Printer redirect for remote desktop

I was recently setting up a printer redirect for remote desktop, there is a Microsoft Support entry on it, but basically it boils down to these steps:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click the following key in the registry:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\Default\AddIns\RDPDR

  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  4. Type FilterQueueType, and then press ENTER.
  5. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  6. Type FFFFFFFF, and then click OK.
  7. Close the Registry Editor.
  8. Restart your computer.

This enables all ports on the client to be redirected.

Posted on July 30, 2010 and filed under Microsoft.

Fix: Sound Clipping on Linux

I fixed a constant issue I'd been having with the sound on my computer clipping because it was set too high. To fix it I would:

  • open command line
  • run `alsamixer`
  • tweak the levels

And to permanently save the levels you need to run `sudo alsactl store`. Hope this helps out someone else too.

Posted on July 25, 2010 and filed under ubuntu.

Vac bed build:

here i will detail the construction of my new vac bed. (vac bed explained here)


I've wanted one for ages but never really bothered. It was not until a couple months back when i finally got to give one a try at a local fetish event. Once tried out i was hooked and had to do the build.


On to the construction;


Dug out two sheets of latex from my box black and silver. (both from different sources. One supplier:


Figured out the height i wanted the bed to be: 80''

added 8 more for the top close (really want side but top is far more simple and quick)


so cut two pieces 88'' long.


Then clean and glued the log sides together with a 1cm seam.


Now i have a long tube that just happens to be 40'' wide


Close the bottom of the tube to complete the envelope. I did this by rounding off the corners and gluing everything closed. I had a bit of trouble getting the corners flat so i also added reinforcement patches on top of the corners.


next was off to the hardware store; got two 10' lengths of 2'' pvc central vac tubing. And fittings of course.


Parts:Frame parts

  • PVC tubing 20'

  • 3x 90 fitting

  • 1x tee fitting

  • 1x coupling


now to cut the tube:

the 10' lengths worked out perfect. Was just enough to cut one side and one end from each. 40 wide – 2x2 = 36 and same for the tall side 80 – 4 (the width of the fittings)



  • 2x 36''

  • 2x 76''


Vacuume gasket

Next was to assemble one end tube with two 90s and stuff it into the bottom of the envelope. I then marked and added glue in a small circle where i added a reinforcement gasket.

Once glue was done with the gasket i cut the hole in the envelope.


The gasket was made by creating a circle just a bit smaller then the hole i was planning to make.

Posted on July 24, 2010 .

Fix: for flash does not respond to mouse in ubuntu 10.04

answer found here

  • Hit ALT+F2 and enter
  • gksudo gedit /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/i386/linux/npviewer
  • add the following line BEFORE the last line of text
  • Save.
  • Restart any applications using flash


answer found here

  • Hit ALT+F2 and enter
  • gksudo gedit /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/i386/linux/npviewer
  • add the following line BEFORE the last line of text
  • Save.
  • Restart any applications using flash


Posted on July 24, 2010 .

SSD for the old computer

best upgrade for your old laptop:

Kingston v-series G2 SSD

Specs: SNV425-S2/64GB

  • 200MB/sec. read
  • 110MB/sec. write
  • JMicron JMF618 controller

its cheap: as low as $110 for the 64 gig (see

best part and most important here is: built in garbage collection. meaning you don't need the TRIM command. this is great for winxp or linux.

full review about the drive can be found here: With the important bit on the second last page

i'm running one in my main system: Ubuntu 10.04 its only been there for a few weeks but so far no slow down. have a second sitting on my desk waiting to be installed in my mom's laptop (winxp)

Posted on July 20, 2010 and filed under Hardware.

New documentation page.

So to begin...

been a geek for an age and on the net almost as long.

the new site here will be used to document all the how to stuff that i gather as i solve the problems of myself and my users.

Posted on July 16, 2010 .