A Windows 10 patch that is supposed to address Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. BEWARE IF YOU HAVE AN AMD PROCESSOR

Last Updated on November 29, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

Windows has released a patch, January 3, 2018—KB4056892 (OS Build 16299.192), that is supposed to help address the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.. BUT some owners of AMD based machines are reporting crashes.

This thing is turning into a giant mess. The microsoft update January 3, 2018—KB4056892 (OS Build 16299.192) is supposed to patch the Meltdown/Spectre vulnerabilities. It doesn’t say so directly but the following in the KB article seems to indicate that is one of the features of the update.

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KB4056892, the Windows 10 patch to address Meltdown/Spectre installed on my laptop – Performance results are…

Last Updated on November 29, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

There has been a lot of speculation that the software patches to OS’s to address the Meltdown, Spectre could result in a 30 percent performance decrease . The update installed on my laptop on Jan 3rd and the results are..

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I think that the Adsense logo looks like a painted nose.

Last Updated on November 29, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

Is it me, or does the Adsense logo look like a nose??

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This site was being attacked

Last Updated on November 29, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

My sites were all down this morning. This site, www.chrismendlatech.com was getting a flood of overseas traffic.

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We have updated our WordPress offerings

Last Updated on November 29, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

Greetings from Southampton, PA 18966, we have updated our WordPress offerings. Please check out our WordPress Page under Consulting Services. We have updated our WordPress development offerings. We can help with anything ranging from installing a simple plugin to building a full fledged eCommerce site.

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Check your Ninja Forms forms for browser autocomplete functionality

Last Updated on November 29, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

I was working on a landing page for this site. I noticed that the browser autocomplete functionality was not working for the Ninja Forms contact form. At first I thought it was a conflict with the landing page plugin. However, it appears to be an issue with settings in Ninja Forms. This can have a serious negative impact as far as visitor conversions.

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New rules for duplicate Twitter Posts.

Last Updated on November 29, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

There are a number of reasons to repost the same content to Twitter. First, you might want to span time zones.  A Tweet published at a great time for users in California will hit Europe when everyone is in the middle of their deep Rem sleep. However Twitter changed the rules prohibiting reposts.

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Lenovo PCs were bundled with Superfish that bypasses your https security (in 2015).

Last Updated on October 26, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

(Updated 2015) I’m not sure if this is still an issue with Lenovo. However, users need to beware of spyware bundled with their phones, computers or applications. Running a reputable anti spyware app can help

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Warning on SourceForge downloads from Howtogeek (updated).

Last Updated on October 26, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

(Update 2019) A popular site that hosted downloads for freeware and open source software was distributing crapware and malware with the applications. The site had been sold and has stopped the practice of pushing sketchy apps. 

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WordPress crash after updating BackupWordPress to v 3.9 – June 10 2019

Last Updated on October 21, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

Did WordPress crash after updating BackUpWordPress? I was doing some plugin updates on my sites. When I updated a site to version 3.9 of BackupWordPress. The site crashed with an HTTP 500 error. Updated 9/13/2019

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