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[3 Nov 2009 | Comments Off on Change FireFox default search egine (about:config) | ]
Change FireFox default search egine (about:config)

For some reason my default search engine in FireFox was changed to Ask.com, probably because I installed there tool bar accidentally. Today it was time to get rid of this and switch back to good ald Google.These are the steps I took to change the default search engine in FireFox

Open a new tab.
Enter “about:config” and hit enter, this brings up the all powerful settings of Firefox.
You should agree to the warning that you could potentially mess things up
In the filter enter keyword.url
Double click and change keyword.url string to Google, the …

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[11 Jun 2009 | Comments Off on Convert id_rsa to putty .ppk | ]

Excellent article on how to convert a id_rsa private key to a putty ppk.
I just converted a key with a passphrase, the procedure is the same just enter the passphrase when PuttyGen asks for it.

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[21 Apr 2009 | Comments Off on Dinner in the Thalys | ]

Just finished a 3 hour meeting in Paris and on the way back to Amsterdam with the Thalys.
What a great day! First they make me buy a new ticket for the Thalys because of a “technical” problem. Then the Thalys is late and we have to rush to make the meeting in time. Finally at the meeting I am sitting there with only french people so the meeting is French… Anyway, 8 hours travel for a 3hour meeting which I hardly understand.
Luckily dinner is excellent….

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[20 Apr 2009 | Comments Off on Oracle buys Sun | ]

Apparently Oracle has just aquired SUN Microsystems.
What will this mean for projects like OpenOffice but also for MySQL?