Posts tagged 'howto'

How to hide custom post types from the “link to existing content” list in WordPress

Wordpress
When developing a custom WordPress theme for a client we came across an annoying quirk in the WordPress editor user interface. I had added a custom post type to their theme to allow the client to create a database of service providers. However, once their database was populated, we discovered that the “link to existing content” list in the “Insert/edit …

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How to extend the range of your home or small office WiFi network

network
There are several approaches for increasing the range of your home’s WiFi network. Two basic options are: use a Wireless Access Point to add additional wireless coverage to your network use a Wireless Range Extender to increase the coverage of your WiFi They achieve largely the same result, but via two very different methods, and both have their pros and …

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How to delete a Windows volume mount point for an invalid drive

Windows7
When I rebuilt my server earlier this year to run Windows 7 (rather than Windows Home Server), I decided to use Windows mount points to expand the storage rather than using separate drive letters or something like RAID to span disks. The structure I use is similar to this: C:\   - Backup   - PCBackups - T510 - T60 …

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How to configure PEAR for Zend Server Community Edition on Windows 7

PEAR
I decided to try running Zend Server CE (PHP v5.3) for my local development environment on my Windows 7 (64-bit) machine. After discovering that I needed to explicitly choose to install MySQL and phpMyAdmin (simply fixed by running the installer again and modifying the installation), I found that the PEAR libraries some of my existing code relied on, was missing. …

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Profile privacy on meetup.com

Meetup
My wife and I run a private meetup.com group and I was asked by someone about what information is displayed publicly on meetup.com and what information is private. While investigating, I discovered some things I didn’t know before – so I thought it would be a good idea to share them with everyone. There are two sets of profile information maintained by meetup.com …

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How to convert scheduled tasks from Windows XP to Windows 7

cmd
When I decommissioned my Windows Home Server recently, I decided to replace it with Windows 7. However, I had over 20 scheduled tasks running on the WHS box to do things like back up my websites and backup files on the server and such. I wanted to recreate these scheduled tasks on the new Windows 7 install, but discovered that …

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How to turn on/off Keyboard NumLock on bootup in Windows

NumLock
I recently rebuilt my home server machine to run Windows 7. I attached my ThinkPad USB Keyboard with TrackPoint to the machine (love these keyboards – the feel and usability of a ThinkPad keyboard on a desktop!!), but after setup, I found that I was having difficulty logging in with the username and password I had specified. I did also …

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How to find the end of a line in Xara Photo and Graphics Designer

xara
After spending nearly an hour checking hundreds (thousands?) of line points in a rather complex line in Xara Photo and Graphics Designer and still not being able to find where the line was broken – I turned to Google for help and within a minute came up with a 2 second solution! If you go in to Shape Editor mode, …

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How to set up an external widescreen LCD monitor with an IBM ThinkPad

ThinkPadR50
download latest video drivers from ATI download DriverHeaven’s DH Mobility Modder.net tool and follow the instructions (as summarised here) uninstall current drivers supplied by IBM / Lenovo install new drivers – this step will most likely fail, but should at least copy the driver files to the computer unzip Mobility Modder zip file and run the MobilityDotNET.exe file point the modder …

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