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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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Improve Advanced Custom Fields Relationship And Post Object Fields Search
How to get the ACF Relationship and Post Object fields to sort by search results relevance, only show published posts, search by URL, and exclude the current page
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.
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”.
Edit A File Without Changing Its Last Modified Timestamp
How to change the created or last modified timestamp of files in Windows
Enable EPG TV Guide In Media Center
How to enable the Electronic Program Guide for TV broadcasts in Vista or XP Media Center for use in Australia.
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.
Songs From Gossip Girl’s Pilot Episode
What is the complete list of songs and when they were played in the pilot episode for Gossip Girl?
Remove “My Sharing Folders” From My Computer
How to remove the My Sharing Folders icon from My Computer in Windows Vista, XP.
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.
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.
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Perform A Regular Expression Search And Replace
This page lets you perform a PHP perl-compatible regular expression find and replace using preg_replace.