Fixing blue tint in youtube videos

Ever since some time in late March, my Youtube videos have been blue.  I put up with it, figuring that once I upgraded to Kubuntu 12.04 (which I did this evening), everything would be fixed.  …nope.  So then I decided to use the Googler and figure out what to do.

Apparently it’s caused by a bug in the latest update for flash and Adobe is not being quick to correct it (we all know how long it took for them to acknowledge 64 bit computers).  But anyway, I did the following:

1)  I created a new adobe directory under etc

sudo mkdir /etc/adobe

2)  I then modified the Flash configuration by the following line of code that I blindly pasted into my terminal because the internetz told me to.  (I figured if it turned out we don’t want nOverrideGPUValidation, whetever the hell that is, to be true we could just delete the directory and hope everything goes back to normal)

echo -e "EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=1\nOverrideGPUValidation=true" | sudo tee /etc/adobe/mms.cfg > /dev/null

Anyway, much to my delight, it worked.  Here’s the source of the info: http://askubuntu.com/questions/117127/flash-video-appears-blue

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Fixing blue tint in youtube videos

Turning off automatic text resizing in Openoffice 3.2

As any user of this program knows, when making a presentation, text is set to automatically resize.  Often this is helpful but sometimes it’s tedious and one might find themselves wanting to turn this feature off on occasion.  To do so, simply right-click on the text box and uncheck auto-resize text.

(Note: yea this is stupid easy, but I’ve found myself looking it up several times.  Maybe if I blog it out I’ll remember next time.)

Turning off automatic text resizing in Openoffice 3.2