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hOme.beardedDonkey - SNIPPET: Toshiba Software and what it all is
SNIPPET: Toshiba Software and what it all is 
Rainy days are good for cleaning up your computer software. Removing programs you no longer use or never wanted to start with not only frees up hard drive space but also can improve system speed.

Recently I went through my Toshiba L650 and removed a whole stack of software I don't use anymore. I found a whole list of Toshiba software that I would normally leave on the system but this time I decided to compile a list of the software, what it does and whether I decided to keep it installed or not. Read More...

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HOWTO Disassemble an Electrolux Z6160 1800W Vacuum Cleaner 
So our vacuum cleaner carked it and I figured I'd rip it open and see what I could do. I didn't find much wrong with it, but pulling it apart and blowing some dust out seemed to do the trick.

Anyway, I documented it and so the internetians prosper because of it! Read More...

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SNIPPET: Settings in ADSL2/ADSL2+ modems (Billion BiPAC 7402VGO) 
Recently my download speeds dropped dramatically. At first I thought my provider was capping my speed, but it seemed a consistant low speed no matter what I downloaded with or where I downloaded from. So I did a little googling and found some settings in my modem configuration that sped things up. Read More...

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HOWTO: Convert/Transcode Video Format and Normalize Audio using MediaCoder 
This post is a snippet on how I configured MediaCoder to convert video files to whatever format I want (usually XviD) and to normalize the volume in the file too.

I found that some video files I would download would have very low audio levels. This is extremely annoying to me so I worked out how to normalize the audio level, at the same time I decided I would reencode the video to XviD as I find it usually plays well on my home media set up. Read More...

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