Disable balloon tips in Windows XP

One thing that really bothers me is a balloon tip that appears every time I reconnect to my home WiFi. Simplest solution is to disable balloon tips by using RegEdit. Open up this branch:


Add this DWORD value: “EnableBalloonTips” and set it’s value to “0” (zero).

Balloon tips will be disabled after your next logon.

MySQL purge old binary logs

If mysql-bin.xxxyyy logs are eating up your partition space. This is the right trick for you:

# login to mysql
mysql -u root -p
# create latest log mysql-bin.0000xy
flush logs;
# purge all logs before mysql-bin.0000xy
purge binary logs to 'mysql-bin.0000xy';