Lite of Laughter:

A Christmas Wish.


I know I haven’t being blogging for a while now, I’ve had multiple operations to my legs and a few other places. I hope in the near future to start blogging again, but not only on tech things, on life itself. All the woes and celebrations that it brings. For now I want to wish all who find this blog in this huge place called the World Wide Web, a very Merry Christmas and a Safe and Prosperous 2018. Thanks for stopping by.


Regards . . . Zyrac

Windows Related

Solution for No Auto Rotation (Linx 7-8 and Lamina Tablets) after updating to Windows 10

The problem I know is with the drivers, my wife’s Linx 8 Tablet had the same problem after updating from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, I had “No Rotation” and “No Rotation Lock” in action centre. The solution I found was at this address The drivers for the different Linx and Lamina tablets and the solution is as follows. (This one is for linx 7, but the instructions are the same for all 3 tablet (a.k.a. Lamina T-701 and Lamina T-801) touch screens.

After doing a clean install or upgrade to windows 10 how to fix the screen orientation (auto rotate) problem.

Download The Drivers
Open Zip File
Open G-Sensor/20140626/kxaccel-
Apply kionix_sensor_orientation.reg registry file (double click file)
Reboot your tablet and voila.

Drivers can be found here:

Linx 7 / Lamina T-701

Linx 8 / Lamina T-801

These links also include Bluetooth and WiFi Drivers too

I hope this helps as it did with mine, let me know in a reply how you get on.

All credit to (thanx again guys)

If you really want more control of your Windows 10 OS and what “They” know about you, try this excellent program from O&O Software called ShutUP 10. Best of all guys, it’s totally free. All settings a reversible, see my post Windows 10 More Power To YOU Not Them.

Regards The Zuphorian

Just News!

How Do I Become a Web Developer?

How Do I Become a Web Developer? There’s a lot to learn to be able to do web
development effectively. Just to be able to say you can do it, you have to learn:

or some other server-side language

To do it effectively, you should also consider learning:


Subversion or some other revision control system
Linux command line

To do it really effectively, there’s more:

Unobtrusive JavaScript
Separation of Concerns (MVC, etc)
HTTP protocol

If you want more in-dept information on any of the above, just click the link to the
tutorials. If you want to make a living at it, I’d expect it to take at least a year of
full-time (self-)education. Everyone learns differently, so it’s hard to recommend
learning materials. I’ll offer some ideas though:

books (my favorite; I look for conciseness)
formal training classes
(community) college classes
local user groups (attend if topic is pertinent)
online videos/screencasts
web tutorials
blogs (hard to get the basics though)
personalized training

JailBreak - Get me outta here!

Download Sn0wbreeze 2.9.5 – Absinthe 2.0.2 – RedSn0w 0.9.11 b4 – Jailbreak IOS 5.1.1

The following are links to the NEW jailbreak tools for IOS 5.1.1

This page will be updated as more information becomes available.


It has being reported that Absinthe is still showing errors on the iPad 1st generation. The main error reads are “Error detecting device (lockdown error -5)” and “Could not connect to lockdown”. There is an excellent article on the iDownloadBlog site on how to fix these issues, you can find that post HERE.

This writer after numberous attempts was also unsucessful. But like all true jailbreakers we just move to the next available tool, which in my case was Snowbreeze 2.9.5 and bingo, one jailbroken iPad 1st gen. The links to the direct downloads of the various tools below are all ‘Windows’ Leave a comment if you would like the Mac or Linux version links provided. For the time being, Njoy the long awaited jailbreaks provided. and prepare yourselfs for IOS 6.

Download Absinthe 2.0.2

Download Sn0wbreeze 2.9.5

Download RedSn0w 0.9.11 beta 4


JailBreak - Get me outta here!

iOS 5.1.1 Released – RedSn0w 0.9.10b8b Jailbreaks It

There has been some complaints about AirPlay video playback in the 2 months since the release of iOS 5.1, as well as a bug that prevented the new iPad from switching between 2G and 3G networks. The new update, iOS 5.1.1 will improve these problems as well as the reliability of using the HDR option for pics snapped with the Lock Screen camera shortcut.

And if you’ve ever seen an “Unable to purchase” alert after successfully purchasing something on iOS, good news: The 5.1.1 update also resolves that issue.

If you have a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running the latest software, you can upgrade to iOS 5.1.1 without fear of losing your jailbreak. According to RedmondPie, you can update to iOS 5.1.1 and still have a jailbroken phone, provided if you use the latest version of RedSn0w.

Allow your iGadget to update to the latest version of iOS 5.1.1, but afterwards, download or keep iOS 5.1 handy (you can still get it from Apple if you don’t). Open Redsn0w and make sure you specify it needs to run the iOS 5.1 file–essentially, it’s repeating the previous software jailbreak. You also need to make sure Redsn0w installs Cydia too (there’s a checkbox for that).

The World of Web

Anti-Piracy Law: UK Postpone Again Until 2014

The provisions of UK’s anti-piracy law (under the island’s Digital Economy Act) have been postponed again until 2014. The “three strike” graduate response system was designed to cut off repeat copyright infringers and file-sharers.

Among the measures included within the three-strikes system, we find broadband limitations, but it is only applied as a final solution for extreme offenders. Ofcom, the Kingdom’s communication regulator, had said in a previous statement that it would start sending out notification letters to file-sharers starting with the middle of 2013.

In the meantime, UK’s most prestigious broadband providers TalkTalk and BT intervened, arguing that the law was breaching European laws unsuccessfully. Furthermore, the UK government had faced criticism after questions were raised in a Parliamentary committee pertaining to the evidence for the bill.

Get The Full Story P2P ON!


The World of Web

ALDE (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats) Reject ACTA

The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament have just announced that they will reject the controversial treaty called ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement). “Although we unambiguously support the protection of intellectual property rights, we also champion fundamental rights and freedoms. We have serious concerns that ACTA does not strike the right balance,” announced Guy Verhofstadt, ALDE group leader.

“Civil society has been extremely vocal in recent months in raising their legitimate concerns on the ACTA agreement which we share. There are too many provisions lacking clarity and certainty as to the way they would be implemented in practice,” Verhofstadt noted. “Furthermore, ACTA wrongly bundles together too many different types of IPR enforcement under the same umbrella, treating physical goods and digital services in the same way,” said Verhofstadt. “We believe they should be approached in separate sectoral agreements, and following a comprehensive and democratically debated mandate and impact assessment.”

“A right balance between the fight against intellectual property infringements and the rights to privacy and data protection must be respected. It appears that ACTA has not been fully successful in this respect.”

In a February announcement, EU trade chief Karel De Gucht said that following discussion with fellow Commissioners, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) would be referred to the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The plan was to ask the ECJ to look at ACTA and decide if it conflicts with the EU’s fundamental rights and freedoms, including freedom of expression and right to privacy.

The European Committee is due to vote on whether to approve ACTA in June,

“If ACTA dies in European Parliament, then it’s a permakill, and the monopoly lobbies will have to start fighting uphill,” said Pirate Party founder Rick Falkvinge in a comment. “If ACTA passes, the same monopolists get tons of new powers to use, and close the door for the foreseeable future behind the legislators for a very necessary reform of the copyright and patent monopolies.”