PC Power Button Not Working (Start Long Delay)

September 30th, 2014 admin Posted in Computers, Hardware | Comments Off on PC Power Button Not Working (Start Long Delay)

Does your PC turns on only after some time you press Power Button ON? Mine started to do just that and I was searching for the problem for this behavior.

Sometimes computer seems to start on its own without pressing power button. Like a delayed start. Sometimes it seems to work again fine.

Broken PC power button

Broken PC power button

At first I thought that power button was not working and broken and didn’t make good contact inside. I disassembled it and found that indeed printed circuit board was broken in half (probably when I tried to press it harder when no start condition began).

I replaced it with the new DIY button and it seemed at first the problem was solved, however it reappeared the next day.

Then I realized  that computer only starts with delay first time in the morning when I plug it back in the mains socket. (Yes, call me paranoid, but I disconnect power cord from all equipment every night when I shut down computer.) Read the rest of this entry »

How to save SWF files to computer?

July 30th, 2014 admin Posted in Internet | Comments Off on How to save SWF files to computer?

If you want to save swf files from the webpage the simplest solution might be just to select File->Save page as… and choose desktop. If the webpage you’re trying to save has pictures, flash files and other material all of these will be saves in a separate folder next to that page’s html file. So after save operation open this folder and look for the wanted swf file inside.
If you find many swf files and don’t know which is which, then I would suggest installing Firefox extension called Firebug.
Install it and run inspection tool on the site you’re interested, locate sfw file name in the html code and search for this file in the saved folder location on your desktop.
This simple solution helped me to save swf file that I needed very quickly and without additional plugins which can slow down your computer.

Tiberium Alliances Guide

May 7th, 2013 admin Posted in Games | Comments Off on Tiberium Alliances Guide

Playing the game for few month I gathered some tips to improve your rankings and game experience. If you play smart from the start, you can be a top 20-40 player without buying funds.

How to build best base defense?

Your base defense is very important because if you have none or very low level, then someone nearby can kill your base with one attack and you can’t even react. Bases are not permanently destroyed but you need to wait for 24hours before you can attack other players and lose alliance bonus.

If you need your defense build fast and strong, the best way is to use infantry based defense layout. This means buy as many infantry units as you can and alternate 3 different defense properties on each row:

air|vehicles|infantry| air| vehicles|infantry |

vehicles|infantry| air| vehicles| infantry |air

|infantry| air| vehicles| infantry | air| vehicles

You can see example below:

tiberium alliances guide

Tiberium alliances best cheap defense


The main advantage of this layout is that it is very cheap to upgrade (only crystal needed + power), they use only 5-10 defense points. This defense is balanced on every aspect of attack so it is nearly impossible to use detraction techniques and every attacking unit gets hit immediately or very short after he appears in the battle field. This defense works best for traditional armies that have equal amount of all 3 types of units because not all of them are best against your infantry defense and attacker will suffer great damage.

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WordPress Can’t Update Plugins

December 16th, 2012 admin Posted in hosting | Comments Off on WordPress Can’t Update Plugins

If your get the error while updating your wordpress installation or plugins: “To perform the requested action, WordPress needs to access your web server” and want to avoid using FTP method read below.
You can fix this issue by following steps.
At first check what user is running the wordpress. Create file named check.php and upload it to the root directory (where index.php is located). In the file check.php paste this code:

<?php echo(exec(“whoami”)); ?>

Then view this file in your browser. If it shows for example “testuser” and in the ftp manager you see all files are owned by ” apache” then you should change the permissions of all wordpress files to “testuser”

There are many ways to change permission, one way is to use Webmin File Manager (if you control the server), another is to use any ftp program or control panel provided by your hosting. Below is a screenshot of how to change Wordress file permissions in Webmin.

The problem is when you change file and folders ownership that way all permissions are duplicated and files inherit 755 permission from folder settings.

Correct wordpress files permissions are 644 for all files and 755 for all folders (few exceptions might be with uploads folder)

You probably don’t think we have to change all file permissions from 755 to 644 by hand? :)

Of course not. Head to the Command shell to execute few lines of code: Read the rest of this entry »

How to delete empty page in word 2007 after table

January 29th, 2011 admin Posted in tricks | Comments Off on How to delete empty page in word 2007 after table

So you have a word document that has a blank page after table on the previous page. If you place your cursor on that page and press backspace several times but nothing happens it means you have a paragraph mark inserted after table which lies on the bottom paragraph preventing you from deleting that page.

