HDR Bracketing with the D90

HDR Bracketing with the D90

I have been playing around with High Dynamic Range, and although some photographers don’t like the effect, I personally love it. Have just received a “D90” as a Christmas present and needed to set it up to fire a bracket of 3 shots 2 stops…

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MarkerClusterer with custom icons and data from a XML file.

MarkerClusterer with custom icons and data from a XML file.

MarkerClusterer collects markers into different clusters and displays the number of markers in each cluster with a label, creating new clusters as the map zoom level changes. http://googlegeodevelopers.blogspot.com/2009/04/markerclusterer-solution-to-too-many.html Let’s say that you retrieve your data from a XML file and you show the markers with…

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Chrooting SFTP users in Ubuntu 9.10

Chrooting SFTP users in Ubuntu 9.10

After quite a lot of internet research today, this is probably the most efficient and reliable way to lock SFTP users to their home directories using Linux and specifically Ubuntu Server 9.10 and OpenSSH 5.1. Let’s assuming you have Open SSH installed and running, as…

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How to create a chroot ssh user in Ubuntu

How to create a chroot ssh user in Ubuntu

On my server I want to create accounts that can do SSH in a chroot environment. On the internet I searched for tools and I found Jailkit. In this post I will tell how I installed Jailkit on Ubuntu server 9.10, created a jail and how users…

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Import Excel Data into MySQL in 5 Easy Steps

Import Excel Data into MySQL in 5 Easy Steps

To import data from Excel (or any other program that can produce a text file) is very simple using the LOAD DATA command from the MySQL Command prompt. Save your Excel data as a csv file (In Excel 2007 using Save As) Check the saved file…

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XPS 1530 – How to boot ubuntu using MediaDirect Button and windows 7 with the power button

XPS 1530 – How to boot ubuntu using MediaDirect Button and windows 7 with the power button

The following is my own conclusion after several searches. I applied a dual boot on my XPS 1530: Media Direct button for Ubuntu and power button for Windows 7 . – Install windows 7 on your partition. I used a USB pen (much quicker than…

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Google Bookmark don’t load with Firefox on Ubuntu

Google Bookmark don’t load with Firefox on Ubuntu

If you use Linux, try to find the directory “/home/userid/.mozilla/firefox/rlaffzo3.default/extensions/ {3112ca9c-de6d-4884-a869-9855de68056c}/lib” In this directory, there is only one file “toolbar.js”. Search “function GTB_BookmarkLabel”, then change “http://” to “https://” in the next 3 or 4 lines. Save. Restart Firefox, great, the bookmark works! If you use…

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Google Chat Video doesn’t install…

Google Chat Video doesn’t install…

1) Exit Gmail. 2) Go to Start -> Run, and enter this command: “%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Google Talk Plugin” (note: this is for XP, the path may be slightly different on Vista) 3) An Explorer window will open. Delete the file “googletalkplugin_port”. 4) Log back into Gmail.

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How to Protect Your Wi-Fi Network from the WPA Hack

How to Protect Your Wi-Fi Network from the WPA Hack

WEP Wi-Fi security has been known as an easy-to-crack security protocol for a while now, which is why it was superseded by the more secure Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) standard. But now a PhD candidate studying encryption has found an exploit in the WPA standard…

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