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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.

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

Enable EPG TV Guide In Media Center
How to enable the Electronic Program Guide for TV broadcasts in Vista or XP Media Center for use in Australia.

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

Ignore Files In Git .gitignore But Keep Directory
How to .gitignore all files in a directory, but keep the directory

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.

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.

Reset The Desktop Windows Manager In Windows
How to reset the Desktop Windows Manager in Windows.

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

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.

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 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.

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.