To see whether an empty page has paragraph mark activate pilcrow menu (see below)


Paragraph mark looks like this


Select this paragraph mark (it should be highlighted) and start reducing font size from let’s say 11pt to 1pt. This trick makes paragraph mark smaller on the empty page and by some point it should jump back on the previous page under the table. When this happens empty page in word 2007 disappears

If this doesn’t help try one more trick. Select paragraph mark like previously and right click select paragraph properties. Indentation and spacing should be set to 0pt


Write in the comments if this helped you to delete the annoying empty page in word document.

High CPU Load Caused by Google’s Buckyball

September 4th, 2010 admin Posted in google | Comments Off on High CPU Load Caused by Google’s Buckyball

You have to be careful when placing javascript objects in a webpage. Latest Google doodle buckyball has a major impact on CPU load when you try to spin it. Bellow is a screenshot showing average load on one of the core of my i7 CPU. It uses more than half core power to animate.

cpu load i7

i7 cpu load

After a while firefox RAM usage skyrocketed to more than 1,5Gb all thanks to this buckyball. I wonder how badly older computers that don’t have powerful processors will be slowed down. Not so long ago another Google’s doodle with pacman game also caused a lot of trouble for people who just wanted to use plain search and nothing more.

It would be nice from Google to have the option of opting out from such doodles in the future.

How To Disable Dns Recursive Queries in Bind

July 1st, 2010 admin Posted in hosting | Comments Off on How To Disable Dns Recursive Queries in Bind

If you check your site DNS parameters with intodns.com and see error with Recursive Queries that says:

I could use the nameservers listed below to performe recursive queries. It may be that I am wrong but the chances of that are low. You should not have nameservers that allow recursive queries as this will allow almost anyone to use your nameservers and can cause problems. Problem record(s) are:

If you have your own VPS and Bind installed you can fix this issue by doing those steps:

  1. Login to your webmin and go to Servers->BIND DNS Server
  2. Select Miscellaneous options and there tick “Do full recursive lookups for clients?” to NO
  3. Apply configuration or just restart Bind for changes to take effect

You can also disable recursive queries by manually editing /etc/named.conf file, just put directive “recursion no;” without quotes in options part:

Restart Bind server and reload intodns.com to check your site again and see that now it is correct.

How To Identify Spammers?

April 3rd, 2010 admin Posted in tricks | Comments Off on How To Identify Spammers?

Pretty much every site where you have to register using email declares that “we hate spam too”, “we promise not to spam you” and similar promises. But your email inbox is still full of fake cialis offers (I don’t even bothered to search the google what it is used for). So it’s almost impossible to identify which sites are collecting your email or selling to spammers because of course they never use the domain name on where your registered.

But here are the good news for Gmail users. Gmail does pretty good job identifying spam emails but I’m about to tell you 1 trick how to identify spammers. It’s interesting to know which sites are using spam methods or selling your email. For example if you detect that new online shop use your email for spamming then you will know it’s better to keep your money for other e-shop. Read the rest of this entry »

Compare Hosting Speed

February 8th, 2010 admin Posted in how to | 1 Comment »

Different hosting providers have different speed. Site loading speed is very important factor because of 2 reasons:

  1. Hosting speed directly correlate with people’s patience. Do not expect someone to wait until your site opens after 20 seconds. Many visitors will not want to look around your site because your pages are loading too slow.
  2. SEO. This one is quite fresh. Google announced that in 2010 loading speed will be one of the factors that determine your position in Search Engine Results Page. So those websites from overselling hosting providers will suffer from slow loading speed.

How to compare hosting speed?

There is one quick tip to measure the speed of the website. You don’t need any programs to install. Read the rest of this entry »

Autosave Word 2007 Location

December 25th, 2009 admin Posted in microsoft | 1 Comment »

Writing important essay or other text and want to autosave? Word 2007 has this feature. Unfortunately default autosave time is set to 10 minutes. It could be not enough for some people so it’s better to increase autosave frequency.

  • Open new Word 2007 document and go to STart->Word Options


  • Go to save tab and here you should see the field to input desired time in which Word2007 would auto save your opened documents.

In  this window you can also change autosave folder location to desktop. It would be easier to find instantly the recovered document.