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Openoffice 3 NL Dutch spellcheck not working installing

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When you install extensions to auto spell check in Open Office, they don’t work unless you restart your PC. This is easily forgotten, because restarting is just prehistoric. Open Office dev’s, PLEASE FIX THIS.

There is a shortcut, so you don’t need to restart.
Just kill soffice.bin and soffice.exe :

  • Save all work.
  • Press Ctrl + Alt + Del and select Task Manager.
  • Click the Processes tab and terminate soffice.bin and soffice.exe.
  • Play (embedded) Youtube at specified time option

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    I noticed today that the “start at a specified time” option for youtube does not work like I expected in a link (on facebook). It doesn’t accept the “start=” option in the URL. If you want to link to a part or portion of a youtube clip , so it immediately fast forwards and starts at a specified time, this (new?) small addition to the URL makes it all come true. Miracles do exist :

    Example: try this link

    Format: &t=XXmXXs
    XX = Number representing the amount of minutes into the video.
    YY = Number representing the amount of seconds into the video.
    Make sure to mention both minutes and seconds, and don’t forget to put “m” after the minutes and “s” after the seconds. Alwasy use Lowercase letters, Youtube URL’S are case-sensitive.

    To make use of this feature in Facebook, make sure to FIRST add the option to the link, and only then copy-paste that into a Facebook status field. The video will then start at the specified time when fans click on it to play..

    epad tabled hibernation with Tipster’s images

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    A small addendum to the post Modding & rooting the QMedia Tablet PC Qpc617 firmware.

    When using GS_WMT216_V5.0_ACADEV_BLACK_EDITION, you’ll notice that the “hibernation” function is missing and that the device must be “shut down” or else it would drain the battery until it’s empty. Using this little trick, you can activate the “hibernate” option while shutting down:

    – First, go to the market and download a shell app, I used “ConnectBot”.
    – Once in the shell, type SU to become root
    – Once root (the $ changes in #), type setenv hibernation_ui yes
    – Then type reboot

    Now your tabled will offer you to hibernate when shutting down (pressing the power button).

    BBox2 Sagem Blocked – NAT out failed First packet in connection is not a SYN packet

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    Sometimes a Belgacom Modem Sagem 3464 ( BBox 2 ) may block all outgoing traffic on any port except for port 80. You’ll get all sorts of errors from VPN clients, Bittorrent clients, and non port 80 wibsites. Typicaly the errors complain about being unable to connect. Also, the router will block all NAT and Server incomming traffic as well.

    In the security log ( firewal -> security log ) you’ll find entries like these:

    According to many internet forum posts this can only be solved by rebooting the modem, but there is another, quicker and better solution, especially when you don’t want to reboot the modem.

    To quickly resolve this issue without rebooting ( thus without disrupting services like streams, uploads, etc. too long — rebooting takes minutes, while this solution takes less then a second) telnet to the Sagem modem, enter username: admin and password: BGCVDSL2
    at the command prompt type:



    Close the telnet session. You’ll now be able to connect to other ports and NAT functionality will be restored.

    There is no permanent fix.