

  • As the builds are customized, they take a long time. Ordered 13th May, arrived 3rd June. They keep you well informed though.
  • The order form allows you to order without hard drive (I already had one). About 10 days in I was told I had to order one and the form was broken.
  • A free copy of the Witcher 3 was heavily promoted on the site and included in my order details. When I got my PC no free copy. I had to ask to discover “sorry, that promotions’s not running any more”. No gesture for any other sort of compensation either.
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gTile

gTile is a fantastic extension for linux mint that gives the organization of a tiling window manager with the flexibility of a conventional one.

Source: Spices : Cinnamon

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Google Captcha (reCAPTCHA)

If you support comments on your wordpress blog I strongly recommend you install this:

The Google Captcha plugin allows you to implement a super security captcha form into web forms. Google Captcha is a free CAPTCHA service that helps to digitize books, newspapers and old time radio shows. This captcha can be used for login, registration, password recovery, comments forms.

via WordPress › Google Captcha (reCAPTCHA) by BestWebSoft « WordPress Plugins.

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To get thumbnails generated in XBMC / Kodi

Go to Settings -> Video. Change Settings level to “Expert”. Go to Filelists. Enable.

via Settings/Videos – Kodi.

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sp – command line spotify

sp is a command-line client for Spotify’s dbus interface. Play, pause, skip and search tracks from the comfort of your command line.
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How to specify DNS nameserver offered to DHCP clients in OpenWrt

In RC6, the dns servers presented to the dhcp clients can be modified by adding the following line to /etc/dnsmasq.conf

dhcp-option=6,ipaddress1,ipaddress2

where ipaddress1 and ipaddress2 are the ip’s of the dns servers that you want to present to the clients.

These addresses will be presented to the clients even though the resolve.conf file will show different nameservers.

via How to specify DNS nameserver offered to DHCP clients (Page 1) — WhiteRussian — OpenWrt.

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