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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.

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.

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”.

Enabling Digital Audio S/PDIF Pass –Through Via HDMI On DisplayPort
How to send digital S/PDIF surround sound to an HDMI device via the DisplayPort on a Dell Latitude E6500..

Control Caching Of Dynamic Web Pages
How to control caching of dynamic web pages.

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.

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.

Ignore Files In Git .gitignore But Keep Directory
How to .gitignore all files in a directory, but keep the directory

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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