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January 31, 2013

Prévenir les ampoules / Prevent blisters

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — heredago @ 18:32

Prevent Blisters When Running or Hiking with Pantyhose Bottoms

Foot blisters and other damage occurs when you’re running, hiking, dancing, or just using your feet for a long time because the skin chafes against your socks. Fortunately, redditor sawarahh that the bottoms of paintyhose can solve the problem.

All you have to do is cut off the bottom and layer it under your socks to prevent chafing. Although sawarahh wasn’t able to post a source link, we were able to find confirmation that this tip works well from FitSugarNBC News, and wikiHow. Army blog Stars and Stripes noted that it even worked well for soldiers who were on their feet all day long. If this works for the army, it should work just fine for you.


Lifehacker comments:


Wayneburg and 5 moreReply

“… layer it under your socks…” Does that mean wear them over the socks ie. put on socks and then put the pantyhose bottoms over the socks? OR are you saying put a layer of pantyhose bottoms on you’re feet and then socks… because that image your using is suggesting this.


blake31a and 1 moreReply

In my experience with mountaineering and ski touring (two activities that are pretty good at making blisters), I’ve found that liberal application of leukotape in typical blister spots is the only thing that really works. It sticks like hell even with sweat and it’s relatively breathable.



ender89 and 1 moreReply

you could probably buy those disposable pantyhose sock things that shoe stores sometimes have around. thats a thing, right?


HtcEvo4g3d and 1 moreReply

What I’ve used to prevent blisters was to wrap and maybe tape a plastic bag around my feet. This works good for short term high impact stuff like hockey but makes for a sweatier foot. I will certainly try this for future rucking.


kenzi718 and 1 moreReply

I’m going to try this. I get the worst blisters on the arch of my foot from roller skating.


jli585 and 1 moreReply

I use bodyglide — it looks like a miniature stick of deodorant.


Omni-impotent Reply

I’ve been experimenting with merino wool socks, due to their amazing wicking properties. From what I understand, (most) blisters occur when your feet get moist from sweating. The skin then becomes soft and so friction will damage it. The panty hose idea is to have a spacious layer between your feet and socks so that moisture gets transported away from your feet. All outdoor enthusiast know that using high quality merino for one’s base layer is great for doing just that. Woolen socks sounds like it will make your feet sweat more, but if you get the really good ones, like Icebreaker merino, they can be made very thin and breathable.


Meetloaf13 Reply

Tried this out on a 45 miler a couple years back, didn’t have a blister, so I can say that it didn’t hurt =]

I just picked up a couple pairs from Walmart, in the Ladies’ section they have a couple bins of them, they’re in those little spherical-ish pop-top containers you get from the quarter machines. I think they were $.99, cheap fix.


MSNBCmole Reply

I got it the first time after a quick reread but is written away that makes you have to think what the author meant. It would have been easier to read as: the socks go over the pantyhose.


Mifune Reply

Jesus. I just ordered some expensive sock liners on Amazon yesterday because I got a hell of a heel blister during my walk from my new running shoes, which I tied too tightly.

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Original Source (Reddit): To prevent blisters during hikes or long walks, wear the bottoms of panty hose under your socks



January 28, 2013

installous alternative cydia iphone ipa

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , — heredago @ 15:05 (not live yet)


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January 21, 2013

How to install custom rom

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — heredago @ 20:43
  • Fresh Install
  1. Wipe data/Factory Reset
  2. Wipe Cache Partition
  3. Wipe Davlik Cache
  4. Flash, Gapps, and Kernel if desired
  5. Reboot
  • Coming from previous nightly
  1. Wipe Cache Partition
  2. Wipe Davlik Cache
  3. Flash ROM, Gapps, and Kernel

How to recover from a bricked android

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , — heredago @ 19:15

Titanium Backup Tutorial

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — heredago @ 15:17

Ten Easy Steps for TiBu success:
1. Open TiBu.

2. Menu > Preferences > App processing mode > AUTO Direct (Should be this by default anyway)

3. Create your backup: Hit the Batch button to the top-right on your screen (the one with a checkmark). Hit “Backup all user apps” and click the green checkmark up top on the next screen. When getting ready for future wipes and ROM flashes, you are going to scroll down and just hit “Backup new user apps & newer app versions”, followed by “Redo backups for modified data”… This will update all those saved games and other info that has changed since the last time you backed it up. Do not backup or restore system data.
Note: While not required.. its a great idea to periodically move all of your backups to your computer for safekeeping. When connecting to your computer you will find a /TitaniumBackup directory on your internal storage. Go ahead and just copy the entire folder over to a safe spot on your computer, and update it from time to time. You never know when you that might come in handy!

4. TiBu now lets you backup and restore your call logs, SMS messages, and browser bookmarks (stock browser only).. How sweet is that?! On the main screen hit Menu > Backup data to XML and choose what you would like to backup if you please.

