- Server: smtp-mail.outlook.com
- Port: 587
- Encryption: TLS
- Server: imap-mail.outlook.com
- Port: 993
- Encryption: STARTTLS
- Server: m.hotmail.com
- Use SSL: Yes
It seems that Fallout 3 does not handle being run on a processor with more than 2 cores, which leads to random freezing.
Fix: Edit the fallout.ini file in “C:\Users\(your name)\Documents\My Games\Fallout 3″ (Windows 7 and above)
[General] section, locate the
bUseThreadedAI=0 line and change it to
Below that, add
Save the file and restart Fallout 3.
Note that if you’re having issues where Fallout crashes after starting a new game, it’s most likely due to incompatible video hardware, most notably trying to run it with Intel-based graphics.
Skype for OpenSUSE (download link) may have no audio and frequently crash. This issue is caused by missing packages for the audio subsystem.
Solution: install the packages alsa-plugins-pulse-32bit and pavucontrol
sudo zypper in alsa-plugins-pulse-32bit pavucontrol
Please feel free to leave any feedback in the comments section below.
During some tests of Ubuntu in a virtual machine, I ran across an issue I’ve seen before, but never been able to fix, until now.
If you have a RAID array that contains a swap partition, you will not be able to delete it in the Ubuntu installer. Here’s the situation:
And if you try to delete the RAID array (“delete MD device”), here’s the error message:
An educated guess at the problem would be that the swap is in use, and as such, not able to be deleted. You’re right, but it’s (almost) not that simple. But let’s hit CTRL-ALT-F2 to get a console open, and try to turn off swap:
Yet it still won’t delete.
Okay, let’s try to force-stop the MD array. First, let’s find out for sure which MD devices there are. Doing this:
ls -l /dev/md
linux:0 -> ../md127
So we know the device is md127. Let’s try to force-stop it now:
mdadm --stop --force /dev/md127
Gives this message:
mdadm: Cannot get exclusive access to /dev/md127:Perhaps a running process, mounted filesystem or active volume group?
Well, what now?
Note: If you’re jumping back to the installer, don’t do an mdadm –stop /dev/md127. That’s going to confuse the installer. Just swapoff and then return to the installer and delete the software raid.
OpenSUSE 12.3 can be installed in VMware, but on reboot it hangs on the green splash screen as shown in the image below.
This allowed OpenSUSE to boot normally for me.
During a FaceTime conversation tonight, I really wanted a stand for my phone, but didn’t have anything that seemed suitable. I do have empty Altoids tins lying around, and now you can add iPhone stand to the list of things they’re good for.
It’s actually quite simple to make, and you don’t need anything other than a minute of your time. Just take the lid off, flip it around, put it back on, and presto! Phone stand!
Here’s some photos for you. You’re welcome!
Have any other clever phone stand ideas, or even other uses for mint tins? Feel free to share them in the comments below! Thank you!
Just because you can’t protect the metadata of your email doesn’t mean you don’t have a right to protect the actual content of your messages, whether-or-not you feel you have “nothing to hide.”
Would you send all of your mail on the back of a postcard? Probably not, because it’s just none of some peoples’ business.
There’s a lot of material out there on how to use PGP/GPG for encrypted email, but it’s difficult to get started with and required some moderately-technical know-how. S/MIME is much easier, requiring only a bit of time, a few mouse clicks, and most importantly, an S/MIME-compatible mail client.
Here’s a list of a few common clients and whether they are natively S/MIME-compatible or not. Note that I’m considering the latest version of available software. If I’m wrong, please feel free to correct me in the comments :)
So, how to get started?
First, you need to get an S/MIME certificate.
Here’s a link to a few providers known to provide free S/MIME certificates for at least personal use:
Exporting from Internet Explorer 10:
Exporting from Google Chrome:
Installing in Outlook 2013
If you’re having trouble with Outlook freezing after installing your S/MIME certificate, the workaround originally posted here will take care of the issue:
Installing to iPhone.
Read the next post for instructions on exchanging certificates (it’s easier than you think!) and starting to secure your email, easily!
Have any feedback on the above, or like to add anything I may have missed? Please feel free to do it in the comments sections below. Thank you!
I was initially frustrated at the apparent lack of a ready-built package for customizing the Yubikey for any Linux distro other than Ubuntu, until I found out that you can use a VMware virtual machine to do it.
First, download the Windows personalization tools from:
Next, open the .vmx file of your Windows VMware image in your favorite text editor
Add the following line at the end of the .vmx file:
usb.generic.allowHID = "TRUE"
Save the .vmx file and start the Windows VMware image
The Netgear WNDR4300 is seemly a great router, with one huge flaw in the QoS system.
Without going into a great deal of explanation, Quality of Service (QoS) is a technology that prioritizes network packets to keep sensitive transmissions (such as online gaming, VoIP, etc) strong while slowing down other connections when bandwidth becomes limited. It does this by slowing down transmissions on certain groups, or “classes” of traffic. The most important thing QoS needs to know to work properly is the speed of your Internet connection.
If you go to Advanced > Setup > QoS setup you’ll see that this Netgear router has a handy-dandy feature that will automatically detect your upstream bandwidth. This is great because most ISP connections limit the upstream to a far-lower amount than the downstream, so as long as the upstream number is accurate, traffic can be managed appropriately.
Here’s the problem: It’s badly broken. Very badly.
Take a look at the following screenshot, which shows my router after having clicked the “Check” button to have it detect my upstream bandwidth:
Well, that can’t be right, but okay, let’s go with it. Now, I perform a Speed Test:
That’s spot on with what was detected, but far slower than my ISPs advertised rate.
So what’s the solution to this? Simply uncheck the bandwidth limiting option, or select “Uplink Bandwidth” and enter the speed manually. Then you can get your full connection speed, like so:
You don’t want to know how much time or frustration it took me to find this issue.
Previously using Ubuntu, I never ran into this issue, but using openSUSE I couldn’t get logged into a Samba share using any user accounts. Turns out, the users have to be added to Samba seperately. Ubuntu probably did this through the adduser (useradd?) script. In openSUSE, you have to add the user manually.
You can either use pdbedit, or smbpasswd. Both work.
I won’t give examples here, as using –help for either program will spit out very useful and non-confusing examples. But, that’s how.