Archive for April, 2007

Prince of Persia and TRON will appear on the Xbox Live Marketplace

Posted in Stuck in my Electrical World on April 19, 2007 by Decoye Gheist

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ESRB´s today updated list revealed the two games “TRON” and “Prince of Persia” are newly listed in their database, which was often before confirmation for an appearing on the Live Arcade Marketplace.

Lets hope for better Graphics on both….

Tell Firefox how much it gets! 8 mysterys about: config solved…

Posted in Uncategorized on April 19, 2007 by Decoye Gheist


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Did you ever have speed problems while using Firefox on your Windows Machine? This is because of a bug where Firefox handles the memory the system holds wrong, and gives those recources back after a certain case is fulfilled. This is a bad habit Firefox is showing you, but i will tell you how to teach it manners.

  1. Type into the adressbar of your firefox window “about:config
  2. In the uppopping new tab you press the right mouse button and press “new” – after that you take the “integer” option
  3. The new window lets you set up a new name for your “integer, call it “browser.cache.memory.capacity”
  4. Next press “ok”, into the next window you type “100000” this tells the Firefox how much memory to use.
  5. Restart Firefox.
  6. You can see your changes by typing “about:cache” into the adressbar of your browser

Ok this was nice, but there are more things you can teach your Firefox in the newly discovered window called “about:config“, read on and find out.

browser.cache.doc_check_frequency

  1. Type “about:config” into the adressbar of your Firefox
  2. Press the right mouse button, select “New” and take the “Integer” option
  3. Into the appearing window type “browser.cache.doc_check_frequency
  4. In the next window you type any of the following 4 numbers according to how you want to change the way Firefox is caching the web content it gets (by defualt it caches everything until it is full, then it takes the first things out.)
    • 0: Set the preference to 0 for one check per URL resource per Firefox Web surfing session.
    • 1: will set the Firefox to always use the cache
    • 2: tells the Firefox not to use the cache at all
    • 3: lets the Firefox use the cache when ever it is told to via html.
  5. If you are connected to the Internet via a cable connection you can set the Firefox to “0” because you are browsing fast enough to use this setup. But you have to take the right option in the end.

Disable Fav icons and Site Icons
If you are browsing onto Internet sites like johnchow.com you might notice a small image to the left of the adress, this is a “site icon” and if you save this site to your bookmarks this icon will be saved into your bookmark folder and will make it bigger and bigger.

  1. type “about:config” into your adressbar, press enter
  2. type “browser.chrome.site_icon” into the “filter”
  3. set a double click onto where “true” is written
  4. check back if “true” has become “false
  5. restart Firfox, and there wont be a “site icon” anymore.

To make the fav icons disappear do the following

  1. type “about:config” into the adressbar of your Firefox
  2. type “browser.chrome.favicons” into the filter
  3. set a double click onto where “true” is written
  4. recheck if “false” is written where “true” was before
  5. your next bookmark wont contain a favicon.

Fasten up Firefox´s rendering engine

Have you ever tried to open an image intensive site like ign.com? Then you noticed Firefox is doing crazy things while it is loading this site. Tell your Firefox how to read such sites faster…

  1. type “about:config” into the adressbar of Firefox
  2. press the right mouse button, press “New” and take the “Integer” option.
  3. type “nglayout.initialpaint.delay“, press enter and set value to “0″ (millisec.) default is 250.
  4. press right mouse button, press “New” and take the “Integer” option
  5. type “content.notify.interval” press enter, and give it a value of “5000

This will give your Firefox the chance to take more power from your machine and it will faster display the image heavy sites.

Site Restore by default (firefox 2.0 only)

Have you ever been angry about your Firefox crashing and loosing all tabs that you wanted to read so desperatly? Tell your Firefox to remember.

  1. type “about:config” into the adressbar of your browser
  2. type “browser.startup.page” into the filter, press enter, double click on the value (1 by default)
  3. set “3” as a new value, press enter, restart Firefox

Your Firefox understands now how important your tabs are to you and will never forget them again…

Tab width (Firefox 2.0 only)

As the usual Geek you already have had situations where you were browsing the Web, read a good news Artikel and saw a link or maybe two or three, pressed with the middle button upon and read on. This habit causes a lot of trouble in the new Firefox 2.0 because after 7 opened tabs Firefox sets itself to a scroll mode,in which it still opens the tabs but you cannot see them – only through scrolling. This makes me crazy, and I guess you feel the same way, so I show you how you change this.

