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Keep Your Free dyndns.org Account

Programmatically login to your dyndns.org account Per the discussion and script provided by azertx here, I’ve decided to document things a little more clearly in the hopes that more people are able to continue using the dyndns.org FREE dynamic hostname service. Create a perl script called ‘dyndns-refresh.pl’ containing the following code: #!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use […]

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hardware

Solved: Bluetooth Mouse Disconnecting on Windows 8.1

After upgrading to Windows 8.1, I started having problems with my bluetooth mouse disconnecting from my Dell XPS14 frequently.  Every few minutes or so it would stop responding entirely, then I would have to go to the Bluetooth Devices screen – this would usually kick it out of its “sleeping” state, but only temporarily.  Eventually, […]

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software

uTorrent Proxy Connection Error or DHT: Waiting to log in

When using uTorrent, you get the following notice in the status bar: DHT: Waiting to log in In the Tracker Status, you will see: [DHT] waiting for announce Proxy connect error: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it. As well as the status changing from “Ok” to “No incoming connections” […]

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Looping video on an iPhone or iPod Touch

Contrary to what a quick Google search will tell you, looping video on an iPhone or iPod Touch is simple, easy, and most importantly, FREE – using built-in features.  I tried a ton of video player apps before I actually found a solution that works – figured others would benefit from this post, so here […]

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Fixing iTunes Restore Error 16xx (1600, 1604, 1648…etc)

If you’re having problems restoring your iPhone, iPod and keep getting one of these 16xx errors, the solution might be much simpler than you think! The iPhone could not be restored.  An unknown error occurred (1600). There are numerous reasons for running into these errors – one of the simplest (and least obvious) fixes for […]

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hardware

Inspiron 1420 Obituary

I’ve been putting this off for a long time, but my trusty laptop is really on its last legs this time.  It was bought in October of 2008 for $780 (after my trusty Inspiron 8500 died – RIP *tear) – making it almost exactly 5 years old to the day. In all reality it’s lasted […]

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websites

Adding Google Analytics to Your WordPress Site

First thing I do anytime I spin up a new site is to add Google Analytics to it.  This lets me see what is being used on the site, by who, how often…etc, and can be invaluable to any small business that wants to know more about its customers. Site analytics are also useful for […]

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Hello world!

Here’s my first post – figured it was about time to start putting up some of my trials and tribulations as a nerd for the benefit of posterity. Some things I intend to cover here: Programming (PHP, Yii, MySQL, javascript, jquery, EnyoJS) Running a website (Dreamhost, linux scripts, WordPress, AdWords, Google Analytics) General Hacks (Windows […]