Firefox saved form data

I have been wondering how the hell to delete certain form data from FireFox’s database with out deleting the entire lot. I then stumbled upon the following simple way to do such a thing.

Go to the form where the mistake is. Put your cursor in the text input field and hit the down arrow until the incorrect entry is highlighted. Now simply press the delete button. That’s it! Very simple, isn’t it? So why wasn’t this documented officially by Mozilla? Or is it? Perhaps it is, but is buried under all of the other garbage that user “need” to know about their browser.

Note : Not the back space button, as this does nothing, it must be the button with “del” or “delete” written on it!

This simple, yet pretty much unknown feature is great for when you have tried to sign in some where,  and have misspelled your user name and FireFox saves the data. Then every time you go to log-in to that specific website, FireFox automatically suggests a wrong user name! Well that can now be changed!

This is an example of what I mean. A wrong spelling for "admin" is kept in the list when it would be better if it were removed!

You may thank timothyr from Mission Data for the almost 5 year old bit of information that is still valid for today’s FireFox – thank you!

DSi / DSi XL – An error has occurred!

I know that some people seem to be having the same problems with the DSi and the DSi XL as I have been with my sons. I am writing this post as a possible solution for anyone who has encountered the same problem as myself.

Well, lets describe the problem. Turn on the DSi / XL and then load any app and you get the following error message

An error has occurred. Please press and hold the POWER Button to turn the system off. Please refer to the Nintendo DSi Operations Manual for details.

I phoned Nintendo as the DSi XL was second hand and didn’t have the Manual, but they had two solutions to this problem;

  1. Turn off the WiFi
  2. Turn off the DSi / XL and take the battery out for approximately 10 minutes then replace

The first thing I tried was turning off the WiFi. The problem went away completely, but it meant that my son was unable to upload his pictures to Facebook or use anything that required having the WiFi on so this solution was unacceptable. I then proceeded to try Nintendos second solution, take the battery out. When I did this, I completely forgot about it and left it out for around an hour, so this should definitely of worked. No, nothing.

I then took it back to the shop and got a refund and decided to buy a brand new one from a different shop, only to get it home and find that it had the exact same problem. Could the problem really be with both devices? I then took this back and got it replaced. This time I checked it in the shop on my phones WiFi and low and behold it worked perfectly!

I was finally thinking, wow it’s about time this bloody thing worked! Got home and tested it out some more and set it up properly for my son, and the second that I launched the camera it crashed on me! So I thought to myself, why is it only happening here because it worked fine in the shops and at his nan’s house.

So, being the clever fucker than I am, I devised a plan of turning off everything that emits some sort of electrical signal, for example, cordless phones, router etc. So I turned everything off, and one by one, turned it back on. It turns out that I really am clever and I figured out what is causing the problem every time the WiFi is on.

I have a device that allows me to transmit my Sky TV from down stairs to the TV in my bedroom. Now I don’t specifically know why it is causing the problem, but it does run on the same 2.4GHz frequency that WiFi does. Turning this thing off has eliminated any problems that we have with my sons DSi XL. This is not too much of a sacrifice as it only gets used during the night time.

I can tell you how ever the device I have is an X-Sender dg180-s lr150-s and you can get the technical spec for it ( PDF ) http://aei.eu/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Manual_DG180GB_Web1.pdf . If you have anything like this I would recommend turning it off and then testing the DSi / XL to see if it eliminates your problem.

Note : This is only a suggestion and may not work for you. It is also recommended that you try other devices that might emit an electrical signal if you don’t have one of these!

HD Video Encoding for Youtube

A few people have been asking how I encode my gaming videos because they look good at all qualities Youtube has to offer as you can see below with one of the Half-Life 2 Videos I have uploaded.

Check out the settings that are below as these are the ones that I use when encoding my videos in Sony Vegas for uploading to Youtube. Click the images for a full size illustration of what Im on about!

Video Settings

  • Source Codec : Fraps
  • Source Resolution : 1280×720 @ 60fps
  • Codec ( Video Format ) : Sony AVC
  • Resolution : 1280×720
  • Profile : Baseline
  • Entropy Coding : CAVLC
  • Frams per second : 60
  • Field Order : None ( Progressive Scan )
  • Pixel Aspect : 1.0
  • Bitrate : 20mbps

video settings

Audio Setting

  • Audio Codec : AAC
  • Sample Rate : 44,100
  • Bit Rate : 128,000
  • Audio Coding Mode : Stereo

video settings

System Settings

  • File format : MP4

video settings

Project

  • Rendering Quality : Best

video settings

Downgrading my iPod to 3.1.2

I have been trying so hard recently to find a suitable way to downgrade my iPod back to iOS 3.1.2. There have been several methods that I have tried.

One of which is putting my phone into recovery mode and then downloading the 3.1.2 ipsw file from http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/ and then trying to “restore” it back to 3.1.2 in iTunes 9.1 ( it has to be a version pre iOS 4.0 ) with Apples guidence. No matter how I did it, it was a complete fail!

I made made an appointment with Apple for tomorrow afternoon at their West Quay store so hopefully they can help me get it back to 3.1.2.

My iPod is still under watrrenty which should mean that its not going to cost me a penny to get it sorted out. Then again, thats if they can even do what I request which is unlikely!

I will be posting what Apple do to the iPod if anything in another update tomorrow and hopefully be able to pass this on to everyone else who wants to downgrade!

–Edit

Unfortunately, Apple were unable to do anything and said this was impossible!