The easier way to install CouchPotato on Windows

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CouchPotato is a wonderful set and forget python script to automatically download and pass movie torrent files to torrent downloaders (eg. Transmission) or NZB files to NZB downloaders (e.g. SABNzbd+). CouchPotato is no longer active. Use Radarr instead. In this post I will describe an easier way to install CouchPotato2 … read more

How to setup CouchPotato on Windows from source?

Couchpotato V2 Windows Ft | Smarthomebeginner

CouchPotato is a wonderful set and forget python script to automatically download and pass movie torrent files to torrent downloaders (eg. Transmission) or NZB files to NZB downloaders (eg. SABNzbd+). In this post I will explain how to setup CouchPotato on Windows from Python source. You can search add movies … read more

Create shortcut to Thunderbird profile on Windows

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Thunderbird is a free email application that’s easy to set up and customize – and it’s loaded with great features! It is an open-source, cross-platform email and news client, which means it works well on multiple OSes, including Windows and Linux. In my case, I dual boot Windows 7 and … read more

Securely backup your files to a virtually unlimited remote / cloud storage for free: using SkyDrive and Duplicati

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UPDATE (04/24/2012): Microsoft recently reduced SkyDrive from 25 GB to 7 GB. People who were using SkyDrive previously will have to manually apply for the free upgrade to 25 GB. All new accounts only get 7 GB (with no free upgrade). Cloud based storage services have now become common place … read more

Change windows time synchronization interval?

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I recently bought the ASUS U50F-RBBAG05 I3-330M laptop. One of the widespread problems with this model is the random changes in the date. So this got me into looking for ways to get over this issue. A workaround I found was to change the windows time synchronization interval. By default, … read more

Putty shortcut to saved session in Windows

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PuTTY is a free and open source terminal emulator application which can act as a client for the SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw TCP computing protocols and as a serial console client. I have started using Putty to SSH to my server quite often. To make it easier to connect … read more