Skype 4.0 for Windows is out: Pros and cons (compared with Linux Skype 2.0)

Posted on June 24th, 2009 in Computers by LadyRostand

The new Skype 4.0 for Windows is out and I am not convinced at all. It has changed substantially and the changes are causing me problems so far. Maybe when I use it more, my opinion will change. I’ll be keeping track of the pros and cons. Skype 4.0 for Windows is out: Pros and cons (compared with Linux Skype 2.0)

Security problem with WordPress

Posted on June 7th, 2009 in Blogs,Computers by ZoltarStark

Default installation of WordPress leaves some folders completely accessible and open to anyone. Do you really want everybody to see the images you uploaded for your new posts before they are published? No, I didn’t think you did. Security problem with WordPress

Stop your laptop from succumbing to thermal death

Posted on June 6th, 2009 in Computers by ZoltarStark

I’m running Fedora 9 on my laptop. Everything works great but the default installation doesn’t deal properly with thermal management. The OS doesn’t lower the CPU clock when the processor is heating up too much. Normally it doesn’t matter much unless you run some software which will fully utilize the CPU for an extended period. For example when you compile a big software project. Because the OS doesn’t activate the… Stop your laptop from succumbing to thermal death

Native resolution with Fujitsu Siemens Scaleoview L22W-7SD

Posted on June 5th, 2009 in Computers by ZoltarStark

Sometimes I connect an external LCD monitor to my laptop but by default Fedora 9 doesn’t use the native resolution and selects 1280×1024. This results in suboptimal image quality and loss of valuable screen estate (after all I’m connecting an external screen because the built-in LCD in the laptop is too small!). Which is weird considering that the OS detected the monitor configuration using DDC

Setting up UPS on CentOS 5.2 with SELinux, part 2

Posted on February 21st, 2009 in Computers by ZoltarStark

After setting up UPS monitoring software on a computer it would be good to allow access to this information via a web browser. Setting up UPS on CentOS 5.2 with SELinux, part 2