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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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Here’s a few random answers, for no apparent reason. Perhaps you were looking for them?
How To Clean A BA Ford Falcon Cabin Air Filter
Is your Ford Falcon air conditioning or heating not blowing as much air as it used to? Have you cleaned your cabin air filter recently? Here’s how.
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.
Delete Contacts From Android And Resync From Exchange
How to delete duplicated contacts in Android and resync them from Exchange, and fix the synckey issue when Exchange won’t resync the contacts.
Edit A File Without Changing Its Last Modified Timestamp
How to change the created or last modified timestamp of files in Windows
Ignore Files In Git .gitignore But Keep Directory
How to .gitignore all files in a directory, but keep the directory
How to protect files from hotlinking
Prevent Caching Of Dynamic Web Pages
How to prevent caching of web pages using PHP.
Get An External USB Audio DAC Working On Raspberry Pi
You are using a USB Audio DAC on a Raspberry Pi, and it does not work properly.
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 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.
Why Do Golf Tees Go Backwards?
Why do golf tees go backwards when the ball is hit?
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