Category: "Windows"

In my opinion, the best SSH client ever is PuTTY Tray. It was originally compiled by Barry Haanstra and can be found here. Recently, the developers of the original PuTTY released version 0.61, which contains an important bugfix for anyone using PuTTY with serial ports. I used to use TeraTerm when fiddling with console cables, but it supports only com-ports 1-4. This is unfortunate because the new USB-serial-adapters like to map themselves to higher com-ports (usually 6) by default. Naturally you can change this, but it's just too much of a hassle. With PuTTY, you can use the higher numbers with ease.

Unfortunately, Barry Haanstra has stopped the development of PuTTY Tray, so there is no version 0.61 at haanstra.eu. This is a pity as that site is unsurprisingly the first hit when you Google "PuTTY Tray". However, Cris West is now maintaining PuTTY Tray at http://puttytray.goeswhere.com/. I don't know if this move is official, but at least it's not mentioned at haanstra.eu. Also, puttytray.goeswhere.com doesn't appear as a direct link within the first 10 Google result pages for "PuTTY Tray" (it's there on the first page, but that's a blog entry). In any case, the version of mr. West appears to be working just fine, so I'll just document the URL here. Hopefully it will appear on the Google results someday.

I really don't know who at MS thought ClearType was a good idea, but personally I hate it. I want maximum clarity, contrast and sharpness on my desktop, so disabling ClearType is one of the first things to do when starting with a fresh Windows installation. For some strange reason you really need to dig deep to find the settings to do that. Here are the required steps, which I collected from various forums:

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Teepo
02.03.2009

Keeping in sync, part 2

Keeping in sync, part 2

Some changes have occured since I wrote the first part of Keeping in sync. Some of these changes have been dictated by glitches in the technologies, and others by the increase in number of devices involved. I needed to buy a second smartphone as I now have two mobile subscriptions, which made things a bit more complicated than before. Not much really, just a bit.

Calendar
In the end, the mobile version of OggSync didn't work for some reason. The support people couldn't replicate the error, so it still remains a mystery. The version I was using is still beta, so the issue might be resoved in future releases. This is why I opted to install the desktop version off OggSync on the server running Kerio MailServer and perform the sync between Google Calendar and Kerio there. So far it's been working like a charm.

As for Facebook, I found out that it's possible to use the Export Events -functionality directly from Google Calendar, so I left the FBCal out of the equation. This way the events seem to appear in Google Calendar faster than with FBCal, but I never really timed this, so it's just a hunch.

Tasks
I gave up using Remember The Milk, as synchronizing it with the rest didn't quite work like I wanted it to work. As said, pushing tasks through Google Calendar resulted in just calendar events. Instead, I opted to use the Tasks-functionality of Outlook. This way the tasks are synchronized natively via Kerio and ActiveSync, while still being accessable with a browser via Kerio Webmail.

Teepo
13.11.2008

Taskbar Shuffle

Ever wanted to change the order of the buttons on your Windows taskbar? Well, now you can :)

http://nerdcave.webs.com/taskbarshuffle.htm

Edit: Too bad it doesn't work with 64-bit Vista just yet...

Edit 2: But now it does. Wohhey! :)

Teepo
20.10.2008

Keeping in sync

Keeping in sync

Challenge:
Synchronizing email, calendar, contacts, tasks and Firefox bookmarks on all the systems I use.

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