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Preventing windows from going to sleep/hibernating while file transfers are in progress

Sep 12th, 2013 | By

So you’ve got a massive upload for a client that is due in the morning so you set it to upload and hit the hay after a 20 hour work day(and by hit the hay I mean collapse at your desk).  Imagine the horror when you wake up to find out that fucking windows went
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How to get the alt+left click move window linux functionality in Windows?

Aug 26th, 2013 | By

One of my most missed features from Gnome in my linux days is the ability to just hold down alt and left click drag a window. You didn’t have to go up to the title bar and click, you could click anywhere and it would just start moving the damned thing.  Windows of course doesn’t
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Clicking on my Skype name was causing other people’s clients to crash

Aug 22nd, 2013 | By

God knows how much business this could have cost me but what a shitty situation.  what was happening was that I had contacts would would report that eveything they clicked on my skype name their client would crash more tips here.  No one else on their list caused this, ONLY me!!  I contacted skype and
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Thunderbird has a max size per folder: Errors saying cannot copy to sent folder today

Aug 16th, 2013 | By

So it appears that if you are like me and save 100% of your emails that thunderbird will eventually shit a brick and tell you enough is enouhg.. From what I’ve read that limit is 4GB per folder, or in my case 14236 emails in the sent folder.  A fine example of why it might
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Never loose form information and text by accidentally pressing the back button

Aug 8th, 2013 | By

Well this has probably happened to be a few hundred times but for whatever reason today I thought to do something make sure it doens’t happen again.. i’m talking about when you fill out a text field on an online form or somewhere and then for whatever reason you hit back, close the tab or
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Sample CISPA Blackout Page HTML to save you the time

Apr 20th, 2013 | By

Just incase you are planning on blacking out your site(s) on April 22nd, 2013 I’ve made a sample CISPA page which I think is pretty decent.  All you have to do is save it as index.html and put it in your domains root folder/directory.  Obviously you’ll want to back up your existing index.html file first.
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The best windows archiver between WinRar and 7zip

Apr 19th, 2013 | By

Alright so I was looking at Archivers today as I just wanted to make sure that Winrar, my goto archiver was the best one I should be using.  I read a lot of reviews and found most people saying that 7zip can compress things smaller without taking a lot longer to do it.  So I
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Fixing ‘This page includes script from unauthenticated sources’ problem with ssl wordpress install on apache+nginx server

Apr 10th, 2013 | By

This was a headache and a half that ate up 4 hours of my life.  So here’s the deal, I have a wordpress install that NEEDS to run completely on ssl(https) and everything was running tickity boo until we did a wordpress update last week.  All of a sudden all of the css and js
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How to make an automated connection checker and IP blocker for your server

Mar 23rd, 2013 | By

I like to think of it as a door man for my server, or my little centurion 🙂  What this little guy does is checked the last 5 hours of access logs to your server to see if there are any IP’s that are hitting your server an unusually high amount of times.  If it
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Remove auto-created email specific thunderbird folders – have everything go into 1 local folder

Mar 20th, 2013 | By

This was something that I seemed to have figured out and forgot again so I’ll blog about it this time to keep it permanently in memory 🙂   Anyways, so the deal is when you add a new email account in thunderbird it creates a specific set of folders and subfolders for that new email
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