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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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Open Hardware Monitor – Core temp, fan speed and voltages in a free software gadget

The Open Hardware Monitor is a free open source software that monitors temperature sensors, fan speeds, voltages, load and clock speeds of a computer. via Open Hardware Monitor – Core temp, fan speed and voltages in a free software gadget.

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Baking an AMD Radeon 6970M Graphics Card

My Clevo P170HM laptop recently had a problem, the screen would go black when booting, in either Windows 7 or Linux (Safe Mode was OK). This turned out to be down to the graphics card, an AMD 6970M. As this … Continue reading

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Dell UltraSharp 24 Ultra HD Monitor – UP2414Q

3840 x 2160, 24″ – nice via Dell UltraSharp 24 Ultra HD Monitor – UP2414Q.

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OpenELEC Mediacenter – OpenELEC 5.0 released

My Raspberry Pi running OpenELEC is fantastic, if a little slow on the menus – very tempted to upgrade to a CuBox OpenELEC Mediacenter – OpenELEC 5.0 released.

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