Locked out of a website? Try these 5 tricks

Last Updated on September 30, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

If you are locked out of a website because of a login loop or an infinite redirect loop, you can try using incognito mode or perhaps another browser

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Goodbye Google Plus

Last Updated on August 25, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

The folks at Google have pulled the plug on Google Plus.

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An article about tech job searches.

Last Updated on January 27, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I came across this article that has some really good thoughts about how to handle a tech job searchhttps://medium.freecodecamp.org/5-key-learnings-from-the-post-bootcamp-job-search-9a07468d2331

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Large store ruins man’s life after he bought a phone in for repair.

Last Updated on January 27, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I know that many of our clients and potential clients are lured by the promises of “cheap” technology consulting by some of the larger chains. Claims such as “We’ll rid your computer of viruses for only $49” sound great. Especially considering that it can take us several hours to do a thorough job.

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Preventing images from overflowing a column in WordPress with an Artisteer theme and possibly other themes.

Last Updated on January 19, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I use Artisteer to create themes for my WordPress sites. As I was testing the sites, I noticed a major issue.

  • The monitor I use for development is 1920 x 1080.
  • I revised the WordPress large image to 800 x 800 in the WordPress Media Settings.
  • The layout is three columns, a wide column for content and two thinner columns for navigation and ads.

I noticed that when I resized the browser to a more square aspect ratio, the image would start to overlap the two right columns. As I researched there were a lot of solutions posted about modifying functions.php and using plugins. The issue was that none of the instruction were really clear as to where to put the code in functions.php much less which functions. php to use.

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Create a channel on your YouTube account

Last Updated on January 17, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

The process to create a new channel on your YouTube account can be a little tricky. Here is step by step process for adding a channel. 

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Backups easier to do – but often forgotten

Last Updated on December 4, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

I had 2 very lucky clients this week. Both had blue screen of deathfailures. In both cases i was able to get the machine running orretrieve the data with Read more

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Find old versions of some apps such as AOL.

Last Updated on December 3, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

I had a client who, for various reasons, is still using AOL. He got a new machine and we loaded AOL 9 on it. He had some issues with 9 and wanted to go back to AOL 8. The problem is that, on the AOL site, the only version offered were AOL 9 and AOL Desktop 10.

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Great Book on Computer Security AND it’s easy to read

Last Updated on December 3, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

Here is a great book that will help beginners understand computer security. The book is about 30 years old but the information in it is still relevant.

Clifford Stohl is a Berkley Astronomy Professor who found a hacker entering his system. The book details some of the ways that the hacker was able to gain access.

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Using Task Manager to Diagnose and Help a slow machine

Last Updated on December 2, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

The Task Manager can be a great tool to help you diagnose and fix a slow machine. In this example, we will show you the Task Manager running on a Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit machine. What you learn here can also apply to Windows XP and 2000. Tags: Read more
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