Tuesday, February 26, 2013

VOIP, Hacked by DARPA?

So this is kinda old-news, but I still found it fascinating that the attack platform for this hack of VOIP technology was malware-based.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

On playing DVD's in Ubuntu

I'm a geek. Therefore, the command line does not scare. Bash is my friend, and I like PowerShell most for bringing me the ability to do very real work from a Windows shell script.

However, having recently converted my primary desktop to Ubuntu, every so often I really would like to use or view a DVD. But I can't, by default, in Ubuntu 12.10, view a movie.

So, after some quick searching, I found that to watch a movie in Movie Player in Ubuntu required me to install the package Ubuntu-restricted-extras. This was followed by a quick call on the command line to

sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

gmail as default

Do you guys get a little icon next to the favorites star in the omni bar? If so, click it and then you'll get the option to have Gmail handle your mailto links. I had the same issue in Windows. :)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Firefox url

Firefox extensions check what version of Firefox they run on and sometimes don't run if you are running a newer version of Firefox due to failing the check.

When running development builds of Firefox it's sometimes useful to be able to use these extensions. You can force then extension version check to be ignored by adding the configuration option 'extensions.checkCompatibility' set to 'false'.

This option can be added by going to the URL 'about:config'. Right click on the list and choose 'New', followed by 'Boolean'. Enter the name as 'extensions.checkCompatibility' and the value as 'false'.

Once done extensions will no longer check to see if they are compatible with the verson of Firefox you are running. You can remove the preference or set it to 'true' to enable the check again.

This will only work with Firefox 2 and above as that was when the option was added. It is documented at this Mozilla page.