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Today I booked a flight to Italy for this weekend with Lufthansa. At the beginning I checked without logging in, and I got a nice price (€251.00). Then I logged in with my miles & more account and I got an higher price (€327.00). I made some checks, and what I've understood is that the […]

Very Quick Linux Tips

Forcing fsck on next reboot $ sudo touch /forcefsck $ sudo reboot Merging PDFs $ sudo apt-get install pdftk $ pdftk file1.pdf file2.pdf file3.pdf file4.pdf cat output merge.pdf Formatting USB disks/memories mkfs -t vfat -V -I -c /dev/sdb -n LABEL eject /dev/sdb Fixing Oracle Repository GPG/PGP Key Error The error (in Synaptic or during “apt-get […]

Recently I am getting annoyed by an Internet Service Provider Company from Italy that I was using more than 2 years ago. They made me crazy at that time: I was calling the support and they were very rude and incompetent. They was charging me the double price for the service, so after some time, […]

My new WIFI antenna

I found a curious website about home made antennas. I am without internet at home: the flat I’ve rent doesn’ t have a phone line at all. So, since tonight this is my new WIFI antenna: I am writing this post using an open hot spot reachable only in this way… incredible but true, it […]

I just discovered a Firefox plugin that promises to be fantastic. I’ve not tried it for enough time to say that it really rocks as it seems, but I’ve never been disappointed by google stuff. Google Browser Sync is able to synchronize your browser bookmarks, cookies, passwords, etc. between multiple browsers. It’s much useful if […]

Email URL Encoder Tool

I've just written this little tool to encode email templates into mailto URLs. It's based on URL Decoder/Encoder by Eric Meyer. Hope it could be useful to someone. The "to" field is mandatory. You can specify multiple values separated by comma. For more info on mailto URLs, see rfc2368. To download this script just grab […]

Google Personal Homepage

I really love Google Personal HomePage. Google Personal HomePage lets you to have GMail, Google Calendar, Google Reader, Google Analytics, weather forecasts, and much more in a single page for a quick overview. Almost any application can be integrated with it. Recently Google launched Google Docs & Spreadsheets, which makes possible to write and share […]

I just discovered a nice wysiwyg blogpost writer: Windows Live Writer. It’s made by Microsoft, it’s still in beta (!), it’s free (!!), but it works pretty good (!!!). Read more about authors on Wikipedia. Here’s a screenshot:   Check it out; it could save you some time. The Web Preview feature is wonderful: you can see a […]

Are you tired to install applications that weaken stability of your OS? Or you just want to bring in a USB Pen Drive all your desktop applications to run them at work, at home and everywhere? The solution for both problems is “portable apps”. A “portable app” is an application that does not need to […]

If you use a lot the command line shell you may like to have a “Run Command Prompt from this folder/drive” context menu on explorer: How to do that? Registry hacking: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\CMDShortcut] @=”Run Command Prompt from this folder” [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\CMDShortcut\command] @=”C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\cmd.exe /k cd \”%1\”” [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\CMDShortcut] @=”Run Command Prompt from this drive” […]




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