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Stop Amazon Jungle Disk Backup Application From Starting Automatically On Windows 7

I have been using Amazon’s Jungle Disk as a backup application for awhile now and have been really satisfied by how it has worked to date. I first used Jungle Disk on Windows XP primarily but now I have it configured and working properly on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. I not only was using the backup portion of Jungle Disk but I also had the online drive configured as well on multiple computers but I found that I rarely used the drive so I have been investigating the configuration and resources that the application uses.

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Tor Tunnel

You may have heard of the Tor network which if affectionately known as the onion router. Tor is a anonymity software which is free and open source. The trouble with Tor is that it can be dreadfully slow for every day use. Moxie Marlinspike has come up with a solution called Tor tunnel. Tor tunnel basically uses just the Tor exit node rather than all the hops in between. Of course this is not as good a solution for anonymity however in situations where you only need to be mildly anonymous it can be effective.

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No Titles After Importing Blogger To WordPress

I imported an old Blogger account into a WordPress blog recently and my titles did not import correctly. So there I was stuck with 500 posts with no titles. I decided the easiest way to fix that would be to copy the post dates from the Blogger account to the titles in WordPress. So here is a fairly quick and dirty way to import qd_db_posts.post_date to qd_db_posts.post_title.

This will all be completed from your OS shell which in this case was CentOS 5.2.