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Improve Advanced Custom Fields Relationship And Post Object Fields Search
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How To Activate An XP Mode VM On Windows 10
You are running Windows 10 and you want keep using an XP Mode virtual machine after its activation has expired

Map Keystrokes Ctrl + Tab And Ctrl + Shift + Tab To Microsoft Intellimouse Buttons
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Delete Comment Spam From Gallery
How to mass delete comment spam from Gallery

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

Hotlink Protection
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“Insufficient Storage Available” When Installing Updates
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Apache Module Mod_rewrite Test Page
A test page for the Apache mod_rewrite module showing which variables mod_rewrite receives.

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

How NOT To Redirect OWA On Exchange 2010
How to simplify the Exchange 2010 OWA address without causing all sorts of problems.

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.

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

Useful Linux Commands
A little list of basic commands I keep needing, but which I don’t use often enough to bother remembering. It’s basically an online sticky note. These are specific to CentOS.