How-To run The Sims 3 on Windows 8.1 (64 bits)

If you – like me – would like to run The Sims 3 on Windows 8.1 and have problems with crashes and compatibility I`ve got the fix.

This is easily fixed by applying the latest official patch to the game, which is TS3_1.42.130.0190xx_update.exe and can be downloaded by clicking the link.
After appplying this patch The Sims 3 will start!

My favorite iOS 8 Apps

Nearly twentyfour hours since iOS 8 has been  released, my personal favorite iOS 8 apps / updates at this time of writing are

  • OneNote 2.4
  • Pocket 5.6
  • Amazon 4.2
  • Dropbox 3.4
  • Kindle 4.5

Less.js for WordPress has been adopted

My WordPress plugin Less.js has been adopted by Roy Sivan.

From today on I have no relation with this plugin anymore, Roy is the owner.

Ubuntu Linux Kernel 3.16 installation guide

This short walkthrough describes how to install the Ubuntu linux kernel 3.16 on Ubuntu Linux (server and  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.

Installation Guide (GUI)

  1. Download the kernel headers package:
    http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.16-utopic/linux-headers-3.16.0-031600_3.16.0-031600.201408031935_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 3.16 branch and 3.17 release candidates in comments below.

Cisco Router Ternary Content Addressable Memory Fix

Yesterday hundreds of routers worldwide crashed because of the memory limit of 512k routes

this can easily be fixed by running the following command;
mls cef maximum-routes ip 1000

this changes the limit of 512k to 1000k, which should do the trick for some time