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How to convert a .dbk file to a vCard .vcf file

How to convert a .dbk file to a vCard .vcf file

Recently I obtained a new cellphone and had a major issue trying to export my existing contacts to the new phone. I was left with a .dbk file which apparently is not very common and a rather strange file type. I just wanted to convert it to a .csv or a vCard file so I could import it where I needed the contact list to go. Since it took me a while to figure out how to do this, with much internet searching and false leads, I decided to write up the process I used to succesfully convert the file to a .vcf file:

  1. Rename the .dbk file to a .zip file
    1. for example, I had a test.dbk file, which I renamed to test.zip
  2. unzip the zip file
  3. within the unzipped folder, you will likely find several files, one of which will be a contacts.vcf



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OBD2a to OBD1 Honda Accord Automatic Conversion

OBD2a to OBD1 Honda Accord Automatic Conversion

As many of you may know, I host a mirror of the old PGMFI wiki from PGMFI.org. In a new How-To series on MyComputerNinja, I will be highlighting some of the tutorials that might make for interesting reading for some of you, and for others may end up being a lifesaver. For those of you who have automatic OBD2a Honda Accords, you may find this tutorial interesting. It details the conversion of the Accord from obd2a back to OBD1 in order to use Crome. It includes the wiring conversion involved, as well as what ecu and binary to use to make it all work.

http://mycomputerninja.com/~jon/www.pgmfi.org/twiki/bin/view/Library/AccordAutoOBD2-OBD1.html

People interested in performing this conversion, or needing further reference should check out http://honda-tech.com for help in the forums.



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Yahoo Charts and Firefox

Yahoo Charts and Firefox

Recently, Yahoo.com upgraded their finance section to use new interactive charts. You may remember because I previously wrote about it here. These new charts offer technical analysis options and many things investors typically have to pay for, and all for free. With these new charts, anyone can plot 15 minute delayed bollinger bands, MACD crossover, Simple moving averages and stochastics all for free. One issue I was having is that none of these grand new features work in Firefox. Yahoo charts seemed to be broken for use with firefox, and that frustrated me.

After nearly 2 months of not being able to access the dropdown menu for technical features of the Yahoo charts in firefox, I decided to look into the problem more. It appeared to me to be some sort of javascript issue, where my browser was blocking the javascript pop-down menu for the technical tools bar. I have javascript enabled in my browser, because the internet pretty much doesnt work without javascript at this point, so it wasn’t that. Then it hit me.

I use the Ad-Block plugin for firefox, which is kinda touchy when it comes to javascript popups. I disabled Ad-Block and the interactive yahoo charts work like a dream.

I realize that some of you may think I am being a hypocrite for serving Google ads on my website, while simultaneously running ad-block in my web browser, but I only run Ad-Block on certain computers which I consider to need more of a secure browsing experience. My normal laptop for which I am typing this now, does not use adblock for the express purpose that I DO sometimes click on ads if they are relevant to what I am doing. Anyway, hope this tip helps!



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