Archive for January, 2011

Free anonymous web surfing site

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

The new rise in demonstrations in Egypt was followed by the government trying to block a number of popular social websites, such as Twitter and Dambuser. But using a remote free proxy, or a site as below link, you can reach these sites with ease :

Installing Next Generation Java on Linux and Firefox 3.6 and later on openSuSE 11.1 64bits

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

First, locate and download latest Java version from :

1. Exit Firefox.

2. Uninstall any previous installations of Java Plugin.

Only one Java Plugin can be used at a time. When you want to use a different plugin, or version of a plugin, remove the symbolic links to any other versions and create a fresh symbolic link to the new one.

Remove the symbolic links (or move them to another directory) to and from the Firefox plugins directory /usr/lib64/browser-plugins

3. Install downloaded java plugin

4. Create a symbolic link to the Java Plugin in the Firefox plugins directory.

Create a symbolic link to the Java Plugin file in the Firefox plugins directory:

    cd /usr/lib64/browser-plugins
    ln -s /usr/java/jre1.6.0_23/lib/amd64/

5. Start the Firefox browser .

Type about:plugins in the Location bar to confirm that the Java Plugin is loaded. You can also click the Tools menu to confirm that Java Console is there.

Offline Windows XP, Vista and 7 password recovery and registory editor

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Find below a nice utility to :

  • To reset the password of any user that has a valid (local) account on your Windows NT/2k/XP/Vista/Win7 etc system.
  • You do not need to know the old password to set a new one.
  • It works offline, that is, you have to shutdown your computer and boot off a floppy disk or CD or another system.
  • Will detect and offer to unlock locked or disabled out user accounts!
  • There is also a registry editor and other registry utilities that works under linux/unix, and can be used for other things than password editing.

You can get it from here.

Keep window always on top

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Small nifty utility for MS Windows. When enabled, it makes a window always stay on top of other windows. This is useful if you want to copy things from one window to another or if you want to look at two documents simultaneously. Tested on MS Windows XP and Vista.

Download Link : OnTop_10

Suse 11.1 bash script to convert files mp4 to mp3

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Find below script that converts MP4 files into MP3 :

Using mplayer and lameĀ :

#! /bin/bash
# Converts all MP4 files in the current directory to MP3s.
for f in *.mp4; do
newname=`echo $f | tr ' ' '_' `
mv "$f" $newname
mplayer $f -ao pcm:file=tmp.wav
lame -b 128 -q 2 tmp.wav ${f/.mp4/.mp3}
rm -f tmp.wav

Source page is here.