Restarting system services in KDE

Submitted by Druss on Mon, 2007-09-03 19:47

Here's a simple how-to on restarting services in KDE. I will be alluding to this article in other guides on this site, rather than repeating myself every time - Lazy organisation, I call it :)

  1. Click on KMenu and select System settings.
  2. Select the Advanced tab and click on System services.
  3. Click on the administrator mode button and enter your superuser password.
  4. In the huge list of services on the left, navigate to the service you would like to restart.

Installing and setting up Tor & Privoxy in Kubuntu & Firefox

Submitted by Druss on Mon, 2007-09-03 19:17

Tor is an open source project that allows users to utilise the Internet anonymously through the use of something along the lines of distributed proxies - the Onion router network. Privoxy is more of a local web proxy that, when configured correctly, can protect your privacy by filtering such information at the source. Together they are an effective and user-friendly (but not necessarily perfect) solution to preserving your anonymity on the Internet.

Shiny Toy Guns - Le Disko - Free download

Submitted by Druss on Sun, 2007-09-02 22:54

The all knowing Oracles at Google revealed today that the song in the Motorola Razr ad (with the chick and dude fighting alá The Matrix) is Le Disko by Shiny Toy Guns. Another (more innovative) google revealed that I could legally download this (and two other songs by Shiny Toy Guns, besides other artists) song for free at spokane7.com's download site which states explicitly:

Disposable / temporary e-mail providers

Submitted by Druss on Thu, 2007-08-30 21:51

If you manage websites that involve user registrations, I'm sure you have come across users who use services such as mailinator to register. While these services are definitely handy, the users who use them generally tend to be spammers or those that don't necessarily plan to stay on at your website. The following is a list of sites / services / domains that provide services similar to mailinator, and have found their way into my block list.

  1. 2prong.com
    • miquosoft.com
  2. 10minutemail.com

How to access linux ext3 partitions from Windows

Submitted by Druss on Mon, 2007-08-27 03:03

One of my linux boxen (my fastest with the best hardware) died a couple of days ago :( Motherboard issues. My two other Kubuntu boxen are stocked with hard drives and therefore, when I wanted to retrieve data from the hard drive of my busted PC, I didn't want to risk fucking around with the already overloaded PSUs of said boxen. However, my sole Windows box was pretty free, but obviously Windows does not understand Ext3.

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