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[6 Mar 2009 | 10 Comments | ]
Easy Google Pagerank Determination

Here is a very cool trick (Found by Jimmy) to determine Google Pagerank on websites by modifying your search query URL on Google Search. The best part about this is that it returns the output in plain text, making it easier for developers to get this information without long scripts. This means you could write a Sphider Mod to get better search results or use it within a custom program to see how popular (or important) a website is on the internet.
Get the Pagerank: 
To get pagerank, type in: http://www.google.com/search?client=navclient-auto&ch=656688533331624&features=Rank&q=info:google.com 
To change the website …

[14 Feb 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Chrome Nightly: mini_installer.exe isn’t updating

I downloaded the latest nightly build of Chrome, only to realize that the mini_installer.exe wouldn’t update my Chrome installation on Windows 7. I would run the executable, but nothing would happen. Finally, I decided to change the compatibility to Windows Vista and Vola!, it worked!
So if you’re having trouble with the mini_installer.exe, just right click the exe, goto Properties. Then goto the Compatibility tab and then choose Windows Vista. No matter if you delete the mini_installer.exe, the settings should stay the same for any mini_installer.exe in that same folder (Desktop?). …

[12 Feb 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
Klok: A free Adobe Air time tracking application

I wanted to find a free, easy application to track my time spent on various projects. I found Klok, its an Adobe AIR application! I downloaded it and it went fairly simple. The application is very simple to use, however it has a decent learning curve. I would say it took me almost 5 minutes to learn my way around the application, and I’m still finding new things out as I write this.

At first, when you launch the application, you are presented with the “Project View” screen. The first thing …

[20 Jan 2009 | 6 Comments | ]
Dual Boot iTunes, Share Library

I have over 6000 songs on iTunes and I would like to keep my current library on my new Windows 7 boot. However, if I make changes on Windows 7, I want them to be applied to my Windows XP boot, and vice-versa. I found that there are two ways of doing this, one that is very simple and the other for power users.
Method 1: Easy Way
Step 1: Make sure iTunes is setup correctly on your first boot and Consolidate your library (found under File -> Library or under Advanced …

[20 Jan 2009 | 6 Comments | ]
Windows 7: Windows Installer Stopped Working

On Windows 7, when running a installer, you may get a dialog saying that “Windows® Installer Has Stopped Working”.  This is caused by the “Customer Experience Improvement Program” and only happens every so often. The fix is easy, however.

Step 1: Open regedit (Start –> regedit (type in “Search Programs and File” box and hit enter) )
Step 2: Navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SQMClient\Windows\DisabledSessions]
Step 3: Delete everything in that “folder” except “(Default)”. Final result should look like:

Step 4: Close regedit and try install again

Other websites say that you should disable the “Customer Experience Improvement …

[18 Jan 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
3 Plugins to Secure your WordPress Login

I was browsing through the long list of WordPress plugins, looking for some good ones our site should have and I found 3 really cool ones that make your WordPress admin panel super secure.
First plugin you should install on your WordPress installation is Limit Login Attempts. This plugin tracks the number of times a user gets his username and password combination incorrect, and after a defined amount of attempts, it will lock, log, and email the WordPress administrator about it. This means brute-force attacks will be more difficult (still possible …