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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.
Delete Photos Without Descriptions From Google Photos
How to delete photos without descriptions from Google Photos using a Greasemonkey/Tampermonkey script.
Control Caching Of Dynamic Web Pages
How to control caching of dynamic web pages.
Windows Taskbar Refuses To Auto-hide
How to fix when the Windows Taskbar refuses to auto-hide.
Ignore Files In Git .gitignore But Keep Directory
How to .gitignore all files in a directory, but keep the directory
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.
Apache Module Mod_rewrite Test Page
A test page for the Apache mod_rewrite module showing which variables mod_rewrite receives.
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.
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.
Remove Advertising From Windows Live Messenger Or MSN Messenger
How to customise and remove the advertising and other annoying features from Windows Live Messenger and MSN Messenger. Works for Yahoo Messenger too.
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.
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.
Useful Kodi (XBMC) Things
A few things I have found useful while running Kodi (XBMC)
Why Do Golf Tees Go Backwards?
Why do golf tees go backwards when the ball is hit?
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.