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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.

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.

Delete Photos Without Descriptions From Google Photos
How to delete photos without descriptions from Google Photos using a Greasemonkey/Tampermonkey script.

Send An Email To All Group Managers Via A Reactive Rule In Drupal 7
The idea was that when someone signed up and requested to join a group, the administrators (not just the author) of that group would get an email letting them know someone had requested access.

Hotlink Protection
How to protect files from hotlinking

“Insufficient Storage Available” When Installing Updates
How to fix a problem where you receive an “Insufficient Storage Available” error when installing or upgrading apps on your Samsung Android mobile.

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

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.

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.

Enable S3 Suspend For Media Center
How to enable S3 Suspend for Media Center, to allow a remote control to place the media center computer into an S3 (STR, suspend-to-RAM) state, and unsuspend from that state.

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?

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

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.

Bypass PHP Output Buffering When Using Apache Mod_deflate
How to output content immediately to the browser by bypassing PHP’s output buffering using flush() & ob_flush() while still using Apache mod_deflate to compress page contents.