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Hello and welcome. I’m Ned Martin. Ever spent a long time finding the answer to something? I have, and when I do, I put it here in the hope that it might help someone else—plus, if I ever need it again… I know where to look.
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Map Keystrokes Ctrl + Tab And Ctrl + Shift + Tab To Microsoft Intellimouse Buttons
Ever wanted to map a mouse button to a character you can’t enter into the Intellimouse/Intellipoint control panel, such as the Tab key? Here’s how.
Correcting Clock Drift On A CentOS VM Under Hyper-V On Server 2008 R2
How to correct clock drift on a CentOS 5 virtual machine guest running on a Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V host.
How To Delete Mac Hidden Files From Windows
You are running Windows and you want to delete the annoying hidden files Macs make, like “.DS_Store”.
Exchange Management Console Permissions Gone
How to correct error “you don't have sufficient permissions to view this data” from the Exchange Management Console Organisation Configuration
Windows Taskbar Refuses To Auto-hide
How to fix when the Windows Taskbar refuses to auto-hide.
Remove Folders From Media Center’s Media Library
How to remove folders from Media Center’s Media Library, including those that you can’t normally.
Apache Module Mod_rewrite Test Page
A test page for the Apache mod_rewrite module showing which variables mod_rewrite receives.
Reset The Desktop Windows Manager In Windows
How to reset the Desktop Windows Manager in Windows.
Redirect To A Mobile Site Using Mod_rewrite
How to use Apache’s mod_rewrite .htaccess rules to redirect mobile devices to a different version of your site, while still allowing a “View Full Site” link.
Remove “My Sharing Folders” From My Computer
How to remove the My Sharing Folders icon from My Computer in Windows Vista, XP.
Negative Delta Time Error In Dual-core Based Systems
Experiencing the error “Negative delta time!” when playing Unreal Tournament or a game based on its engine, on a dual-core processor, and/or under Windows XP/Vista?
Useful Linux Commands
A little list of basic commands I keep needing, but which I don’t use often enough to bother remembering. It’s basically an online sticky note. These are specific to CentOS.
Windows Media Centre Remote Control & Winamp
How do I make my Windows Media Centre remote control work with Winamp?
WWW SQL Designer: Visual Web-based SQL Modelling Tool
WWW SQL Designer allows users to create database designs, which can be saved/loaded and exported to SQL scripts. Various databases and languages are supported. Ability to import existing database design.
Perform A Regular Expression Search And Replace
This page lets you perform a PHP perl-compatible regular expression find and replace using preg_replace.