Isaac's Blog

August 27, 2009

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XM Radio Online Fix

So you've been using XM radio online, and all the sudden its broken? Try this fix:

From a command line [as admin in win7]:
regsvr32 wmnetmgr.dll

Thats it.

August 18, 2008

From the g33k/hacks dept.  

Cat genie tech codes

I have one pet left, a cute little cat. I still have the cat genie from a couple years ago... wow. When it works its awesome. when its breaks, its a pain in the ass. Pet Innovations support is great, except for the fact when you ask things like "how do i tell it to dry" or "how do i tell it to just drain." They refuse to give up their little tech codes, like its national security. So I've decided to post what I have so far.... If you know any more, feel free to drop me a line and I'll update:

1) Unplug
2) Press and hold both buttons and plug in at the same time. Keep holding for 10-15secs after power is restores
3) The lights will cycle from 4 lights to 1
4) Press and release the auto-setup until lights 4 and 1 are on (this should require 4 presses)
5) Press start to start the cycle

Codes I have so far:
4-1: Drain (you must toggle it off when done)
4-2: Air on -no bowl spin (you must toggle it off when done)
4-3: Rinse-Drain-Air/Dry Cycle (unit will reset to normal after this)

There are a couple more like "Run water" and "Dispense solution" But I cant remember them offhand.

July 24, 2006

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Google Search Plugin for this site

I've created a google search plugin thats a search to google from my site. Use it, make me some pennies :) copy these files into your "Mozilla Firefox/searchplugins" folder:

Then restart your browser. Select "Google AdSense". Enjoy.

Or just use

March 20, 2006

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Save RAM with config.trim_on_minimize

OMFG, Firefox 1.5.X has HUGE memory issues. And then you have the people out there who say "its not a leak, its a feature" is bullshit. Try readig the page About the Firefox "memory leak", then setting it to 0, and notice you still have a nice leak. Sure, it reduces your footprint slightly, but its still a friggin leak! So then I came across "config.trim_on_minimize", and ever since, its so much nicer to minimize every once in awhile than to restart 2-5 times a day. In short, make a new config name "config.trim_on_minimize" of type boolean, set to true.

October 13, 2005

From the g33k/hacks dept.  

QuickTime Alternative

Hate the fact that when you need to play a quicktime movie, you are forced to install iTunes? Do you hate the fact Quicktime is bloated as well, check this out!

This still installed the quicktime codecs and if you have a serial number, it'll work there.

But if you want quicktime WITHOUT iTunes, use this link:

April 29, 2004

From the g33k/hacks dept.  

On a steeeeeeek

New Device Allows Recording at Concerts

"Oh, how far we've come from the 78, the 45, even the CD. Now, minutes after your favorite band sounds its last note on stage, you can load a live recording of the concert onto a cigarette-lighter-sized hard drive hanging off your keychain." -AP

April 21, 2004

From the g33k/hacks dept.  


Rhetorical question: does any geek have a tivo thats NOT hacked? by hacked i mean tivoweb and such, not stealing programing.

Posted by kaz at 10:11 AM