Monthly Archives: October 2013

How to extract video URLs from YouTube

I know there are many tools out there that allow you to download videos from YouTube, like the Video Download Helper for Firefox, even online tools that convert the audio to mp3. The reasons I’m writing this article are a) because sometimes you just need the URL, for example to watch a video with a much less ressource consuming player like VLC or ffplay, b) because sometimes you just want to listen to the audio and save up even more ressources by not decoding the video and c) because I can ūüėČ
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How to install ClockworkMod Recovery and CyanogenMod on Samsung Galaxy S3

Screenshot: CyanogenMod loading on GT-I9300In this article I will describe how to install ClockworkMod Recovery and CyanogenMod on the Samsung Galaxy S3. By installing CyanogenMod your device will also be rooted. I have written this post while I was installing ClockworkMod Recovery and CyanogenMod on my own Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 (International). I provided the specific software download locations for the GT-i9300 and also the general download links in case you have an other model of the S3. You may also consider taking a look at the tutorial from the CyanogenMod website for your specific device. Also make sure that you have enough battery life throughout the whole installation procedure and to read the disclaimer before starting to follow this guide!

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How to install Bumblebee on Arch Linux

In this article I will describe how to install Bumblebee on Arch Linux. The Bumblebee-Wiki provides the following description for the software: “Bumblebee is an effort to make Nvidia Optimus enabled laptops work in GNU/Linux systems. Such feature involves two graphics cards with two different power consumption profiles plugged in a layered way sharing a single framebuffer”. Please be extremely cautious throughout the whole installation procedure, depending on your system you may end up with a messed up driver or system configuration! This “How To” is based on my system, here are the most relevant specs:

  • Lenovo ThinkPad T420s
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 – 2620M with integrated GPU
  • Graphics: NVIDIA 4200M Optimus Graphics (NVIDIA GF119M)


0. Preparations
1. Installation
2. Important and useful commands
3. Troubleshooting
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