5. Now we’re going to make an This is an awesome feature that gives you a file to flash after your ROM, so that when you boot up you will have TiBu already installed and ready to restore all your apps! Menu > Create “”. The only thing you want to change here is under “Titanium Backup will be installed as:” Select “System application”. You can change the name of the output file if you like, I just leave it as for simplicity. Hit your green checkmark up top and you are good to go.
TIP: Remember to create a new before your next ROM flash if TiBu has been updated at all since then.. which it probably has if its been a while, the developer updates things a lot!

6. Boot to recovery.. flash your ROM and Gapps (if needed). Now Mount the System, then install the TiBu we just created. Now… reboot.

7. Skip the initial device setup screen. This can be done by quickly tapping the top-left, top-right, bottom-right, and bottom-left corners of the screen in that order. Or you can just skip through everything without entering your Google account info.

8. Launch TiBu and do Batch > Restore missing apps with data. Now here’s the important part.. hit Deselect all. Go through the list and manually select the apps you want to restore with data. You can do it safely for MOST userapps: games, utility apps, etc. But do NOT restore data to any Google apps, and try to avoid it for any apps which actively sync often or create accounts in your phone setup. Can you get away with some of these things sometimes? Maybe.. but just don’t take the risk. Restoring any bad data you shouldn’t could mean you’ll have to re-wipe and start all over again. Once you’re done selecting, hit the green checkmark to start the restore.

9. Now run through that last step again… This time after hitting Deselect all, hit App only. Now you can select theapps you are going to restore without data. You can do this for just about anything, including your google apps. Its the same as installing them normally.. TiBu will just do it for you in one quick batch job. Afterwards you can do a Menu > Restore data from XML and restore any the call logs and SMS data we backed up earlier as well.

10. Reboot. Go to Settings > Accounts > Add your Google account and set up your phone again. You can take it from here 


January 9, 2013

How to transfer Messages (SMS) from iPhone to Galaxy S3 Android ?

Filed under: Uncategorized — heredago @ 17:32


How to transfer Messages (SMS) from iPhone to Galaxy S3 Android ?

Posted on August 14, 2012 by Ethan • 5 Comments

In general, to copy messages from an iPhone to an Android device such as Galaxy S3 involves the following 3 steps:

1) Backup iPhone messages using iTunes.

2) Convert message database to XML file using iSMS2droid.

3) Restore messages to the Android phone.

Let’s look at each step in more detail below.

i. Backup iPhone messages using iTunes

When iTunes backups your iPhone, it saves all the important data including SMS and contacts into various files. And these files appear to have encoded filenames on your PC.

According to iPhone Backup Extractor, their encoded filenames appear to be similar in all the IOS versions. And it’s found that the filename for message database is “3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28”.

    1. Connect your iPhone to your PC and launch the iTunes.
    2. Select Backup to this computer and click the Sync at the bottom to begin the backup.
      iTunes Backup Option
    3. Once finished, go to the following folder, where all your backup files are stored. If you’re seeing more than one folder, select the latest folder with the help of Date modifiedinformation.
      Backup Folder

Also note that, the AppData folder appears to be hidden in my Windows 7.

    1. Windows 7/Vista: ”C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\”
    2. Windows XP: ”C:\Documents and Settings\[USERNAME]\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\”
    3. Mac OS X: ”~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/”
  1. In that particular backup folder, copy the file“3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28” to your desktop.
  2. Rename the “3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28″ to “sms.db”.

ii. Convert the SMS database to XML file using iSMS2droid

  1. Now, connect your Galaxy S3 Android phone to your PC using the provided USB cable.
  2. Copy the file “sms.db” to your phone SD card storage. I just created the iPhone_filesfolder to store this file.
  3. On your phone, install the iSMS2droid app.
  4. Launch the app, and click Select iPhone SMS Database.
    Select iPhone SMS Database
  5. Go to the folder that stores the “sms.db” and tap on the “sms.db” file.
    sms db
  6. You will be asked if you would to convert all messages or messages from selected contacts. Click All.
    Option of All or Select
  7. The conversion will begin and the generated XML file will be saved in/SMSBackupRestore/ folder.

iii. Restore the messages to Galaxy S3 Android

  1. On your phone, install the SMS Backup & Restore app.
  2. Launch the SMS Backup & Restore app and click Restore .SMS Backup and Restore
  3. Select iSMSdroid.xml file and tap the OK button.
  4. You can now select if you would like to restore ALL Messages or Messages since certain date/year. Select Restore All Messages and tap OK.
    Option: All or From Date
  5. Click Yes when you’re asked whether to check for duplication.
    Check Duplication Question
  6. You’re done. The duration depends on the number of messages you’re restoring.
    Restore Completed Message

By the way, I didn’t come out with these steps myself, all credit goes to

(Find a list of tips and tricks for Samsung Galaxy S3 and Android here.)



