Category Technology

Adding CBZ format to WordPress

On a SEO company website I look after we wanted to add a store for digital downloads, and one of the formats offered would be CBZ, a standard format for unencrypted and DRM free digital comic books. Turns out you…

Windows 7 Install Doesn’t See SSD

I was setting up a new PC and pulled a 60 GB SSD from an idle system to use in this build. I started the Windows 7 installation but when it trundled along to the hard drive portion no local drives…

Remove “Insert from URL” in WordPress

I don’t like pulling images from other sites directly for posts: it’s using the bandwidth from someone else’s website. Instead I’ll save the image, upload it and then credit the image back to the source. I look after a multi-author…

BurnCDCC: A Very Small ISO Utility

I was looking around for a boot CD that would allow me to edit TrueCrypt volumes the other week and came across one that included a tiny 81 KB utility called BurnCDCC. It does one thing and one thing only:…

WordPress Publish Button Missing: 1&1, Akismet and SQL

Last month I [intlink id=”2831″ type=”post”]wrote about an error[/intlink] on this site that caused me to start fresh: the Publish button was missing from WordPress and you couldn’t post anything. Here’s a screenshot of the error. At the time I couldn’t…

WordPress Publishing Error

For all my local readers out there, thanks for holding on. Early August I experienced an issue with this site and WordPress: the publish button disappeared from every menu. Where Publish should be there appeared Submit for Review, and the…

HighPoint, Motherboards & A Flashing Cursor

I was lucky enough to take part in an Intel retailer incentive that netted me an Intel P4304BTLSFCN barebones system with an Intel Xeon 1230 and an Intel AXXRMS2AF080 on-board RAID module. I added some hard drives and 16 GB…

Windows Home Server & 64 Bit Restore

While Windows Home Server 2011 has been available for some time I still prefer version 1, based on Windows Server 2003. It has drive extender, is very mature, has a lot of add-ins available and runs well on older and…

What Is That Again? Read The Label!

After conquering the kitchen and freezer with my Brother P-Touch labeler it sat sadly in a drawer with little attention paid. That is until I was poking around a bin of electronics and had no idea how to identify what…