x264vfw encoder builds for Windows – fix your encoding issues

Fix your x264 encoding issues with the build from komisar.gin.by.

This installs the encoder as a codec to be used by other applications. There is a command line version available from them, as well.

Download x264vfw *kMod.x86

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Make an Entire HTML div Element into a Link with Simple CSS

Filling a div to make the entire element into a clickable link is fairly simple with the use of CSS.



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Empty / Zero a File in Linux

If all you want to do is make an existing file empty, causing the filesize to be 0, you just need to enter an extremely simple command:

That’s it, your file will be empty.

MySQL Find and Replace

Here’s a simple line of code to perform a MySQL search and replace operation. Update the text between the brackets with your table and the field you want to work in, as well as the string you’re searching for and replacement text.

Recursive sed on Multiple Files and Directories

Using sed on multiple files in a single directory:

Using sex recursively on multiple files (of the same name) searching through many directories:

These commands can easily be edited to change files of a certain type or only up to a certain amount of directories.

Fix Windows XP Serial Key

Download the Volume License Key script for Windows XP and extract to c:\.

In a command prompt, replacing ab123-123ab-ab123-123ab-ab123 with your new key, type:

Show Hidden Devices in Windows Device Manager

In command (Start > Run > cmd or Windows key + r > cmd):

Open Device Manager and select:

Now you can see all devices, including ghost devices.

gHub DC++ P2P File Sharing and Chat Hub

You can join the gHub DC++ Hub by following the instructions on gHub’s minisite.

Update: Tell them mmde sent you.

Ubuntu Stickers from System76 and Ubuntu Teams

System76 and the international Ubuntu teams will send you ‘Powered by Ubuntu” stickers if you send them a self-addressed stamped envelope.

More information about the free Ubuntu stickers.

LURKMORE Compack – Essential Windows Software List

This is my contribution to the LURKMORE Compack. This isn’t a complete list of programs for every application type you can think of, but it’s definitely covering the basics.

Audio and Video Tools

* Music Playback – foobar2000 Advanced Audio Player
* Video Playback – Manual install or CCCP Combined Community Codec Pack
* Video Card Tweaking – Sapphire TriXX, MSI Afterburner, ASUS GPU Tweak (worst)
* Image Viewer – Irfanview Windows Graphic Viewer
* Desktop Recorder – BSR Screen Recorder or CamStudio

Bulk Process Tools

* Bulk File Renamer – Bulk Rename Utility (BRU)
* Duplicate File Finder – Simple Duplicate Finder (used to be Duplicate File Finder 3.5)
* Search Filesystem for Keywords – File Text Finder or Windows Grep

Document Tools

* Comic Viewer / Reader – CDisplayEx
* Document / File Viewer / Editor – Notepad2 or Notepad++ and Microsoft Office
* PDF Reader / Viewer – Sumatra PDF

File Management Tools

* Search – voidtools’ Everything Search Engine
* Recovery File (PAR, PAR2) and Hash File (SFV, MD5) Management – QuickPar
* Quick File Hashing – HashTab
* Archiver (RAR, Zip, 7z, etc) – WinRAR or 7-Zip

File Transfer, P2P and SSH Tools

* FXP – FlashFXP (does anything even support FXP these days?)
* Torrents – uTorrent v2.2.1 build 25302
* Newsgroup Downloader – NewsBin Pro
* p2p – ApexDC++
* Remote Desktop Control / VNC – TightVNC / Comparison of remote desktop software

Hardware Tools

* Hardware Information – CPU-Z
* Graphics (GPU) Information – GPU-Z
* Fan Speed Control – SpeedFan
* Hardware Monitor – SpeedFan, HWMonitor, and GPU-Z

HTTP Tools

* Website Browser – Opera Web Browser and Microsoft Internet Explorer
* HTTP File Downloader – Opera’s Links panel

Instant Messaging / Chat Tools

* Instant Messaging (MSN, AIM, ICQ, Yahoo, etc) – Pidgin Instant Messenger
* IRC – Mumble, Ventrilo, Skype (worst)

ISOs, Burning, Virtual Drives

* Disc Drive Emulator – VirtualCloneDrive
* ISO Image Burning – ImgBurn
* ISO Building – ImgBurn


* File Destruction / Real Deletion – Eraser
* File / Hard Drive Encrypting – TrueCrypt

System Management Tools

* Startup Manager – Startup Manager
* BSOD Information / Troubleshooting – BlueScreenView
* Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Defrag – MyDefrag Disk Defragmenter

Dynamic Website Titles with a Simple PHP Array

In order to make the titles of your website dynamic all you need to do is use the following code.

This will randomly output one of the titles in the array.

Humble Indie Bundle V (HIB 5) Windows Downloads and FLAC OST – Torrents

I’m annoyed by the minimum donation that the Humble Indie Bundle has implemented for the last few bundles. It’s no longer a donate what you choose method if there’s a minimum donation in order to receive all of the content of the bundle.


Torrent Download Links

-> Supergiant Games: Bastion
-> Supergiant Games: Bastion Original Soundtrack
-> Amnesia: The Dark Descent
-> Amnesia: The Dark Descent Soundtrack
-> LIMBO Soundtrack
-> Psychonauts
-> Psychonauts Soundtrack
-> Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
-> Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Jim Guthrie)

PS: If the HIB administration, or one of the game devs, wants me to remove any of these links, contact info is in the sidebar.

Apache .htaccess or httpd.conf to Force non-WWW to WWW

The following is a very simple and straightforward method to force, in Apache, non-WWW domains to WWW. There is also an example of how it would work with HTTPS. These can be used in httpd.conf or in a .htaccess file.

To maintain HTTPS:

By the way, the reverse (WWW to non-WWW) is as simple as this:

Unfortunately, it’s not as simple, though I’m sure someone can provide a better example.