Thursday, September 24, 2009

How to get NOD32 firewall working with Synergy

Click "Switch to interactive filtering mode"
Try to use Synergy
You will be prompted whether to allow the communication between your computer and the other computer.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Which directories I back up with SpiderOak

I use SpiderOak to back up two directories on my Linux box: /etc and /home/jon.

Using Disk Usage Analyzer, I identified the following directories as consuming lots of space and not needing to be backed up, so I excluded them from the backup: .cache, .local, .mozilla, .opera, .SpiderOak, .Downloads

Currently my backup requirements are just 20 MB.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

How to change the windshield wiper insert on a 2005 Toyota Corolla

Instructions are here: Wiper Insert Style G

The instructions for removing the wiper blade from the wiper arm are a bit confusing; the following may be clearer:

1. Stand the wiper arm up
2. Push down on the tab
3. Disengage the wiper blade by pushing it toward the car. Note that the tab is part of the wiper blade, not part of the wiper arm.