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How to Blur a Portion of an Image with Photoshop

Blurring portions of an image with Photoshop is a snap. The most complicated part is figuring out which blur effect you want to use! There are a ton of choices including Blur, Blur More, Box Blur, Gaussian Blur, Lens Blur, Motion Blur, Radial Blur, Shape Blur, Smart Blur, and Surface Blur. My personal favorite for blurring parts of an image is Lens Blur but all of them allow for adjustment as well so you can make the blurring effect more intense or less intense. Click more for images of how to blur a section of your image with Photoshop CS2.

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PostgreSQL 8.3: postgres wont start with stats_start_collector = on

PostgreSQL 8.3 changed the way the Query and Index Statistics are configured from previous versions of postgreSQL including 8.2 and below. Things are technically easier now as the stats collecting is turned on by default and there are less commands to enter into the configuration to get all of the stats you will need. I had to look into this problem as I wanted to install some cacti postgres templates and the configuration stated to add the following lines to the postgresql.conf configuration file.

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How To Remove Embedded Web Browser from:

This article will assist in removing any annoying User Agent displaying for Windows Internet Explorer.

You are probably curious what this is after you saw it in some web logs of some sort. It is likely from a legitimate application you have installed as some form of add-on to Internet Explorer. I did a bunch of reading trying to find out exactly how it got there but ended up concluding that it could have been any number of third party add-ons I have added to IE. So anyhow then I decided I did not want it showing up as my User Agent so I attempted to remove it following the steps below.