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How To Disable Firefox Captive Portal Detection

Introduction After a recent upgrade started seeing an Open Network Login Page popup on Firefox. Clicking the “X” by it just cleared the box and did not stop me from going about my merry way. The box did keep popping up so with a bit of digging found this was being caused by Firefox Captive Portal detection.  Since I knew I was on a secure wireless it made sense to disable the popups. Process... read more

How To Move Your Thunderbird Profile to a New System

Introduction So you have a new system and on the old system you have Mozilla Thunderbird as your email. Recently this was my situation. I just built a new Kubuntu 16.04.1 LTS system and wanted to migrate from my aging Macbook, amazingly it is very simple to do. Process First step is to shutdown Thunderbird on the old system and copy the profile folder. To a USB stick or a shared location. On Mac OSX... read more

How To Fix LibreOffice Spell check

If you are a user of LibreOffice you probably have run into the issue after an upgrade where your spell check has stopped working. Uninstalling and reinstalling doesn’t seem to do the trick. This issue happened to me after I had installed LibreOffice 3.5.5 and 3.6.0. After a bit of digging around found a solution that worked. Close LibreOffice (+ Quickstarter, if enabled and running) Open Windows... read more

LibreOffice 3.5.1 Released

The latest version of LibreOffice 3.5.1 has been released. If you are looking for an alternative to Microsoft Office and tired of waiting on OpenOffice releases then you will want to go and get this great alternative. Personally I like this alternative to Office and really impressed with the releases and features it adds. read more

Install OpenDb on CentOS 5.5

The Open Media Collectors Database (OpenDb) is a PHP and MySQL based inventory application that allows you to easily catalog and lend out your stuff. Its primary purpose is to catalog media related items, such as DVD’s, Books, CD’s etc, but its so flexible you can use it to catalog pretty much anything. Opendb ships with many media related (DVD, VCD, CD, VHS, games, books, and laser discs.)... read more

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