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Archive for July, 2009

Disable WordPress conversion of double-dashes in posts

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Update (2014-08-09): Still works for WordPress 3.9.2. Update (2013-11-16): Still works for WordPress 3.7.1. Update (2012-07-26): Updated for WordPress 3.4.1. Update (2012-02-03): Updated for WordPress 3.3.1. Update (2011-08-21): Updated for WordPress 3.2.1. Update (2009-08-16): Updated for WordPress 2.8.3. If you use WordPress (like this blog and many hundreds and thousands of blogs) for your blogging […]

Installing sound drivers for VirtualBox sound in Windows 7

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Even with the latest version of Windows 7 and VirtualBox 3.0 available, there is no sound drivers for the emulated sound card bundled, unlike Windows XP. To enable sound in Windows 7 under VirtualBox it is needed to install the drivers for the sound card. Instructions Navigate to Realtek’s website and download the first item […]

Using (X)HTML entities in plain XML files

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Update (2009-07-28): Here is a place that you can find accents for English characters. If you try to use non-ASCII characters (e.g. accents) in directly in a Windows-1252 (ISO-8859-1) encoded web page directly without converting/transforming them into an entity, the web browser may get confused when the header of the web page is sent wrong […]

Dynamically upgrade LiveCD packages

Friday, July 10th, 2009

If you attempt to follow APCMAG’s dual boot tutorial with an older version of the Ubuntu Live CD, you may unknowingly install an old version of GRUB. This is fine if yournewer Ubuntu installation uses paritions that an older version of GRUB will recognize, but with new partitions like ext4 the old Ubuntu Live CD […]

Switch Windows XP licensing type and/or Service Pack with CD

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

If you install a new copy of Windows XP with a retail CD and later try to feed it a volume license (VLK) serial number, Windows will not accept it. Fortunately, there is a way to switch the Windows licensing type without having to reinstall completely. This method can also be used to switch the […]