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Aug 19
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Sort text alphabetically in Apple Pages

A much requested feature, here’s the workaround.

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Aug 18
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Wii disc read error? 7 bucks fix!

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Don’t throw away that Wii, don’t let Nintendo do the repair, do it yourself on the cheap!

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Aug 15
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Fake cheap Wii controller vs. the real deal

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So I’ve been into Wii modding lately and have always been eager to buy fake stuff from eBay because I question their quality and don’t like buying a plastic brick. 

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Aug 01
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Cool packages for your Synology NAS (Part 1)

The first part in a series posts of handy packages for your Synology NAS system.

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Nov 27
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[Tutorial] All your favorite downloaders on FreeNAS 8 (amd64, ZFS)

What’s up people? Long time no see. Yeah I know. Have been running FreeNAS 7 for over a year, everything very stable. Few weeks ago I thought it would be time to finally take the step and upgrade to FreeNAS 8. So I bought the hardware, set everything up and started searching the interwebs on how to get my favorite downloaders working on the new FreeNAS 8. Few weeks later I got (most of it) running.

The bad news: auto startup and shutdown. Can’t seem to get them working. So for now, you have to use a startup script, every time you boot your server. 
It’s kinda like tethered booting your jailbroken iPhone 4.

Anyways. If you’re like me and just want to get everything running and don’t reboot your NAS every hour, grab a beer and let’s go!

UPDATE 7 DECEMBER 2011

- Modified startup.sh and shutdown.sh a bit. and made them available for download only. Copy/pasting would truncate the code.

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Mar 24
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[Tip#01] OSX volume/brightness finetuning

I always found the volume/brightness increment in OSX was fairly big. And I always thought there was no way of gradually changing the volume/brightness level.

Until today.

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Jan 06
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Disable the “Are you sure you want to open this file?” warning dialogue in Mac OS X

Original source: OSXDaily.com

Finally got a way to disable that annoying message when opening files from the internet. Especially when I want to load my NZB’s directly into SAB, this message is pretty annoying. So here the solution.

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Dec 18
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myNZB for iOS

If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch, this is like the crown on your hard work at getting SABnzbd running on your FreeNAS. Access your SABnzbd server from anywhere, scroll through RSS feeds, add something and run it/watch it when you’re home.

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More info here.

Nov 15
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[Tutorial] CouchPotato on embedded FreeNAS 0.7.2 (i386)

So at last, after a long time I’ve discovered how to get CouchPotato on the embedded FreeNAS system. A comment I got from Rowan Taubitz gave the breakthrough. Thanks again!

UPDATE 10mar. 2011
- Updated shutdown script using Rowan Taubitz’ comment.

UPDATE 18dec. 2010
- Removed a step.
- Fixed some typo’s.
- Added note at the bottom.

 UPDATE 3dec. 2010
- Added upgrade steps.

UPDATE 9nov. 2010
- Added shutdown script.

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Nov 09
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[Tutorial] Upgrade SABnzbd on embedded FreeNAS 0.7.2 (i386)

Installing SABnzbd is one thing but how to upgrade to a newer version of SABnzbd? The few steps needed to accomplish this get explained here.

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