This is a step-by-step guide showing how to purchase and build a custom gaming PC for around $500 US. I will list the exact components that were used, with links to Amazon, and show you in detail how to put it together. Each year I will keep this guide updated along with my own PC upgrades.
Jul 13, 2016
Amazon often shows a video ad on their frontpage for their women's dresses section. It can be distracting, as any auto-playing video is. Here is an easy way to remove it using a standard ad blocker.
Jun 27, 2016
Yahoo recently added video ads that auto-play when you empty your spam folder or have an empty inbox or other folder. At first you could disable them, but shortly afterwards Yahoo made them permanent. Here is an easy way to remove them completely using any standard ad blocker.
Apr 8, 2016
With version 3.15 of FileZilla FTP, the developers have added a notification bubble that pops up when transfers are complete and FileZilla is not in the foreground. With version 3.16 they made the bubbles pop up whether FileZilla is in the foreground or background. Disabling these notifications isn't immediately obvious. Here is how.
Feb 16, 2016
ES File Explorer for Android has become increasingly bloated, starting with version 4.0 that came out in August 2015. It now has forced home screens, background running, notifications, a cleaner app built-in, and other bloat that is generally not necessary for a file manager.
Feb 2, 2016
The amount of power your mobile device consumes while charging depends on the amperage rate of your charger. This should be listed on the plug-in part of the charger in very small print. For phones it is usually around 1.2A at 5.0V. For tablets it is usually around 2.0A at 5.0V. USB charging usually delivers 500mA (0.5A) at 5.0V.
Jan 29, 2016
If you've updated to SourceTree 1.6.24 on your Windows computer and it keeps asking for a password, here is one potential workaround/solution that may work for you.
Dec 1, 2015
If your VPS Linux Apache web server is randomly responding slowly to requests, especially many concurrent requests such as a page with many images on it, here is a possible solution that worked for my VPS.
Nov 29, 2015
I have a good amount of experience purchasing both new and refurbished Dell and HP computers and laptops. Here is some information in case you are in the market for a computer, and are not sure if you should buy new or refurbished.
Nov 27, 2015
FlashBeat is an Adware program that runs in the background. It injects ads into webpages that are designed to look like they're part of the host website. For example: It will insert fake ads to the top of Google search results pages that look very similar to the normal Google ads.
Nov 25, 2015
Open Developer Tools in Chrome or Internet Explorer, or Inspector in Firefox (shortcut is F12 in all browsers), and find the Network tab. This is the tab that shows you all http requests made and will look a little different on each browser. It may not be populated until you refresh the page you're on or visit a site after having the window open.
Nov 24, 2015
Here is a guide on how to install XSendFile onto your VPS web host. This does require that you have root access and can run commands over SSH.
Nov 17, 2015