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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.

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 Photos Without Descriptions From Google Photos
How to delete photos without descriptions from Google Photos using a Greasemonkey/Tampermonkey script.

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”.

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.

Songs From Gossip Girl’s Pilot Episode
What is the complete list of songs and when they were played in the pilot episode for Gossip Girl?

Hotlink Protection
How to protect files from hotlinking

Apache Module Mod_rewrite Test Page
A test page for the Apache mod_rewrite module showing which variables mod_rewrite receives.

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

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.

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.

Useful Kodi (XBMC) Things
A few things I have found useful while running Kodi (XBMC)

Perform A Regular Expression Search And Replace
This page lets you perform a PHP perl-compatible regular expression find and replace using preg_replace.