If your blog is being spammed, and you want to do something about it, look no further! Spam Karma 2 is the plugin to install! 🙂 I’ve had it running for some days now, and it is doing a wonderful job discriminating the good from the bad. With this plugin, it’s almost fun to get spam! =) 😉
Thanks to Peter for the tip.

Service names

How to find out the short name of a windows service? The short name is handy to stop a service from the command line. One can always use the display name between quotes, but stopping a service like “Windows Firewall (WF) / Internet-verbinding delen (ICS)” isn’t fun like that. 😉
I didn’t find a way to find the short name through the service panel (if you know, please let me know!). So here is how I did it:

  • Open regedit and go to HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services
  • Do a search on the friendly name
  • The name of the parent key is the service’s short name!

UPDATE: An anonymous poster pointed out my post is actually useless =) See the comments for information on how ‘normal’ people look it up.

Ctrl alt del

Sounds familiar? Well, probably, you think you know… but did you know it’s actually a web cartoon? =) It’s one of my favorites! I wanted to start an archive to be able to read them offline, so this evening I wrote a little spider proggie to leech them. I won’t put it online because I don’t want to kill his banner revenues 😉
You could probably leech it anyway using some of the generic spiders (HTTrack is an excellent open-source one), but I wanted to keep it clean and even more, have some fun with the great Apache Httpclient library. 😉 It’s really an amazing library!

Geeksta rap

Did you know it exists? =) I was just cleaning up some download dir and stumbled upon this rap from Monzy. I think it’s really the best in its kind. First time I heard it, I immediately listened again for some 10 times to get all the jokes 🙂 If you studied Computer Science, it’s simply hilarious to hear all those expressions in a ‘though’ language.
You can also read the lyrics, but it’s so much more fun to hear it in the song 😉
In his rap against MC++:

I may not have a label but I rap like a star;
I’m an unsigned long int and you’re an 8-bit char.

Moving tabs in Konqueror

Just found out you can move tabs in konqueror, lol 🙂

Konqueror uses the same scheme as Kicker for this: left mouse button drags&drops the URL (drop onto other tab, “Location:” field, empty tab bar space for new tab, …) and middle mouse button allows you to reorder tabs.

Quite a ‘hidden’ feature. I’m more of an Opera user (but mostly it doesn’t come installed with your distro ;)), but thought I’d help spread the word 😉