USBDeview – View all installed/connected USB devices on your system

„USBDeview is a small utility that lists all USB devices that currently connected to your computer, as well as all USB devices that you previously used.
For each USB device, exteneded information is displayed: Device name/description, device type, serial number (for mass storage devices), the date/time that device was added, VendorID, ProductID, and more…
USBDeview also allows you to uninstall USB devices that you previously used, and disconnect USB devices that are currently connected to your computer.
You can also use USBDeview on a remote computer, as long as you login to that computer with admin user.“

USBDeview – View all installed/connected USB devices on your system

53 CSS-Techniques You Couldn&8217;t Live Without | Smashing Magazine

„CSS is important. And it is being used more and more often. Cascading Style Sheets offer many advantages you don%u2019t have in table-layouts – and first of all a strict separation between layout, or design of the page, and the information, presented on the page. Thus the design of pages can be easily changed, just replacing a css-file with another one. Isn%u2019t it great? Well, actualy, it is.

Over the last few years web-developers have written many articles about CSS and developed many useful techniques, which can save you a lot of time – of course, if you are able to find them in time. Below you%u2019ll find a list of techniques we , as web-architects, really couldn%u2019t live without. They are essential and they indeed make our life easier. Let%u2019s take a look at 53 CSS-based techniques you should always have ready to hand if you develop web-sites.“

53 CSS-Techniques You Couldn&8217;t Live Without | Smashing Magazine

PuTTY Change Log

„These features are new in beta 0.59 (released 2007-01-24):

* PuTTY can now connect to local serial ports as well as making network connections.
* Windows PuTTY now supports „local proxying“, where a network connection is replaced by a local command. (Unix PuTTY has supported this since it was first released in 0.54.) Also, Plink has gained a „-nc“ mode where the primary channel is replaced by an SSH tunnel, which makes it particularly useful as the local command to run.
* Improved speed of SSH on Windows (particularly SSH-2 key exchange and public-key authentication).
* Improved SFTP throughput.
* Various cryptographic improvements in SSH-2, including SDCTR cipher modes, a workaround for a weakness in CBC cipher modes, and Diffie-Hellman group exchange with SHA-256.
* Support for the Arcfour cipher in SSH-2.
* Support for sending terminal modes in SSH.
* When Pageant is running and an SSH key is specified in the configuration, PuTTY will now only try Pageant authentication with that key. This gets round a problem where some servers would only allow a limited number of keys to be offered before disconnecting.
* Support for SSH-2 password expiry mechanisms, and various other improvements and bugfixes in authentication.
* A change to the SSH-2 password camouflage mechanism in 0.58 upset some Cisco servers, so we have reverted to the old method.
* The Windows version now comes with documentation in HTML Help format. (Windows Vista does not support the older WinHelp format. However, we still provide documentation in that format, since Win95 does not support HTML Help.)
* On Windows, when pasting as RTF, attributes of the selection such as colours and formatting are also pasted.
* Ability to configure font quality on Windows (including antialiasing and ClearType).
* The terminal is now restored to a sensible state when reusing a window to restart a session.
* We now support an escape sequence invented by xterm which lets the server clear the scrollback (CSI 3 J). This is useful for applications such as terminal locking programs.
* Improvements to the Unix port:
o now compiles cleanly with GCC 4
o now has a configure script, and should be portable to more platforms
* Bug fix: 0.58 utterly failed to run on some installations of Windows XP.
* Bug fix: PSCP and PSFTP now support large files (greater than 4 gigabytes), provided the underlying operating system does too.
* Bug fix: PSFTP (and PSCP) sometimes ran slowly and consumed lots of CPU when started directly from Windows Explorer.
* Bug fix: font linking (the automatic use of other fonts on the system to provide Unicode characters not present in the selected one) should now work again on Windows, after being broken in 0.58. (However, it unfortunately still won’t work for Arabic and other right-to-left text.)
* Bug fix: if the remote server saturated PuTTY with data, PuTTY could become unresponsive.
* Bug fix: certain large clipboard operations could cause PuTTY to crash.
* Bug fix: SSH-1 connections tended to crash, particularly when using port forwarding.
* Bug fix: SSH Tectia Server would reject SSH-2 tunnels from PuTTY due to a malformed request.
* Bug fix: SSH-2 login banner messages were being dropped silently under some circumstances.
* Bug fix: the cursor could end up in the wrong place when a server-side application used the alternate screen.
* Bug fix: on Windows, PuTTY now tries harder to find a suitable place to store its random seed file PUTTY.RND (previously it was tending to end up in C: or C:WINDOWS).
* Bug fix: IPv6 should now work on Windows Vista.
* Numerous other bugfixes, as usual.“

PuTTY Change Log

index – Terminal Emulator Poderosa

„Against common terminal emulators such as Putty or TeraTerm, Poderosa has following features.

