If you notice that the Pandora app takes a long time to load songs, there is a fix (although it’s counter-intuitive). Go into the Pandora app settings, tap Advanced, then check the box that says “Higher Quality Audio”. Your songs should load much more quickly.
If your running Ubuntu or some other Linux variant, and ClearType fonts like Calibri or Cambria look jagged and thin (or just ugly) in Open/LibreOffice, there is a fix. The problem is that for small font sizes, TrueType fonts use bitmaps instead of antialiasing, which just don’t look particularly good. To stop this from happening, create a file in your home folder called .fonts.conf (if it doesn’t already exist) and put this in it:
<match target=”font” >
<edit name=”embeddedbitmap” mode=”assign”>
Save it, and then log out and log back in again. Your fonts should look great now.
I was getting this error when trying to access a remote database from a website: “Lost connection to MySQL server at ‘reading initial communication packet’, system error: 111″
It turned out that for whatever reason, MySQL did not like using a different port forwarded to 3306. I guess you need to change the port in my.cnf and on your firewall.
If you’re noticing that Google Reader seems to load or scroll slowly, try disabling your ad-blocker (like AdBlock or AdThwart).