26 June 2006

My favourite News Feeds

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<outline title="technology" text="technology">
<outline text="Engadget" title="Engadget" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://www.engadget.com/rss.xml" htmlUrl="http://www.engadget.com"/>
<outline text="PC Magazine New Product Reviews"
title="PC Magazine New Product Reviews" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://rssnewsapps.ziffdavis.com/pcmag.xml" htmlUrl="http://www.pcmag.com"/>

<outline title="techology-news" text="techology-news">
<outline text="Dilbert" title="Dilbert" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://www.caesar.nl/CaesarRSS/DilbertRSS.aspx" htmlUrl="http://www.dilbert.com"/>
<outline text="Lifehacker" title="Lifehacker" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://www.lifehacker.com/index.xml" htmlUrl="http://www.lifehacker.com"/>
<outline text="Populicious New Popular Sites (1 Month)"
title="Populicious New Popular Sites (1 Month)"
type="rss" xmlUrl="http://populicio.us/newlinks720.rss" htmlUrl="http://www.populicio.us/newlinks720.html"/>
<outline text="The Register" title="The Register" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://www.theregister.co.uk/headlines.rss" htmlUrl="http://www.theregister.co.uk/"/>
<outline title="java" text="java">
<outline text="IntelliJ IDEA Blog"
title="IntelliJ IDEA Blog" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://blogs.jetbrains.com/idea/feed/" htmlUrl="http://blogs.jetbrains.com/idea"/>
<outline text="Java Technology Headlines"
title="Java Technology Headlines" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://developers.sun.com/rss/java.xml" htmlUrl=""/>

<outline text="Javalobby Front Page"
title="Javalobby Front Page" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://www.javalobby.org/forumRSS/61.xml" htmlUrl="http://www.javalobby.org"/>
<outline text="Javalobby Tips &amp; Tricks"
title="Javalobby Tips &amp; Tricks" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://www.javalobby.org/forumRSS/18032.xml" htmlUrl="http://www.javalobby.org"/>
<outline text="JavaWorld" title="JavaWorld" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://www.javaworld.com/index.xml" htmlUrl="http://www.javaworld.com/"/>
<outline text="TheServerSide.com News"
title="TheServerSide.com News" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://www.theserverside.com/rss/theserverside-rss2.xml" htmlUrl="http://www.theserverside.com"/>
<outline title="blogs" text="blogs">
<outline text="Accidental Light" title="Accidental Light"
xmlUrl="http://www.accidental-light.com/?feed=rss2" htmlUrl="http://www.accidental-light.com"/>
<outline text="Parwy's Blog" title="Parwy's Blog" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://parwy.blogspot.com/atom.xml" htmlUrl="http://parwy.blogspot.com/index.html"/>

<outline title="news" text="news">
<outline text="BBC Business News" title="BBC Business News"
xmlUrl="http://newsrss.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_world_edition/business/rss.xml" htmlUrl="http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/2/hi/business/default.stm"/>
<outline text="BBC News" title="BBC News" type="rss"
xmlUrl="http://newsrss.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_world_edition/front_page/rss.xml" htmlUrl="http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/2/hi/default.stm"/>

Vodafone settings

Data accounts

Vodafone GPRS
APN: wap.vodafone.co.uk
Username: wap
Password: wap
Login Request: off
Allow calls: Automatic
IP Address: ...
DNS Address: ...
Authentication: PAP
Data compression: Off
Header compression: Off

Vodafone Internet
APN: internet
Username: web
Password: web
Login Request: off
Allow calls: Automatic
IP Address: ...
DNS Address: ...
Authentication: PAP
Data compression: Off
Header compression: Off

Internet Profiles

Vodafone GPRS
Connect using: Vodafone GPRS
User proxy: Yes
Proxy address:
Port number: 8799

Streaming Settings

Connect using: Vodafone GPRS
Use proxy: No
Proxy address:
Port number: 0

Email Account Settings

Account name: Vodafone UK
Email address: xxxxx
Connect using: Vodafone Internet
Connection type: IMAP4
Incoming server: imap.vodafone.net
Username: xxxxx
Password: xxxxx
Download: Headers & text
Check interval: Off
Outgoing server: send.vodafone.net
Allow connection: Any network
Auto connect: Off
Your name: Parwinder Sekhon
Copy outgoing: off
Encryption: No encryption
Incoming port: 143
Outgoing port: 25

24 June 2006

Corrupt openldap data

So openldap wont start (following a power failure), actually it reports starting succeeds, but the process fails at, or just after, startup. I cd into /var/lib/ldap and enter db_recover, this returns "db_recover: PANIC: fatal region error detected; run recovery". Running slapindex fixes the problem.

23 June 2006

Windows XP Registry Hacks

Applied Inderjeet Singh's Windows XP Registry Hacks

Remove DLLs from loading for applications that are not running anymore
Edit [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
Create a new DWORD value ALwaysUnloadDLL and give it a data value of 1. Reboot.

Place Windows Kernel in RAM
Edit [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management]
Set DisablePagingExecutive to 1. Reboot.

Disable 8.3 Name creation in NTFS
Edit HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem]
Set NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation to 1. Reboot.

Make network browsing to be faster by preventing checking of remote scheduled tasks
Delete the following registry key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RemoteComputer\NameSpace\{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}]. Reboot.

This next hack is not for enhancing performance, but is nonetheless quite useful at times when your system displays an error message at Startup that refuses to go away.
Set NoPopupsOnBoot to 1 (DWORD). Reboot.

For deleting programs from starting up at the boot time: delete their entries from:

For uninstalling unruly programs from "Add Remove Programs" control panel applet, look for the program name in
Also check DisplayName subkey to see tha name of the program.

Displaying Ghosted or nonpresent devices. Open "Command Prompt" and enter the following commands:
SET devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1
Now, uninstall hardware devices that are no longer used with your system