Monthly Archives: Wednesday January 21st, 2009

Increase Bittorrent Download Speed in Thailand

Thailand’s limited international bandwidth tends to lead to somewhat slow bittorrent transfer speeds especially during peak internet usage hours. This short guide shows you how to uses Vuze with the Ono plugin in order to prioritize Bittorrent connections to peers closest to Thailand thus reducing bottlenecks and increasing upload/download speeds.

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QContact front end Thai localization

I translated QContact’s front end into Thai, you should be able to get it here shortly.

ผมได้แปล frontend ของ qcontact เป็นภาษาไทยเรียบร้อยแล้วนะครับ คุณสามารถโหลดได้จากที่นี่ภายในเร็วๆนี้ (ถ้ามีอะไรบกพร่องในการแปล ช่วยบอกกันบ้างนะครับ)

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Joomla on Hostgator MySQL error

Joomla installation on hostgator fails with a “Database Error: Unable to connect to the database: Could not connect to MySQL” it has been discovered that this issue goes away when I change the mysql password from a whole range of characters (including special ones such as ” > < | / ) to a string of alphanumerical characters. Somehow I suspect that some of the special characters gets accepted by Hostgator’s MySQL database administration interface but not joomla.

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Did Intel messed up BIOS Update ISO?

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I downloaded the bios ISO for the Intel DP43TF motherboard and didn’t boot giving the error that implied that the cd was invalid. I opened up the iso file in magiciso and this is what I got:

The Image does not say “Boot” like it should and the iso image name has a bunch of invalid characters, I think something messed up in their ISO build process.

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