  • type “about:config” into the adressbar of your Firefox
  • type “browser.tabs.tabminwidth” into the filter
  • double click the value it should show (100) and type “0
  • press enter, restart Firefox to make changes happen

Tab close Button (Firefox 2.0 only)

Have you ever accidentally closed a tab, while you simply wanted to change the tab, just because the Firefox thinks it is better to have a “tabclosebuttononeverytab”? Then you know how much I hate it. I tought it not to do that.

  1. type “about:config” into the adressbar of your Firefox
  2. type “browser.tabs.closebutton” into the filter
  3. double click the value (1 by standart) and set it to (3)
  4. press enter , tada – it is gone and back to the right how we already know it…

Turn of the toolbar tips (Firefox 2.0 only)

You want to show your geekness again and all your friends are standing around you while you want to show the latest uber skills you have on hacking, then your hand gets off the mouse and the courser rests upon the refresh button, a yellow message pops up telling you “refresh” and all the geekness is gone. Do not let that happen!!!

  1. type “about:config” into the adressbar of your browser
  2. type “browser.chrome.toolbar_tips” into the filter
  3. double click onto “true” to set the value to “false
  4. Tips are gone…

Config Trim on Minimize

Every Windows programm should be in some kind of sleep mode once it is minimized, Firefox not. Change that…

  1. type “about:config” into the Firefox adressbar
  2. type “config.trim_on_minimize” into the filter
  3. double click onto the value “false” to make make it turn into “true
    1. On some releases the “config.trim_on_minimize” is not programmed into chrome you have to do it yourself
    2. right click and press “New” click “boolean
    3. type “config.trim_on_minimize” hit enter and set the value to “true

This was all for now, I need to get some sleep now. If you liked what I have shown you encourage me to make a Part II or something or leave me some nice comments. I really need them, it is getting late and I am out of coffee right now…:(

New Xbox Live Arcade Titles announced for this Summer…

Posted in Nerd Stuff, Stuck in my Electrical World on April 19, 2007 by Decoye Gheist

… in an Interview with IGN today SNK USA president Ber Herman said there will be old SNK Games available on the Xbox Live Marketplace this Summer. Some of these games set for release are games which retailed for about 200$ for about 17 years ago – if this is not a hint, the damage for each should be around 800 and 1200 Microsoft Points.

Herman did not exactly told IGN, what games will be released, but he said

we are looking for games that haven’t been available

But dont be on fire, all you geeks out there, and await a KOF or a Metal Slug with leaderboards and online gaming, because he also said

so we’re looking for games that haven’t been available to be more attractive to users when we first launch. If we had a chance to bring out two games for our first month I wouldn’t want it to be King of Fighters ’94 and Metal Slug 1. That wouldn’t be the plan. We have 120 different Neo Geo titles… there’s plenty to select from.

I think, games like “Garou Mark of the Wolves”, or “Kizuna Encounter” for about 4 bucks would be nice, because these are games that really “haven´t been available”… and with a online Mode, wow, i really thought about to train my body not to need sleep anymore…

The Feisty Fawn is let loose

Posted in Nerd Stuff on April 19, 2007 by Decoye Gheist


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Hey,

Ubuntu 7.04 has just been released, with the Code Name Feisty Fawn it is ready to be downloaded from here

Probably the official servers are down at the moment, so here is a list where you can download it from different mirrors that should be running alot faster.

More to come as soon as i am back home…

Gears of War Annex Glitches, a Overview.

Posted in Stuck in my Electrical World, Uncategorized on April 19, 2007 by Decoye Gheist

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Ok, the patch is out, and chances are high some of the glitches which made this game so unfair when it was pre patch, are out too. But the answer is “NO”. I will show you now a couple of youtube videos which were taken after the patch and show some old glitches that are still working after the patch and some new glitches the patch enabled. I try to show videos that have no tutorial inside because I don’t want to encourage people to use this glitches. If you want to change something about this, sign in to this petition

The Crapwalk

The Airwalk

The Force Jump

Instant Rodie Run/Slide

Out of the Map

Weeds: have you ever asked yourself

Posted in Off the Line on April 18, 2007 by Decoye Gheist

… how the producer made this crap tasty for the financiers, i think this is the most boring stuff you can spend an evening with. So how did the financiers really think that their money is placed right. I cannot imagine that there is something that can be called “character advancement”, or something else that will viewers attach to the series, i dont know maybe you do tell me, please…

Hello dear i found the disk you were so frantically looking for

Posted in Uncategorized on April 18, 2007 by Decoye Gheist