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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.
Ford Falcon BA-BF Custom Carputer Guide
How to build and install a car pc or car computer in a BA or BF Ford Falcon
Delete Comment Spam From Gallery
How to mass delete comment spam from Gallery
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”.
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
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.
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.
Ignore Files In Git .gitignore But Keep Directory
How to .gitignore all files in a directory, but keep the directory
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.
Soundblaster Live ASIO Support
How to use a Soundblaster Live with APS drivers to provide ASIO support
Make a simple PHP-based template-drive site
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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.
Perform A Regular Expression Search And Replace
This page lets you perform a PHP perl-compatible regular expression find and replace using preg_replace.