Minecraft no sound problem [how to fix] Windows 7

I had a problem with no sound in Minecraft. It was very hard for me to find the solution on the internet, so I will post how I did here. This might work for you if your game crashes when you try to enable sound in game.

1. Download OpenAL from CreativeLabs

2. Go to Minecraft folder, press Start > Run and type in %appdata%/.minecraft/

3. Open bin > natives and delete the OpenAL32.dll file, also delete the other OpenAL64.dll (i think) file, just to be sure.

4. Go to C:/Windows/System32 and copy the OpenAL32.dll from System32 folder to %appdata%/.minecraft/bin/natives/

5. Now you have replaced the Minecraft OpenAL32.dll with the new OpenAL32.dll, open Minecraft and go to options and enable sound. This should work now. :-)

For more good Minecraft guides, head over to Minecraft XL.

Windy city blueprint

SimplePhysics iPhone solutions (blueprint walkthrough)

Previously I posted the solution to some of the levels in SimplePhysics (iPhone game). The game has been updated with new levels since, and I can now present my solutions to all of the levels (including Windy City this time).

SimplePhysics is a game, where you have to construct blueprints for structures that have to deal with different stress tests.

Here is the walkthrough to all of the levels that were there when this post was made. Please note that future solutions to new maps, will most likely not be updated as I don’t play the game anymore.

These solutions worked for me, when i made them. If they don’t work for you, either you are making it wrong, or the game may has been updated so the solutions don’t work anymore. There could be other explanations for why it does not work you…  :)

Tree house
Tree house blueprint

2 story tree house
2 story tree house blueprint

Staircase blueprint

Snowy roof
Snowy roof blueprint

River dam
River dam blueprint

Bomb shack
Bomb shack blueprint

Submarine blueprint solution

Truck crane
Truck crane blueprint

Ferris Wheel
Ferris wheel blueprint

Windy City
Windy city blueprint


People are complaining that especially Windy City is not working, well again, it worked for me when I took this screenshot. :)

Wise Words – Quotes

Wise words!

I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute. – Warren Buffet

If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree. – Jim Rohn

You’ve got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you’re not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice. – Steven D. Woodhull

Remember, if you’re headed in the wrong direction, God allows U-turns! – Allison Gappa Bottke

Now that it’s all over, what did you really do yesterday that’s worth mentioning? – Coleman Cox

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him. – Leo Aikman

I would not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum. – Frances Willard

Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted. – John Lennon

If you have to do it every day, for God’s sake learn to do it well. – Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson

Whatever you are be a good one. – Abraham Lincoln

Giving up doesn’t always mean you are weak. Sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go. – Author Unknown

Life is like riding a bicycle – in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. – Albert Einstein

Never believe in mirrors or newspapers. – Tom Stoppard

It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark. – Howard Ruff, How to Prosper in the Coming Bad Years, 1979

While seeking revenge, dig two graves – one for yourself. – Doug Horton

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? – Abraham Lincoln

The best way to predict your future is to create it. – Peter Drucker

It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards. – Baltasar Gracian

Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you. – Frank Tyger

Be nice to people on your way up because you’ll need them on your way down. – W. Migner

Triple-Boot: Mac OS X, Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux

In this post I will explain some of the issues i ran into using Mac OS X, Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux in a triple-boot.

First, if you have a Mac, you should install rEFit before any other OS!

In short, here’s what you do:
– Install rEFIt
– Create partitions for the three operating systems
– Install Windows
– Install Ubuntu

Okay, so you have Mac OS X installed. The first thing you need to do is to install rEFit (http://refit.sourceforge.net/)

Now use the Disc Utillity in OS X to partition your Harddrive. You can also use the Boot Camp assistant to Install Windows. After you have installed Windows, you want to install Ubuntu Linux.

Go to Disc Utillity in Mac OS X, and make a new partition for Ubuntu, just format as “free space”, we will use the Ubuntu installer to format with the right file system later.

