The Answers You Were Looking For

Welcome to Hard Answers

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.

Got a question? Ask me.

Or, if you’ve found an answer to something you think would help other people, let me know, and I’ll add it to my growing collection of hard answers.

Search

Categories

Select a category below, to view all answers about that subject.

Random Articles

Here’s a few random answers, for no apparent reason. Perhaps you were looking for them?

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.

Edit A File Without Changing Its Last Modified Timestamp
How to change the created or last modified timestamp of files in Windows

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.

“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.

Prevent Caching Of Dynamic Web Pages
How to prevent caching of web pages using PHP.

Remove “My Sharing Folders” From My Computer
How to remove the My Sharing Folders icon from My Computer in Windows Vista, XP.

Soundblaster Live ASIO Support
How to use a Soundblaster Live with APS drivers to provide ASIO support

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.

Template-Based Site
Make a simple PHP-based template-drive site

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)

Site Comments
All comments left on the site.

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.