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Archive for August, 2009

Media Player Classic – a small lightweight media player

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Windows Media Player is generally an good bulit-in media player, but in recent version seems to have become big and unnecessarily bloated with size, and also has become very slow. A good alternative to it would be Media Player Classic, a lightweight, small and fast media player that resembles very closely the good old-fashioned Media […]

Firefox 3 on Windows 7 undocumented key combo

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

When using Firefox 3 on Windows 7, you may find that sometimes Firefox randomly converts some of your keystrokes into different keys. However, this has not yet been experienced on any other program on Windows 7 or Firefox on a different operating system. For example some of the keys that are “randomly translated” include: ” […]

Converting AVI videos to animated GIF images

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

AVI is one of the many video formats out there, but what if you only want to show the picture portion of the clip and not the sound? By converting the AVI to a GIF clip, it can not only be distributed on the Internet easier and quicker and doesn’t require a media player to […]

KeePass password safe for Linux

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Update (2013-06-26): Updated for KeePass 2.22. KeePass password safe is an effective way to manage your passwords securely and safely without writing them down in text files. However, the current Linux-native port KeePassX is still in development and not quite usable. Here is a port of KeePass 2.x (“Professional Edition”) to Linux without changing anything. […]

Solving svn: /opt/lampp/lib/ no version information available

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

If you are using WebSVN with XAMPP for Linux, you may find that when you try to invoke the svn binary, an error will occur when you try to browse a repository. This error arises as a result of Apachefriends’ decision to strip all statically linked libraries’ symbols (debugging and version). As a result, when […]

MySQL Query Browser – a standalone MySQL administration tool

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Online MySQL administration tools such as phpMyAdmin are great for administering MySQL databases, but unfortunately it is not so great if you work with large databases or have to mass manipulate records. By using an offline MySQL administration tool, you can remove the overhead of the HTTP(S), (X)HTML and the web browser by communicating directly […]

Solving “Fatal error: Exception thrown without a stack frame in Unknown on line 0”

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

If you attempt to throw an exception from a PHP destructor or an PHP exception handler, your script will execute fine for the most part and then crash with the rather cryptic error message, “Fatal error: Exception thrown without a stack frame in Unknown on line 0“. This message is unfortunately very cryptic if you […]