Software Notes



Drawing / Diagrams


Animated Diagrams

CanoScan Lide 35


  • Gallery3 on 1and1
    • Error during installation for Admin.html
      • The file exists in another folder, but doesn't get copied / dynamically created where it should be
        • copy gallery3/themes/admin_wind/views/admin.html.php to gallery3/modules/gallery/views/admin.html.php
    • Errors during upload / Not all images getting uploaded
      • Changed to only allow 1 upload at a time.
      • Uploads take longer, but not losing files
        • From Gallery view -> Admin -> Settings -> Advanced
        • Click on the number next to simultaneous_upload_limit
        • Changed to 1. Default was 5.
    • Thumbnails not showing up
      • Changed image processor from ImageMagick to gdLibrary
        • From Gallery view -> Admin -> Settings -> Graphics
    • In error log, "error: date.timezone setting not detected"
      • Added line to gallery/php.ini under PHP section
        • date.timezone = "US/Central"

Twitter RSS Feeds


  • Can use QOS on router to limit the speed of download traffic
  • Steam Client Ports
    • UDP 27000 to 27015 inclusive (Game client traffic)
    • UDP 27015 to 27030 inclusive (Typically Matchmaking and HLTV)
    • TCP 27014 to 27050 inclusive (Steam downloads) - limit these ports
    • UDP 4380
  • Dedicated or Listen Servers Ports
    • TCP 27015 (SRCDS Rcon port)
  • Steamworks P2P Networking and Steam Voice Chat Ports
    • UDP 3478 (Outbound)
    • UDP 4379 (Outbound)
    • UDP 4380 (Outbound)
  • Additional Ports for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer
    • UDP 1500 (outbound)
    • UDP 3005 (outbound)
    • UDP 3101 (outbound)
    • UDP 28960
  • Source: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=8571-GLVN-8711



Rage of Bahamut

VM Ware

  • Share folders
    • Windows Guest
      • \\vmware-host\Shared Folders\

Virtual Box

  • Shared folders
    • Windows Guest
      • \\vboxsrv\

DD-WRT on Trendnet TEW-652BRP

Use Google as a Proxy

How to rotate and save a video using VLC media player

Precision 470 / Precision 670


  • Accept license using command line
    • Use the /accepteula command-line switch
    • Or set registry key HKCU\Software\Sysinternals\PsExec\EulaAccepted = 1
    • If the key = 0 because the EULA was declined once, then need to update / delete the key because /accepteula won't override it

Team Viewer Local Network Connection

  • Extras -> Options -> General -> Incoming LAN Connection -> Accept
  • Firewall - already set up to allow public network access - need to allow local "private" network
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\TeamViewer\Version9\TeamViewer_Service.exe already in list
    • Check box for Private network
  • Type IP address of computer instead of using online manager, or 9 digit ID. Will popup password dialog.

Change the Priority of Wired/Wireless Network Cards in Windows



Steam Controller

Box.net / Dropbox / Terraria - Sync folders outside of default sync folder

  • Look for the folder C:\Users\<username>\Documents\My Games\Terraria (this is the Windows Vista/7 location).
  • Move this folder into your Dropbox folder.
  • Open Command Prompt with administrative privileges by right-clicking on it in the Start menu and choosing "Run as administrator".
  • Run this command: mklink /d "C:\Users\<username>\Documents\My Games\Terraria" "C:\Users\<username>\Dropbox\Terraria"


  • Keyboard settings
    • Menu bar -> Parallels Desktop -> Preferences (Or ⌘, )
      • Shortcuts tab on top
        • Application Shortcuts tab on left
          • Turn off all selections on the right
        • System Shortcuts tab on left
          • Turn off "Show and hide Parallels Desktop"
        • â€Name of Windows VM" tab on left
          • Make sure you have:
            • Shift (up arrow) >  Shift
            • Control (carrot) > Ctrl
            • Option (switch) > Alt
            • Command (flower) > Win
            • Delete (box pointing to left) > Backspace
            • Option + Delete > Delete
            • Shift + Option + Delete > Shift + Delete

Check if Your VPN Connection is Actually Encrypted




  • Keyboard Shortcuts
    • F = Full Screen
    • Shift + Left Arrow = Rewind
    • Shift + Right Arrow = Fast Forward
    • M = Mute
    • Up Arrow = Volume Up
    • Down Arrow = Volume Down
    • Enter = Play/Pause
    • Page Up = Play
    • Page Down = Pause
    • Esc = Exit Full Screen


  • Graphics Performance Tips
    • AMD Graphics Card
      • Once you’re in, turn off all the proprietary post-processing options that AMD has enabled by default. These include Radeon Anti-Lag, Radeon Chill, and Radeon Boost.
      • Also, turn off wait for Vertical Refresh (which will boost performance but can cause screen tearing).
      • Disable Image Sharpening, Anisotropic Filtering, Maximum Tessellation Level, Frame Rate Target Control, and OpenGL Triple Buffering.
      • Now, turn on Surface Format Optimization.
      • For the GPU Workload setting, select Graphics Mode for the best performance.
      • Select Performance Mode under the Texture Filtering Quality option.
      • Finally, set both Tessellation and Shader Cache to AMD Optimized mode for the most optimal experience while playing Valheim.
    • NVIDIA graphics card
      • change the power management mode to performance mode.
      • Turn off Image Sharpening mode. This will turn off the sharpness post-processing that can hog up your resources.
      • Disable Low-Latency Mode.
      • Set the Max Pre-Rendered Frames value to 1. This will ensure that your GPU is working on the immediate next frame rather than trying to process what’s ahead.
      • Enable Threaded Optimization and G-Sync if your monitor supports it.
      • Set the Display Mode to Single Display Performance Mode. This can help massively if you have a multi-monitor setup as this tunnels the resources into a single display.
      • For Texture Filtering Quality, select the Performance Mode option.
    • https://guides.magicgameworld.com/how-to-fix-valheim-pc-performance-issues-lag-low-fps/




Share OBS Output in HD

  • Use a sacrificial monitor
    • In OBS right click on grey area around output
    • Select "Full screen projector preview"
    • Have Teams screen share from that monitor
    • Could turn off the camera in Teams if you have your camera added to your presentation
  • https://youtu.be/zx_VZeviaFQ?t=202


Share OBS Output in HD

  • Have OBS output to virtual webcam
  • Click on Zoom's "Share Screen"
  • Top of selection, select "Advanced" tab
  • Select "Content from 2nd Camera"