Now, I suppose you have burned Ubuntu to a CD that is now ready to install. Go through the installer, when it comes to “Allocate drive space” choose “Specify partitions manually”. Now, choose the “free space” partition you made before and make a 1 GB Swap partition. Use the rest of the free space to make a partition for Ubuntu. You do this by marking the free space and click change, in “Use as” choose Ext4 journaling file system, in “Mount point” choose “/”. Now be sure to install the Boot loader to your Linux partition you just made instead of installing it in the MBR (Master Boot Record). Now finish your installation.

Now, when you start up your Mac, rEFit should be the boot loader and you should be able to choose between MAC OS X, Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux. Choosing Ubuntu Linux will then take you to Grub (Linux Boot Loader) where you have to choose Ubuntu again (or just wait some seconds) to boot from.

If you want to read a more detailed version, check out the Ubuntu documentation:

rEFit currently version 0.14, boot loader:

What if I already installed Ubuntu without installing fEFit ?
Okay, so you can’t boot Mac OS X from the Grub boot loader. You have to boot either from Ubuntu or Windows, and create a rEFit CD from the ISO disk image available at refit.sourceforge.net. Burn the CD (when you have burned the CD it appears empty because it’s for the Mac file system, dont worry). Just put the CD in, start your Mac and hold down “c”, this will boot from the CD, where rEFit is on. Now choose to boot from Mac OS X, download rEFit for Mac and install it. Boot 2 or 3 times, and rEFit should now be the default boot loader!

Get Ubuntu

A good advice
Never use Windows’ own partitioning tools when you’ve installed it using a hybrid MBR, since it only “sees” the MBR side. Instead use Apple’s Disk Utility.

Chuck Norris facts

10 funny Chuck Norris facts:

Chuck Norris can be unlocked on the hardest level of Tekken. But only Chuck Norris is skilled enough to unlock himself. Then he roundhouse kicks the Playstation back to Japan.

Chuck Norris sleeps with a pillow under his gun.

Chuck Norris once ate a whole cake before his friends could tell him there was a stripper in it.

When Chuck Norris falls in water, Chuck Norris doesn’t get wet. Water gets Chuck Norris.

When an episode of Walker Texas Ranger was aired in France, the French surrendered to Chuck Norris just to be on the safe side.

They once made a Chuck Norris toilet paper, but it wouldn’t take shit from anybody.

The show Survivor had the original premise of putting people on an island with Chuck Norris. There were no survivors, and nobody is brave enough to go to the island to retrieve the footage.

Chuck Norris once ate an entire bottle of sleeping pills. They made him blink.

Chuck Norris played Russian Roulette with a fully loaded gun and won.

The Bible was originally titled “Chuck Norris and Friends”.

You can find more Chuck Norris facts at www.chucknorrisfacts.com.

Find Chuck Norris

Try go to Google and type “Find Chuck Norris”, and then hit the “I’m Feeling Lucky”-button. It will come up with a message saying that Chuck Norris can’t be found, Chuck Norris finds you! Haha…

Heres a screendumb.

Chuck Norris can't be found

Google ASCII art Easter egg

Just found an ‘Easter Egg’ in Google search engine.

Try searching for “ascii art” on Google, this will result in the Google logo turn into ASCII itself.

A search for Ascii art on Google will result in the logo in Ascii.

A search for ASCII art on Google will result in the logo in ASCII.

Facebook trick and big MSN smiley

Time for some tricks.

Facebook Easter egg (flare effect) – The Konami Code

When you are on Facebook try pressing the Konami Code:

up up down down left right left right b a enter

The Konami Code

The Konami Code

After this, try scroll down or something. It should give you a flare effect like in this picture:

Facebook trick

Facebook trick

If you want it to stop again, go to your settings or log off.

Next trick:

Big smiley in your Messenger status

Put the following character just before the smiley you want to make HUGE:



⃡͋:D Cool trick

Will look like this:

Big smiley in MSN display name

Big smiley in MSN display name

Thats it… :-)