Taking a screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy S II

You can actually take screenshots on the Samsung Galaxy S II without having to root the phone. Simply press the HOME and POWER buttons simultaneously, and voila! you’ll hear a snapshot.

The screenshots are stored in /mnt/sdcard/ScreenCapture.

Shut down your windows PC remotely from Linux

Just a little Windows remote admin nugget …

If you have File/Printer sharing enabled in a windows PC, you can shut it down or restart it from a Linux PC on the network using the following:

net rpc shutdown -I IPADDRESS -U USERNAME%PASSWORD

You’ll need the samba-common package for the net command, and the user being supplied will need admin privileges.

Internet censorship in the UK

Wikipedia blocks edits from the UK after UK ISPs censor Wikipedia content.

Update: the IWF have now removed the page from the blacklist.

Wikipedia currently presents you with the following message when you try to edit content:

Wikipedia has been added to a Internet Watch Foundation UK website blacklist, and your Internet service provider has decided to block part of your access. Unfortunately, this also makes it impossible for us to differentiate between different users, and block those abusing the site without blocking other innocent people as well.

Wikipedia took this action after the Internet Watch Foundation blacklisted the Virgin Killer album page. As a result Virgin Media, Be/O2/Telefonica, EasyNet/UK Online, PlusNet, Demon and Opal are filtering the page through a transparent proxy, which basically amounts to censorship.