Increase sound volume beyond 100% on Realtek HD audio

Have you ever wanted to increase the volume of a video or music track, but found that everything was already set to 100%? There are a few solutions that work well, but I found them to be either to cumbersome or not effective enough. Sometimes the “loudness” enhancement (build into windows) rather dampened the volume!! … Read moreIncrease sound volume beyond 100% on Realtek HD audio

All-in-One Event Calendar custom template code php

I recently used All-in-One Event Calendar on a WordPress site. It’s a very rich plugin with a lot of options. Tough there is a whole theme structure behind the plug-in, real customization is a little tricky. There is that possibility to use short-codes in posts, but when I wanted to use these in WordPress templates, … Read moreAll-in-One Event Calendar custom template code php

Installing Android x86 4.0 in Vmware Player

This is what I did to get Android 4.0 (x86 version) to work in my Vmware Player. First, download and install Vmware Player. Then, download the installation image (cd-image) of Android from Google: http://code.google.com/p/android-x86/downloads/list (I tried android-x86-4.0-RC1-eeepc.iso in this example). Creat a new virtual machine to run the installation: Point the “Installed disc image” to … Read moreInstalling Android x86 4.0 in Vmware Player

Windows 7 : Thumbnails folder.jpg not showing (on networked shared drive)

I had this annoying problem where only some of the folders in windows (7) would show the thumbnail, which was present as a “folder.jpg” file inside it. Most of the folders would just show the default folder-icon. Nothing I did would change this, except when I would navigate into the folder and back, the thumbnail … Read moreWindows 7 : Thumbnails folder.jpg not showing (on networked shared drive)