Lately Twitter has been having some problems with broken avatar and background images in Firefox. I traced it back to a problem with OSCP validation of https://si0.twimg.com and https://pbs.twimg.com. The symptom is that random avatars, images and backgrounds display as broken. It looks like this:
I picked up a 16GB Eye-Fi card and have really been happy with it. Good performance, reasonable capacity and the fact that it automatically transfers pictures to my computer is great. The only problem is that it really drags the battery down when not in connected to my network. That’s probably due to it constantly searching for the network. The simple trick is to turn off the WiFi connection when you’re going to be out and about and want the get the most out of the battery in the camera.
The default fan that comes in the TiVo DVR is either noisy from the start or gradually gets louder over time. In an entertainment center in the living room you might not even notice this, but if you have it in a bedroom it becomes very noticeable.
I’ve gone through several different fans over the years and have settled on the Fractal Design Silent Series 50mm fan.
A while ago I was having problems loading images from PhotoBucket. This was annoying since they are everywhere. The problem was reasonably easy to track down, though a bit mysterious. A maximum transmission unit (MTU) setting of anything other than 1500 will cause PhotoBucket images to fail. Strange, but changing the MTU has always been very easy. Well, easy unless you’re running Windows 7. Here’s how to fix it.
Upgrading to the latest NVidia driver has an interesting effect on the default view in Goolge Earth, it turns on stereoscopic 3D whether you want it or not. There is not option to disable this view in Google Earth, but here’s how to do it.
If your Cisco Linksys router is spinning on “waiting” after you enter your username and password there is a fairly easy fix but it does require a few steps. Reset to factory defaults then setup your router from scratch. This is usually caused by switching to the Cisco Cloud Connect firmware from the original Linksys style firmware.