How to transfer SMS from iPhone to Android (export / import)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , — heredago @ 16:53

STEP 1-A (jailbroken iphone)

Download iFunbox (it’s free) –

  • Download sms.db in Raw File System/var/mobile/Library/SMS
  • Select “Copy to PC” and save sms.db file to your PC.

STEP 1-B (non-jailbroken iphone)

  • Optional: If you still haven’t created a latest backup on iTunes, connect iPhone to computer to perform a sync.
  • Open Windows Explorer in Windows (or Finder in Mac) and navigate to the following folder:

    Windows: %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup
    Mac OS X: ~/Libary/Applications Support/MobileSync/Backup

  • IE: for me it was: C:\Users\—–WINDOWS-USERNAME-HERE—–\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
  • There will be one or more than one sub-folders with random HEX characters as name, where each of them represents one backup stored by iTunes. By sorting by date or looking at the last modified date of the folders, note down the folder (origin folder) which is the latest backup created.
  • In that subfolder, there will be hundreds of file, you need this exact one: 3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28
  • c) Copy/backup this file “3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28” to your desktop, and
  • then rename this said file to sms.db




Nexus 4 – Tethering in LTE mode

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , — heredago @ 11:43

—Had anyone figured out how to tether while on LTE?—

You can use this script but you will need root access and root browser or something that can execute sh file.

Here you go. Just execute it with root access and try it out. You will need to execute every time you reboot though.

Here is the code that you could copy&paste in a txt file saved as an .sh file if the above link is down:

iptables -A bw_FORWARD -i !lo+
iptables -A natctrl_FORWARD -j RETURN -i rmnet+ -o wlan0 -m state --state RELATED,ESTABLISHED
iptables -A natctrl_FORWARD -j DROP -i wlan0 -o rmnet+ -m state --state INVALID
iptables -A natctrl_FORWARD -j RETURN -i wlan0 -o rmnet+
iptables -A natctrl_FORWARD -j DROP
iptables -A natctrl_nat_POSTROUTING -t nat -o rmnet+ -j MASQUERADE


Source: XDA forum here:

January 7, 2013

Preparing for an Interview at Microsoft (Reddit)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — heredago @ 18:19

Here’s the best advice I can provide you:[1]

Linux server outage checklist (Reddit)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — heredago @ 18:02


Hi all, I just wanted to put together a list of checks you can perform on a linux server to try and figure out why it keeps going down. Please help and i’ll edit my list with your submissions. Thanks!

Disk Space:

df -h

(Make sure you have enough disk space)


free -m

(Check you’re not out of memory)

Processes / Load average


(Check for processes that are taking up a lot of memory/CPU)

Apache errors

cat /var/log/apache2/error.log

(Look for 500 errors caused by erroneous code on the server)

High hit rate

grep MaxClients /var/log/apache2/error.log

(Check for MaxClients warningdamn in your apache error logs)

tail -f /var/log/apache2/access.log

(Check for bots/spiders) [You might need to lower your MaxClients settings]

Check recent logs

ls -lrt /var/log/

(the -lrt flag will show you the most recently modified files at the end)

Check your cronjobs

ls -la /var/spool/cron/*
ls -la /etc/cron*

(You might find your server is going down at a certain time, this could be result of a cronjob eating up too many resources)

Check Kernel Messages


Check inodes

df -i

(Check inodes remaining when you have a disk that looks full but is reporting free space)

Install Systat for collective stats (cpu, i/o, memory, networking)

Determine how many apache threads are running (if you’re not using mod_status)

ps -e | grep apache2 | wc -l

For DOS attacks: Start

Number of active, and recently torn down TCP sessions

netstat -ant | egrep -i '(ESTABLISHED|WAIT|CLOSING)' | wc -l

Number of sessions waiting for ACK (SYN Flood)

netstat -ant | egrep -i '(SYN)' | wc -l

List listening TCP sockets

netstat -ant | egrep -i '(LISTEN)'

List arguments passed to program

cat /proc/<PID>/cmdline

For DOS attacks: END



[–]aramsumair 38 points 10 hours ago (34|3)

I’ve always found sar to be very helpful.


[–]gsxr Sr dev support and release 16 points 8 hours ago (15|0)

sar doesn’t get enough love now days. I’ve seen many systems with it disabled.


[–]triflerifle 3 points 3 hours ago (3|0)

I get not using it as there are so many quicker ways to view your historic system stats. But disabling it altogether? No way. I always leave it enabled because when all other monitoring has broken, the sar data will still be there.



[–]ibfreeekout 4 points 5 hours ago (4|0)

Yup, this is pretty much one of the most used methods of determining a basic understanding of how a server has been behaving for the past few days. All of our servers in our DC are deployed by default with this. which makes it very easy to find if there are issues that occur at a specific time in the day. Highly recommend this software.



[–]fonzie588 Network Admin 30 points 10 hours ago (32|4)

htop > top





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