- How to jailbreak the Kindle Paperwhite 5.6.5
The Kindle paperwhite firmware version 5.6.5 jailbreak has finally been released, at the same time as the new firmware (5.7.2).
- ChromeCast AutoIT script
I finally got around to putting up an AutoIT script on here! I've written plenty more but don't know where most of them are, unfortunately.
- Installing curb on Windows 7
It seems that many people have difficulty installing curb (curl for Ruby) on Windows. I was one of them, but with a bit of Googling and some trial and error, eventually managed it.
- Fixing Snapchat Camera Connection Issues
Having trouble with the camera in Snapchat? I did, and searched and searched and searched... and found a solution! Spoiler: Basically it involves simply disabling filters.
- Moving the Google Drive folder
Having difficulty moving the Google Drive folder on Windows? Google doesn't make it easy to do without disconnecting and reconnecting your account, which then involves downloading all your files to the new Google Drive folder location.
- Testing Jekyll 3
Yesterday I tested out Jekyll 3.0.0.beta6 on Windows 7 (for about 5 minutes).
- Jekyll SEO part 2
One month after the first part, I've just written the second section of my ongoing series on Jekyll SEO.
- Python - download images from URLs
Today I needed to extract a whole lot of image URLs scattered throughout a file, and download the images to my computer. I figured Python was the tool for the job, so I wrote a small Python script to do it for me and it works great!
- Automatically monitoring php error logs
After finally coming to the realisation that my current method of monitoring PHP error logs is somewhat lacking (most of the time I just manually check them when I feel like it. Which is never.)
- Simplifying Jekyll deployment (sort of)
I've written a BASH script to help with Jekyll deployment (not that it's a particularly onerous task anyway).
- Jekyll SEO part 1
I've just written the first part of what's likely to be an ongoing series on Jekyll SEO.
- Starting out with Sublime Text 3
Along with migrating from Wordpress to Jekyll, I've also just switched from Atom editor to Sublime Text 3.
- (I'm) Getting started with Jekyll
As is currently stated on the front page of my site, I am indeed currently migrating my site from Wordpress to Jekyll.
- Easy automatic ego-surfing!
Keep an eye on your own (and your competitor’s) new incoming backlinks!
- Google Inbox invitation
I received mine from Google today, which means I will soon have three to give away…
- A simple time recorder using Notepad++ Python Script
Today I made a simple time recorder script using the Notepad++ Python Script plugin. [Check it out here]!
- Why Just Cloud sucks
It just does. They’ve overcharged me and (in my opinion) falsely advertise their prices.
- McDonalds Monopoly NZ list of rare tickets
I know I’m a bit late to the party here, but some people have been asking about which NZ McDonalds Monopoly pieces are rare.
- Shizume – New Paperama Level Pack Solutions
Thats right – check out my [Paperama Shizume solutions here!]
- My 5-star rating shortcode for WordPress
4.7 <-- this is about as many stars as I deserve for this WordPress rating shortcode!
- TortoiseHg/Mercurial not storing your password?
Check out the [simple solution here!]
- Cyanogenmod 11 mobile data not working?
With the latest update to Cyanogenmod (M8 as at the time of writing), this may not be an issue any longer. However, if you are using an earlier version of CM, you may be having trouble with mobile data and wireless radios not working.
With some of the earlier CM’s I was having issues with the radios not working, or only working intermittently. I tried all sorts of things, including rebooting my phone many times, until I finally came across the solution.
- Cut the Rope 2 – Fruit Market – new level pack
Zeptolab, the makers of Cut the Rope have just released an update for Cut the Rope 2!
- Cut The Rope 2 fruit mission solutions
I have made video walkthrough solutions to about 77 of the Cut the Rope 2 fruit missions. I didn’t use any powerups while completing these levels, so if you don’t want to have to pay for powerups and need to complete the fruit collecting levels of Cut the Rope 2, – [check out my walkthroughs here!]
- Paperama Solutions
I have made walkthrough solutions to all 72 levels of Paperama, the origami paper folding puzzle app currently available on android and iphone!
- Swap the Box – Harbor world solutions!
Harbor world of Swap the Box was released today, and I have posted solutions here:
- Move the Box app – solutions
I’ve started making solutions to Move the Box, which is pretty much exactly the same as Swap the Box (to be fair, Swap the Box is a copy of Move the Box).
- Swap the Box app: walkthrough for Train, Jungle and City worlds
I’ve posted solutions to the remaining worlds of Swap the Box – Train, Jungle and City.
- Swap the Box app: Docks solutions
I have made solutions to the Docks world of Swap the Box, a puzzle game available on Android.
- Vertically rearrange HTML elements using CSS only
That’s right.. it’s totally doable!
- Google adsense app not working?
The other day I was having issues with the Google Adsense app on my android phone.
- God of Light walkthrough
I’ve just started playing the beautiful puzzle game God of Light, and have put together a bit of a walkthrough, for assistance if you’re stuck on any level. It shows you how to get all three stars on every level so far, and also where the fireflies are located and how to get them.
- How to Stop Google Calendar SMS Notifications
I have recently been having trouble with Google Calendar sending me SMS alerts at inopportune times (usually at about quarter to 12 at night – grrr. This happens when you have a full day event the next day. Google decides that you need to know 15 minutes before it starts, even if it’s beddy-byes time).
