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Played Xbox Live Arcade Demos will be deleted form gamercard!!!

Posted in Uncategorized on November 27, 2007 by Decoye Gheist

New Xbox Live Dashboard Update, comming this Tuesday will be deleting the played Live Arcade Demos from your Gamercard.

Wonderful!!!

Achievement Unlocked Microsoft 🙂

Read mor about the Upcomming Dashboard Update here

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

Posted in Uncategorized on April 19, 2007 by Decoye Gheist


Hello, this blog has now its own servers if you have enjoyed what was here, please got over to the new server too. you can read on here http://decoyegheist.com/. If you have subscribed to this blog you can use this link to subscribe to the new servers RSS http://feeds.feedburner.com/decoyegheist, keep on reading if you liked what you have seen… till then enjoy…

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…:(

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

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

Posted in Uncategorized on April 18, 2007 by Decoye Gheist

What you can do when your university is blocking Myspace or other sites you like

Posted in Uncategorized on April 18, 2007 by Decoye Gheist

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Hey geeks, too often it happens that schools, the company you work for, your university and libraries are restricting, blocking, filtering or even chancelling the connection to social networking sites like myspace.com, studivz, facebook, Hi5 or even certain chat rooms, file exchanging sites and software. They claim these sites keep you off from doing the things you should be doing or keep you from working. But dont feel lost, I try to tell you what you can do to them in exchange for being so rude to you by trying to limit you in your freedom. Also I will tell you how you can change your situation and how you can visit these sites even when they are blocked… Depending on how fit the “system admin” is, there are a few ways how you can bypass the traffic from the site you would like to visit back to your browser

See what changes a different browser brings

  • to use a different browser can do wonders in your case, because often the “system admin” tries to block traffic trough the browser he is dictating you to use – the Internet Explorer for example has certain abilities to block sites through User Groups. So a real easy way to trick your “Sys admin” is to install a Browser like Firefox, Opera, or something else than the software you have already running.

Use a Proxy Server

  • another easy method to use is to tell your browser to use a proxy server to connect to your desired site or service. If you have done so thepPacket filtering software your “sys admin” has installed won’t get the information you want to connect to myspace.com, it will only know that you want to connect to your setup proxy server. The adress of your proxy server will not be blocked by the “sys admin”. Proxy servers are working like a contact person between your browser and the website your browser wants to enter. You type in the adress of the site you want to enter, for example http://www.myspace.com, and then your browser won’t connect to myspace.com – it connects to the proxy telling it that you want to enter http://www.myspace.com, then it opens it and is sending back the information to your browser that it needs to open myspace.com. The “sys admin” will only see that you established a connection to the proxy and not to myspace.com. There are a lot of proxy server to be found on the internet, only ask google for it “Proxy server list http” should be enough to find a lot… To use a proxy server in Firefox for example, press “Extra>Options>General>Connection”(this may differ from Version to Version) here you can type in a proxy server you have found on google. In the “port” field you have to type “88”, that is the door that your computer gives the browser to enter the internet. To git a chance to enter tis door you have to name the door…

Use a Online based Proxy Service

  • Many internet sites have established because of “system admins” blocking sites, you can find them as easily as you found those “Proxy Servers” from before. “Online Web Based Proxies” as a searchstring in google brings up thousands

    To only name some.

Have fun with this.

FlickrCash while you can for free

Posted in Uncategorized on April 18, 2007 by Decoye Gheist

Flickr has currently a picture selling tool in beta testing, which offers better picture searching functions and lets you sell your pictures over the flickr API. At the moment this tool is free of charge, but once this tool gets out of the beta status, flickr will start to charge you for selling your pictures over the Web.

This is somehow bad News.

But the good news are, flickr will not be charging when you sign up now for the “flickrcash site“. This is for forever, so if you have a minute to sign up for this service you can be sure not to have to pay in a year or two when you want to sell a nice picture on the internet…

Nice of me, huh?

Shadowrun Demo to hit the Marketplace soon…

Posted in Stuck in my Electrical World, Uncategorized on April 16, 2007 by Decoye Gheist

Shadowrun
Fasa Studio Manager Mitch Gitelman stated in an Interview that a Demo of Shadowrun should be found soon on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

“We’ve already almost got the demo to where we want it, in terms of shipping and stuff. We just haven’t tested the demo yet because we’re testing the game.”

Mitch went on to reveal that the Demo will fell a little different from what the Beta feels like today, but did not want to specify more closly, when asked if it would be released before or after the Halo 3 Beta is released, he only said, it could be that the game ships right after the beta is released.