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Make browser and search engine friendly links

Map Keystrokes Ctrl + Tab And Ctrl + Shift + Tab To Microsoft Intellimouse Buttons
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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.

Enabling Digital Audio S/PDIF Pass –Through Via HDMI On DisplayPort
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Firefox Extension: Paste And Go 3 1.0.5
This simple Firefox extension provides a configurable keyboard shortcut which will instantly paste and go (open or search) whatever is in the clipboard. It is a great time saver.

Drop In PHP Caching Function
Cache complex content using PHP without greatly modifying the existing code structure.

Reset The Desktop Windows Manager In Windows
How to reset the Desktop Windows Manager in Windows.

How NOT To Redirect OWA On Exchange 2010
How to simplify the Exchange 2010 OWA address without causing all sorts of problems.

Remove Advertising From Windows Live Messenger Or MSN Messenger
How to customise and remove the advertising and other annoying features from Windows Live Messenger and MSN Messenger. Works for Yahoo Messenger too.

How To Fix Windows 7 Bug Where “thumbs.db” Prevents Renaming Or Deleting Most Recently Viewed Folder
You receive an error “The action can’t be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program. Close the file or folder and try again” and it mentions Thumbs.db.

Template-Based Site
Make a simple PHP-based template-drive site

Intel Wi-Fi: Unsupported (too Old) EEPROM
How to determine that you have bought an “engineering sample” version of an Intel Wi-Fi card.

Why Do Golf Tees Go Backwards?
Why do golf tees go backwards when the ball is hit?

Perform A Regular Expression Search And Replace
This page lets you perform a PHP perl-compatible regular expression find and replace using preg_replace.

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