- Cyanogenmod radio issue fix (sort of)
If you’re using Cyanogenmod, and you have problems with the radios (in particular, mobile data stops working after turning on Airplane mode), there is a very simple fix:
- Need to kill a rogue Windows process? Try Taskkill
The other day I was having trouble with an apparently unstoppable Windows Server 2003 process. Task Manager was of no assistance, as the the process seemed to be hidden.
- Light Flow not working? Try this fix!
Admittedly, I don’t actually use Light Flow any more, now that I have Cyanogenmod (version 11.0 M3 – stable enough and totally awesome) which natively supports ‘per app’ LED notifications.
- Upgrade Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 to Android 4.3
Today I finally became tired of having old Android 4.1.2 on my Samsung Galaxy S3. This was mostly because I wasn’t able to run some apps which aren’t 4.1.2 compatible, such as Dashclock.
- WordPress Jetpack tiled gallery not working?
I’ve just started making a new website (will advise of URL once it’s ready enough) and have discovered the Jetpack WordPress plugin. It is AMAZING. It does pretty much everything you could ever want and more.
- Tasker profile: Capture Snapchat screenshot
This Tasker profile silently takes a screenshot of your Snapchat snaps when you tilt your phone from horizontal to vertical, while running Snapchat.
- Tasker profile: Weekend Settings
This Tasker profile sets the settings on my phone to weekend appropriate levels on Saturday and Sunday.
- Tasker profile: Read Sender Name
This Tasker profile reads out loud the name of the sender of any text messages received.
- Tasker profile: in car
This Tasker profile turns on my ‘driving’ settings while I’m in my car. It knows I’m in the car because it detects and connects to the stereo’s bluetooth automatically.
- Tasker profile: After Work
This Tasker profile enables my normal settings when I’m no longer at work.
- Tasker profile: Received Text While Driving
This Tasker profile automatically responds to SMS messages received while driving.
- Tasker profile: At Work
This Tasker profile turns on all the work appropriate settings on my phone – silent mode, wifi off, mobile data on, etc – while I’m at work.
- Tasker profile: Pocket (Keep Screen On)
This Tasker profile keeps the screen on while I have the Pocket app open. You can use a different app instead of Pocket, of course.
- Tasker profile: Open music player when headphones plugged in
Here’s another Tasker profile I use every day – the title sums it up pretty well really. Actually it doesn’t just open the music player, but starts the music as well. At least it does on mine – perhaps this is a function of Poweramp?
- Tasker profile: Auto respond at night time
I’ve been using this Tasker profile for some time now, along with a bunch of other really useful ones.
- Fresh content and Google SEO
After doing all the SEO work I can think of on this site – with the exception of adding fresh content regularly – I’ve come to the conclusion that fresh content is pretty much all that Big Bad G needs and feeds on at the moment.
- motorbike madness
Read about my little Saturday last week adventure and new purchase here
just testing my auto RSS to twitter feed…
- couple new shell scripts fo’ yuh
- So. I fixed the ‘contact me’ form.
Given how it was broken, I wonder if it ever worked? No wonder I don’t get huge numbers of emails from here.
- Candy Crush Saga!
I’ve been playing Candy Crush for a month or two now, and am currently up to level 242.
- Rooted Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300
I just rooted my Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 using the piece-of-cake instructions here – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1957273
- Uploads working again!
I noticed my upload facility hasn’t been working for about a month now, after my hosting provider made some updates.
- text flipper
- Custom Google+ URLs for (almost) everyone!
Google is now allowing anyone to get a custom Google Plus URL! The eligibility requirements are as follows:
- Plants vs Zombies 2 on Android finally released! (in Aus & NZ)
PvZ2 is finally out! In English! In New Zealand! (ok so that last one probably won’t excite most people, but being a proud NZ’er, I’m downloading it right now, and soon will actually understand what I’m supposed to do in the game!)
- Microsoft Outlook macro – automatically print email after sending (with one click!)
At work we have to print pretty much every email we send. Today I realised the whole ‘going into your sent messages, opening the last sent email, and printing it from there’ thing is a big fat waste of time, and sought to fix it.
- Google+ authorship doesn’t affect search engine ranking.
Yes, I’ve changed [my mind of a few days ago] [re Google plus authorship and SEO].
- Plants vs Zombies 2 (in Chinese)
The rundown on Plants vs Zombies 2 (Chinese cheat version)
- Light Flow for Android now supports Google Keep!
Yes folks, the update we’ve all been waiting for has arrived! Many thanks to the developer!
- Google+ authorship and Google ranking
For the past week, my site has totally bombed in the Google rankings, which has caused drop off in traffic of about 95%!
I am absolutely certain the cause is the addition of Google+ authorship to my site. Read about my thoughts on the correlation between Google Plus authorship and Google ranking.
- WordPress ‘Admin Bar’ missing
Long ago, I disabled the dark WordPress admin bar that shows up at the top of the screen when I’m logged in and looking at the front end of the site.
- Further Candy Crush..
More hints & tips for Candy Crush (Saga) –
Candy Crush Candy Order objective hints & tips
- Candy Crush General Hints & Tips
I’ve added a new page to my Candy Crush hints & tips section –
- More Candy Crush
I’ve started on a bit of a hints and tips page for Candy Crush Saga. It’s a work in progress, and very much unfinished at the moment, but I have grand plans for what it will become…