Change IP address in Windows via DOS

To change the IP of your Windows computer, to a fixed value, using DOS run
netsh interface ip set address name=”Local Area Connection” static 192.168.1.2 255.255.255.0 192.168.1.1

whereas 192.168.1.2 is your new address
255.255.255.0 is the subnet
and 192.168.1.1 is the gateway

Revert

To switch back to a dynamic IP address via DHCP, run the following command

netsh interface ip set address name=”Local Area Connection” source=dhcp

Ubuntu Linux Kernel 4.1 installation guide

This short walkthrough describes how to install the Ubuntu Linux Kernel 4.1 (server and desktop/client) without compiling.

This guide should work with the latest version of Ubuntu Linux and most Ubuntu-based distributions including Mint. The included kernel files have been compiled using the generic Ubuntu configuration. The general packages are available for 32 bits systems (I386+) and 64 bits (AMD64) and ARMHF. I will not provide low latency versions.

Installation Guide (GUI)

  1. Download the kernel headers package:
    http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.1-unstable/linux-headers-4.1.0-040100_4.1.0-040100.201506220235_all.deb
  2. And the appropriate package for your system
  3. And the accompanying compiled kernel image
  4. Install the files in the same order as downloaded above. So first install the headers (2 files) and finally the image (1 file).
  5. In the terminal run:
    sudo update-grub
  6. Reboot and select the kernel from the bootloader menu

I will post the latest version of the 4.1 branch and 4.2 release candidates in comments below.

My E3 2015 highlights

This week E3 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo – June 16-18, 2015

My selection of highlights from this event:

Optimizing your web browsing experience

I will explain briefly which Google Chrome Extensions I use to optimize my (and your) web browsing experience.
These extensions should work on all Chromium based browsers including Opera.

AdBlock Plus

Blocks most of the advertisment on sites

Google Data Saver

For slow connections or days when you are downloading much and want to keep your network usage low

Flash Control

Disabled Adobe Flash objects, but re-enable them by clicking on them. Saves CPU and memory usage

Ghostery

Blocks spyware and social media addins. Security improvement

HTTPS Everywhere

Tried to use HTTPS. Security improvement