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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Slow or stuttering youtube videos on chrome

I've been having problems watching youtube videos in full screen in chrome for some time now. This especially got worse after youtube changed to their html5 platform by default.

I found out the problem was google chrome running by default without gpu/hardware acceleration.

The solution for this problem is disabling the gpu blacklist integrated in google chrome. Recomend you checking out this site for instructions and further information.

Graphics Feature Status

Canvas: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
Compositing: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
3D CSS: Unavailable. Hardware acceleration unavailable
CSS Animation: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
WebGL: Unavailable. Hardware acceleration unavailable
WebGL multisampling: Unavailable. Hardware acceleration unavailable
Flash 3D: Unavailable. Hardware acceleration unavailable
Flash Stage3D: Unavailable. Hardware acceleration unavailable
Texture Sharing: Unavailable. Hardware acceleration unavailable
Video Decode: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
Video: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
Problems Detected

Intel mesa drivers are crash-prone.: 76703
Accelerated 2d canvas is unstable in Linux at the moment.
Stage3D is not supported on Linux.: 129848
Accelerated video decode is unavailable on Mac and 

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Get Rid of Sweat Stains

Problem: I use shirts every day at work, and I really dislike using any kind of t-shirts underneath. There's a flipside to this. After using the shirt for some days, I get the not so good looking yellow sweat stains on my shirts. Getting rid of them also used to be a problem with regular detergents and wash. I've found a solutions though..

What you need:
1.) Vanish Oxi Action (Europe) or Oxi Clean (US version). You should get the regular powder version for coloured clothes.
2.) A toothbrush
3.) A cup
4.) A towel is prefered

Put a scoop of Vanish Oxi Action/Clean in a cup, add some (not much) lukewarm water, and mix it all good together for a while with the toothbrush. Gather all your shirts, put them in a pile ready for wash in front of you. Sit down on a chair and put the folded towel on your  lap (so you don't "wet your pants"). Next take a shirt a time, and use the brush to apply a decent amount of your mix on the spots you want to get rid of. I usually brush and apply for about 15 seconds each. Next just put each shirt in you washing machine, and about 5 minutes after the last shirt give it a regular wash. I usually put the leftovers from my Vanish mix into the washing machine as well.

Wicd won't connect automatically

Problem: Wicd won't connect automatically

Facts: I'm running ubuntu on a computer of mine, and I want it to automaticly connect to wired networks when available, or a wireless network if not. After running it on a wired connection for some years, I decided to move my router to a computer room, and therefore my HTPC in my living room had to go wireless. This gave me a problem with the computer not automaticly connecting to the network, and the wireless interface acted REALLY unstable when trying to connect. Something was wrong..

Solution: The problem? I noticed that I halso had Network Manager installed. I prefer using Wicd since it gives me a great CLI interface on my HTPC which I only use a XBMC frontend on. After removing Network Manager (apt-get remove networkmanager), everything worked out fine.