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“Using Relative URL Protocol Schemes” or “One Less Special Case for IE”

So the other day I was perusing through some of the RFCs, and came across RFC 1808. It’s called “Relative Uniform Resource Locators.” Of particular interest is section 2.4.3, “Parsing the Network Location/Login,” which says something like: “Hey, remember the last time you were creating a web application that needed to run in both HTTP […]

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Get your motherboard model in Linux

If you ever need to remotely determine the motherboard model of your linux server, try using dmidecode. This dumps the BIOS information, and that will usually yield the motherboard model.

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Change the number of icons displayed in Alt-Tab

I recently stumbled on a simple registry change that alters the display the Alt Tab window. You can edit the number of rows and columns of icons that are displayed when you Alt-Tab. For people like me, with a wide-screen monitor and dozens of windows open, this is a must. The default values of 7 […]

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Keyboard Mappings in Windows XP

Today I was doing a little searching and happened on the “Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools” download from Microsoft. Inside this download is a fantastic tool called “remapkey.exe” that gives you a straight forward drag and drop UI for remapping the keys on your keyboard. I often plug in Mac keyboards to my PC […]

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