Deregister cell phone from panasonic KX-TG7731 or KX-TG294SK

This is for the Panasonic cordless phone KX-TG7731. There is another model number along with the serial number KX-TG294SK

The options on Panasonic support site, don’t work, but [MENU] [1] [3] [4] works!!

Thanks to found the answer in an already answered question


Dos batch file string, path manipulation, for /f links

path manipulation: (note path manipulators do not work with user defined variables, only with command line args or for variables, same info can be seen in the help for /?)

string manipulation:


Python Mac OS X

Things that I had to do for python on Mac OS X. There are amazing resources on the web

After a long gap got back to it. VirtualEnv makes a lot of sense and virtualenvwrapper makes it even better.  Tried to install virtualenvwrapper, due to various things done on the system something was messedup
Error in loading virtualenvwrapper – source gave an error
tried brew install –python. this gave the warning/error that python was found but not linked. After fixing this virtualenvwrapper loaded fine

Fixing python not linked warning/error
brew link –overwrite python


run directly not with python; if with python need full path to

Mirro Video Converter

Found mirro via web search, tried to see how the video will be compared to Handbrake.

  • Simple interface but most of the UI is not working even when started with “Run as administrator” on windows 7.
  • Drag-drop did not work, choose file works
  • Once file is selected, showed up in the queue and was able to convert
  • the “show file” nor the “show output folder” options did not work, so was not able to get the software to show the output folder and the converted file!!! Converted file was found under the video library in “Mirro Video Converter” folder. ¬†(firewall settings prevent the dialogs to open up)
  • Only output format can be chosen no control over quality etc

Regular Expression for notepad++ to find to_timestamp in oracle dump

Data dump from oracle contained to_timestamp entries which do not work when used in MS SQL Server.

The regular expression to find these entries in notepad++, to change them for MS SQL:
(non-greedy search of .*? did not work but this does)