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Fixing Error 720 On An SsTP VPN
Fixing Error 720 on a Server 2008/2008 R2 Secure Socket Tunnelling Protocol (SSTP) VPN.

How To Activate An XP Mode VM On Windows 10
You are running Windows 10 and you want keep using an XP Mode virtual machine after its activation has expired

Kindle Root Password Generator
Amazon’s Kindle uses a root password derived from the serial number. This tool will help you calculate your Kindle’s root password.

Ford Falcon BA-BF Custom Carputer Guide
How to build and install a car pc or car computer in a BA or BF Ford Falcon

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.

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.

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

How To Register For GST If You Already Have An ABN (in Australia)
How to register for GST using the Australian Government’s/Australian Taxation Office’s ATO online Business Portal when you already have an ABN and an AUSKey.

Soundblaster Live ASIO Support
How to use a Soundblaster Live with APS drivers to provide ASIO support

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.

Useful Kodi (XBMC) Things
A few things I have found useful while running Kodi (XBMC)

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?

Text Tools
This page lets you do various things to text, and gives you the encoded, decoded, or otherwise converted text back.