Category: OS

Either another instance of LibreOffice is accessing your personal settings or your personal settings are locked.

With error messages like that, you can forget getting my mom to use LibreOffice :). That said, I’m not my mom and LibreOffice is the best free alternative to MS Office IMHO so I should not really complain! This all started when I tried to open a 200+ MB CSV file on my Mac. I […]

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Shell Script Converting WAV files to MP3 files using SoX

Here is the script to convert a WAV file to a MP3 file quickly. This is my first foray into the world of shell scripts and I quite enjoyed it.

Cheers and stay classy!

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Squirrel SQL, jTDS and Windows Authentication (SSO) for Microsoft SQL Server

If you are like me and you hate spinning up a virtual machine every time you need to run a few simple queries in MS SQL Server, you have reached the right place. Read on to find out how to setup up SQuirreL (a universal SQL client) to connect to MS SQL Server via Windows […]

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You have to install development tools first.

It appears, at first, to be a very dignified error message, very poised in telling you what exactly needs to happen and here you are thinking, oh look, it tells me what I have to do. Don’t let that fool you, I spent the better part of a evening trying to get past the above […]

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Force MySQL to be case sensitive in Windows

I develop on Windows / Linux and deploy on Linux. I always run into the issue of my tables having different cases on my development and production environments causing stupid time wasting errors. If only everything in this world was nice. Hold your breath! There is a work around. I don’t know why this is […]

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Reset the Start Screen in Windows 8

The Metro Start Screen is a new concept to a lot of us. So we experiment at first and after a lot of time spent, we come to start using Metro in a way that suits us most. Personally I cluttered up the start screen with all my icons and I realized that it is […]

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Trouble installing Virtualbox Guest Additions in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail?

I recently setup the latest and greatest (13.04) on my laptop. I still have to work on Visual Studio so I installed Virtualbox (4.2.12) to setup a Windows VM. All goes well until the point where you have to install the guest additions as it is needed for the USB support. Now a dialog box […]

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