About Menelaos Bakopoulos

Mr. Menelaos Bakopoulos is currently pursuing his PhD both at Center for TeleInFrastruktur (CTiF) at Aalborg University (AAU) in Denmark and Athens Information Technology (AIT) in Athens, Greece. He received a Master in Information Technology and Telecommunications Systems from Athens Information Technology and a B.Sc. in Computer Science & Management Information Systems from the American College of Thessaloniki. Since April 2008 he has been a member of the Multimedia, Knowledge, and Web Technologies Group.

Posts by Menelaos Bakopoulos:

Zooming in on youtube video in IOS (and eveywhere else)

So, do you need to zoom in on your screen on your IPad or IPhone? Need to use zoom during youtube playback and not finding anything except that video recording zoom jailbreak? Well, the solution is accessibility> zoom.

I like to watch my favourite shows sometimes on you tube but the up loaders modify them in order to bypass copyright detectors by adding extra borders and modifying the voice pitches in certain segments.

Deep Space Nine Youtube

Deep Space Nine Youtube

Voyager Youtube

Voyager Youtube

It turns out that the only solution I have found is to use the accessibility setting zoom feature and the three finger gesture.Below I post relevant links for how to enable and use the specific accessibility feature:

RAID 6 Backup Server with SAMBA (windows sharing), E-MAIL Monitoring (Ubuntu), and Remote Desktop

This is in need of an update due to dead links and deprecated content.

Today I’m posting to list the tutorials / steps I used to create the a backup server for the Multimedia, Knowledge, and Web Technologies Group at Athens Information Technology – Athens.

A server resulting from the use of the tutorials below will:

  • be accessible from windows PCs.
  • be able to withstand two disk failures without loss of data.
  • e-mail the administrator upon disk failure within the RAID array to take preventive steps.
  • e-mail the administrator on a scheduled basis with disk statuses outlining bad sectors.

So on to the actual good stuff… More

Extending Quick.CMS editor functionallity

The free version of Quick.cms has a very limited version of the MCE editor. Layers, images, and formatting were very disappointing.

As I wanted to give the biggest freedom to my client for editing their site, I decided to do some digging and upgrade the editor:

The code for the editor is contained within: templatesadminedit.tpl

I commented the original code:

<!–  <script language=”javascript” type=”text/javascript” src=”$config[dir_plugins]tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/tiny_mce.js”></script>
  <script language=”javascript” type=”text/javascript”>
        theme : “advanced”,
        mode : “exact”,
    entity_encoding : “raw”,
        elements : “sDescriptionShort,sDescriptionFull,sContent”,
        theme_advanced_buttons1 : “bold,italic,underline,strikethrough,|,justifyleft,justifycenter,justifyright,justifyfull,|,bullist,numlist,|,outdent,indent,|,undo,redo”,
        theme_advanced_buttons2 : “link,unlink,anchor,cleanup,help,code,hr,removeformat,visualaid,|,charmap”,
        theme_advanced_buttons3 : “”,
        theme_advanced_buttons4 : “”,
        theme_advanced_toolbar_location : “top”,
        theme_advanced_toolbar_align : “left”,
        debug : false
</script> –>
and added the code for the full version tiny_mce which I found from an example here:


<script type=”text/javascript” src=”/js/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/tiny_mce.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript”>
        // General options
        mode : “textareas”,
        theme : “advanced”,
        plugins : “autolink,lists,spellchecker,pagebreak,style,layer,table,save,advhr,advimage,advlink,emotions,iespell,inlinepopups,insertdatetime,preview,media,searchreplace,print,contextmenu,paste,directionality,fullscreen,noneditable,visualchars,nonbreaking,xhtmlxtras,template”,

        // Theme options
        theme_advanced_buttons1 : “save,newdocument,|,bold,italic,underline,strikethrough,|,justifyleft,justifycenter,justifyright,justifyfull,|,styleselect,formatselect,fontselect,fontsizeselect”,
        theme_advanced_buttons2 : “cut,copy,paste,pastetext,pasteword,|,search,replace,|,bullist,numlist,|,outdent,indent,blockquote,|,undo,redo,|,link,unlink,anchor,image,cleanup,help,code,|,insertdate,inserttime,preview,|,forecolor,backcolor”,
        theme_advanced_buttons3 : “tablecontrols,|,hr,removeformat,visualaid,|,sub,sup,|,charmap,emotions,iespell,media,advhr,|,print,|,ltr,rtl,|,fullscreen”,
        theme_advanced_buttons4 : “insertlayer,moveforward,movebackward,absolute,|,styleprops,spellchecker,|,cite,abbr,acronym,del,ins,attribs,|,visualchars,nonbreaking,template,blockquote,pagebreak,|,insertfile,insertimage”,
        theme_advanced_toolbar_location : “top”,
        theme_advanced_toolbar_align : “left”,
        theme_advanced_statusbar_location : “bottom”,
        theme_advanced_resizing : true,

        // Skin options
        skin : “o2k7”,
        skin_variant : “silver”,

        // Example content CSS (should be your site CSS)
        content_css : “css/example.css”,

        // Drop lists for link/image/media/template dialogs
        template_external_list_url : “js/template_list.js”,
        external_link_list_url : “js/link_list.js”,
        external_image_list_url : “js/image_list.js”,
        media_external_list_url : “js/media_list.js”,

        // Replace values for the template plugin
        template_replace_values : {
                username : “Some User”,
                staffid : “991234”

Finally I also downloaded and added the newest tiny_mce scripts from http://tinymce.moxiecode.com/download/download.php and everything worked perfectly!! Below is the old and new version!

Office 2007…manual uninstall

This post is for anyone who has had difficulties with office. My office got corrupted and wouldn’t uninstall.Luckily I found the following link:
(How do I uninstall Office 2003, Office 2007 or Office 2010 suites if I cannot uninstall it from Control Panel?) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301 that did the job for me 🙂

Takes a long time though…