Tabbed style GUI
It is convenient to open multiple connections at the same time. Moreover, you can split the window into panes and allocate each connection.
Many different ways to connect.
In addition to Telnet and SSH1/2, local cygwin shell and serial ports are supported.

Fulfilling options and tools
A lot of terminal functions are available. Examples are: SSH2 port forwarding, SSH Key generation wizard, and SOCKS connections.

Plugin architecture
You can extend the feature of Poderosa by plug-ins, like Eclipse does. Connections via serial ports and X/ZModem-support are provided as additional plug-ins. A manual for plug-in developers is included the installation package.

Government support
In 2005, the Japanese government selected our innovative software project and provided financial resources to support it.“

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OS X Daily & airport – the Little Known Command Line Wireless Utility – Mac OS X Apps, Tips, Tricks, News, Updates, Everything Mac OS X

„Strangely hidden from the casual user is a spiffy command line utility that allows you to view, configure, and troubleshoot your Mac%u2019s wireless connection. It doesn%u2019t appear to be well documented, and judging by the obscure location of the command, Apple probably didn%u2019t think it would be too useful for the average Mac user. But the hidden command line airport tool is very useful indeed, so here is how to access it, and how you can use it too.

The first thing you%u2019ll want to do is create a symbolic link to the airport command, because it is situated in a very inconvenient location for quick usage. Doing so is very easy, in the Terminal type the following:

sudo ln -s /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport /usr/sbin/airport

The above may be a bit hard to read on some browsers, so alternatively you can use the following (it does the same thing, just split into two commands):

$ cd /usr/sbin
$ sudo ln -s /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport

This will prompt you for a root password, enter it and hit return.

Yes, that giant cryptic path through the depths of OS X is where Apple hid the wonderful airport utility, but by running the above command you have just linked that long path to the much shorter %u2018airport%u2019 , great. You%u2019ll probably find the -I flag and -S flags to be most useful and informative, so type airport -I at the Terminal prompt, which will return something like the following:

$ airport -I
commQuality: 75
rawQuality: 59
avgSignalLevel: -40
avgNoiseLevel: -97
linkStatus: ESS
portType: Client
lastTxRate: 11
maxRate: 11
lastAssocStatus: 1
BSSID: 00:06:5b:2a:37:10
SSID: OSXNetwork
Security: none
$

Displayed is detailed information on signal quality, noise, security, and other WiFi network attributes. The airport command is more powerful than just being able to list information on the current wireless network though, you can actually manually adjust many settings and troubleshoot too. While there is no manual page for the airport command, attaching the -h command to it will issue a brief list of flags and explanations of their function. Enjoy!“

OS X Daily & airport – the Little Known Command Line Wireless Utility – Mac OS X Apps, Tips, Tricks, News, Updates, Everything Mac OS X

MCE Standby Tool

„A lot of Windows XP Media Center Edition users experience problems when using the standby function of their system. So did I. This and the endless list of forum posting on the subject made me decide to start programming this tool.

The MCE Standby Tool helps to configure the system properly for the desired sleep state. Just by selecting the sleep state all the appropriate power management settings will be made, both hidden and unhidden. Including the ones which required the Microsoft tool dumppo.exe in the past.

You can also use it to configure auto logon and to select which devices can wake the system from standby.

Besides these configuration options the MCE Standby Tool (MST) has a number of advanced features to support the system by the properly functioning of standby. To use this features the program has to be installed.

– It can stop eHome (the MCE shell) when going standby and restart it when resuming (at a number of start-screens). Closing eHome often solves the problem of not going back to standby after a scheduled recording or guide update.
– It can reboot the system on a regular basis so you will always have a ‚fresh‘ system.
– It has an idle detection when not going into standby after a scheduled recording or guide update.

Thousends of users from all over the world are using MST by now. The problems MST solved are quite a few. The following list is a selection of the problems MST solved according the users:

– Not properly going into and out of standby.
– Unable to use the right sleep state (fans keep running).
– Not going back to standby after a scheduled recording or guide update.
– Not (reliably) waking for a scheduled recording.
– Unable to wake from S3 standby using remote.
– Unable to put the system standby by remote.
– Hardware drivers preventing entering standby.
– Black screen of death on resume from standby.
– Blank screen requiring a button press on resume from standby.
– Problematic USB devices at resume.

Although the tool is primary developed for use on MCE machines, the configuration options can be used on all Windows XP (SP2) machines.

MCE Standby Tool

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„OK, so now that I’ve got that out of the way… Let’s just say this stuff is still very alpha. If you want to try things out, go ahead, but it’s still very early for bug reports. If you have issues, please see the „Development“ section below to contact the KDE/Mac developers.

However, some apps work enough to be usable (especially simple things like KAsteroids and KWrite) and other apps work enough to play with them and try them out. Give it a shot, you may be surprised. 🙂
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You must install at least Qt, kdesupport, and kdelibs for any of these packages to work. Also, kdepimlibs and kdebase are recommended since a number of things will want them. (…and it has Konqueror)
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